Read and Buried (Ashton Corners Book Club Series #2)

Read and Buried (Ashton Corners Book Club Series #2)

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by Erika Chase
     
 

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Hosting an award-winning novelist is quite a Christmas coup for the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straw Society. But when he’s murdered in Lizzie Turner’s house, she’s got a holiday homicide on her hands …

For their very first guest author event, most of the book club members can’t wait to pull out

Overview

Hosting an award-winning novelist is quite a Christmas coup for the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straw Society. But when he’s murdered in Lizzie Turner’s house, she’s got a holiday homicide on her hands …

For their very first guest author event, most of the book club members can’t wait to pull out all the stops in Southern hospitality. But for Lizzie, Derek Alton is nothing but trouble—from his massive ego to his smarmy moves. When he’s found murdered in her living room, it seems someone decided that this womanizing writer would be better off dead than read.

After suspicion falls on Lizzie’s friend, she and her fellow book club members discover that Derek wasn’t who he pretended to be. Cracking this case means going up against Lizzie’s boyfriend, police chief Mark Dreyfus, and unearthing a novel’s worth of nasty secrets. And as they get closer to uncovering Derek’s scandalous final manuscript, someone hiding in plain sight is out to write finis to Lizzie’s sleuthing for good…

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for the Aston Corners Book Club Mysteries

"Southern charm, excellent reading suggestions, and an engaging amateur sleuth."—Miranda James, New York Times bestselling author of the Cat in the Stacks Mysteries

"Books, cats, and a tenderhearted sleuth, a perfect combination!"—Krista Davis, national bestselling author of the Domestic Diva Mysteries

"A terrific debut!"—Mary Jane Maffini

"Readers should have high hopes for this series."—Avery Aames

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425251782
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/04/2012
Series:
Ashton Corners Book Club Series, #2
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
320,603
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
Praise for the Aston Corners Book Club Mysteries

"Southern charm, excellent reading suggestions, and an engaging amateur sleuth."—Miranda James, New York Times bestselling author of the Cat in the Stacks Mysteries

"Books, cats, and a tenderhearted sleuth, a perfect combination!"—Krista Davis, national bestselling author of the Domestic Diva Mysteries

"A terrific debut!"—Mary Jane Maffini

"Readers should have high hopes for this series."—Avery Aames

Meet the Author

Erika Chase is the former owner of a mystery bookstore and in that guise has spoken to many book clubs over the years, happily recommending authors and series. Her own book club places chocolate on an equal footing with the books they read. Her short stories have been published in anthologies and magazines, and short-listed for awards. She’s been an advertising copywriter, journalist, and community educator as well as a long time volunteer with the local police service. She resides in the home of her two Siamese cats.  

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Read and Buried 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
The Ashton Corners Cheese Straw Society Book Club find themselves with another mystery. And it involves one of their members it seems. Or is there more to this than they realize? In the second book, we get a visiting writer and a murder which takes place in Lizzie's house. From there, the mystery takes its time to get going. Not that there's anything wrong with establishing stuff. But I felt the pace was a little slow with this one and moments where it did get a little frustrating. But once I continued reading, I found halfway into the book, there were hints of character development, especially with a certain cop and the mystery aspect picked up which was nice. Other than that, this was a good sequel and liked that it involved more of the group and their friendships. Especially Lizzie and Molly I felt stood out. And also Andi is one of my favorites so far. With the food mentions, I looked them up and they look delicious, especially the cookies, scones, etc. And of course appreciate the book name drops, if I'm looking for a new cozy mystery. I look forward to reading about the Ashton Corners and the Cheese Straw Society Book Club and what mystery they'll solve next.
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CozyUpWithKathy More than 1 year ago
The Ashton Corners Book Club is back in action. It’s Christmastime in Ashton Corners, Alabama and Lizzie Turner and her friends get an unholy surprise. A well known novelist shows up in town and intends to speak at their book club meeting. His intentions, however, are questionable and he winds up dead. I thoroughly enjoyed my second visit to Ashton Corners, although I still am not sure how Lizzie finds the time for all of her activities. She has a regular job, tutors, is in a choir, a book club, and jogs regularly! There was one minor editing issue which caught my attention and caused me to read the section in question a few times, but it certainly didn’t detract from the story as a whole. I wonder if anyone else caught it. Erika Chase gives us cozy Southern charm and characters we’d like to call friends. I know I enjoy my time in Ashton Corners; I recommend you pay a visit! Read and Buried is the 2nd in the Ashton Corners Book Club Mystery Series.
BandTeacher More than 1 year ago
This mystery keeps you reading. There's a little too much built into the coincidences that make the main character's boyfriend always ready to believe the worst of her, but gloss over that and enjoy the read.
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SAGM More than 1 year ago
A quick and easy read!
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chefdt More than 1 year ago
Read and Buried is the second book in the An Ashton Corners Book Club series. I really am enjoying this series. The author tells a wonderful story and it reads at a nice even pace. The cast of characters run from around 17 to 70 and are all interesting in their own way. It is a couple weeks before Christmas in Ashton Corners and everyone is busy getting ready to celebrate the holidays. Lizzie Turner has stopped by the Book Bin to check out the latest mysteries. Jensy, the owner, introduces her to author Derek Alton and suggests that maybe Alton could be a guest at the next meeting of Lizzie's book club. Alton then stops by Lizzie's home to learn more about the members of the club. Just as they are start a shot rings out and Alton is killed. A couple days later another shot is fired into Lizzie house, narrowly missing her while fixing her breakfast. Now, Lizzie the book club and the police are thinking that maybe she was the intended victim. It is soon learned that Alton ad ties Ashton Corners and now Lizzie and the book club will discreetly be looking for the murderer before they strike again. A wonderful cozy and am looking forward to the next book.