Friday, September 22, 2023

Friday Memes: A Treacherous Tale by Elizabeth Penney

 Happy Friday everybody!

Book Beginnings on Friday is 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.

Books, books, glorious books. Mug in hand -- I love tea, but my mornings require coffee -- I stood in the middle of the bookshop reveling in the sight. Dusty, musty, gilded and plain, stacked on tables and crammed in shelves. Everywhere I looked, books.
Friday 56:
At its most immersive, reading can feel like walking through a door into a different world. The new version of The Strawberry Girls, with expanded colored illustrations and complementary but easy-to-read typesetting, didn't disappoint.
This week I am spotlighting A Treacherous Tale by Elizabeth Penney. This recent arrival on my TBR mountain is the second in the Cambridge Bookshop cozy mystery series. Here is the description from Amazon:
A Treacherous Tale is the second in a charming new cozy series from Elizabeth Penney, set in an English bookshop and following Molly Kimball, who has a habit of bookmarking trouble...

“A cozy mystery that will delight your booklover’s heart and satisfy your hunger for intrigue—and crumpets!” —Paige Shelton, New York Times bestselling author of the Scottish Bookshop series on Chapter and Curse

Lately, Molly has been feeling that she might have fallen into a fairy tale: she's reinvigorated the family bookshop Thomas Marlowe—Manuscripts and Folios, made friends in her new home of Cambridge, England, and is even developing a bit of a romance with the handsome Kieran—a bike shop owner with a somewhat intimidating family pedigree.

Having recently discovered The Strawberry Girls, a classic children's tale, Molly is thrilled to learn the author, Iona York, lives nearby. But while visiting the famous author at her lovely cottage in nearby Hazelhurst, an old acquaintance of Iona's tumbles off her roof to his death.

Then, when one of Iona’s daughters—an inspiration for the original Strawberry Girls—goes missing, Molly begins to worry this story might be more Brothers Grimm than happily-ever-after. Especially after Molly learns about the mysterious long-ago death of Iona’s husband and co-author of The Strawberry Girls…could past and present crimes be linked? Molly must put the clues together before someone turns this sweet tale sour.

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