Murder in the First Edition

Murder in the First EditionAddie Greyborne Is Preparing For The Holidays At Her Bookstore In Seaside New England But A Winter Storm Is Coming, In Ways Than OneAddie S Getting Into The Spirit For The Upcoming Charity Auction Especially Since She S Got An Copy Of Charles Dickens S A Christmas Carol To Donate Her Former Colleagues At The Boston Public Library Have Confirmed That Its Worth Runs Toward The High Five Figures, Which Should Help With The New Pediatric Wing Her Mood Darkens, Though, When A Visitor From The Past Appears Jonathan Hemingway, The Father Of Her Late Fianc His Presence Stirs Up Sad Memories For Addie, But Also Has Her Fuming When Jonathan, True To His Womanizing Ways, Runs Off For A Lunchtime Liaison With Teresa Lang, Who S In Charge Of The AuctionSoon After, Addie Heads To Teresa S Office At The Hospital And Finds The Poor Woman S Dead Body What She Doesn T Find Is Her Valuable First Edition What Sort Of Scrooge Would Steal From Sick Children And Commit Murder In The Process As A Nor Easter Bears Down And A Mystery Emerges About Jonathan S Past, Addie Must Find Out If She Can Appraise People S Motives And Characters As Well As She Can Appraise Rare Books

Lauren grew up devouring the entire Nancy Drew series and then graduated to Victoria Holt, Agatha Christie, Barbara Erskine, Lynn Kurland, and Michael Crichton to name a few of her favorite authors When it came time for post secondary education, journalism seemed like the logical choice as she had written for as long as she could remember Soon after graduation, while working for a small publication, she discovered that reporting wasn t what fueled her writing passions As someone with an additionally strong background in professional theater who had the love of storytelling and captivating and holding an audience, her fiction writing career began to take center stage Lauren Elliott s new Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery series promises to keep readers guessing right up until the last chapter Plot twists and an array of colorful characters make for page turning, whodunit adventures filled with suspense, mystery, murder and just a touch of romance.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 304 pages
  • Murder in the First Edition
  • Lauren Elliott
  • English
  • 22 January 2018

10 thoughts on “Murder in the First Edition

  1. says:

    Addie Greyborne is donating an 1843 copy of Charles Dickens s A Christmas Carol for a charity auction When she goes to drop off the paperwork, she finds the woman in charge of the event dead and the valuable book missing Addie is convinced that the woman s death is connected to the missing book and with the help of her best friend, Serena and her two love interests, Simon and Marc, she sets out to uncover the truth I liked this book The beautiful Christmas setting, coupled with a winter stor Addie Greyborne is donating an 1843 copy of Charles Dickens s A Christmas Carol for a charity auction When she goes to drop off the paperwork, she finds the woman in charge of the event dead and the valuable book missing Addie is convinced that the woman s death is connected to the missing book and with the help of her best friend, Serena and her two love interests, Simon and Marc, she sets out to uncover the truth I liked this book The beautiful Christmas setting, coupled with a winter storm makes this a perfect read for December However, I didn t care too much for the main character, Addie She came across as a bit arrogant and seemed to enjoy playing with the emotions of her two love interests I really liked her best friend, Serena, and wasinterested in her than I was, Addie The plot is complex, well developed, and the author provides plenty of red herrings The pacing is slow in the beginning but once the story picked up halfway through, it did manage to keep me guessing until the end The premise of the fourth book sounds really interesting so I will be giving this series another try Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for this ARC The opinions expressed are my own

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    It is really unfortunate that Addie is such an unlikable lead in this series The writing, pace, and mystery were all very good in this book The small town setting is charming It was suitably festive The secondary characters are great I quite like both Simon and Marc However, I don t understand why either of them would be interested in Addie Like I mentioned above, she is honestly one of the most obnoxious leads I have ever run across in a cozy mystery series And that i It is really unfortunate that Addie is such an unlikable lead in this series The writing, pace, and mystery were all very good in this book The small town setting is charming It was suitably festive The secondary characters are great I quite like both Simon and Marc However, I don t understand why either of them would be interested in Addie Like I mentioned above, she is honestly one of the most obnoxious leads I have ever run across in a cozy mystery series And that is saying something because cozies are known for annoying and unlikable lead characters Honestly, a small part of me thinks David staged his own death to get out of having to marry her That said, I doubt three books into a series the author will change the way she writes Addie, so I ll have to mull over if I can get over my dislike for her enough to continue on with this seriesBLOG FACEBOOK TWITTER PINTEREST BOOKBUB

  3. says:

    This is the third in the Beyond the Page Bookstore mystery series by Lauren Eliott and follows much the same type of activities as those earlier in the series that have Addie, protagonist, determined to find the murderer In this book, Addie has donated a valuable rare book to a charity auction and discovers almost at the beginning that the book is missing and the chairperson and organizations coordinator has been murdered To add to Addie s activities, the father of her deceased fiance has show This is the third in the Beyond the Page Bookstore mystery series by Lauren Eliott and follows much the same type of activities as those earlier in the series that have Addie, protagonist, determined to find the murderer In this book, Addie has donated a valuable rare book to a charity auction and discovers almost at the beginning that the book is missing and the chairperson and organizations coordinator has been murdered To add to Addie s activities, the father of her deceased fiance has shown up in town, triggering old suspicions and resentments on Addie s part He has never been fully forthcoming about his activities and his life, and Addie pus all her pieces of information together and determines he is the prime suspect in the murder.Addie s lif is further complicated by being torn between two handsome men, both of whom have expressed an interest in her First there s Simon, a doctor who was introduced in the last book, and second Marc, the town sheriff Unfortunately, a slip of the tongue on Addie s part during an intimate kiss with Marc in the last book has put a strain on their relationship Meanwhile, Simon is pursuing her in a charming manner.Addie s best friend, Serena, who also happens to be Marc s sister, is helping her try to unravel the mystery and perhaps find the missing book Meanwhile, Addie keeps receiving threats that if she continues trying to solve the murder, she will be sorry Add to that the dropping in and out of her almost father in law, and his suggestion that she back off from the investigation since it may prove to be too dangerous, and Addie s resolve is strengthened, not diminished.This is another fun, light cozy that is a combination of mystery and romance The book moves at a steady pace and there are sufficient clues and red herrings to make it entertaining The real murderer isn t difficult to figure out, nor is the hinted mystery of Addie s almost father in law It s an easy book to pick up for a few minutes read, put down, then pick back up again when you have a bittime It would be an excellent book for an airplane read or to take to an office where you anticipate a wait because it is easy to read and follow while being entertaining at the same time.Addie does come across as a bit younger than she is written to be Having had a serious relationship with a man for over five years as well as being a college graduate, it might be expected that she could juggle romance a bit easier than she does Her angst and confusion between the two men seemstypical of a teenager or young 20 year old than amature woman.This is an entertaining series, in part because the secondary characters are well written and are evolving along with Addie I look forward to learning how she proceeds with her next adventure My thanks to Kensington Books and NetGalley for providing me with an advanced digital read copy in exchange for an unbiased review

  4. says:

    Addie Greyborne is excited about the upcoming charity auction She has an 1843 edition of Dickens A Christmas Carol to add to the auction Appraised at five figures, the book should raise a lot of money to help build the pediatric wing at the hospital But things quickly get complicated.not only does the father of her former fiance show up in town causing problems, but the coordinator of the auction is murdered And.the Dickens book is stolen Once again, Addie finds herself doing some am Addie Greyborne is excited about the upcoming charity auction She has an 1843 edition of Dickens A Christmas Carol to add to the auction Appraised at five figures, the book should raise a lot of money to help build the pediatric wing at the hospital But things quickly get complicated.not only does the father of her former fiance show up in town causing problems, but the coordinator of the auction is murdered And.the Dickens book is stolen Once again, Addie finds herself doing some amateur sleuthing to get to the bottom of this latest killing I enjoyed this latest installment in this series Murder in the First Edition is the 3rd book in the Beyond the Page Bookstore Mysteries Each book brings a bitcharacter development for Addie She s still dealing with the ghosts of her past I hope the deceased fiance plot angle wraps up and the series moves on..after 3 books, I m growing just a bit tired of the dead fiance thing And it seems a love triangle type situation is building.cozies use that angle a bit too much I hope it doesn t become a main plot point But other than those two little twinges of cozy concern for this series, I enjoy each book Addie is an interesting main character and there are plenty of quirky side characters to keep the books interesting The mystery progressed at a nice pace with plenty of suspects and twists to keep my attention This mystery was a bitcomplex than the first two in the series very entertaining I can t wait for the next book in this series Luckily, it isn t too long of a wait Book 4, Proof of Murder, is set to come out in April 2020 I voluntarily read a review copy of this book from Kensington via NetGalley All opinions expressed are entirely my own

  5. says:

    Christmas is coming to the charming New England seaside village of Greyborne Harbor Addie Greyborne, protagonist and proprietress of Beyond the Page Bookstore has donated a valuable 1843 edition of Dickens , A Christmas Carol to the hospital foundation for their holiday gala auction When she visits Teresa, the gala s coordinator, she finds the book missing and subsequently, Teresa s dead body There s a bit of alcohol on Teresa s breath but was this really an accident or was foul play involv Christmas is coming to the charming New England seaside village of Greyborne Harbor Addie Greyborne, protagonist and proprietress of Beyond the Page Bookstore has donated a valuable 1843 edition of Dickens , A Christmas Carol to the hospital foundation for their holiday gala auction When she visits Teresa, the gala s coordinator, she finds the book missing and subsequently, Teresa s dead body There s a bit of alcohol on Teresa s breath but was this really an accident or was foul play involved Regardless of all the warnings she receives from her ex beau Chief of Police, Marc Chandler, and Jonathan Hemingway, the father of her deceased fianc , David, Addie cannot seem to keep her nose out of the investigation She does, after all, have a vested interest in the whereabouts of the book she has donated.This third book in the Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery series is charming and well written Author Lauren Elliott, has deftly crafted a whodunit with twists, turns and many a red herring The frigid nor easter storm which howled out of the pages was fierce and beautifully devised such that it gave me shivers The snowball fights were a nice touch of comic relief As much as I wanted to, I did not love Addie s character She s willful yet indecisive and can dangle the emotions of friends at the end of a stick The supporting cast is, frankly, muchcharming and I loved their interaction with one another as well as their grace with Addie I look forward to reading other stories by this author and of amature Addie within this series.I am grateful to Kensington Publishing for having provided a free ecopy of this book through NetGalley Their generosity, however, did not influence this review the words of which are mine alone

  6. says:

    First off can I just say wow The third installment in the series is even better than the last, now the long wait till book four Addie Greyborne is preparing for the holidays at her bookstore in seaside New England but a winter storm is coming, inways than oneAddie s getting into the spirit for the upcoming Charity Auction especially since she s got an 1843 copy of Charles Dickens s A Christmas Carol to donate Her mood darkens, though, when a visitor from the past appears Jonath First off can I just say wow The third installment in the series is even better than the last, now the long wait till book four Addie Greyborne is preparing for the holidays at her bookstore in seaside New England but a winter storm is coming, inways than oneAddie s getting into the spirit for the upcoming Charity Auction especially since she s got an 1843 copy of Charles Dickens s A Christmas Carol to donate Her mood darkens, though, when a visitor from the past appears Jonathan Hemingway, the father of her late fianc His presence stirs up sad memories for Addie, but also has her fuming when Jonathan, true to his womanizing ways, runs off for a lunchtime liaison with Teresa Lang, who s in charge of the auction Soon after, Addie heads to Teresa s office at the hospital and finds the poor woman s dead body What she doesn t find is her valuable first edition What sort of Scrooge would steal from sick children and commit murder in the process As a Nor easter bears down and a mystery emerges about Jonathan s past, Addie must find out if she can appraise people s motives and characters as well as she can appraise rare booksI love the main set of characters, Addie, Selena, Paige and not to mention Marc and Simon the men vying for Addie s affections We had some new characters in this installment but they helped round out Addie s support system family and make everything feel so real Did I mention I m team Marc As for the mystery it was full of twists, turns and plenty of red herrings which made this a story I did not want to put down nor end it was like when you finish watching a movie and want to know what happens next to the heroine or people in the story however mundane that might be Ms Elliott has made me invested in the lives of these characters and Greyborne Harbor I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves Cozy mysteries I would like to thank the author and Kensington Books for the Advance Readers Copy I requested and received All thoughts and opinions are my own

  7. says:

    I ve enjoyed this newer series from its beginning, and this installment is no exception I think it s especially good, because it takes place at Christmas I have to admit that Addie gets on my last nerve sometimes, but that s just part of her charm She s like a big kid sometimes, but has a heart of gold and would do anything for those that she loves She makes me dizzy with going back and forth between which guy she likes, and I usually end up just as confused as she is, but I will say that I I ve enjoyed this newer series from its beginning, and this installment is no exception I think it s especially good, because it takes place at Christmas I have to admit that Addie gets on my last nerve sometimes, but that s just part of her charm She s like a big kid sometimes, but has a heart of gold and would do anything for those that she loves She makes me dizzy with going back and forth between which guy she likes, and I usually end up just as confused as she is, but I will say that I m still Team Marc I m just going to have to bepatient I guess I loved that her almost father in law was included in this book, Jonathan Hemingway He s a mysterious older guy with a real eye for the ladies who makes me think of a cross between DiNozzo Sr and Richard Castle s father Who wouldn t fall for his charm Addie s friend Catherine definitely fell for him I hope we get to seeof him I d had an idea of who the killer was, but it was fun to see it play out The showdown was a little bit nail biting, but Addie seemed to be somewhat in control when Marc and the officers showed up I loved the comparison to A Christmas Carol which was the featured book in this story that Serena gave Addie s life At the end, she finally saw what her young friend and a wise older friend were trying to tell her earlier The ending was super festive and sweet I m pretty sure I know who she s leaning toward and hope that she stays leaning that way I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book from the publisher and NetGalley My opinions are my own

  8. says:

    Addie Greyborne is back for book three in the Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery series by Lauren Elliott Addie donates a valuable book to a local charity auction When Addie discovers the organizer of the event is dead and the donated book is missing, she investigates to discover who could be behind the murder and theft.I ve read the first book in this series, Murder by the Book, but haven t yet read the second book, Prologue to Murder As with most series, this one is probably best read in ord Addie Greyborne is back for book three in the Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery series by Lauren Elliott Addie donates a valuable book to a local charity auction When Addie discovers the organizer of the event is dead and the donated book is missing, she investigates to discover who could be behind the murder and theft.I ve read the first book in this series, Murder by the Book, but haven t yet read the second book, Prologue to Murder As with most series, this one is probably best read in order This third book can be read as a standalone though.I enjoy Addie s book store and the small town atmosphere This is one of my favorite settings for a cozy mystery The fact that the mystery revolves around a missing book only adds to my enjoyment The mystery involves Charles Dickens s A Christmas Carol, and proves to be a valuable item for the local charity auction Addie uses her knowledge of books to find the book thief.The mystery is a standalone from the previous books, but Addie s personal story continues In this book, she is reunited with someone from her past her late fianc s father She doesn t really trust him, and this plays a big part of the story Plus, Addie has a couple of local men interested in her, but she s having a hard time moving on and starting a new romance.A delightful cozy mystery I enjoyed this book, and plan to go back and read book 2 in the series This is a cozy mystery series I look forward to keeping up with Good for fans of cozies who enjoy bookish themes set in a small town I received a free digital copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  9. says:

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This was a pretty intensive mystery, a littleintense than I usually like my cozies.I didn t really have sympathy for the mc until the reveal about her fiance, then a lot of things made sense.This one was very well written, just not my cup of tea.

  10. says:

    I ve been a fan of this series from the first book and think that this third installment is an excellent addition Addie finds herself in the wrong place, at the wrong time, discovering another body and once again putting her on the suspect list This time around, Addie s almost father in law Jonathan arrives in town just before the murder happens and a valuable book is stolen The mystery was complex and Ms Elliott had me guessing almost the entire time The way she had Addie make a case on wh I ve been a fan of this series from the first book and think that this third installment is an excellent addition Addie finds herself in the wrong place, at the wrong time, discovering another body and once again putting her on the suspect list This time around, Addie s almost father in law Jonathan arrives in town just before the murder happens and a valuable book is stolen The mystery was complex and Ms Elliott had me guessing almost the entire time The way she had Addie make a case on why so many people could be the culprit had me second guessing myself the entire time I did not fully guess the entire resolution but thought the mystery was well done and wrapped up nicely.The characters are growing and continue to develop with each new story The secondary characters added to the story and often times will say something that causes the light bulb to go off for Addie Relationships are progressing nicely and friendships are taking a bud and growing The only hesitation I have is the focus on Addie s love life and the love triangle with Marc and Simon However, I have it on good authority from the author that this will be wrapped up in the next book so I am looking forward to seeing what happens I think once that storyline arc is complete the mystery will once again become the primary focus with the romance storyline in the background.I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy provided to me by the author

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