Friday, April 22, 2011

Murder Under Cover!

I'm thrilled to announce that Murder Under Cover, the latest book in my Bibliophile Mystery series, has received a *starred* review in Library Journal!!

Here's what they said ...

Brooklyn Wainwright (The Lies That Bind), San Francisco ’s bookbinder–cum–crime solver, steps away from her desk again in this smart and intriguing cozy. Steeped in San Francisco culture and characters, including the hippie commune parents and requisite gay and lesbian friends, this beach read has the bonus of spy intrigue built into its plot, and not just in Brooklyn ’s James Bond–like boyfriend, Derek Stone. BFF Robin has just returned from a trip to India bearing a valuable book for Brooklyn to restore. A handsome Ukrainian guy Robin met spends the night—but then he’s murdered execution-style in her bed. Now the bad guys are after Brooklyn , too, but why?

VERDICT There is a high body count here for a cozy, but rest assured, all killings are done off-scene. A terrific read for those who are interested in the book arts and enjoy a counterculture foray and ensemble casts. Great fun all around!

"Great fun all around!" I really do love that! And I hope you've ordered your copy or plan to buy it at your local bookstore on May 3. :-)

Next week, April 29 - May 1, I'll be in Washington, D.C. attending the Malice Domestic conference, so if you're planning to attend, please look me up!

The day after the conference, on Monday, May 2, I'll be in Oakmont, PA for the annual Festival of Mystery. This fabulous event put on by Mystery Lovers Bookstore brings together a slew of mystery authors and hundreds of readers for a fun-filled evening of interviews and book signings and giveaways. I hope I'll see some of you there!