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Monday, September 14, 2020

A Murder Between The Pages by Amy Lillard (Main Street Book Club #2)



A Murder Between the Pages

(Main Street Book Club Mysteries #2)

by Amy Lillard


Paperback, 320 pages

Expected publication: November 24th 2020by Poisoned Pen Press





Goodreads synopsis: 

The next in the Main Street Book Club mysteries!


It was only a few months ago that the ladies of Arlo's Friday Night Book Club--Fern, Camille, and Helen--solved the murder of the renowned author, Wally Harrison. So when they select Wally's bestseller, Missing Girl, for their next discussion, Arlo is hopeful it will be the end of their mystery hunt.


But the women are convinced Missing Girl was inspired by a 50-year-old cold case from their own Sugar Springs, Mississippi--the disappearance of Mary Kennedy--and Arlo can do little to stop the book club ladies from investigating.


When a young girl is murdered in the exact place the women believe Mary went missing all those years ago, it becomes clear these two cases are connected. And with Arlo's help, they may just be able to crack the case.



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4.5 stars


This is the second book  in the Main Street Book Club mysteries in Amy Lillard.


Even though Arlo is the head of the Friday Night Book Club, it seems her  more senior members quickly take over and not by discussing their current book but by solving an old murder! Mary Kennedy, piano teacher, vanished one day and never reappeared. And it flummoxed everyone for years. Then when Arlo and friends go to the house of one of the bookclub gal’s sisters for a book donation, the gal they are looking for falls down the stairs right before their eyes and dies instantly.


This mystery was compelling and keeps you interested all the way through. The cast is memorable but I do think there might be a bit too many seniors for some people’s taste. But that is neither here nor there. I like the whole community vibe the book puts out. I did not read the first book in the series so I do plan to check that out ASAP to get a bit more backstory. Definitely a series I want to continue with.


If you like cozy mysteries, definitely check this one out. You won’t be disappointed.


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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