Charli takes great pride in running one of the few independent, family-owned bookstores in small-town Texas. She vets everything carefully, with an eye to the eclectic tastes of the locals. That includes the Book Barn's weekly book club selection. This time out it's a mystery whose characters bear a striking resemblance to local citizens, including Charli's friend Sugar . . . who's the prime suspect when her real-life nemesis is found dead in a hotel's water tank.
With help from her pet armadillo Princess, Charli campaigns to clear Sugar's sweet name-literally-when the up-for-election mayor becomes a killer's next target. Murder and politics make scandalous bedfellows as Charli discovers that fiction may be fatal, but reality could be just as deadly . . .
"A well written, fast-paced cozy mystery that has well developed and likable characters with good humor and a bit of romance." -Fresh Fiction on Perilous Poetry
"An electrifying tale."-Fresh Fiction on A Reference to Murder
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sometimes life imitates fiction. Is that what happened when one of the members of the Moms Book Club is found dead? The person is eerily similar to a character in the novel, Woman Scorned. Could Charli simply follow the plot in the book to solve the murder? Even before the murder, a skunk tangles with a patron at her bookstore and things go awry after the discovery of the body. I found Killer Classics to be a fun, enjoyable read. I like the characters and want to join their book club. All of the club members are quirky and the men in their life’s hunky. Charli falls into situations seemly beyond her control that can be fun or cringe-worthy. The plot was typical for a light mystery but enjoyable nonetheless. The only thing that was a bit difficult at first was distinguishing between Sugar and Scarlet. With the names starting the same and both having blonde hair and blue eyes, I found myself re-reading some portions to see which one was Sugar and which was Scarlet. I received an eBook ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That in no way affects my opinion or rating of this book.