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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library M GIL (Text) 33500013193347 New Available -
Mahnomen Public Library M GIL (Text) 33500013193354 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781643852430
  • ISBN: 1643852434
  • Physical Description: pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: [New York, NY] : Crooked Lane Books [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
"Blue Ridge library director Amy Webber learns it wasn't all peace and love among the "flower children" when a corpse is unearthed on the grounds of a 1960s commune. Taylorsford Public Library director Amy Webber's friend "Sunny" Fields is running for mayor. But nothing puts a damper on a campaign like an actual skeleton in a candidate's closet. Sunny's grandparents ran a commune back in the 1960s on their organic farm. But these former hippies face criminal charges when human remains are found in their fields -- and a forensic examination reveals that the death was neither natural nor accidental. With Sunny's mayoral hopes fading, Amy sets her wedding plans aside, says "not yet" to the dress, and uses her research skills to clear her best friend's family. Any of the now-elderly commune members could have been the culprit. As former hippies perish one by one, Amy and her friends Richard, Aunt Lydia, and Hugh Chen pursue every lead. But if Amy can't find whoever killed these "flower children," someone may soon be placing flowers on her grave." -- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #2
    The fourth Blue Ridge Library mystery (after Past Due for Murder, 2019) finds Taylorsford Public Library director Amy Webber once again involved in a murder investigation. But this time, she has Chief Deputy Brad Tucker's blessing, at least at first. Jeremy Adams lived in Carol and PJ Fields' Vista View commune during the 1960s until he supposedly left to pursue a music career in LA. His disappearance was never investigated seriously back then (he was a hippie and a drug user and African American), but when a body is found on the farm, identifying Jeremy's remains is the least of the mysteries. Webber uses her access to the archives to aid the police, then starts an unofficial investigation by talking to the few remaining ex-communers still in the area—including the Fields, whose granddaughter, Sunny, is Amy's best friend. Series fans will enjoy the ongoing shenangians around Amy's upcoming wedding to the dashing dancer, Richard, who rescues a cat named Fosse, and newbies with an appreciation for small town politics (and an interlibrary loan mulligan) will have no trouble starting here. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Victoria Gilbert, raised in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, turned her early obsession with reading into a dual career as an author and librarian. Victoria has worked as a reference librarian, research librarian, and library director. When not writing or reading, she likes to spend her time watching films, gardening, or traveling. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and International Thriller Writers and lives in North Carolina. This is her fourth Blue Ridge Library mystery.

Subject: Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Librarians > Fiction.
City and town life > Fiction.
Blue Ridge Mountains > Fiction.
Virginia > Fiction.
City and town life.
Librarians.
Murder > Investigation.
United States > Blue Ridge Mountains.
Virginia.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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