Review; A Deadly Edition (Blue Ridge Library Mysteries #5) by Victoria Gilbert
Last year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the cosy mystery A Deadly Edition (Blue Ridge Library Mysteries #5) by Victoria Gilbert through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards and today I'll post my review.
Description from Goodreads"Til death do us part" could be closer than the bride realizes in Victoria Gilbert's tantalizing fifth Blue Ridge Library mystery.
The pursuit to acquire a rare illustrated book turns deadly, and on the eve of her upcoming wedding, library director Amy Webber is drawn into a web of treachery and betrayal that could derail her happy day—and maybe just claim her life.
Planning a wedding can be murder—sometimes literally. At a party celebrating their upcoming nuptials, Taylorsford, Virginia library director Amy Webber and her fiancé Richard Muir discover the body of art dealer Oscar Selvaggio—a bitter rival of their host, Kurt Kendrick.
Both had been in a heated battle to purchase a rare illustrated volume created by William Morris's Kelmscott Press, so suspicion immediately falls upon Kurt. Amy knows that Kurt has a closet-full of skeletons from his past—but she can't believe he's guilty of murder.
Amidst an avalanche of wedding preparations, Amy begins an investigation with the help of her aunt Lydia Talbot and the new mayor of Taylorsford, Sunshine "Sunny" Fields. Much to Lydia's dismay, her boyfriend, art expert Hugh Chen, becomes convinced of Kurt's guilt and launches an investigation of his own. As the case hits painfully close to home, the stakes become impossibly high—and the danger all too real.
My Thoughts on the BookA Deadly Edition was a fun and engaging read. The plot was well written, even if I had suspicions on the culprit(s) and the characters were three dimensional. An added bonus was the diversity of the characters, such as Scott and Jessica.