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Death on the Page
Castle Bookshop #2
BY Essie Lang

Crooked Lane
March 10, 2020/ ISBN 978-1-64385-94-2
Mystery / Cozy

Reviewed by Laura Hinds


Shelby Cox is a bookseller and there’s almost nothing a bookseller likes more than to have a famous author visit for a book signing or two. However, when true-crime author Savannah Page arrives she’s not just doing book signings. She’s going to spend in the guest suite of Blye Castle, which is also the location of Bayside Books’ summer shop. Bayside Books' main store is in Alexandria Bay, New York.

Savannah Page is murdered, and her body is discovered in a secret passage. Although Shelby barely knew Savannah, she is determined to find out how a killer got on and off the island so she launches her own investigation.

There are many things I like about this book. The setting is unique and the author is very descriptive helping a reader to imagine the castle and bookshop. At times though, it felt too descriptive. It wasn’t bad, but the phrase “less is more” came to mind a couple of times while I was reading.

That said all in all this is a very good cozy mystery I enjoyed reading about characters from the first book as well as meeting some new people. The series has great potential, and I adore most of the books the author has written over the years.

You need not read the first book in the series before you read this one, but it can’t hurt to do so.

Reviewer Notes: The author also writes as Erika Chase and Linda Wiken

Reviews of other titles in this series:

Trouble on the Books

Reviewed 2020