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Murder in the Margins

(2020)
(The first book in the Open Book Mysteries series)
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The plot thickens for American gothic writer Penelope Parish when a murder near her quaint British bookshop reveals a novel's worth of killer characters.

Penelope Parish has hit a streak of bad luck, including a severe case of writer's block that is threatening her sophomore book. Hoping a writer in residence position at The Open Book bookstore in Upper Chumley-on-Stoke, England, will shake the cobwebs loose, Pen, as she's affectionately known, packs her typewriter and heads across the pond.

Unfortunately, life in Chumley is far from quiet and when the chairwoman of the local Worthington Fest is found dead, fingers are pointed at Charlotte Davenport, an American romance novelist and the future Duchess of Worthington. Charlotte turns to the one person who might be her ally for help: fellow American Pen. Teaming up with bookstore owner Mabel Morris and her new friend Figgy, Pen sets out to learn the truth and find the tricks that will help her finish her novel.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"Book stores and tea rooms and castles in England. Village fetes, charming police officers, and handsome aristocrats. Tea and Cornish pasties and fairy cakes. A town named Chumley-on-Stoke. Plus a writer struggling with writers block. What’s not to like in this absolutely delightful new series by Margaret Loudon? I can't wait to see what Pen Parish and her friends at The Open Book get up to next." - Vicki Delany

"You won’t want to miss new amateur sleuth Penelope Parish as she travels across the pond to the Open Book Bookstore in Merrie Old England. Margaret Louden has penned an irresistible cozy mystery that will delight your imagination and introduce you to a cast of interesting and quirky characters." - Paige Shelton

"A bookshop, lots of tea, a pub, and an English village filled with quirky characters—Margaret Loudon’s Murder in the Margins has all the ingredients for a delightful read!" - Marty Wingate


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Paperback Editions

October 2020 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Murder in the Margins (The Open Book Mysteries)
Author(s): Margaret Loudon
ISBN: 0-593-09926-5 / 978-0-593-09926-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

March 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Murder in the Margins (Open Book Mysteries, 1)
Author(s): Margaret Loudon
ISBN: 1-66611-069-8 / 978-1-66611-069-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


March 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Murder in the Margins: Open Book Mysteries Series, Book 1
Author(s): Margaret Loudon
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   


March 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Murder in the Margins: Open Book Mysteries Series, Book 1
Author(s): Margaret Loudon
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Murder in the Margins (The Open Book Mysteries 1)
Author(s): Margaret Loudon
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU