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Better Off Read

(2018)
(The first book in the Bookmobile Mystery series)
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When her best hope of saving her storm-damaged library is found murdered, senior librarian Cleo Watkins hits the road in her bookmobile in search of justice.

Septuagenarian librarian Cleo Watkins won't be shushed when an upstart young mayor threatens to permanently shelve her tiny town's storm-damaged library. She takes to her bookmobile, Words on Wheels, to collect allies and rally library support throughout Catalpa Springs, Georgia.

However, Cleo soon rolls into trouble. A major benefactor known for his eccentric DIY projects requests all available books on getting away with murder. He's no Georgia peach, and Cleo wonders if she should worry about his plans. She knows she should when she discovers him bludgeoned and evidence points to her best friend, Mary-Rose Garland.

Sure of Mary-Rose's innocence, Cleo applies her librarian's sleuthing skills to the case, assisted by friends, family, and the dapper antiquarian bookseller everyone keeps calling her boyfriend. Evidence stacks up, but a killer is overdue to strike again. With lives and her library on the line, Cleo must shift into high gear to close the book on murder in Better Off Read, the charming Bookmobile series debut by Nora Page.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"Who wouldn’t want to get on the bookmobile with Cleo Watkins, the librarian who just never quits?...a fun and witty read with the perfect blend of action, humor, romance and a twisty mystery. Great fun!" - Victoria Abbott

"A spunky heroine, a furry side-kick with ‘cat-itude’, and plenty of southern charm. What more could readers want?" - Lucy Arlington

"Outstanding...A page-turning whodunit." - Jenn McKinlay

"Better Off Read by Nora Page is, indeed, a page turner, and so much more! Librarian Cleo Watkins and her mobile library, Word on Wheels, will roll right into your heart as Cleo uses her clever smarts to solve a perfectly plotted mystery. You’ll love every moment you spend with Cleo and her friends in Catalpa Springs, Georgia." - Paige Shelton


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Used availability for Nora Page's Better Off Read

Hardback Editions

May 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Better Off Read: A Bookmobile Mystery
Author(s): Nora Page
ISBN: 1-68331-643-6 / 978-1-68331-643-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

April 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Better Off Read: A Bookmobile Mystery
Author(s): Nora Page
ISBN: 1-68331-992-3 / 978-1-68331-992-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

May 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Better Off Read: A Bookmobile Mystery
Author(s): Nora Page
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU