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The Bodies in the Library

(2019)
(The first book in the First Edition Library Mystery series)
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Hayley Burke's fresh start as the curator of The First Edition Society's library in Bath, England, is about to take a rotten turn in this charming new mystery series from USA Today bestselling author Marty Wingate.

Hayley Burke has landed a dream job. She is the new curator of Lady Georgiana Fowling's First Edition library. The library is kept at Middlebank House, a lovely Georgian home in Bath, England. Hayley lives on the premises and works with the finicky Glynis Woolgar, Lady Fowling's former secretary.

Mrs. Woolgar does not like Hayley's ideas to modernize The First Edition Society and bring in fresh blood. And she is not even aware of the fact that Hayley does not know the first thing about the Golden Age of Mysteries. Hayley is faking it till she makes it, and one of her plans to breathe new life into the Society is actually taking flight--an Agatha Christie fan fiction writers group is paying dues to meet up at Middlebank House.

But when one of the group is found dead in the venerable stacks of the library, Hayley has to catch the killer to save the Society and her new job.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"Hayley Burke thought her new job at the First Edition Society would be a walk around the Royal Crescent, that is until bodies start piling up in the library. Marty Wingate's smart new mystery, The Bodies In The Library, is better than a buttered scone and a pure delight." - Lorraine Bartlett

"Cozy Mystery fans, rejoice! The Bodies in the Library is the first in a fresh and lovely new mystery series by Marty Wingate that checks off some of my favorite boxes: a library of rare mystery novels; a setting steeped in history; lots of intriguing characters; and a valiant cat named Bunter. The plot gently unfolds as our spunky protagonist gathers clues--with a little help from Dame Agatha and a benevolent ghost--in order to solve a rather coldblooded murder that kept me turning pages and guessing to the very end." - Kate Carlisle

"Marty Wingate clearly knows her mysteries well and seamlessly weaves all the traditions of the genre into this clever new series. Hayley Burke's love affair with Golden Age mysteries will bring back happy memories for cozy readers." - Sheila Connolly

"The Bodies in the Library has all the best elements of a classic cozy; a charming British setting, a beautiful Georgian house, a collection of aspiring writers with a love of Agatha Christie's novels, a dead body in the library and a reluctant--but resourceful--amateur sleuth in Haley Burke. Engaging characters, a clever plot and yes, there's even a cat! What more could a mystery-lover ask for? Marty Wingate's new series is off to an entertaining start. I'll be watching for the next book!" - Sofie Kelly

"A book lover's delight! Marty Wingate has crafted a perfect cozy mystery! Set in Bath, England, everything is at stake for the intrepid amateur sleuth, Hayley Burke, as she must solve the mystery of who murdered a member of an Agatha Christie fan fiction writing club before the book is closed on her new career as curator to the exquisite library of the First Edition Society. Engaging, suspenseful, and smart! I thoroughly enjoyed The Bodies in the Library." - Jenn McKinlay


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Used availability for Marty Wingate's The Bodies in the Library

Hardback Editions

October 2019 : Hardback
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Title: The Bodies in the Library
Author(s): Marty Wingate
ISBN: 1-984804-10-3 / 978-1-984804-10-5
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

August 2020 : Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Bodies in the Library (A First Edition Library Mystery)
Author(s): Marty Wingate
ISBN: 1-984804-11-1 / 978-1-984804-11-2
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bodies in the Library: A First Edition Library Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Marty Wingate
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


October 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Bodies in the Library: A First Edition Library Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Marty Wingate
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Bodies in the Library: A First Edition Library Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Marty Wingate
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Bodies in the Library: A First Edition Library Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Marty Wingate
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bodies in the Library (A First Edition Library Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Marty Wingate
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU