A Deadly Edition (A Blue Ridge Library Mystery #5) by Victoria Gilbert

Pages: 362

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

Published: December 8, 2020

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

My Review: A wedding, criminal art, murder, and a library in an idyllic setting; can a book get any more perfect?

Amy and Richard are finally getting married but before they can say I do Amy must deal with a killer. Will Amy meet Richard at the end of the aisle or will she meet her maker?

I was hooked from page one as I have been with all the books in this series and did not want to stop until the last page. I really liked how we got to know Amy’s brother, Scott, more. Between Amy and Scott, their poor parents are always kept on their toes.

Each book in the series can be read as a standalone. The author does great in giving enough background of the characters to catch you up.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, Crooked Lane Books, through NetGalley. All opinions expressed in the above review are entirely my own.

NetGalley: The pursuit to acquire a rare illustrated book turns deadly, and on the eve of her upcoming wedding, library director Amy Webber is drawn into a web of treachery and betrayal that could derail her happy day–and maybe just claim her life.

Planning a wedding can be murder–sometimes literally. At a party celebrating their upcoming nuptials, Taylorsford, Virginia library director Amy Webber and her fiancé Richard Muir discover the body of art dealer Oscar Selvaggio–a bitter rival of their host, Kurt Kendrick.

Both had been in a heated battle to purchase a rare illustrated volume created by William Morris’s Kelmscott Press, so suspicion immediately falls upon Kurt. Amy knows that Kurt has a closet-full of skeletons from his past–but she can’t believe he’s guilty of murder.

Amidst an avalanche of wedding preparations, Amy begins an investigation with the help of her aunt Lydia Talbot and the new mayor of Taylorsford, Sunshine “Sunny” Fields. Much to Lydia’s
dismay, her boyfriend, art expert Hugh Chen, becomes convinced of Kurt’s guilt and launches an investigation of his own. As the case hits painfully close to home, the stakes become impossibly high–and the danger all too real.

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