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The Plot Is Murder

(2017)
(The first book in the Mystery Bookshop series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Agatha Award Best First Book (nominee)
Samantha Washington has dreamed of owning her own mystery bookstore for as long as she can remember. Now that she's preparing for her store's grand opening, she's also realizing another dream - penning a cozy mystery that's set in England between the wars. While Samantha hires employees and fills the shelves, her pen has quick-witted Lady Penelope Marsh, long-overshadowed by her beautiful sister Daphne, refusing to lose the besotted Victor Carlston to her sibling's charms and stepping in to solve the murder of one of Daphne's other suitors....

But as Samantha indulges her imagination, the unimaginable happens in real life. A shady realtor turns up dead in her backyard, and the police suspect her - after all, the owner of a mystery bookstore might know a thing or two about murder, right? Aided by her feisty grandmother and an ensemble of colorful retirees, Samantha is determined to close the case before her store opens. But will she live to conclude her story now that the killer has a revised ending in mind for her?

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"A great addition to the ranks of cozy mysteries." - Laurien Berenson


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Paperback Editions

August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Plot is Murder (A Mystery Bookshop Mystery)
Author(s): V M Burns
ISBN: 1-4328-5349-X / 978-1-4328-5349-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing Large Print
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November 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Plot Is Murder (Mystery Bookshop)
Author(s): V M Burns
ISBN: 1-4967-1181-5 / 978-1-4967-1181-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
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Audio Editions

November 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: The Plot Is Murder
Author(s): V M Burns
ISBN: 1-5200-8557-5 / 978-1-5200-8557-9
Publisher: Dreamscape Media Llc
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November 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: The Plot is Murder (Mystery Bookshop)
Author(s): V M Burns
ISBN: 1-5200-8561-3 / 978-1-5200-8561-6
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Plot Is Murder
Author(s): V M Burns
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon   


November 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Plot Is Murder
Author(s): V M Burns
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon AU   


November 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Plot Is Murder
Author(s): V M Burns
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Plot Is Murder
Author(s): V M Burns
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Plot Is Murder (Mystery Bookshop Book 1)
Author(s): V M Burns
Publisher: Kensington
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU