She Stopped for Death: A Little Library Mystery

She Stopped for Death: A Little Library Mystery

by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli

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ISBN-13: 9781683310167
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Publication date: 01/10/2017
Series: Little Library Mystery Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 603,632
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli lives in Mancelona, MI. She has published ten novels, one work of non-fiction, and several short stories, which have been produced onstage, read on NPR, and published in several newspapers. For many years she taught writing at the International Women's Writing Guild summer program at Skidmore College and currently teaches at Northwestern Michigan College.

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She Stopped for Death: A Little Library Mystery 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
She Stopped for Death by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli is the second book in A Little Library Mystery series and I enjoyed this one more than the first. Perhaps it was because I already knew the characters and what to expect from them. Jenny Weston lives with her mother, Dora in Bear Falls, Michigan after returning home due to a divorce. Jenny, Dora, and their neighbor, Zoe Zola have been spending their evenings on the screened in porch. One evening, someone stops at the Little Library boxes and they notice it is the reclusive poet, Emily Sutton. Dora calls out to Emily, but she quickly runs away. When they check the library boxes the next morning, they discover slips of paper with poems written on them. It seems that Emily has started writing again and wishes to share her work. Her only book of poetry was published twenty-five years earlier, and after a book tour, she did not venture out of her house again. She lived in the family home on Pewee Swamp with her sister Lorna, until Lorna packed up and left with a man. Her cousin, Althea did her shopping and stopped by to make sure she was okay. When Althea stopped coming by, Zoe volunteers to do the shopping for Emily. Jenny and Zoe also agree to visit Althea and see if she is okay. It turns out that she is dead, murdered quite viciously. When Alex Shipley shows up in town, she is hunting for her Uncle Walter who has been missing for a few years. The last she knew of her uncle, he was coming to visit Emily. What happened to Lorna, Althea, and Walter? Emily and Zoe set out to find the answers to these questions. She Stopped for Death is a well written cozy mystery, with an interesting plot and some very odd and quirky characters. Jenny is still working through her issues, but she is much more likable than in the first book of the series. She is developing a friendship with handyman and retired cop Tony, but still has some serious trust issues. Zoe Zola, the neighbor, is a little person who writes fairy tales, and has fairy houses all over her yard, complete with inhabitants. The poet, Emily Sutton is very strange. She was responsible for some very uncomfortable moments in the story. I figured out the mystery before it was revealed, but I was still interested right to the end. This series does not seem to be for everyone. Many found it silly and nonsensical, but I enjoyed it and am going to give the next one a try as well. I listened to the audio book and must say that the narrator did a wonderful job with the voices. I loved listening to this story and think that may have added to my enjoyment over reading this story.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts Like the first book in the series, Murder Most Curious, this mystery was curious. A reclusive poet, Emily Sutton has left her home in the Pewee Swamp to visit Dora’s Little Library and left some of her new poetry. Meanwhile another town resident is planning an event to honor the poet and is thrilled to learn that Emily wants to attend and do a reading. Dora with the help of Zoe and Jenny is determined to help the poet get out in the world again but Zoe has a bad feeling about her. She starts to do a little investigating and she and Jenny make a horrific discovery. I really like the relationship between Jenny and her mom and love the way they have included Zoe in their little family group. Zoe doesn’t always make that easy. They were also very accepting of Emily and even welcome another visitor into their home midway through the story. They seem to be genuine individuals with the ability to truly empathize with others around them. A twisted tangle of events take place in the story. This author has a real unique imagination that turned this story upside down. I was drawn deeper and and deeper into the mystery as I swiped each page. Such great writing, a complex mystery that brings a real psychological element to what otherwise is considered a cozy mystery. There are some very suspenseful moments that had me on the edge of my seat. I can’t wait for the next installment. Watch this author, I expect many fantastic stories are headed our way.
Missisue4 More than 1 year ago
The title She Stopped for Death is slightly misleading....without giving too much away, she doesn't stop for death.... Once you read it, you will completely understand. Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli has such an imagination !!! Her writing gets you right away and she sweeps you right into the story. I must admit that She Stopped for Death is the first book that I have read where there is a "little person" in the story. However, Zoe Zola is anything but small !!! Zoe lives next door to Dora and Dora's daughter, Jenny. There is no library in the small town of Bear Falls so Dora has a little library box set up in front of her house. One night they are visited by local poet, Emily. Emily has been living in a house with her sister and hasn't been seen or heard from in many years. To have her out and visiting the library box is a big deal. So big that the ladies of town plan a big event in her honor. Unfortunately while helping Emily out, Zoe and Jenny discover Emily's cousin dead. Also Emily's sister seems to have disappeared. Can Emily rejoin society and interest people in her new poetry ? As the night of her big "event" grows nearer, Emily becomes more obsessive and demanding..... I was completely shocked while reading the ending of She Stopped for Death. I was so engrossed in the story that I felt like I was there !! When an author can do that to you while reading one of their books, you have to hope that there are more books by the author. And luckily there are !!! Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli is a must watch author....and read all her books. I plan to !!!