Read on Arrival: A Bookmobile Mystery
Cleo has a book problem. For forty years, Dixie has refused to return a book to the library. For forty years, Cleo has failed to retrieve the book. Now, Dixie has become paranoid about bad omens, she changes her tune and finally decides to return the book. When Cleo goes to Dixie’s house for the pick-up, Dixie is found dead. Soon threatening notes are found all over town just as Cleo has to fight off the unwanted renovation input. At the bequest of Dixie’s best friend, Cleo digs into the investigation and draws unwanted attention which could have costly side effects for her bookmobile.
Nora Page weaves in various layers into the mystery with a missing book, murder, fights over inheriting a house, and threats causing panic through town. Page crafts this well-rounded mystery with plenty of surprises and different threads that slowly unravel as Cleo pries into Dixie’s life. Page balances the mystery elements with a fight to save the library from a trendy update which draws out a clear passion for libraries and a genuine love for reading. Page ties every aspect of the story back to books and community through a commentary of how books help people and change lives. Page weaves a thrilling mystery, laced with commentary on reading and the preservation of libraries, making for a delightful mystery anyone in love with books will enjoy.
|Page Count||304 pages|
|Publisher||Crooked Lane Books|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|
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