Crime and Poetry

Crime and Poetry

A Magical Bookshop Mystery

Book - 2016
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From Amanda Flower, who writes the national bestselling Amish Quilt Shop Mysteries as Isabella Alan, comes the first in the new Magical Bookshop Mystery series.

Rushing home to sit by her ailing grandmother's bedside, Violet Waverly is shocked to find Grandma Daisy the picture of perfect health. Violet doesn't need to read between the lines- her grandma wants Violet back home and working in her magical store, Charming Books. It's where the perfect book tends to fly off the shelf and pick you...

Violet has every intention to hightail it back to Chicago, but then a dead man is discovered clutching a volume of Emily Dickinson's poems from Grandma Daisy's shop. The victim is Benedict Raisin, who recently put Grandma Daisy in his will, making her a prime suspect. Now, with the help of a tuxedo cat named Emerson, Violet will have to find a killer to keep Grandma from getting booked for good...
Publisher: New York :, New American Library,, 2016, ♭2016
ISBN: 9780451477446
Branch Call Number: FLOW
Characteristics: viii, 355 pages ; 18 cm


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Jan 09, 2017

Too cute and twee for me but I can see the appeal.

Apr 20, 2016

I very much like the characters of the book and the setting and the creative bit of magic involving books that "choose" the main character. However, the main character is a bit too immature and "obvious" in her way of not dealing with the police at times. The author has a great start....just this bit needs tweaking in my opinion.

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