Shelved Under Murder (A Blue Ridge Library Mystery #2) by Victoria Gilbert Book Tour with Review & Giveaway (1) Signed Hardcover of Shelved Under Murder: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery by Victoria Gilbert with some swag)

9 Jul

Shelved Under Murder: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery
by Victoria Gilbert

About the Book


Shelved Under Murder: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Crooked Lane Books (July 10, 2018)
Hardcover: 300 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1683315957
Digital: ASIN: B075QJHPR9

Autumn leaves aren’t the only things falling in the historic Virginia village of Taylorsford—so are some cherished memories, and a few bodies.

October in Taylorsford, Virginia means it’s leaf peeping season, with bright colorful foliage and a delightful fresh crew of tourists attending the annual Heritage Festival which celebrates local history and arts and crafts. Library director Amy Webber, though, is slightly dreading having to spend two days running a yard sale fundraiser for her library. But during these preparations, when she and her assistant Sunny stumble across a dead body, Amy finds a real reason to be worried.

The body belonged to a renowned artist who was murdered with her own pallet knife. A search of the artist’s studio uncovers a cache of forged paintings, and when the sheriff’s chief deputy Brad Tucker realizes Amy is skilled in art history research, she’s recruited to aid the investigation. It doesn’t seem to be an easy task, but when the state’s art expert uncovers a possible connection between Amy’s deceased uncle and the murder case, Amy must champion her Aunt Lydia to clear her late husband’s name.

That’s when another killing shakes the quiet town, and danger sweeps in like an autumn wind. Now, with her swoon-inducing neighbor Richard Muir, Amy must scour their resources to once again close the books on murder.

About the Author

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. She has worked as a reference librarian, research librarian, and library director.

When not writing or reading, Victoria likes to spend her time watching films, gardening, or traveling. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and International Thriller Writers, and is represented by Frances Black at Literary Council, NY, NY.

Victoria lives in North Carolina with her husband and some very spoiled cats. This is her second Blue Ridge Library mystery.

Author Links:

Website/blog: http://victoriagilbertmysteries.com/

Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/VictoriaGilbertMysteryAuthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VGilbertauthor

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/VictoriaGilbert

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/victoriagilbertauthor/

 

Christie’s Review

4.5 STARS

It’s October in Taylorsford, Virginia, and the town is crowded with visitors who are there for the changing autumn leaves. However, a lot of them are there for the Heritage Festival. It is a celebration of the town itself with local artists, craftsmen and craftswomen, as well as winery tours and historic homes.

Amy is not only the librarian in town, but she is very knowledgeable in art as well.  She has always had a sensation when visiting art galleries that she felt the artist standing beside her, but she usually only gets that feeling from artists who are dead. So, she felt like it was odd to feel that with Rachel LeBlanc, an artist in town when she arrives at her farm. She soon realizes that it wasn’t just a fluke when she and Richard find her body. When it is discovered that the case involves art forgery, the sheriff asks for Amy’s assistance because of her background in art history. As more clues surface, a connection to her Uncle Andrew emerges, and she knows she has her work cut out for her to solve this mystery.

This is a mystery with lots of twist, turns, and secrets. It isn’t just a cut and dry mystery as readers will see as they read more of the book. I liked learning more about Amy’s background in art history. I was also intrigued by the forgery storyline. While this was a mystery, the author continues to build Richard and Amy’s relationship, adding some light romance, which I loved.

There was a great cast of secondary characters as well. One in particular intrigued me, Kurt Kendrick, and I’m very interested in which direction  Gilbert will take him in. If you are looking for a witty mystery with a great cast of characters, and just the right amount of romance, I suggest giving this series a try!

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4 Responses to “Shelved Under Murder (A Blue Ridge Library Mystery #2) by Victoria Gilbert Book Tour with Review & Giveaway (1) Signed Hardcover of Shelved Under Murder: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery by Victoria Gilbert with some swag)”

  1. Victoria Gilbert July 9, 2018 at 9:26 AM #

    Thanks so much for the lovely review and for participating in the blog tour! (Just to clarify, although I know this bio. was provided, this is actually the SECOND book in the series — A MURDER FOR THE BOOKS is the first book).

  2. diannekc July 9, 2018 at 7:10 PM #

    I haven’t read this series yet, but it is on my TBR list. I really liked the synopsis of the book, sounds like a great read.

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