Friday, December 8, 2017

Friday Memes: A Murder for the Books by Victoria Gilbert

Happy Friday everybody!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City ReaderThe Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Anyone who claims there are no stupid questions has never worked in a public library.
Friday 56:
I dropped off my purse in the house and confirmed that Aunt Lydia was not home before heading back outside. Walking past Richard's house, I stepped into the midst of the protest.
This week I am reading A Murder for the Books by Victoria Gilbert. I got this book for review from NetGalley. Here is the description from Amazon:
Fleeing a disastrous love affair, university librarian Amy Webber moves in with her aunt in a quiet, historic mountain town in Virginia. She quickly busies herself with managing a charming public library that requires all her attention with its severe lack of funds and overabundance of eccentric patrons. The last thing she needs is a new, available neighbor whose charm lures her into trouble.

Dancer-turned-teacher and choreographer Richard Muir inherited the farmhouse next door from his great-uncle, Paul Dassin. But town folklore claims the house’s original owner was poisoned by his wife, who was an outsider. It quickly became water under the bridge, until she vanished after her sensational 1925 murder trial. Determined to clear the name of the woman his great-uncle loved, Richard implores Amy to help him investigate the case. Amy is skeptical until their research raises questions about the culpability of the town’s leading families... including her own.

When inexplicable murders plunge the quiet town into chaos, Amy and Richard must crack open the books to reveal a cruel conspiracy and lay a turbulent past to rest in A Murder for the Books, the first installment of Victoria Gilbert’s Blue Ridge Library mysteries.


  1. this looks good. I am going to look it up on Fictfact so I can see the series. Thanks for coming by my blog. I always like to hear from fellow bloggers especially mystery lovers.

  2. I love the first line. It made me laugh out loud. Sounds like the perfect choice for book lovers.

  3. Great beginning, I am sure it is true. It reminds me of the excellent book: Weird things customers say in book shops by Jen Campell.

  4. This does look like fun. Mysteries, books, what's not to like?

  5. Bookish mysteries always grab me. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

    I like the first line about stupid questions!

  6. I have this one and hope to get to it soon! :)

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  7. Sounds like a fun read! Happy weekend!

  8. Oooh i love that, 'university librarian', I was one once lol Sounds like a great read. Always love one that is actually about books, with books on the cover - mad I know. It's just bookish all over!

  9. That first line had me laughing out loud. Sounds like an awesome read.

  10. This sounds like a book after my own (and yours, of course) after so many years as a librarian. I remember once a kid asked me "where is the blue book which was on the counter last month". Stupid question but somehow I knew the answer. My Friday Quotes for The 57 Bus

  11. I love a great murder mystery! This one sounds like Agatha Christie's style. I hope that you love it. :)

  12. That opening line is hilarious. Hope you enjoy your weekend!


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