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Murder by the Bookend

(2021)
(The second book in the Antique Bookshop Mystery series)
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Antiquarian bookseller Jenna Quinn sleuths again when a pair of glass bookends puts an end to a librarian's life, in this second installment of Laura Gail Black's cozy series.

The quaint warehouse district of Hokes Folly, NC, is hopping despite the drizzly November chill. The occasion? The mountain town's beloved antiquarian bookstore, Twice Upon a Time, is throwing a bash for its grand reopening. But bookseller Jenna Quinn's peace of mind is shattered when the local library's Director of Antique Books turns up dead in the parking lot--his head bashed in by a glittering pair of vintage glass bookends.

As they examine the murder scene, Jenna and her police detective boyfriend happen upon the only witness--the victim's dog, who flees the scene leaving a trail of bloody footprints behind. If only dogs could speak, Jenna might be able to make quick work of the murder case and get back to stocking her bookcases.

Alas, finding the killer won't be so easy, even though this is not Jenna's first murder investigation--indeed, she inherited Twice Upon a Time from her slain uncle. The suspect list is voluminous--the late librarian had not-so-friendly run-ins with numerous guests--but suspicion eventually centers on three unsavory individuals who left the party shortly before the victim did.

Now, Jenna must edit her inventory of suspects from three names to one, before the bloodthirsty bookend-wielder becomes the author of Jenna's demise.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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September 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: Murder by the Bookend (An Antique Bookshop Mystery)
Author(s): Laura Gail Black
ISBN: 1-64385-826-2 / 978-1-64385-826-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
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September 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Murder by the Bookend (An Antique Bookshop Mystery, 2)
Author(s): Laura Gail Black
ISBN: 1-66651-824-7 / 978-1-66651-824-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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September 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Murder by the Bookend (An Antique Bookshop Mystery, 2)
Author(s): Laura Gail Black
ISBN: 1-66651-880-8 / 978-1-66651-880-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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September 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Murder by the Bookend: An Antique Bookshop Mystery
Author(s): Laura Gail Black
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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September 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Murder by the Bookend: An Antique Bookshop Mystery
Author(s): Laura Gail Black
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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September 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Murder by the Bookend: An Antique Bookshop Mystery
Author(s): Laura Gail Black
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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September 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Murder by the Bookend: An Antique Bookshop Mystery
Author(s): Laura Gail Black
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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September 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Murder by the Bookend (An Antique Bookshop Mystery Book 2)
Author(s): Laura Gail Black
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
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