Saturday, December 12, 2020

A Deadly Edition Review & Giveaway


A DEADLY EDITION by Victoria Gilbert
The Fifth Blue Ridge Library Mystery
Preparations for her wedding are keeping librarian Amy Webber happily busy. Several people have some to town to celebrate in the weeks before the wedding, including her younger brother and a colleague of her aunt's beau. Other newcomers have appeared in town as well including a shifty looking man, an inquisitive tourist, and a business rival of the enigmatic Kurt Kendrick. Taking a breath of air at a party in their honor, Amy and Kurt stumble across the body of Kurt's rival. With several party goers acting suspiciously, Amy can't stop from doing a little research. Was the man's death the result of a competition for the purchase of a rare book? Or is something more going on? Planning her wedding won't stop Amy from doing some digging on her own, but will she be digging her own grave?

A DEADLY EDITION combines all of the items from the Old English rhyme about weddings into the plot of its mystery. There's something old (the past of many of the characters), something new (new characters are introduced), something borrowed (pain, guilt, revenge, to name just a few), and something blue (emotions from some characters). These concepts are seamlessly blended into this engaging story. 

I love the characters, their diversity, their uniqueness, and their ability to see beyond it all to come together, protect each other, and ultimately, love each other. While I caught onto one aspect of the mystery fairly early on, it didn't detract from my enjoyment of the story, and still left me some surprises at its conclusion.
A DEADLY EDITION is a heartwarming and ultimately uplifting mystery that proves that while the past may shape you, love will triumph.


 A Deadly Edition: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery by Victoria Gilbert

About A Deadly Edition

A Deadly Edition: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery
Cozy Mystery 5th in Series
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (December 8, 2020)
Hardcover: 368 pages

'Til death do us part" could be closer than the bride realizes in Victoria Gilbert's tantalizing fifth Blue Ridge Library mystery."

The pursuit to acquire a rare illustrated book turns deadly, and on the eve of her upcoming wedding, library director Amy Webber is drawn into a web of treachery and betrayal that could derail her happy day--and maybe just claim her life.

Planning a wedding can be murder--sometimes literally. At a party celebrating their upcoming nuptials, Taylorsford, Virginia library director Amy Webber and her fiancé Richard Muir discover the body of art dealer Oscar Selvaggio--a bitter rival of their host, Kurt Kendrick.

Both had been in a heated battle to purchase a rare illustrated volume created by William Morris's Kelmscott Press, so suspicion immediately falls upon Kurt. Amy knows that Kurt has a closet-full of skeletons from his past--but she can't believe he's guilty of murder.

Amidst an avalanche of wedding preparations, Amy begins an investigation with the help of her aunt Lydia Talbot and the new mayor of Taylorsford, Sunshine "Sunny" Fields. Much to Lydia's dismay, her boyfriend, art expert Hugh Chen, becomes convinced of Kurt's guilt and launches an investigation of his own. As the case hits painfully close to home, the stakes become impossibly high--and the danger all too real.


About Victoria Gilbert

Raised in a historic small town near the Blue Ridge Mountains, Victoria Gilbert turned her early obsession with books into a dual career as an author and librarian.

Victoria writes the Blue Ridge Library Mystery series, the Booklover’s B&B series, and the upcoming Hunter and Clewe traditional mystery series for Crooked Lane Books. She has also published fantasy with Snowy Wings Publishing.

A member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime, Victoria is represented by Frances Black at Literary Counsel. She lives near Winston-Salem, NC with her husband, son, and some very spoiled cats.

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  1. Thanks for participating in my blog tour and for the lovely review!

  2. Sounds like an exciting book.

  3. Love books like this. Book cover is great and I look forward to learning more about the author.
    I would love to read and review this book and ALL the author's books in print format. Book looks interesting, mysterious, intriguing and looks like a page turner.
    Hope I Win.

  4. Wow this sounds so good and I sure hope you get a lot of followers while you are on tour. I also hope that this comes out in print as battling a disease called RSD for 30 years and it has crippled my fingers along with many other things and i love to read and review on a few sites peggy clayton