For Whom the Book Tolls by Laura Gail Black

Completely fresh…now this is a cozy I have to read, I think 😄

Plucked from the Stacks

With as many cozy mysteries as I’ve read, I sometimes feel that there are no more surprises. Poison in the tea? Read it. A man murdering his brother over a dirty land deal? Read it. The main character foolishly cornering the villain in an isolated place during the penultimate chapter? Yeah, definitely read it.

So when an author offers up something unique within the first chapter? I know I’m settling in for a special book.

Laura Gail Black surprised me. A lot.

While For Whom the Book Tolls has all the hallmarks of a traditional cozy, it feels completely fresh. Jenna Quinn, leaving behind some pretty serious problems, arrives in Hokes Folly, North Carolina with the intention of staying with her uncle while she sorts out her life. Black expertly lays the ground for Jenna’s personal problems, and they feel real. She’s obviously experienced some trauma—even before a murder occurs—and…

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