Friday, March 15, 2019

Great Escapes Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway: Murder Between the Pages by Linda Hope Lee

Today I'm participating in the Murder Between the Pages Blog Tour.  In this post you will find book and author information along with my review.

About the book . . .
Murder Between the Pages
(Nina Foster Mystery Series)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
The Wild Rose Press, Inc. (Crimson Rose) (December 19, 2018)
Paperback: 264 pages
ISBN-10: 1509223673
ISBN-13: 978-1509223671
Digital Print Length: 190 pages

Synopsis . . .  It’s a sad day for librarian Nina Foster when she discovers her good friend, bookstore owner Wildeen Bergman, dead on her office floor. Worse yet, another friend, romance writer Zelma Duke, becomes the police’s prime suspect. Nina knows Wildeen had something on Zelma. Was it enough to warrant murder? Handsome Stephen Kraslow, owner of the local newspaper, joins forces with Nina to find out the truth. The quest takes them on a dangerous journey of twists and turns before they reach the final outcome.

My review . . .  Murder Between the Pages introduces readers to a new cozy mystery series set in the suburbs of Seattle, featuring librarian Nina Foster.  When her best friend Wildeen Bergman is found murdered in her bookstore and another friend Zelma Duke tops the list of suspects, Nina finds herself reluctantly taking on the role of amateur sleuth.

Nina, Wildeen, and Zelma have been friends since their college days, but the relationship between Wildeen and Zelma has become increasingly fraught. Both women are writers, and the forthcoming release of Zelma’s latest novel intensifies tensions between them.  Is their growing hostility a motive for murder?  Desperate to clear her name, Zelma persuades Nina to intercede.

Nina’s initial investigation, aided by newcomer and newspaper owner Stephen Kraslow, focuses on people who have clashed with Wildeen recently.  Her sleuthing confirms that Wildeen may have uncovered episodes of wrongdoing by several prosperous community members before her death.  Did one of them act to permanently silence Wildeen?  And as she delves even deeper, Nina uncovers other past misdeeds.  As the list of suspects grows, Nina’s own safety is compromised.  Can she stop the murderer before she meets her own untimely demise at the hands of the killer?

Murder Between the Pages is a promising start to a new series.  The plot held my attention, and its twists and red herrings kept me guessing whodunit until the story’s conclusion.  Furthermore, the book’s picturesque setting and other elements are sure to attract and delight cozy readers—from the beautiful descriptions of Pacific Northwest scenery, to the small town library and bookstore, to the cast of characters—particularly the protagonist’s budding love interest and vibrant grandmother.  Upon finishing Murder Between the Pages, readers will welcome return visits to the inviting community of Richmond, Washington with each new book in the Nina Foster series.

Giveaway . . . Enter the Murder Between the Pages giveaway contest to win a $25 Amazon gift card by clicking on this link.

About the author . . .  Linda Hope Lee had written contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and mysteries. Other pursuits include watercolor painting, photography, collecting children’s books and anything to do with wire-haired fox terriers. She makes her home in the Pacific Northwest.  

Author links . . . Website:
Twitter:  @lindahopelee

Purchase links . . .  Amazon    B&N

Blog Tours

Tour participants . . .
March 11 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
March 11 – Books Direct – GUEST POST
March 13 – The Ninja Librarian – REVIEW
March 14 – Valerie’s Musings – REVIEW
March 14 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT
March 15 – Book Club Librarian – REVIEW
March 15 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
March 16 – The Book Decoder – REVIEW
March 17 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW
March 17 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST
March 18 – That’s What She’s Reading – REVIEW
March 18 – Ruff Drafts – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Note . . . I received a complimentary copy of Murder Between the Pages from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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  1. How can one not be interested in a book set in Seattle and at a bookstore, right? And bodies. Ha!

  2. Catherine, Thanks so much for featuring my book today!

    1. Thanks for starting a new series that features a librarian!

  3. I love discovering new series--not that I need to start anymore. I cannot help myself, however. This sounds like one I would like too--a librarian protagonist is impossible to resist!