Book Review | Proof of Murder by Lauren Elliot | Cozy Mystery

Synopsis:

Bookshop owner Addie Greyborne must solve a locked-room murder in a supposedly haunted mansion to recover a priceless Sherlock Holmes original in the fourth book of Lauren Elliott’s literary themed Addie Greyborne Mystery series.

Bookshop owner Addie Greyborne must solve a locked-room murder in a supposedly haunted mansion to recover a priceless Sherlock Holmes original in the fourth book of Lauren Elliott’s literary themed Addie Greyborne Mystery series.

Bookshop owner Addie Greyborne must solve a locked-room murder in a supposedly haunted mansion to recover a priceless Sherlock Holmes original . . .

The seaside New England town of Greyborne Harbor is home to many grand estates, including the Queen Anne Victorian Addie inherited from her great aunt. Now one of those mansions is holding an estate sale, which is just what the bookshop owner needs to replenish her supply of rare editions–even if the house is rumored to be haunted. Assisting an overwhelmed insurance appraiser with the inventory, Addie discovers an 1887 magazine containing Arthur Conan Doyle’s first Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlet, which she estimates to be worth over one hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

But when Addie later finds the appraiser dead in the estate’s private library, with the door bolted from the inside, and the priceless edition missing, it’s a mystery worthy of the Great Detective himself. She’s certain the death and the robbery are connected–but who, other than a ghost who can walk through walls, could have gotten in to do the deed? It’s up to Addie to find the key to the crime–before she’s the next one cornered by a killer . . .
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Review:

This is the fourth book in the Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery series, which I have been enjoying.

This time you follow Addie as she finds another body….

She ends up volunteering to help catalog rare books for an estate sale. She finds herself wrapped up in another murder investigation, both as a suspect and an amateur sleuth. With no alibi, she is determined she will have to do everything she can to find out who really killed the appraiser, since the evidence all points to her.

Could the detective and his new assistant in this case be letting their emotions toward Addie get in the way? Or do they have good reason to believe Addie could have stolen the rare books and killed the appraiser?

She is in it til the end, even after her name is cleared thanks to the help of her new doctor boyfriend and his gift. The suspect list is long and when people start believing that a ghost is responsible for all that’s been going on, Addie digs her heals in to find out WHO really is behind it. She knows it’s not a ghost because they aren’t real.

I really enjoyed this and think if you love cozy mysteries as much as I do then you will too. A murder mystery around books! How could you not love it?!

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