Tuesday, December 8, 2020

A Deadly Edition by Victoria Gilbert

This is another cozy mystery from a seasoned author. Part of a series, we are entertained with wedding planning and an unwelcome murder. The plot is a bit complex, involving the sale of an antiquarian edition of Chaucer. At one point, one of the characters says, “There are more layers to this than you can possibly imagine.” I agree. Who had the old book and sold it or didn't sell it or wanted to sell it or wanted to buy it turned out to be a complicated mess.

This is a book for female readers, I would think. There is quite a lengthy section with women picking out bridal party attire. The interest for some readers may decline there, as did mine.

This is a pretty good cozy mystery. I learned a bit about buying and selling antiquarian books and art. It will especially appeal to readers who like details of a wedding preparation.

My rating: 4/5 stars,

Victoria Gilbert, raised in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, has a BA in Theater, a Masters in Library Science, and a MA in Liberal Studies. She has worked as a reference librarian and library director for public and academic libraries as well as a research librarian. She is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and son.

Crooked Lane Books, 362 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

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