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The Novel Art of Murder

(2018)
(The third book in the Mystery Bookshop series)
A novel by

 
 
Mystery bookstore owner Samantha Washington is trying to keep her grandmother from spending her golden years in an orange jumpsuit . . .

The small town of North Harbor, Michigan, is just not big enough for the two of them: flamboyant phony Maria Romanov and feisty Nana Jo. The insufferable Maria claims she's descended from Russian royalty and even had a fling with King Edward VIII back in the day. She's not just a lousy liar, she's a bad actress, so when she nabs the lead in the Shady Acres Senior Follies - a part Nana Jo plays every year in their retirement village production - Nana Jo blows a gasket and reads her the riot act in front of everyone.

Of course, when Maria is silenced with a bullet to the head, Nana Jo lands the leading role on the suspects list. Sam's been writing her newest mystery, set in England between the wars, with her intrepid heroine Lady Daphne drawn into murder and scandal in the household of Winston Churchill. But now she has to prove that Nana Jo's been framed. With help from her grandmother's posse of rambunctious retirees, Sam shines a spotlight on Maria's secrets, hoping to draw the real killer out of the shadows . . .

Praise for The Plot Is Murder

"Readers of Carolyn Hart and Vicki Delany will appreciate the lively seniors, the humor, and the bookstore environment."
- Library Journal

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Used availability for V M Burns's The Novel Art of Murder

Paperback Editions

March 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Novel Art of Murder (A Mystery Bookshop Mystery)
Author(s): V M Burns
ISBN: 1-4328-5702-9 / 978-1-4328-5702-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing Large Print
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November 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Novel Art of Murder (Mystery Bookshop)
Author(s): V M Burns
ISBN: 1-4967-1185-8 / 978-1-4967-1185-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
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Kindle Editions

December 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Novel Art of Murder (Mystery Bookshop Book 3)
Author(s): V M Burns
Publisher: Kensington Books
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