The Resource The plot is murder, V.M. Burns

The plot is murder, V.M. Burns

Label
The plot is murder
Title
The plot is murder
Statement of responsibility
V.M. Burns
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Samantha Washington is opening a mystery bookstore in North Harbor, Michigan, on the shores of Lake Michigan. She's also penning a cozy mystery set in England. When a shady realtor turns up dead in her backyard, the police suspect Samantha. Aided by her feisty grandmother and an enthusiastic ensemble of colorful retirees, Samantha is determined to close the case before she opens her store
Member of
Tone
Writing style
Character
Review
/* Starred Review */ Samantha Washington's late husband always dreamed of opening a mystery bookstore in North Harbor, MI, but she really wanted to write a British cozy mystery. Now Samantha is doing both, writing at night and preparing to open Market Street Mysteries in the brownstone she bought after a legal battle with the shady realtor Clayton Parker. Her problems with Clayton come to a head when she finds his body in her backyard. Police believe Samantha had reasons to kill him, but her grandmother Nana Jo has other ideas. She and "the girls" from the retirement village team up with Samantha to uncover the truth. In alternating chapters, the plot of Samantha's 1930s mystery unfolds. VERDICT This debut cleverly integrates a historical cozy within a contemporary mystery. In both story lines, the elder characters shine; they are refreshingly witty and robust, with formidable connections and investigative skills. Readers of Carolyn Hart and Vicki Delany will appreciate the lively seniors, the humor, and the bookstore environment.—LH --Lesa Holstine (Reviewed 11/01/2017) (Library Journal, vol 142, issue 18, p59)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10599993
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burns, V. M.
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A mystery bookshop mystery
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bookstores
  • Murder
  • Real estate agents
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
  • Bookstores
  • Murder
  • Retirees
  • Michigan
Label
The plot is murder, V.M. Burns
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1897659
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9781496711816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781496711816
  • (OCoLC)975846174
Label
The plot is murder, V.M. Burns
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1897659
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9781496711816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781496711816
  • (OCoLC)975846174

Library Locations

    • Central LibraryBorrow it
      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.2713021 -97.7460168
    • Howson BranchBorrow it
      2500 Exposition Blvd., Austin, TX, 78703, US
      30.2982508 -97.7675915
    • Manchaca Road BranchBorrow it
      5500 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX, 78745, US
      30.2166039 -97.79733689999999
    • Ruiz BranchBorrow it
      1600 Grove Blvd., Austin, TX, 78741, US
      30.2298616 -97.7070109
    • Windsor Park BranchBorrow it
      5833 Westminster Dr., Austin, TX, 78723, US
      30.3116523 -97.6902298
Processing Feedback ...