February 3, 2016

Off the Books by Lucy Arlington - Review

I received this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review

Published: February 2, 2016
Number of pages: 304
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: Novel Idea Mystery #5

Literary agent and amateur sleuth Lila Wilkins is back to seal the deal in the New York Times bestselling Novel Idea Mystery series.

Lila is showcasing some of her biggest authors at a bridal expo. But when the joyous event turns deadly, she’ll have to figure out who penned the perfect crime...

The Novel Idea Literary Agency has planned a wedding-themed week for Inspiration Valley, celebrating not only North Carolina’s best vendors but also some of the agency’s most popular bridal books. The fact that Lila can use the event to plan her own impending nuptials is just the icing on the cake.

But wedding bells turn to warning bells when Lila finds a dead man facedown in the frosting. Soon it’s discovered that the victim was connected to several Novel Idea authors, all of whom quickly become suspects in the case. It’s up to Lila and her fellow agents to find the real killer before one of their clients winds up scribbling stories from behind bars...

What did I think of this book:
This is one of my favorite cozy mystery series to read. What more is there to like a cozy town, fun characters, books, mystery and in this book a wedding themed celebration. Once again we get to help Lila try to figure out who killed a man. Just when you think you have it all figured out the author throws you for a loop and you have to think again. The mountains in this book sound like such a great place to visit - without the murder of course. Also in this book we get to learn a little more about Lila's mother which was nice. I liked how the bridal expo was tied into the theme of this book. The writing style flows so that I read this book in just two days. If you are looking for a good book to read on your snow day or rainy day then this would be one that would recommend. This is a part of a series but it can also be read as a stand along but I bet you will want to go back and catch up with the Lila and her friends. I will be looking forward to the next book by this author. 

About the author:
Lucy Arlington was originally conceived by the writing team of Ellery Adams and Sylvia May, two friends who collaborated on an idea that became A Novel Idea Mystery Series. Together, the duo penned the first three books in the series: Buried in A Book, Every Trick in the Book, and Books, Cooks, and Crooks. As time passed and their personal writing workload grew, the two decided to pass the baton to another terrific author: Susan Furlong.

New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams currently writes the Books by the Bay Mysteries, the Charmed Pie Shoppe Mysteries, and the Book Retreat Mysteries. To learn more about Ellery and her books, visit her website at www.elleryadamsmysteries.com.

Sylvia May's first novel, The Unraveling of Abby Settel, received an Honorable Mention in the 2011 Reader Views Literary Awards. Her second novel is titled Breathing Space. To learn more about Sylvia and her books, visit her website at www.sylviamay.com.

In addition to writing as Lucy Arlington, Susan Furlong is the author of the upcoming series, The Georgia Peach Mysteries. The first of this series, Peaches and Scream, will release in July of 2015. To learn more about Susan, visit her website at www.susanfurlong.com

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