Murder by the Book (Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery, #1) by Lauren Elliott

Murder by the Book (Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery, #1)

Addie Greyborne loved working with rare books at the Boston Public Library--she even got to play detective, tracking down clues about mysterious old volumes. But she didn't expect her sleuthing skills to come in so handy in a little seaside town . . . Addie left some painful memories behind in the big city, including the unsolved murder of her fianc� and her father's fatal car accident. After an unexpected inheritance from a great aunt, she's ...

Details Murder by the Book (Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery, #1)

TitleMurder by the Book (Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery, #1)
Release DateOct 30th, 2018
PublisherKensington Publishing Corporation
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery, Writing, Books About Books

Reviews Murder by the Book (Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery, #1)

  • Juli
    Addison Greyborne worked at the Boston Public Library until a year ago, but then her life fell apart. Her fiance was murdered and her father died in an accident. While still reeling from the deaths, a relative died and left her money and a house in Greyborne Harbor. She opened her own shop, Beyond the Page Books & Curios, and started trying to piece her life back together again. Someone seems determined to put a damper on her plans. Her shop and ...
  • Gail C.
    I received an advanced digital copy of Murder By the Book by Lauren Elliott from NetGalley and Kensington Books in exchange for an honest review. This is the first book in a planned series featuring Addie who has recently moved from Boston to a small harbor town after experiencing several personal tragedies. Having inherited an estate and lots of money, Addie decides to indulge her love of old books by opening a second-hand book store. She is a f...
  • JoAn
    Murder by the Book by Lauren Elliott was an engaging beginning to a new cozy series that I had difficulty putting down.I thought Addie was a very strong and resourceful young woman who has managed to keep moving forward in spite of the tragedies in her past. Her new friend, Serena, totally captured me with her positive attitude and her friendship to Addie. I thought Ms. Elliott's descriptive writing introduced reader to the lovely small New Engla...
  • Betty
    The first in a new series and new author for me. The story starts out with a lot of action but the narrative did not flow smoothly making difficult to follow at times. The number of characters introduced made it hard to follow the main line and needed more development. A lot of time was spent on the backstory. At one time I felt for the MC because of all the negative events that were occurring around her. There were things that occurred that I qu...
  • Lisa Morin
    Murder by the Book is a first in a new series that is engaging and has plenty of colorful characters.Addie is still in mourning over the loss of her father and her fiance. Settling into a new business and new home takes its toll, and when her new friend is arrested for murder, Addie can't help but get involved.I was intrigued by the story description and was excited to read this new book.My only complaint was how fast Addie was accepted to be inv...
  • Paula
    The story started off with promise, but it began to get clunky and felt disjointed at times when discussing some of the back story and revealing each character (which there were a lot to keep track of). I like the relationship/friendship between Addie and Serena. It's fun and quite endearing. I also enjoyed the small-town setting and the bookshop.There were a few implausible parts that if the same situations happened in real life, the story would...
  • Christine
    Addison , Addie, Greyborne has just moved to Greyborne Harbor after the deaths of her fiancé and father to open her own business. She makes friends with the tea shop owner Serena and Serenas brother Marc who is a police chief. Addie soon becomes the target of breakins, and Serena gets framed for murder. Are the two crimes connected ? Addie thinks so. She works with Marc to clear Serena name and find out who is responsible for the crime in Greybo...
  • Rima Aiello
    A wonderful read full of amazing characters! This book had me hooked from the first page. The mystery was well written, the characters were well rounded. Nothing was given away early, and the end game of the mystery was not one that you were able to guess. A book that I would read again and again.
  • Jessica Smith
    I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Kensington Books, via netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Actual rating of 3.5Addison is new to Greyborne Harbour, she's recently inherited her deceased Aunt's estate and has decided to start anew after the deaths of both her fiance and farther. Addison has experience in book appraisals, and has worked with the British Museum doing such. She decides to open her own Rare and used bookshop ...
  • Theresa Larson
    Addie Greyborne is living with the grief of losing both her father and fiancé, when an unknown aunt dies and leaver Addie her entire estate. Addie uses the opportunity to leave Boston and head to small New England town that is named after her family. There, with the inventory from her aunt’s estate, Addie is able to start her own bookstore. From the day she opens the shop she is hit with problem after promblem. Things escalate until a local bu...
  • Anita
    After her father’s fatal car accident and her fiancé’s murder, Addie Greyborne decides to move and open up a bookshop in a small New England town. Addie’s great aunt has left her a mansion and an inheritance to help her renew her life. But, then a car tries to run Addie down, a copy of Alice in Wonderland is stolen from her store and a local merchant is murdered. Addie’s new friend, Serena, is arrested for the murder and Addie decides to...
  • Missy
    This first installment in this new series was entertaining. Addie is an independent, confident, no nonsense bookseller/sleuth. Her ambition shines in her store as well as outside of it. New-to-town Addie quickly makes friends...and enemies, while trying to solve mysterious happenings in her past and present.I truly like Addie and wanted to spend time with her...especially in her shop, her home, and the tearoom next door. My only complaint is that...
  • Karen
    This is the first in a new series. I really wanted to love it as the premise was promising; however it was not a home run to me.There was a bit too much going on with back story and multiple characters to keep track of. Addie was a character that I found a bit irritating. It felt as if she had been plunked into the town and way too much information and story was going on, without any build up.I would read the next book but hope the story is a bit...
  • Marty Tool
    Addie, an unlikable character I might say, has tragic deaths in her recent past and inherits a large home and money in a small town with her last name. Somehow she doesn't remember anything about the town or of her recently deceased great aunt, but decides to move to the town and open a store of curios and used books, both rare and valuable books. Then mystery and questionable murders happen seeming to revolve around her. Problems I had with this...
  • Scilla
    Addison Greyborne moves to the small town her family came from. She has inherited a big house and a lot of money from an aunt she thinks she never met. She had worked in the Boston Public Library, and is now opening a small used book store with some of the wonderful antiques from the house she inherited. Bad things have recently happened - her fiance was killed in her apartment and her father died in an automobile accident. As she approaches her ...
  • Katherine
    Murder By the Book is the first book in a new series! After her aunt dies and leaves her an inheritance, Addie Greyborne moves to a small seaside town from Boston. She starts her own business ~ a bookstore of rare and used books. She lives in the beautiful home she inherited from her aunt and everything is going well when unexpectedly someone tries to run her down with a vehicle, a book is taken from her bookstore and her new friend Serena is arr...
  • Kendrea Parsons
    Murder By the Book is an okay start to a, hopefully, promising new mystery series. The biggest issue I have with this book is it lacks the polish of a well-edited mystery book. As I read it, it seemed more like a book that a first-time author self-published on Amazon. I'm used to getting uncorrected egalleys and ARCs, but this is very different. This is clearly a beginner who needs guidance on how to fully develop a plot, develop characters, and ...
  • Paula
    Murder By the Book is the first book in the Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery series by Lauren Elliot. Addison Greystone inherits her great aunt's estate which includes a home and a number of books. She moves from Boston to the small seaside town of Greystone Harbor, and opens an bookstore. From her first day, mysterious things happen. When her friend is arrested for the murder of another merchant, Addie must use her sleuthing skills to find the ...
  • Laura M
    This book was just OK for me. It started off strong. Addie Greyborne receives a large inheritance from her great aunt whom she doesn’t remember ever even meeting. She opens an old and rare book store and, for better or worse, quickly meets the other local merchants, including Martha, the cranky woman who owns the bakery on one side of her store, and Serena, free-spirit who owns the tea store on the other side of her shop. I was 20% of the way i...
  • Lisa
    I enjoyed reading Murder by the Book the first book in a new Cozy series by Lauren Elliott. After dealing with heartbreak, Addie moves to the small New England town her Great Aunt lived in. She is opening her new book and collectible store but is soon drawn into a mystery after she is nearly run down in the street and the her new friend is arrested for murder. Addie joins forces with the town chief of police to try an figure out what is going on....
  • Danielle Urban
    Murder by the Book is a fascinating crime cozy. I found the characters to be bold, funny, and clever. The criminals were cunning, but they have not seen anything like the heroine, Addie.Addie has a big legacy to live up to. Her aunt left her an inheritance and another one that Addie didn't find until she solved the case. I was left feeling fear and my curiosity peaked as the crimes kept increasing sometimes multiple ones in a day. Yet Addie, neve...
  • Lynn
    A great new series to add to your cozy mystery shelf! This debut novel features Addie Greyborne. Addie has recently moved into her aunt's house after her aunt's mysterious death, leaving her with a collection of rare antique books in which she starts her dream bookstore in town. Many of the townsfolk aren't happy that a new Greyborne is in town and Addie in turn learns more about the background of her family that she's not too familiar with. This...
  • Janilyn Kocher
    Addison moves to a quaint New England town after inheriting her elderly aunt's estate. Since her aunt poseesed many books, she decides to open a book shop. Trouble follows her. She lost her fiancé and father close together and both her home and business are constantly being broken into. Fortunately, she has made fast friends with fellow small business owner, Serena, and her brother, Marc, the police chief. The mystery plot is interesting as it i...
  • Jacque
    Addie has left Boston after the death of her fiancé and a hefty inheritance from her great aunt. She decides to put her experience with rare books to work by opening her own used and rare book store. Her troubles begin the day her shop opens. The shop owner next door is grumpy and has a grudge against her and a car almost runs her over! Addie makes friends with Serena, the tea shop owner on her other side and with Serena’s brother...the chief ...
  • Book
    Within the last year, Addie Greyborne’s finance was murdered, her father died in a car accident and she inherited her late great-aunt’s estate. Opening Beyond the Page, a book & curios store, in Greyborne Harbor, Addie doesn’t know a soul and she is almost run over by a black sedan as she goes enter her new shop.This debut for Beyond the Page Mystery series is an excellent whodunit. The community of characters is well developed by Lauren El...
  • Sheila Siarkiewicz
    Murder by the Book is the first book in the Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery series. This is the first book I've read by this author and it won't be the last! By the time I started chapter two I was hooked and didn't put the book down until I finished. Addie Greyborne has just moved to a small New England town with the dreams of opening her own book store. Unfortunately not all goes well. An unwelcoming shopkeeper, a stolen book, and a murder pu...
  • Ellen
    Addie moves to a New England town after inheriting a house and money from an aunt she didn’t know. Addie opens Beyond the Page, but mysterious events keep occurring, including murder. As a first in a new cozy mystery series, characters were introduced to enhance the story. With her friend Serena, and the Police Chief, Marc, Addie’s attempt to solve murders is undertaken. A recommended mystery.
  • Connie Liñares
    When Addie opens her new bookshop, ready to start a new life, she never guesses what's coming next. New friends, a possible new love and... new murders!After her house and shop are ransacked, she starts investigating and discovers that the life in the peaceful town isn't quite as peaceful as everybody thought.I couldn't put this book down, I certainly want to know what happens next in Addie's life.Thanks NetGalley for my copy of this book!
  • Jessica Matheson
    eARC provided by Netgalley for review. This book took me a long time to read because I didn’t WANT to read it after the 20% mark.It has a good story, but there was a lot going on, a lot of flat characters, and a lot of dialogue. It could be REALLY good if it went through a couple more rounds of editing.
  • Melissa mckim
    Really liked this book was approved of it from netgalley. had good plots and I liked the characters it's about it had you guessing from rhe beginning to the end in my opinion if you like a good cozy mystery read this the book for you. It my very fruit by Lauren and happy it book 1 in the series. Hope you pre-order your copy comes out of October 30,2018