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Past Due for Murder–complications and resolutions

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Past Due for Murder

by Victoria Gilbert

Past Due for MurderAmy, a library director, juggles many roles from hosting special events to encourage community involvement to maintaining an archive to preserve local history. In Victoria Gilbert’s Past Due for Murder, Amy finds herself in the middle of a myriad of questions. Some are personal and others extend to the community: Why is her boyfriend Richard acting differently and lying? What happened to the missing student Lacey? Why does graduate student Trish hate Lacey so deeply? Did Charles, Amy’s ex-boyfriend, steal another professor’s ideas and why is he back in town? Is there blackmail going on at Clarion University? Who would be motivated so strongly that they would commit murder? As Amy discovers the answers to some questions, more arise and they form a tangled mess which gets unraveled in the end. This cozy mystery is a page turner you won’t want to miss.

I would like to extend my thanks to netgalley.com and to Crooked Lane Books for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 5/5

Category: Mystery

Notes: # 3 in the Blue Ridge Library Mystery Series, but works as a standalone.

Publication:   February 22, 2019—Crooked Lane Books

Memorable Lines:

I thanked her and went back to compiling statistics from our integrated library system. It was a part of my job that I hated, which made it a perfect match for my mood.

I stared at him, struck by the knowledge that his polished appearance couldn’t hide his true nature. He was obviously someone who always had to be right, who’d always demand blind obedience from his family and friends. In short, he was a bully, and no amount of tailoring and expensive haircuts or handcrafted shoes could hide that truth.

“Time don’t change who you are, just what you look like.”


4 Comments

  1. Excellent review for tough situation. Somehow the various themes come together. Looking forward for the next book.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. carhicks says:

    I have this one teed up already in Hoopla, so you have me anxious now to get to it. I am really enjoying this series and it sounds like this one is as good or better. Nice review Linda.

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