Killer Read

Killer Read

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For the first meeting of the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straws Society, six friends gather in Molly Matthews's old Southern mansion-including Lizzie Turner, a reading specialist with a penchant for mysteries. But the mystery book club meeting becomes the scene of an actual murder when a stranger is shot-and nobody knows who the victim is, or how Molly's antique gun came to be used as the murder weapon.
Then Lizzie begins finding mysterious manuscript chapters in her mailbox. As she and the book club members try to read between the lines, Molly surfaces as the next name on the killer's list . . .


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Dec 28, 2012

For mystery club readers, stories set in the southern U.S., with references to reading techniques and literacy programming. Good first book in the series, with lots of room for future development.

JEN3641 Jul 28, 2012

A nice read!

Jun 16, 2012

I always perk up when I see that a cozy mystery is about books. In this case, the main character is a reading specialist who is also starting a mystery book club. I enjoyed reading about Lizzie's job working with children and teens and the ways she found to encourage them to read. The quotations from different mystery stories, contemporary and traditional, were fun to see as headings for each new chapter. Lizzie's character is mature and believable as she tries to put together the many strands of the mystery with the help of her book club. I did find the story to be a little slow at times. The conclusion, for me, seemed a bit rushed and somewhat unsatisfying. Overall, though, I would say this is a good cozy mystery for a rainy NW summer day!


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