Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Can't Judge a Book By Its Murder by Amy Lillard

Arlo is organizing a big book event in her store.  They are having a class reunion and there is an up and coming author in the group.  He's going to speak and sign books at her store.  When she is called to come to the store earlier than usual because there's a body out in front, she can't imagine who it could be.  What a shock it is to find it's her author!

Poisoned Pen Press and Edelweiss allowed me to rad this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 29th.

They find he has been pushed from the third story of her building.  She never let him up there.  He's also been poisoned.  Chloe, her business pertner served him coffee and they find dregs of the mushrooms left in the cup.  Chloe says she didn't do it but he's back in town and demanding to see his son even if he signed his rights away ten years ago.  Off to jail she goes.  Now Arlo has to find another suspect.

There's his wife, who just had a public shouting match with his mistress.  When Chloe is arrested, the mistress tries to blame it on the wife.  Arlo is still trying to figure out how he got a key to go up there.

She ends up with an old boyfriend back in town.  She already had another one return to be police chief, so there's that little conflict.  She also is told to stay out of the investigation, but he's not finding any more suspects so what can she do?

Wally had secrets and she begins searching them out.  She snoops enough she believes she knows the killer but can she get a confession and save Chloe?

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