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Incriminating Imprint

(2021)
(The fifth book in the Out of Print Bookstore series)
A Novella by

 
 
An ancient Italian card came with devilishly tricky rules is about to turn deadly.

Old Bookstore Mysteries #5


Long before divination laid claim on the tarot deck, the cards were used in a popular trick-taking game called Tarocchi.

It’s August in Southern Switzerland, and the denizens of the charming town of Ascona are taking refuge behind the thick stone walls of the old bookstore where Anne works, playing Tarocchi.

With game rules so complicated that even the store’s peculiar black cat is refusing to watch, Anne forgoes the endless tournaments in favor of a good book.

But when Tarocchi players start dying with tarot cards on their chests–the traitor, the devil, the magician–Anne is worried the bookstore’s owner, Marco, could be next.

Does the answer to this mystery lie where the rules of Tarocchi and divination intersect?

Now Anne has to delve deep in centuries-old manuscripts of tarot games and try to conjure up a solution before Marco’s permanently branded with the card named ‘death’.

Incriminating Imprint is the fifth installment in the Old Bookstore series of cozy murder mysteries that you can read in about 2 hours. Escape with a quick mystery frolic through the historic towns of Southern Switzerland, on the trail of a deadly complicated card game.

About the series:

A cosy murder mystery series about a curious bookstore in a charming small town in Switzerland where mystery intertwines with a bit of history.

If you love atmospheric cozy mysteries that lead you on escapades through delightful European hamlets, this is the series for you. Follow American Anne as she solves murder mysteries centered around a slightly-peculiar old bookstore in the pretty town of Ascona–a picturesque town in Switzerland's exotic south, nestled between the foothills of the Alps and Italy, bathed in sunshine, steeped in Italian dolce vita, and enveloped in Mediterranean charm.

Available now:

Book #1 - Out of Print
Book #2 - Murderous Misprint
Book #3 - Suspicious Small Print
Book #4 - Reckless Reprint
Book #5 - Incriminating Imprint

Available for pre-order:

Book #6 - Scandalous Snow Print - A Christmas whodunnit - release date October 25, 2021

Upcoming releases:

Book #7 - Blackmail Blueprint
Book #8 - Counterfeit Carbon Print



Genre: Cozy Mystery

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