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Better Off Read Lib/E: A Bookmobile Mystery Audio CD – Unabridged, 16 June 2020
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"A delightful mystery with quirky charm, the fight for the environment, and the love of books."-- "San Francisco Book Review"
"A spunky heroine, a furry side-kick with 'cat-itude, ' and plenty of southern charm. What more could readers want?"-- "Lucy Arlington, New York Times bestselling author"
"Funny [and] fast-paced...A dynamo of a lead in Cleo, who drives with a lead foot and refuses to back down from anything or anyone, including bullies and murderers."-- "Publishers Weekly"
"Outstanding...A delightful cast of characters and an engaging amateur sleuth in Cleo, this mystery is a page-turning whodunit that will have readers longing for another volume featuring this intrepid librarian."-- "Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author"
About the Author
Nora Page enjoys rainy weather, the perfect biscuit, and quiet evenings in with her husband and cat. You can often find her in the company of books.
Ann M. Richardson is an Earphones Award-winning narrator. She studied broadcast journalism and Spanish at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Years later, the desire to take up a creative yet productive career lead her to investigate voice-over and ultimately audiobook narration and production.
- Publisher : Blackstone Publishing; Unabridged edition (16 June 2020)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 1094136050
- ISBN-13 : 978-1094136059
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Our heroine here is Cleo Watkins, aged 75, who’s trying to save the library of Catalpa Springs, Georgia, which has been damaged by a storm. The arrogant young Mayor Jeb Day, though, prefers tourist fishing piers and boat casinos to libraries and makes it clear to her he’s not going to give her any money for the repairs; and what’s worse, he even wants to take her library caravan “Words on Wheels” from her!
Together with her young colleague Leanne, she tries to get some money out of eccentric Buford Krandall, a friend of the library; he’s been reading a lot of books about murder recently, all written by local writer Priscilla Pawpaw… He says he’s got a plan against the Mayor whom he loathes, so together with her charming friend Henry Lafayette, who owns the local antiques and rare books shop, Cleo goes to visit Buford in his eerie old villa – but, what a shock, they find him dead in his library!
During the murder investigation, we get to know all the more or less suspicious characters in Catalpa Springs: Police Chief Culpepper, who’s a friend of Mayor Day; Buford’s neighbour Mary-Rose, an old friend of Cleo’s, who is rather pleased about his death; Cleo’s grandson Ollie and his girlfriend Whitney, an environmentalist (Buford had been polluting the spring waters, and his drill was destroyed on the night he was murdered), Bitsy, the local banker's wife and very active member of the ladies' club…
When Cleo and Henry finally get to talk to the real crime writer, Priscilla Pawpaw, they learn that Buford had been very interested in her notes for her latest book “Fatal Florida”! Next, the two amateur sleuths learn that Whitney actually is the daughter of Buford’s estranged half-brother; then, the library on wheels is being sabotaged – and then, another murder occurs…
A delightful read, both playful and enormously clever, a feast surely for all fans of the genre, with twists and turns and lovable characters – and, of course, at the end of the book the interested reader will find the recipe for a delicious cake!
Recommend purchasing the whole series at once so you have one to move to. This Author has just come out with a new one I'm waiting on. Bookmobiles, cat & dog, murder to solve, and tender love between two older people. Really a nice read! I like paperback so I can easily take it with me to read in waiting rooms, etc.