Review; For Whom the Book Tolls (An Antique Bookshop Mystery #1) by Laura Gail Black

Last year I recieved an ARC of the cosy mystery For Whom the Book Tolls (An Antique Bookshop Mystery #1) by Laura Gail Black through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards and today I'll post my review.

Description from Goodreads
In this cozy series debut from Laura Gail Black, Jenna Quinn finds her uncle murdered in his antique bookstore, and Jenna--his primary beneficiary--becomes the prime suspect.

Trouble follows Jenna Quinn wherever she goes. Fleeing some unsavory doings in her hometown of Charlotte, Jenna accepts her uncle's gracious invitation to stay with him in small-town Hokes Folly, NC. In exchange, she'll help him out in his antiquarian bookstore. But soon after she arrives, Jenna finds her uncle's body crumpled at the base of the staircase between his apartment and the bookstore.

Before the tragedy even sinks in, Jenna learns that she's inherited almost everything her uncle owned: the store and apartment, as well as his not-so-meager savings and the payout from a life insurance policy...which adds up to more than a million dollars. This is all news to Jenna--bad news, once the police get wind of her windfall. An ill wind, indeed, as a second murder cements Jenna's status as the prime suspect in both deaths.

Jenna can hit the road again, taking her chances that she can elude trouble along the way. Or she can stick it out in Hokes Folly, take over the bookstore, and try to sleuth out her uncle's killer. On the one hand, she's made some wonderful new friends, and she feels she can thrive in the genial small-town environment. On the other hand, trouble knows her address--and so does the killer, who is determined to write the final page of Jenna's story.

My Thoughts on the Book
For Whom the Book Tolls was an okay start of a new series. The main character was likeable and relatable and the plot had quite a few of the regular ingredients for a cosy mystery. There wasn't necessarily anything wrong with this cosy, but after reading quite a few cosy mysteries, I just didn't find it quite unique enough for me, although I enjoyed the bookstore setting of course.

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