I'm very happy to be a stop on the blog tour for
author Joyce & Jim Lavene and their new book
A DICKENS OF A MURDER
Book 1 in the Canterville Book Shop Mystery series
Christmas at Canterville! Lisa Wellman and Simon Canterville are surprised to find a dead man on their roof in the midst of rushing to open the Canterville Book Shop in time for the holidays. And not just any dead man – Ebenezer Hart – the man who opposed the book shop opening in Olde Town, Portsmouth, Virginia. What might be more surprising is when Daniel Fairhaven – Lisa’s ex – turns up at the door of the three-story Victorian house to head the police investigation. She hasn’t seen him in years but the sparks start to fly as soon as they are in the same room together. Simon and Lisa are obviously the best suspects for the murder. Each of them had something to gain by Hart’s death. Then an attempt on Simon’s life throws that theory into a tailspin. But the biggest surprise yet comes when the ghost of Charles Dickens turns up to help Lisa with the murder investigation – and writing the mystery novel she has been working on for years. Without a doubt, Daniel and Dickens in Lisa’s life means trouble. And there’s still the matter of trying to get the book shop open with a killer on their heels.
A DICKENS OF A MURDER by authors Joyce and Jim Lavene, is one of their most fun and original books to date!
I have loved every book by these authors since I read my first by them many years ago. I was so thrilled when I heard about this new Canterville Book Shop Mystery series! It more than lived up to my expectations!
Lisa Wellman, protagonist in this series, was simply a joy to read. Her way of coping with all the things going on around her was wonderful! Simon Canterville is a great character as well. I would love working in their book shop with them.
A series about bookstores, always wins me over, but one being haunted by authors who have passed? Spectacular! Wonderfully written and plotted as always by these amazing authors, A DICKENS OF A MURDER is a must reader for cozy, para-cozy, and all mystery fans!
Do yourself a big favor, and grab up a copy of this book! You will not be disappointed!
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