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4 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fertile Public Library M HIL (Text) 33500013390877 New Checked out 05/25/2021
Moorhead Public Library M HIL (Text) 33500013390885 New Checked out 05/27/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781643856940
  • ISBN: 1643856944
  • Physical Description: 329 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crooked Lane, [2021]

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Summary, etc.:
"Greer Hogan is a librarian and an avid reader of murder mysteries. She also has a habit of stumbling upon murdered bodies. The first was her husband's, and the tragic loss led Greer to leave New York behind for a new start in the village of Raven Hill. But her new home becomes less idyllic when she discovers her best friend sprawled dead on the floor of the library. Was her friend's demise related to two other deaths that the police deemed accidental? Do the residents of this insular village hold dark secrets about another murder, decades ago? Does a serial killer haunt Raven Hill? As the body count rises, Greer's anxious musings take a darker turn when she uncovers unexpected and distressing information about her own husband's death... and the man who went to prison for his murder. She is racked with guilt at the possibility that her testimony may have helped to convict an innocent man. Though Greer admires the masters of deduction she reads about in books, she never expected to have to solve a mystery herself. Fortunately, she possesses a quick wit and a librarian's natural resourcefulness. But will that be enough to protect her from a brilliant, diabolical murderer? And even if Greer manages to catch the Raven Hill killer, will living with her conscience prove a fate worse than death?"--Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 April #2
    *Starred Review* Meet Greer Hogan—New York City executive turned small-town reference librarian, mystery-novel enthusiast, and grieving widow. When Greer stumbles over a dead body at Raven Hill, a Gothic-style mansion renovated into the town's public library, she is devastated, both because the victim is a former schoolmate and friend, and also because the corpse isn't the first one Greer has discovered. Her husband, also murdered, owns that distinction. Naturally, Greer's proximity to a pair of dead bodies, both of whose murders are unsolved, makes her a person of interest to the police. Using her skills in reference work and taking advantage of help from a sympathetic police detective, Greer begins her own investigation, following clues left by her murdered friend and proving herself to be a gifted amateur sleuth. What Greer doesn't count on is the killer tracking her efforts and coming after her. Hilliard's crime-fiction debut is a smash and includes exciting hints at a sequel. Thrilling, fast-paced, quick-witted, and full of nostalgic references to Greer's beloved literary detectives, The Unkindness of Ravens will please fans of Christie's Poirot and Marple, Louise Penny's Armand Gamache, and, especially, Sherlock Holmes. Highly recommended for all library collections. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

M. E. is currently a full-time librarian who started out in retail merchandising. Her first job was as an assistant buyer at Lord & Taylor, where her glamour position involved office space in the basement of the Fifth Avenue store. After twelve years of mergers, consolidations, and moves around the country, she went to graduate school and got a Master of Library Science
degree. She has been in the information business ever since, working for public libraries small and large. Originally from the Connecticut shoreline, she has never lost her love of quaint small towns, big cities, and fashion, so she indulges that in her writing. A life-long lover of mystery fiction, M. E. currently lives and works in Florida.

Subject: Women librarians > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Husbands > Crimes against > Fiction.
Serial murderers > Fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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