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The Body in the Bookstore

(The first book in the Secret Bookcase Mystery series)
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Behind the shelves of The Secret Bookcase, where the sun slants through the windows onto rows of classic crime novels, a body lies...

Bookseller Annie Murray is thrilled when the mystery-themed book festival she sets up to revive the dwindling fortunes of her workplace and sanctuary seems poised for success. But events take a shocking turn when a body is discovered hidden behind the shelves, and it’s revealed that the victim is Annie's old college acquaintance.

Determined to ensure the festival’s success and save the small town of Redwood Grove from a killer, Annie begins piecing together clues with the help of her friends. But as the list of suspects grows longer – a local boutique-owner, an envious old classmate, a bitter ex-boyfriend – Annie is drawn deeper into the case.

With the aid of her old criminology professor-turned-detective, can Annie unmask the murderer before they turn her festival into a real-life whodunit?

Full of lovable, quirky characters and small-town charm, The Body in the Bookstore serves up an irresistible blend of intrigue for fans of cozy crime including Lauren Elliott, Merryn Allingham and M.C. Beaton.

What readers say about Ellie Alexander’s cozy crime:

Couldn’t put it down!!! I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough!” Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Anexceptional storyteller.... just when you think you have it figured out, there’s another twist.”Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

What a great author! She draws you in and keeps you engaged from start to finish.” Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow. I didn’t see the plot twist coming. I love this book.” Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A wonderful cozy mystery!” Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A consummate storyteller who makes you feel as though you could book a trip to the area.” Reader review, ⭐��⭐⭐⭐

“A delightful cozy mystery that will keep you turning pages.” Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Oh how I love this series! This book had me guessing who done it right up until the killer was revealed… I just can’t wait to see what’s next.” Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐���

��My favorite cozy mystery series!” Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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