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Mystery novels are one of my favorite genres of books, movies, and podcasts. I am a huge true crime podcast lover, and I also like to read true crime books. Although
mystery novels are not real life crime, the mystery and thrill keep me on the edge of my seat wanting more. The stories are great!
I love mystery novels and I love bookstores, so when I saw the book, Murder at the Bookstore, I knew I had to have it!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I can’t wait to share my review with you!
An exciting part of this novel is that I got it from the Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris, France.
It was somewhere special I wanted to go to when we visited earlier this year. My husband and I both got a book which they stamp and give you a cute bookmark with a picture of the store.
The day we went, they had a public reading of The Odyssey outside the store. This was great because there was a line to get in, so we got to enjoy hearing people read their favorite parts of the book.
It’s one of the things I love about Paris! Art, culture, and history are all around you.
Every time I open this book it takes me back to my time spent there and puts a smile on my face!
If you are interested in reading Murder in the Bookstore by Sue Minix, keep reading to learn more about the book, the author, and the recommended audience.
About the Author
Sue Minix is the author of Murder at the Bookstore. She is a member of Sisters in Crime which is a community of diverse crime writers that support, motivate, and learn together.
She has written several crime and mystery novels.
She is from New Mexico and enjoys spending time with her furry friend when she isn’t writing novels.
As it states on the back cover of the book, “Fans of Agatha Christie, Lauren Elliott, and Ellery Adams will be hooked from the very first page.”
If you love any of these authors, you are sure to love Sue Minix!
I will start by saying that it’s the perfect cozy mystery book! This is the first book in the “bookstore mystery series” and Sue Minix does a fabulous job getting you hooked.
It’s one of those books you stay up all night reading, or go to bed excited for the next morning to get back to reading!
This book is set in the small town of Riddleton with a crime rate of almost zero. This is why murder was the last thing that the main character and crime writer, Jen, would be expecting.
With a long list of possible suspects, can Jen help solve a murder as well as she can write about one? With the help of her best friend, crime novels, and perseverance, Jen will make her way to trying to figure out who the bad guy is.
The final page will be here before you know it.
What makes a book be considered good? In my opinion, that all depends on the reader and what they expect and want from a book. I have read many books throughout my life, and many of them have been good. Many of them have also not been bad, but that’s just my opinion.
I love books that grab my attention and keep me wanting more. I want to keep reading to find out what’s happening! This book did all of that and more!
It took me one or two chapters to get really engrossed in the story, but eventually, couldn’t put it down. Sue Minix did a great job introducing several suspects, making you change your mind about who did it (the perfect who-dun-it), and waiting until the very end to blow your mind!
The entire town could be a suspect… but you will have to wait and see! This is the perfect murder mystery, and if you can make it through the first couple of chapters to really get hooked, you will be glad that you did.
It’s the perfect book for a rainy day at home to spend hours getting lost in your new favorite book.
I just ordered the second book (The Murderous Type) and I can’t wait to start reading it to see how it compares to this one.
Anyone who loves cozy mysteries! If you like mystery, and a little bit of humor, this book is recommended for you.
I think it’s also a great read for young adults who are interested in crime and mystery novels.
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Until next time,