The Plot Is Murder by V.M. Burns

The Plot Is Murder

A great addition to the ranks of cozy mysteries." --Laurien Berenson The small town of North Harbor on the shores of Lake Michigan is about to have a new mystery bookstore. But before the first customer can browse its shelves, the store's owner is suspected of her own murder plot . . . Samantha Washington has dreamed of owning her own mystery bookstore for as long as she can remember. And as she prepares for the store's grand opening, she's also...


Details The Plot Is Murder

TitleThe Plot Is Murder
ISBN9781496711816
Author
Release DateNov 28th, 2017
PublisherKensington
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery
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Reviews The Plot Is Murder

  • Karen
    1970-01-01
    I am very blessed to be able to read so many cozy mystery books and I will say that I actively lobbied author V.M. Burns for the opportunity to have this book on my table as soon as possible. Sometimes I can look at a cover and just know a book is going to be amazing, and I was very right with The Plot Is Murder. I did not read the book intro which I have posted below. I just saw the cover and knew I wanted to read the book. Yes I judge books by ...
  • Viva
    1970-01-01
    If you adore cozy mysteries, READ THIS BOOK! It is SO good. I really enjoyed curling up with my dogs, a cup of tea and this book. The main character, Samantha Washington, is embarking on a new chapter in her life. This includes a new home, opening her dream book store AND writing a novel (shhhh! She doesn't want anyone to know). Samantha's new life seems to be coming together until someone is found murdered on her property and she becomes a suspe...
  • Kellye
    1970-01-01
    Great first book in a new cozy series that introduces us to a widow finally following her dreams to open a bookstore and write a cozy of her own. Has all the things I love about cozies, including food, great setting and an interesting cast of characters. I especially loved Nana Jo and the Sleuthing Seniors. Stephanie Plum's Grandma Mazur would fit right in with that group.It also had something I haven't seen: we get to read Samantha's work in pro...
  • Nicole
    1970-01-01
    I must admit that I had been waiting months for the release of author V.M. Burns' cozy mystery debut - The Plot is Murder. The cover, the title, and the plot (no pun intended!) description grabbed my attention from the moment I first saw it, and I pre-ordered the book as soon as it was available. I was lucky enough to obtain an advance copy to review, and it did not disappoint! Not only do we get the story of bookshop owner Samantha Washington, w...
  • Kirsti
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book. I'm not going to lie, I read A LOT of cozy mystery, and this one just didn't tick all the boxes for me. It SHOULD have, because it's a cozy mystery set in a mystery book store but it just felt far too simple for my tastes. Everything is simple; the writing style, the mystery, and even the main character. She didn't even do any of the sleuthing herself, she just chauffeurs ...
  • Peggy R
    1970-01-01
    I read a lot of cozy mysteries and quite enjoy the genre. I always love when I have the chance to come across a new voice in cozy mysteries. This is the debut book by V.M. Burns and I was fortunate enough to be approved for an ARC from Netgalley. This is a wonderful debut for Ms. Burns. I found this uniquely crafted story to be engaging and entertaining. I was drawn in by the cover and the synopsis. What I discovered was a layered plot that inclu...
  • Karen
    1970-01-01
    This was one of my favourite books of 2017.I enjoyed the premise of the character owning a mystery bookstore. The characters were well written and I look forward to reading more about them, especially the senior citizens, who were written as smart, full of life and entertaining.The whodunit was well plotted and kept me guessing.This is the first in a new series, and I cannot wait to read the next in the series.I voluntarily reviewed an advance re...
  • V.M.
    1970-01-01
    This is my totally biased opinion about my book. It's my first book and I think cozy mystery readers will enjoy the cast of characters in this series. Plus, readers will have the opportunity to solve 2 mysteries in every book.
  • Kendrea Parsons
    1970-01-01
    I truly enjoyed The Plot is Murder. At first, I didn't think I'd like the way the story was interrupted by the goings-on in the mystery book the main character, Sam, was writing, but I quickly found myself just as invested in that mystery as I was in finding out who killed Clayton Parker in Sam's real life. I loved all of the characters, especially Nana Jo and her friends. If you're looking for a great mystery (or two, since Sam is writing a myst...
  • Leith Devine
    1970-01-01
    I loved this book! This was a classic cozy mystery with a twist, a cozy within a cozy, and I looked forward to finding the murderer in both books. What a great plot device. The writing was stellar and the characters interesting and funny, especially the senior citizens. I'm really looking forward to the future books in the Mystery Bookshop series.Samantha Washington is a widow. She and her husband and always planned to open a bookstore, so after ...
  • Lisa Elizabeth
    1970-01-01
    A fun cast of characters and solid writing gives this series a leg up on the competition.
  • Kristin Cochran Schadler
    1970-01-01
    Really enjoyed the book within a book. Loved the mystery. The ending was a surprise. Hope I don't have to wait too long for the next one.
  • Odessa Green
    1970-01-01
    The Plot is Murder introduces us to Samantha Washington, a recently widowed former high school English teacher in North Harbor, Michigan. After the death of her husband, Samantha decides to follow both of their dreams and open a bookshop with a British style tea shoppe in it called Market Street Mysteries. She sold her home and has put everything into making her dreams, their dreams come true. She is almost finished with her teaching duties and t...
  • Laura M
    1970-01-01
    This is the first book in the Mystery Bookshop series. I was thankful to receive an ARC from Kensington Books and NetGalley to read. After the death of her husband, Samantha Washington decides to quit her teaching job and open the mystery book store she and her husband had always dreamed of opening. When not at the store, Sam is writing her own mystery set in the late 1930's in England. She's much too busy to open the door a relator (one she does...
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    This is a good start to a new series. It is a cozy mystery, though actually it is two cozy mysteries - the mystery in the main character’s life and the text of the murder mystery novel she is writing. I like parallel narratives, but with two stories in one book, both seemed to lack depth. There are two interesting casts of characters, and they give the series promise. I plan on reading the next book when it’s released. I received an ARC from ...
  • Marty Tool
    1970-01-01
    Fun mystery cozy in a contemporary setting, with an added bonus of a British cozy set between the wars. The main character, Sam is a recent widow following her and her husband's dream of having a mystery bookstore. She buys a brownstone and lives upstairs while bringing her store to life. In Sam's down time she is writing a British cozy that plays along while her own mystery plays out starting with the unpleasant selling agent being murdered in t...
  • Kat
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the E-ARC copy of The Plot is Murder.A charming, mystery that is set in Michigan with a great start to a new mystery series. Sam, the main character, is feisty and has her bookstore set to open when a shady relator turns up dead in her back yard. The plot is full of hijinks, elderly ladies, and a grandmother that is absolutely one of the best things about this book. It’s not to be taken to serious. I...