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A Murder for the Books

(2017)
(The first book in the Blue Ridge Library Mystery series)
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Fleeing a disastrous love affair, university librarian Amy Webber moves in with her aunt in a quiet, historic mountain town in Virginia. She quickly busies herself with managing a charming public library that requires all her attention with its severe lack of funds and overabundance of eccentric patrons. The last thing she needs is a new, available neighbor whose charm lures her into trouble.

Dancer-turned-teacher and choreographer Richard Muir inherited the farmhouse next door from his great-uncle, Paul Dassin. But town folklore claims the house's original owner was poisoned by his wife, who was an outsider. It quickly became water under the bridge, until she vanished after her sensational 1925 murder trial. Determined to clear the name of the woman his great-uncle loved, Richard implores Amy to help him investigate the case. Amy is skeptical until their research raises questions about the culpability of the town's leading families... including her own.

When inexplicable murders plunge the quiet town into chaos, Amy and Richard must crack open the books to reveal a cruel conspiracy and lay a turbulent past to rest in A Murder for the Books, the first installment of Victoria Gilbert's Blue Ridge Library mysteries.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"Victoria Gilbert delivers an entertaining mystery with a sizzle of romance, a dash of history and a scintillating hint of the supernatural. Cozy readers will find all the right elements to curl up and have fun." - Victoria Abbott

"Small towns hide big secrets, and Taylorsford is no exception?a perfect cozy setting with eccentric locals, a handsome neighbor, and a wise, determined librarian who turns detective to solve a decades-old murder. Great fun!" - Julia Buckley

"This book pulled me in from the first, humorous paragraph. Spunky librarian Amy will delight readers with her wit and research skills as she solves both modern day and historical murders. A captivating cast of secondary characters and a dollop of romance add spice to this promising debut. I can't wait for the next in the series." - Laura DiSilverio

"An intricately plotted library whodunit that both cozy readers and librarians will love!" - Amanda Flower


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Used availability for Victoria Gilbert's A Murder for the Books

Hardback Editions

December 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Murder for the Books: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery
Author(s): Victoria Gilbert
ISBN: 1-68331-439-5 / 978-1-68331-439-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Murder for the Books: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery
Author(s): Victoria Gilbert
ISBN: 1-68331-607-X / 978-1-68331-607-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Murder for the Books: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Victoria Gilbert
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   


April 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Murder for the Books: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Victoria Gilbert
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

December 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Murder for the Books: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery
Author(s): Victoria Gilbert
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU