Read and Buried

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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 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 ...

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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…

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What People Are Saying

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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

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425251782
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/4/2012
  • Series: Ashton Corners Book Club Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 238,356
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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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  • Posted July 22, 2013

    The Ashton Corners Book Club is back in action. It¿s Christmasti

    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.

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  • Posted March 19, 2013

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    Good characters; Excellent page turner

    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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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    Good addition to the series!

    A quick and easy read!

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  • Posted December 4, 2012

    A Holiday Cozy

    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.

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