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    I loved it!

    This is the third book in the series, and my favourite so far! The main character is also a writer, so there is a bonus in that there are two mysteries to solve within the book, which is a bonus and not a distraction from either story. The mysteries were well written and kept me guessing! I especially enjoy the senior citizens, who were written as smart, full of life and entertaining. I look forward to reading the next in the series. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
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    Two Mysteries in One Book

    After losing her husband, widow Samantha Washington retires from her teaching job and takes on a new career as both a mystery writer and owner of a mystery book shop. A great fit for a woman who, along with her grandmother and a group of other women, likes to solve mysteries. When a new resident at Nana Jo’s retirement community is murdered, Nana is the main suspect. But Samantha and the ladies are on the case! Eerily enough the murder seems to parallel the mystery Samantha is currently writing, but even she doesn’t know how that will end. It’s a race to clear Nana’s good name as the clock ticks down to the police needing to make an arrest. This was my first introduction to the Mystery Bookshop series and I really like the characters. Samantha, her mother and Nana Jo are all widows and learning to let themselves love again. The characters emotions and ways they deal with things is genuine and relatable. Best bonus is that as a mystery writer, you get Samantha’s story as she writes it within this story. It’s a great two-for!
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    War Crimes lead to murder!

    I adore the characters in this series and this book, The Novel Art of Murder. Ms. Burns does such a beautiful job of allowing even the secondary characters to shine that I feel I know all of them. The bookshop workers and their friends are the stars of the book even though none of them are the primary suspect this time. In fact, things at the bookshop are going great but the same can't be said for the retirement village our favorite seniors live in. History from as far back as World War II and as recent as the last decade come into play when a recent addition to the retirement condos is found dead in her room. The complexity of the background was fascinating but I was a bit disappointed that the murderer seemed too obvious. Since I read the book as an ARC there could be changes, and I can't wait to read the final product to see if that has happened. Of course, the person I think is most obvious usually isn't and other readers often have different ideas. The possible motives and intertwined characters still kept me hooked to the main mystery as much as the wonderful characters. As has been the norm, the historical romance that Sam is writing offers parallels that help her work through the real mystery as well as the newest book in the series that she is writing. I love that we get two whole mysteries rather than just snippets of Sam's work. I received and ARC of The Novel Art of Murder via NetGalley. I have recently become a big fan and shout about all of her book to all my friends because I love them so much.g fan and shout about all of her book to all my friends because I love them so much.
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