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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library M FLO (Text) 33500013522990 New On holds shelf -
McIntosh Public Library M FLO (Text) 33500013523006 New In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1643855964
  • ISBN: 9781643855967
  • Physical Description: 291 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Crooked Lane Books, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Sequel to: Verse and vengeance.
Summary, etc.:
"Christmas is coming to the Western New York village of Cascade Springs, and so is the long-awaited wedding of Charming Books proprietor Violet Waverly and police chief David Rainwater. Grandma Daisy and Violet's best friend, Sadie, go all out to make the nuptials the event of the season--whether Violet likes it or not. But the reception becomes memorable for all the wrong reasons when a woman's dead body floats by on the frigid Niagara River. Violet is shocked to recognize the deceased as a mysterious woman who visited Charming Books two days before the wedding, toting a rare first edition of Henry David Thoreau's Walden. Well aware that a mint condition copy could be worth more than $14,000, Violet told the woman she would have to have the book appraised before she could consider buying it. Most displeased, the woman tucked the precious tome under her arm and stormed out of the shop. Now she's dead, and an enigmatic message scrawled in pen upon her palm reads, 'They stole my book.' It's a confounding case, indeed. But fortunately, Violet can draw on the resources of her bookshop's magical consciousness, which communicates clues to Violet via quotes from Walden. With Emerson the tuxedo cat and Faulkner the crow at her side, Violet sets out to recover the priceless book by solving a murder most transcendental." -- Amazon.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 January #1
    Violet Waverly is the proprietor of Charming Books, a magical bookstore in western New York whose magic comes from a birch tree growing in the shop. Violet, aided by the tree's magic, always knows the proper book a customer needs, and lately—this is the fifth in the series—she has used passages in books, supplied magically, to help in her investigations. When a woman comes to her shop a little too eager to sell a signed first edition of Thoreau's Walden, Violet is suspicious. Then the woman is found dead outside the venue where Violet has just married Police Chief David Rainwater. The death is ruled accidental, and Violet, a Thoreau scholar, not accepting the verdict, becomes determined to find the now-missing book. Soon another murder and an attempted murder occur, ultimately leaving Violet at the mercy of the killer. With details of Thoreau's life and the bibliohistory of Walden intertwined with the magic of the bookstore, this satisfying mystical cozy will appeal to fans of Esme Addison's Enchanted Bay mysteries. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

<b>Amanda Flower</b>, a <i>USA Today</i> bestselling and Agatha Award-winning mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story that she wrote to her sixth-grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck at the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she&rsquo;d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. She also writes mysteries as <i>USA Today</i> bestselling author &ldquo;Isabella Alan.&rdquo; In addition to being a writer, she was a librarian for fifteen years. Today, Flower and her husband own a farm and recording studio, and they live in Northeast Ohio with their two adorable cats. This is her fifth Magical Bookshop mystery.

Subject: Waverly, Violet (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Bookstores > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Weddings > Fiction.
Christmas stories.
New York (State) > Fiction.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / Cats & Dogs.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / General.
FICTION / Holidays.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Cozy mysteries.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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