Cant Judge a Book By Its Murder (Main Street Book Club Mysteries #1) review Þ eBook or Kindle ePUB

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Cant Judge a Book By Its Murder (Main Street Book Club Mysteries #1) review Þ eBook or Kindle ePUB ð Not every murder is by the bookAs Sugar Springs gears up for its all class high school reunion Mississippi bookstore owner Arlo Stanley prepares to launch her largest event a book sigEen running interference with the book club and otherwise keeping it all together Arlo anxiously works to get Chloe out of jail And amidst it all her one time boyfriend turned private eye returns to town just another distraction while she digs to uncover the truth around Wally’s death and just what Sugar Springs secret could have led to his murd. Can't Judge a Book By Its Murder is the first in the Main Street Book Club Mysteries Sugar Springs Mississippi bookstore owner Arlo Stanley is busily preparing for a book signing event with a famous local author when she is contacted by the police A body dead as a doornail is lying on the sidewalk directly in front of her bookstore To make matters worse the dead body just so happens to be her special guest of honor author Wally Harrison Instead of a popular shopper’s destination her newly opened bookstore has suddenly become a crime scene And her best friend is suspect numero uno Arlo and her Friday Night Book Club members decide to make sense of the chaos and catch the real killer Author Amy Lillard does a tremendous job of keeping the dialogue flowing setting each scene and keeping you turning the pages I am looking forward to the next in the series

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Is uestioned for the crimeWhen the elderly ladies of Arlo’s Friday Night Book Club start to investigate Arlo has no choice but to follow behind to keep them out of trouble Yet with Wally’s reputation the suspect list only grows longer his betrayed wife his disgruntled assistant even the local man who holds a grudge from a long ago accidentBetw. This was a good starter book for a new series I always enjoy books based in the south and centered around books and friends Some of my favorite things Anyway the story was very interesting with our dead guy being a local boy come home for a class reunion and to sign books is found dead in front of the local bookstore Not only that but his high school flame works in part of the bookstore and had his child which he wanted nothing to do with until recently Lots of red herrings and possible motives in this one Loved the small town feel and community in the story especially the book club characters they were my favoritesI was given an eARC by the publisher through NetGalley for an honest review

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Cant Judge a Book By Its Murder Main Street Book Club Mysteries #1Not every murder is by the bookAs Sugar Springs gears up for its all class high school reunion Mississippi bookstore owner Arlo Stanley prepares to launch her largest event a book signing with the town’s legendary alum and bestselling author Wally Harrison That’s when Wally is discovered dead outside of Arlo’s front door and her best friend. This is an entertaining book that is just as much about introducing the inhabitants of Sugar Springs Mississippi It’s time for the annual high school reunion which encompasses all class years since the school and town are so small This year is particularly exciting since one of the graduates who has achieved fame and fortune as a writer is coming back to town for a book signing at Arlo and Chloe’s shop Books and More Arlo owns the books portion and Chloe provides specialty teas and coffees which make up the “”Unfortunately before the book signing can take place a man plunges from the third floor above Arlo’s shop onto the pavement below and is pronounced dead The victim turns out to be none other than the famous author who was Chloe’s boyfriend until he fathered her child He decided he wanted nothing to do with the child signed away his rights and moved to NY Now he’s come back and wants to meet his son and be involved in his life; a decision Chloe is vehemently againstIt comes as no surprise when Chloe is arrested for the murder and Arlo springs into action to free her best friend She knows Chloe isn’t capable of murder and although the sheriff agrees with her he insists he must follow the evidence so Chloe is put in jail Because Sugar Springs is a tiny town and everyone knows everyone of course there is history between people everywhere Arlo and the sheriff used to be an item before she broke his heart She convinces the sheriff o keep Chloe in the local jail The catch Arlo has to provide three meals a dayEnter the three senior citizens who have formed a book club at Arlo’s and have been essential to Arlo’s formative years They all agree to provide food for Chloe each taking a turn and at the same time join forces with Arlo to free Chloe They uickly realize that can only be accomplished if they discover the real killer and so the investigation beginsThe investigation is joined by another high school graduate who stole Arlo out from under the sheriff’s nose back on prom night when they were all in school and then promptly broke her heart He’s back in town and decides to rent the office above Arlo’s place explaining he is now a private detectiveThere is humor woven in and out of the story and some good character development While it is a cozy mystery the solving of the murder seems to be secondary to establishing the relationship of Arlo Chloe and a group of secondary characters The solution to the murder was easy although Arlo solves it as a result of some chance statements rather than any real investigative work It reads like a novel that is trying to introduce a new series to cozy readers An enjoyable light read this might be good for cozy readers who are looking for a new series My thanks to Poisoned Pen Press and NetGalley for providing me with an Advanced Digital Read copy in exchange for an unbiased