Oct 21, 2019

Murder in First Edition by Lauren Elliott

Hello my cozy friends,

First off can I just say wow! Murder in First Edition by Lauren Elliot the third instalment in the series is even better than the last, now the long wait till book four...

I don’t know how I missed posting this review on my blog back in August, but somehow I did... 


Addie Greyborne is preparing for the holidays at her bookstore in seaside New England—but a winter storm is coming, in more ways than one . . .

Addie’s getting into the spirit for the upcoming Charity Auction—especially since she’s got an 1843 copy of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol to donate. Her mood darkens, though, when a visitor from the past appears—Jonathan Hemingway, the father of her late fiancĂ©. His presence stirs up sad memories for Addie, but also has her fuming when Jonathan, true to his womanizing ways, runs off for a lunchtime liaison with Teresa Lang, who’s in charge of the auction.  Soon after, Addie heads to Teresa’s office at the hospital—and finds the poor woman’s dead body. What she doesn’t find is her valuable first edition. What sort of Scrooge would steal from sick children and commit murder in the process? As a Nor’easter bears down and a mystery emerges about Jonathan’s past, Addie must find out if she can appraise people’s motives and characters as well as she can appraise rare books . . .

I love the main set of characters, Addie, Selena, Paige and not to mention Marc and Simon (the men vying for Addie's affections). We had some new characters in this instalment but they helped round out Addie's support system/family and make everything feel so real. Did I mention I'm team Marc...

As for the mystery it was full of twists, turns and plenty of red herrings which made this a story I did not want to put down nor end ... it was like when you finish watching a movie and want to know what happens next to the heroine or people in the story however mundane that might be. Ms Elliott has made me invested in the lives of these characters and Greyborne Harbor.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves Cozy mysteries.


I would like to thank the author and Kensington Books for the Advance Readers Copy I requested and received. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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