Who knew book lovers lived so dangerously?
In a nutshell:
A cook book shop owner is murdered and the next door neighbour, mystery book seller Tricia, is the only suspect for the police sheriff who holds a grudge against her.
Language I read the book in: English
Did I like it? Yes, rather
For people who: like books about book lovers and cozy mysteries
I got this book from Birgit and as it sounded nice and entertaining I read it right away.
Once I started reading it drew me right into the atmosphere of this little New Hampshire town with a whole street full of antiquarian books stores. Sounds like a reader’s dream come true.
There was budding romance (don’t recoil, it was ok for a mystery book), quite interesting characters, a sisters’ conflict, an intriguing murder and a dislikeable sheriff. A few of the plot items will definitely carry on into following sequels and I find it quite inconsiderate of Birgit that she didn’t send me the next book, but the fourth. Just kidding, I love Birgit, but now I somehow have to get the two mysteries in between in order to be in the picture. I am predicting a relationship between Tricia and the publisher of the local newspaper in the future, but we will see.
Anyway, a nice mystery, the series is definitely worth reading on.
One thing that I would like to mention that totally rubbed me the wrong way was the fact that the characters (and thus the author) talked about a child with Down Syndrome as being "retarded" which I find offensive. I have a child with Down Syndrome and I find that word hurtful. Obviously the author knows that the word is debatable to say the least, because in one scene she has one character say something along the lines of "you can call her [the child] retarded, it won’t offend me". Well, it did offend me as a reader and that little detail (as unimportant as it may seem – the story doesn’t revolve around the DS issue) was in the back of my mind during the whole book and bothered me.
Product info and buy link :
|Title||Murder is binding|
|I got this book from||Birgit at The Book Garden|
|Buy link||Buy Murder is binding|
|More info||The Booktown mystery series|
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Have you read this book? What did you think of it? I would love to hear other opinions.