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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Murder of the Month ($12.95) and No Rest for the Wicked (hardcover, $25.95), by Elizabeth Main

In the midst of the fourteen-thrills-a-minute and darkly brooding mysteries that abound these days, here is a gentle series centered on a bookstore in Central Oregon. In Murder of the Month, Jane Serrano has decided to work part-time in a bookstore after her husband dies. She must also deal with her difficult daughter, Bianca. The perfect solution seems to be to have Bianca join the bookstore's reading club. Unfortunately, when dead bodies appear and Bianca disappears, Jane might want to rethink her strategy. In No Rest for the Wicked, Jane's little town must be vying with Cabot Cove, Maine (home of Jessica Fletcher), for having its residents drop like proverbial flies. No matter, it's all in good fun.

Elizabeth Main draws on her knowledge as a former bookseller in Central Oregon for this series. She will be appearing at Murder by the Book on October 8, at 1:00 p.m. to talk about her book in an informal setting.

1 comment:

  1. I want to assure everyone that, in spite of the store's name, no one got clunked on the head when I visited Murder by the Book. The welcome I received was friendly, not deadly. Why, even Jessica Fletcher couldn't have found a body there. Check out my website at www.elizabethcmain.com for pictures of my fun afternoon. Everyone there is smiling and alive. Liz

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