Quinn moves from Charlotte, NC, to Hokes Folly, NC, for a
new start at life. Her Uncle Paul owns a bookstore and she
can work there with him in exchange for a place to live. Unfortunately,
soon after Jenna arrives, she finds her uncle at the bottom
of a staircase, where he has fallen and died.
Given Jenna’s questionable past and some unanswered
questions about Paul’s death, the police suspect that
if there was foul play, then Jenna was responsible. So not
only does she have to face a new town, her own grief, and
the suspicions of strangers, she feels she has to clear her
own name and find the real killer.
I’m a reader who is drawn not only to mysteries but
also to books about bookstores, libraries, and the like. This
is a niche several cozy authors fit into, and sometimes it’s
hard to break in a new series without comparing it to others.
That said, I am delighted to report that For Whom the Book
Tolls fits nicely into the cozy genre and the bookstore/bookshop
niche with its very own unique slot.
I was cheering Jenna on from the beginning, and there was
no way I was going to put this book down for very long until
I reached the end. I did not see what was coming or realize
who the killer was.
The mystery is solid, the characters interesting, the new
friendships and relationships are intriguing, and I look forward
to the next book in the series.
Don’t miss out on getting in on the beginning of a promising
new cozy series!