is over and it’s nearly time for Epiphany, also called
the Feast of the Three Kings. Greyborne Harbor, Massachusetts
celebrates with a Christmas tree bonfire on the beach followed
by an ice carving festival and competition. It is known as
the Fire and Ice Festival.
owns the Beyond The Page Bookstore in town where Paige Stringer
works as her shop assistant. Paige has a complicated family
what with her difficult mother, Martha, of Martha’s
bakery, her father, Ken, Martha’s ex-husband, and the
father of Paige’s daughter, Emma. Brett Palmer has come
to town to attempt to claim his daughter.
finds Brett’s body, Martha Springer becomes the main
suspect in his murder because she’d fought with him
and had threatened to put an end to his nonsense.
This is a well-written
and enjoyable read. It took me a bit of time to get through
it because I hadn’t read the previous books and had
a little trouble keeping up with the characters and their
relationships. After a while, I got them all straight in my
mind and was able to continue reading more easily.
was clever and I was surprised by the outcome. I am now invested
enough in Addie and those who surround her that I hope to
be able to go back and read the first four books before the
next one is published.
With all the
elements of a cozy mystery represented, A Page Marked
for Murder should be on cozy readers’ lists for
fall and winter reading.