Welcome to the Bound for Murder tour. I’ve got a guest post from author Victoria Gilbert to share with you today.
Bound for Murder: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery
by Victoria Gilbert
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Bound for Murder: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery
4th in Series
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (January 7, 2020)
Hardcover: 304 pages
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.
Since my protagonist, Amy Webber, is a librarian, naturally she loves to read. Being a curious person, I asked Amy what books are currently in her “to be read” (TBR) pile. Here’s what she told me:
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Amy’s heard amazing things about this twisty mystery from her library patrons, so she’s anxious to dive into this psychological thriller about a female artist who kills her husband and then refuses to ever speak again.
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
A fictionalized account of the packhorse librarians – women who brought books to the most rural areas of Kentucky in the 1930s – this book appeals to Amy not only for its history of libraries, but also for its wonderful portrait of an era and unique sense of place. It also presents the little-known story of the “blue-skinned” people of Kentucky.
Clock Dance by Anne Tyler
Yes, this released in the spring of 2019, but sometimes librarians don’t get to read books as quickly as they would like. Amy has loved all of Anne Tyler’s books, with The Accidental Tourist being one of her favorites. She is constantly amazed at how Tyler can create characters and settings that feel so absolutely true-to-life. She suspects Tyler has a bit of magic in her fingers.
The Witch Elm by Tana French
After reading Tana French’s first book, In the Woods, Amy became hooked on this author’s fascinating murder mysteries, which explore Irish society, aspects of sociology and psychology, and all the corners of the human heart. She’s read all the books by French, and looks forward to this latest installment.
A Better Man by Louise Penny
Amy loves a good traditional mystery, and Louise Penny writes some of the best. This latest installment in the Inspector Ganache series promises to keep Amy reading all through the night. Clever, insightful, and filled with wonderful characters, Penny’s mysteries are some of Amy’s favorite books across all genres.
Amy also loves a classic mystery, so there’s usually a volume or two by Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, P.D. James, or Josephine Tey in her TBR pile. Because a great story can be read more than once (or twice, or three times…)
Finally, Amy’s TBR pile always includes a couple of classics that she also loves to re-read. On this occasion I spied Little Women by Louisa M. Alcott, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, and The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle.
What’s in your TBR pile? Please share in the comments!
About the author
Victoria Gilbert, raised in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, turned her early obsession with reading into a dual career as an author and librarian. Victoria has worked as a reference librarian, research librarian, and library director. When not writing or reading, she likes to spend her time watching films, gardening, or traveling. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and International Thriller Writers and lives in North Carolina. This is her fourth Blue Ridge Library mystery.
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