Charlotte Reed inherited her great-Aunt Isabella’s B&B
in Beaufort, North Carolina. Chapters B&B has been renovated
and hosts special events to celebrate books, genres, and authors.
During a literary retreat celebrating mystery author Josephine
Tey, a rare book dealer, Lincoln Delamont, is murdered and
there is no shortage of suspects as he was disliked by nearly
everyone who knew him.
It comes to light that he had information pointing to Isabella
Harrington stealing rare books to fund the B&B many years
ago. Charlotte becomes a person of interest when Lincoln’s
daughter suggests that she killed him to shut him up.
Charlotte’s tasks are threefold: convince everyone that
she is innocent, clear her great-aunt’s name, and find
the real killer before the killer eliminates her. With help
from her feisty neighbor, Ellen, Charlotte makes lists of
suspects and comes up with plans to unearth the fiend.
I found this to be an enjoyable read with many interesting
characters and twists and turns. I couldn’t figure out
who the killer was until the author was ready for the big
reveal. That kind of mystery always scores points with me.
Booked for Death held my interest and attention throughout
the whole book. It is an excellent start for a new series.
Appropriate for teens through seniors, it would make a good
selection for a book club read.
It will be interesting to see how Chapters B&B, Charlotte,
and company evolve in future books. You won’t want to
miss this one so that you are clued in from the beginning
of a new series.
Notes: The author also pens the Blue Ridge Library Mystery