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A Killer Read (Ashton Corners Book Club Series #1)

A Killer Read (Ashton Corners Book Club Series #1)

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by Erika Chase
     
 

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For the first meeting of the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straws Society, six friends gather in Molly Matthews's old Southern mansion-including Lizzie Turner, a reading specialist with a penchant for mysteries. But the mystery book club meeting becomes the scene of an actual murder when a stranger is shot-and nobody knows who the victim is, or how

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For the first meeting of the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straws Society, six friends gather in Molly Matthews's old Southern mansion-including Lizzie Turner, a reading specialist with a penchant for mysteries. But the mystery book club meeting becomes the scene of an actual murder when a stranger is shot-and nobody knows who the victim is, or how Molly' antique gun came to be used as the murder weapon.

Then Lizzie begins finding mysterious manuscript chapters in her mailbox. As she and the book club members try to read between the lines, Molly surfaces as the next name on the killer's list...

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Thirtysomething reading specialist Lizzie Turner is thrilled to be coordinating a new book group at the home of her beloved older friend Molly. But things go topsy when a strange man wanders inside uninvited, asks to use the phone, and then leaves. He doesn't get far because he has been shot dead in Molly's front yard. The small Alabama town of Ashton Corners is not normally such a hotbed of crime, and the police chief isn't above getting advice from his former high school classmate Lizzie. Meanwhile, someone is stuffing anonymously written chapters of a mystery novel-in-progress in Lizzie's mailbox. She gleans that the manuscript ties in with the recent shooting. Her late father was a journalist, and her own investigative instincts make Lizzie determined to find answers. Danger follows. VERDICT This debut Southern cozy featuring a literacy teacher with an unorthodox book group has an intriguing subplot because of Lizzie's passion for her at-risk students. The historical twist ties in with Lizzie's personal insecurities and makes for an effective sequel lead-in.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425247037
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/03/2012
Series:
Ashton Corners Book Club Series, #1
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
522,731
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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