Sunday, February 26, 2017

Bookman Dead Style by Paige Shelton

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Bookman Dead Style
by Paige Shelton

ISBN-13: 9780425277263
Mass Market Paperback:
304 pages
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

Source: Review copy from the publisher.

Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
It’s January, and the Star City Film Festival has taken the Utah ski resort town by storm. Movie stars are everywhere, including The Rescued Word, where Clare Henry and her grandfather restore old typewriters and beloved books. When cinema’s hottest superhero, Matt Bane, enters their store to buy some personalized notecards, it’s hard not to be starstruck.

But when Clare sees the police leading Matt out of The Fountain hotel in handcuffs only a few hours later, she can’t believe her eyes. The affable actor is accused of killing his sister, but Clare’s convinced he’s wrong for that role. Now it’s open call for suspects as Clare tries to reel in the killer before another victim fades to black

My Review:
Bookman Dead Style is a cozy mystery. It's the second book in a series. You don't need to read the previous book to understand this story, and this book didn't spoil the previous one.

The main characters were mature, engaging, nice people. The mystery was clue-based, but keeping an eye on those with a possible motive didn't provide Clare with much in the way of usable leads. The final, critical clues were spotted by Clare at the end, allowing her to solve the case and even provide proof that will assure whodunit's conviction.

There was no bad language or sex. Overall, I'd recommend this enjoyable story.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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