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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Bound for Murder (Blue Ridge Library Mysteries #4) by Victoria Gilbert



Bound for Murder

Kindle Edition
Expected publication: January 7th 2020 by Crooked Lane Books




Goodreads synopsis:
Blue Ridge library director Amy Webber learns it wasn't all peace and love among the "flower children" when a corpse is unearthed on the grounds of a 1960s commune.

Taylorsford Public Library director Amy Webber's friend "Sunny" Fields is running for mayor. But nothing puts a damper on a campaign like an actual skeleton in a candidate's closet. Sunny's grandparents ran a commune back in the 1960s on their organic farm. But these former hippies face criminal charges when human remains are found in their fields--and a forensic examination reveals that the death was neither natural nor accidental.

With Sunny's mayoral hopes fading, Amy sets her wedding plans aside, says "not yet" to the dress, and uses her research skills to clear her best friend's family. Any of the now-elderly commune members could have been the culprit. As former hippies perish one by one, Amy and her friends Richard, Aunt Lydia, and Hugh Chen pursue every lead. But if Amy can't find whoever killed these "flower children," someone may soon be placing flowers on her grave.

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4 Stars

This is the fourth book in the Blue Ridge Library mystery series by Victoria Gilbert.

This is like a cold case come to life as the grandparents of one of Amy’s closest friends are drawn into a murder investigation. They are suspects number one when human remains are found on their property. They ran a flower power commune back in the 60’s and it is the body one one of these people that is discovered. The plot is kind of convoluted and hard to describe. But Amy feels compelled to help her friend Sunny who just coincidently is running a campaign for mayor.

I wasn’t as quite gripped by this story and I am not sure why. All the normal cozy elements were there. Nothing wrong with the storytelling.  This is the first book I have read in this series so it is understandable that I am a bit behind by what seems to be a rich backstory.

Overall nice story, although a bit rambley at times. If you love a good cozy mystery, definitely check this one out and judge for yourself.


I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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