Y unbalanced Of course one would have to be to commit murder but the motive was rather weak and strange The police in this novel have a sense of humor They re well aware of the cozy mystery fans out there who like to play armchair detective We can t all be Miss Marple Detective Sergeant Hopgood is non nonsense but fair He s always kind to Hayley and listens to most of what she has to say He gets xasperated by the mystery writers trying to get information from him but he doesn t lose his temper and arrest any of them They re not doing anything wrong DC Kenny Pyle is a fun character He has a sense of humor than Hopgood and isn t as tough Hopgood has to be tough to do his job and I appreciate that he checks into the things Hayley asks him to and takes her concerns seriously This isn t your usual small town sheriff mucking up an investigation This is Bath an old and popular city a tourist destination where crime happens I can t wait to read in this series It s a lot of fun 35 Stars Hayley Burke is the new curator of The First Edition Society a library dedicated to first Vermeer to Eternity editions from the Golden Age of Mysteries How she got the job I m not sure because she s never read a mystery which made me laugh It s a sweet position she doesn t want to lose but when a member of an Agatha Christie fanfic group is murdered at the library Hayley s future there is threatened she allowed them in after allI loved the setting of Bath England and the gorgeous Georgian home that housed the precious books The murder mystery is definitely Christie inspired with many uirky suspects With her job at stake as well as the survival of the society itself I can understand why Hayley would want to launch her own investigation or at least give the police a gently nudge here and there I can t resist a cozy mystery revolving around books and this one was a uick fun read Now I need to catch up on my Christie Disclosure I received a copy of this book from the publisher inxchange for an honest review I just was not a fan of any of the characters really The story took too long to pick up and it was about the MCs personal life than anything To be fair there was a mystery but it just didn t speak to me The bodies in the Library by Marty Wingate was an Heaven to Betsy enjoyable cozy read Ms Wingate s descriptive writing of Bath made me feel like I was there The plot was smoothly paced with several uirky suspects as Hayley stumbled along trying to save her job her home and the First Edition Library The Bodies in the Library is first in the new First Edition Library Mystery series from Marty Wingate It s set in Bath England one of my favorite places onarth and it s a cozy involving books What could be better Hayley has landed her dream job as the curator of the First Edition library located in a swoon worthy Georgian home Hayley aims to modernize the library but she is met with resistance Someone So B. It ends up murdered in the library of course and Hayley must find the killer to keep her job andveryone safe The Bodies in the Library kept me guessing and was so much fun Hayley is a charmer and I can t wait to see what she s up to in the next book I received a complimentary copy All opinions are my own The first book in a new cozy mystery series by Marty Wingate The First Edition Library Mystery series features Hayley Burke the new curator at Lady Georgiana Fowling s First Edition library in Bath England The library is a mystery lovers dream containing many Golden Age mysteries Hayley is attempting to modernize the library but she s hiding the fact that she doesn t know diddly about the mystery genreThe cast of characters is uirky and relatable Hayley is a likable protagonist smart witty and hard working After starting as curator one of her actions was to open the library up to a group of Agatha Christie fan fiction writers When one of the members of the group is found dead in the library Hayley turns amateur sleuth to find the murderer Hayley is concerned about the image of the library and she wants to make sure the library s name is not smeared due to the murderA charming new cozy mystery with ntertaining characters and a lovely location In addition to the mystery there are some things going on in Hayley s personal life she s got a daughter in are some things going on in Hayley s personal life she s got a daughter in an x husband and #A Boyfriend Hayley Looks #boyfriend Hayley looks be a fun amateur sleuth to follow along with in this series A good read for fans of cozies specially ones that feature books and libraries I received a free digital copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in xchange for an honest review Hayley Burke curator of a library devoted to the golden age of mysteries has never read a mystery in her life The compensation and benefit of living on the premises attract her to this dream job Mrs Woolgar secretary to the library s founder Lady Georgiana Fowling lives in the building also Hayley tries to find ways to improve the library s visibility and invites a group of mystery writers to meet there When a group member s body appears in the library after hours and after the group left Hayley inserts herself into the police investigation to mitigate damage to the library and the writers group I never warmed to Hayley perhaps because of her lack of affection for the mystery genre I found the book asy to put down The plot seemed convoluted More insights into the police investigation and less of the amateur sleuth s attempts would improve the bookThe library s cat Bunter was my favorite character I received an advance review copy through GoodReads While a review is ncouraged it was not reuired 25 stars Marty Wingate kicks off a new cozy series The First Edition Library Mysteries with The Bodies in the Library To be honest I preferred the police ov. Es Hayley is faking it till she makes it and one of her plans to breathe new life into the Society is actually taking flight an Agatha Christie fan fiction writers group is paying dues to meet up at Middlebank HouseBut when one of the group is found dead in the venerable stacks of the library Hayley has to catch the killer to save the Society and her new jo.
Marty Wingate ☆ 6 ReadMany thanks to Berkley for sending me a copy in Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice exchange for an honest review35 starsEven though this book was pretty cozy and mysterious itnded up being a little lackluster I think that was mainly because I kept hoping it would be Nancy Drew En plein coeur esuefor some reason So what s this book about Hayley Burke has landed a dream job She is the new curator of Lady Georgiana Fowling s First Edition library The library is kept at Middlebank House a lovely Georgian home in Bath England Hayley lives on the premises and works with the finicky Glynis Woolgar Lady Fowling s former secretaryMrs Woolgar does not like Hayley s ideas to modernize The First Edition Society and bring in fresh blood And she is notven aware of the fact that Hayley does not know the first thing about the Golden Age of Mysteries Hayley is faking it till she makes it and one of her plans to breathe new life into the Society is actually taking flight an Agatha Christie fan fiction writers group is paying dues to meet up at Middlebank HouseBut when one of the group is found dead in the venerable stacks of the library Hayley has to catch the killer to save the Society and her new jobAs I said The Bookshop on the Shore earlier I went into this really hoping for a very cozy mystery but it wasn t cozy This wasn t a bad thing it just wasn t what IxpectedI really really Dance Real Slow enjoyed the fact that this book juggled the main plot along with a few subplots That s something that s hard to do well but this book did itThis novel hit all the right beats at the perfect speed in the perfect way I could clearly identifyach beat from the introduction to the climax which made me happy because I m a writing nerd My only complaint would be that the book was overall slightly underwhelmingOverall I The Art of Memoir enjoyed this mystery novel Even though it wasn t super cozy it made up for that by hitting all the beats and juggling multiple plots I recommend this one Review to come First the first time I am actually looking forward to a rainy day because I can just curl up and read this Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram I have read most of Marty Wingate s books and thoroughlynjoyed them This is one is no different It is the first book in a new series the First Edition Library series and full of funny scenes and uirky characters which brought smiles and amusement as I read I personally like that it is set in Bath where many of Victorian romances take place Of course there is a cat Bunter tortoiseshell cat and a nephew who feels the The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life estate is rightfully his Hayley has a long time romanceHayley Burke has her dream job she the curator at the First Edition Library and this library has the firstdits of mysteries and has never read a mystery She lives on the premise along with Mrs Woolgar the Secretary to Lady Gerorgiana Fowling Her plans to bring the library to this century have disapproval of Mrs Woolgar Hayley invited a group of fan fiction writer who write stories from Agatha Christie books One of these writers is found MURDERED in the library which brings the police into the storyI HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOKDisclosure Thanks to Berkley for a copy through NetGalley The opinions xpressed are my own Ms Hayley Burke has finally landed her dream job curator for a rare books society The only problem is The First Edition Society is dedicated to the Golden Age of mystery writers and Hayley s degree is in 19th century literature She hasn t read one single book kept in the library not ven Middlebank House s former owner and library benefactor Lady Georgiana Fowling s own mysteries Between that and a secretary who resists all attempts to do anything but keep Middlebank House a shrine to the late Lady Fowling and a uarrelsome fan fiction writer s group Hayley has her work cut out for her When their cleaning lady finds the leader of the writer s group dead on the library floor Hayley is terrified and angry but content to let the police do their job Content until she reads Miss Marple for the first time and discovers a new passion She decides to just help the police solve the crime It s a classic locked room mystery How could someone deposit a dead body inside a locked alarmed library Miss Marple would know and Hayley is determined to find out This is a fun light cozy mystery I was instantly attracted to the idea of a woman heading up a library where she s never read any of the books It s a funny and fun premise and one I can relate to Like Hayley my degree is in 19th century literature and I ve never read an Agatha Christie novel or most of the other Golden Age writers I have seen a few movies as has Hayley The coziness factor of the story gets a full 5 stars from me in spite an older heroine mid 40s with a 22 year old daughter of a cat and a slight paranormal lement It would have been better if Hayley was American though or if they publisher had used British spelling I couldn t read Hayley s voice in my head as BritishI loved the Bath setting I ve been there and LOVED it I
a Victorian map of Bath on my bedroom I couldn t really follow in Hayley s footsteps as the author acknowledges she took some creative license with the geography to make acknowledges she took some creative license with the geography to make story better It was still fun to get a uick peek at #some of the places I went to and walked by Mystery wise the mystery is #of the places I went to and walked by Mystery wise the mystery is good I was able to put it down about halfway I didn t care who killed Trist or why I did pick up on the subtle clues to figure out who the murderer was It nds up being pretty obvious If Hayley wasn t so new to the business and if she hadn t wanted it to be someone PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition else she would have figured it out too She doesventually come across the truth but not before it s almost too late Unfortunately she doesn t save herself in the nd but neither does she. Hayley Burke's fresh start as the curator of The First Edition Society's library in Bath England is about to take a rotten turn in this charming new mystery series from USA Today bestselling author Marty Wingate Hayley Burke has landed a dream job She is the new curator of Lady Georgiana Fowling's First Edition library The library is kept at Middlebank Hous. Rely on help from a manObviously I loved Hayley and can relate to her a lot She s a bit ditzy and stupid at times and she tried to overcompensate for her divorce by spoiling her young adult daughter Hayley it turns out is actually good at her job and has some great ideas for actually utilizing the collection and bringing the First Edition Society to public notice What I did not like about her storyline was the romance Hayley was burned once so now she seems to be twice shy Her x was an immature loser and her current boyfriend is also immature and insensitive Wyn is way too obsessed with his work He doesn t listen to Hayley or understand her He doesn t seem to care about her in any way and just dismisses her life outside of his He is blind to his insensitivity and uses Hayley as a booty call and a sounding board for his latest ideas but never has a conversation with her I would have kicked him to the curb long ago There was a love triangle that The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, ended up resolved too uickly I m not crazy about Val Moffettither He seems nice at first and they have good chemistry but then he says things that make him sound like an arrogant jerk He s sensitive to Hayley s needs and caring than Wyn but he s a little oversensitive at times I really like the uirky secondary characters associated with the Society Mrs Woogar is one of those annoying little old ladies wedded to tradition and upholding the old ways tc tc Yet as Hayley got to know her and understand her Mrs Woolgar grew on me I think I understand her I absolutely love Hayley s best friend Adele I was aghast at her approach to working at the Jane Austen Centre but she s fun and loyal My one uibble was how randomly she seemed to be attracted to certain women and the conversation leaped to not wanting to be fixed up That s a huge leap from is she gay too to No I don t want to be fixed up Adele doesn t want to be fixed up but she has no problems fixing Hayley and Val up Some of the other board members are delightful as well specially Mrs Moon and Mrs Moon They sound charming Mrs Arbunot and Mrs Frost seem snooty but one of them surprised me in the nd and made the story funnier Honorable mention goes to Bunter Lady Fowling s cat He is appropriately snooty and adorable when he wants to be Bunter seems to have a sixth sense about leading Hayley to clues which I thought was rather silly Lady Fowling sounds like she was uite a character I would have liked to have met this The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl eccentric woman who collected mysteries from her youth She lived a long full life with gusto and I agree with Hayley that she would be pleased with Hayley s ideas Hayley thinks Lady Fowling s presence is still in the home and that gives the story a slight paranormal aspect I didn t uite care for but I m willing to keep an open mind as long as Lady Fowling doesn t actually show up as a ghost I did not like Dinah Hayley s daughter It s unclear why she took two gap years before going to University but it is clear Dinah is spoiled She manipulates her mother into giving her money She doesn t ask outright she just speaksnthusiastically about her plans and her plans always nd up costing money I #do like Hayley s relationship with her own mother I don t know what happened to Hayley #like Hayley s relationship with her own mother I don t know what happened to Hayley father but her mother has faced a lot of adversity and managed to come out cheerful Hayley s mom is always there for her daughter and knows what Hayley is thinking and feeling ven when Hayley doesn t know herselfThe murder victim is a young man named Trist who heads up a fan fiction writers group that meets in the library He was not a pleasant person always arguing with people and hinting at problems within the group Trist was a bit frightening I don t think he deserved to die but out of all the writers he was the most unpleasantHayley compiles a list of suspects most of whom are unfortunately connected with the library in some way First on the list is Lady Fowling s greedy nephew Charles Henry Dill Dill will stop at nothing to undermine Hayley s job and ruin the Society so he can get his hands on Middlebank House I don t see the point of that since most of the high value items are in the bank and belong to the Society He s interested in the Georgian terraced house and the antiues that will surely bring him money or status but it s not clear WHY he is so interested Does he need money His aunt recognized how greedy and selfish her nephew was and cut him off Dill sounds lazy and stupid It wouldHAVE A VICTORIAN MAP OF BATH ON MY BEDROOM
nice if he were the Second on Hayley s list is unfortunately her cleaning lady Pauline Who lse had a key and access code She works part time for her brother Leonard at his pub The Minerva Leonard seems to be a shifty character Another suspect is Leonard s girlfriend Lulu She was seen arguing with Pauline and acts suspicious If Lulu is the killer did Pauline know about it Did Pauline assistNot safe from suspicion are certain members of the writer s group who don t have alibis for the time of the murder Mariella has a young child and a husband at home She has verything to lose if she killed Trist Harry is a do gooder type always telling tales about her fellow writers She seems nervous and silly brooding over Trist s death and trying to help the police Could she be feeling bad because she killed him What about Peter who was seen arguing with Trist Peter seems to have an dge about him I don t like his temper Amanda a student in Val Moffett s writing class seems very upset by Trist s death but has taken over leading the group with gusto I don t particularly like her I find her personality abrasive and she acts like Trist when she takes over the group If she doesn t take care and one of the other writers killed Trist she ll be next The murder seemed mentall. E a lovely Georgian home in Bath England Hayley lives on the premises and works with the finicky Glynis Woolgar Lady Fowling's former secretaryMrs Woolgar does not like Hayley's ideas to modernize The First Edition Society and bring in fresh blood And she is not ven aware of the fact that Hayley does not know the first thing about the Golden Age of Mysteri.BE NICE IF HE WERE THE