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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

A Book Signing To Die For by Judy Moore

A Book Signing To Die For
(Beach Reads Mystery #1)
by Judy Moore

Kindle Edition
Published May 20th 2020

Goodreads synopsis: 
Beck O’Rourke and her grandmother own Beach Reads bookstore and coffee shop, a gathering place for locals and tourists, a block off the ocean in Manatee Beach, Florida.

They live above the bookstore with Beck’s feisty younger sister, Lizzie, a lifeguard. Beck is excited to host the country’s bestselling cozy mystery writer for a book signing event until a member of the audience turns up dead later that night.

Afterward, Beck decides to pursue her lifelong dream of being a detective to try to catch the killer. The amateur sleuth finds several suspects, but the murderer isn’t happy about her interference.

Neither is the town’s handsome new police detective who has a history with Beck.


4.5 Stars 

This is the first book in a new series by Judy Moore. 

Many characters in this were pulled from her previous book “Somebody in the Neighborhood.” I was curious how Moore would transition this into a new series. She used the Florida setting, a sprinkling of characters from her previous book plus some other great additions.

 I have to say I am just blown away. Totally a new favorite series for me to follow. I am hooked!

Basic premise: a famous cozy mystery author comes to Beach Reads to do a talk. She isn’t quite as nice and inviting as Beck thought she might be based on her popular series. Then one of the attendees at the talk, who knew the author from years earlier, is found dead.

Beck just has to get involved since it is her deepest desire to be a detective. So she jumps in and does some investigating. I love how we have a number of family members involved in the bookshop. Just so many people for Beck to bouncer ideas off of.

The story is fast-paced, with a bookish theme that seems to be a favorite among many cozy readers. Definitely an unputdownable read for me!

If you love a good cozy mystery, definitely check this one out.

I received this book as a gift from the author in return for an honest review. Thank you, Judy!

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