Crime for the Books (A Jane Doe Book Club Mystery #3) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 3 in the A Jane Doe Book Club Mystery series.


The Jane Doe Book Club is hot on the trail of another real-life whodunit in Kate Young’s third peach-perfect mystery, for fans of Ellery Adams.

Lyla Moody and her book club, the Jane Does, are hosting a Halloween party at Magnolia Manor, tailored after Agatha Christie’s A Murder is Announced, but when the lights come on after the staged murder, a real victim lies dead with a gunshot wound in her chest. The victim was an estranged relative of Elaine Morgan, operator of the B&B, who’d earlier been seen arguing with her about the fate of the property. Suspicion immediately falls on Elaine, and she’s arrested.
The Jane Does believe Elaine is innocent, and when they get the chance to team up with police officer Rosa Landry—a member of the club—they jump on it. But then, the club discovers that two more murders have been brazenly predicted online and in the Sweet Mountain Gazette—and that one of the intended victims is Rosa.
Lyla thinks she knows who the killer is, but the only way to find out is by laying a trap using Rosa as bait. But, like an Agatha Christie mystery, the truth is never what it seems. Lyla and her trusty book club will have to sleuth out the killer before Rosa meets her final chapter.

About the Author

Kate Young is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Guppy Chapter. She is married and the mother of three. She lives in a small town in Georgia and when she is not writing her own books, she's reading or cooking.

Praise For…

Praise for Crime for the Books:
“A puzzle worthy of Christie."
Kirkus Reviews

“Plenty of cross-genre appeal.”

“A suspenseful mystery that draws upon the love of murder mysteries with an intriguing twist that is reminiscent of classic whodunits.”
Manhattan Book Review

“An impressive original mystery . . . for fans of the cozy mystery genre and amateur female sleuthing.”
Midwest Book Review

Praise for the Jane Doe Book Club Mysteries:

“Lila Moody has a spine of steel, a sharp mind and a streak of independence. She needs all that and her wits about her as she sleuths through a twisty tale of murder that is altogether too close to her beloved true crime book club. This engaging mystery is spiced with Southern charm, family drama and a tantalizing bit of romance.  Enjoy!”
—Victoria Abbott, national bestselling author of the Book Collector mysteries

“Great fun, filled with small town Southern charm and outlandish characters.”
—Terrie Farley Moran, Agatha Award-winning author of the Read ‘Em and Eat mysteries

“A page-turner filled with quirky characters and more than enough surprises to keep you guessing."
Kirkus Reviews

“Multilayered characters add depth . . . Readers will eagerly await the next installment.”
Publishers Weekly

“A wonderfully entertaining and compulsive page turner of a read."
Midwest Book Review

“An entertaining cozy mystery with a twist...will keep readers guessing.”
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Product Details
ISBN: 9781639101085
ISBN-10: 163910108X
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Publication Date: October 11th, 2022
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: A Jane Doe Book Club Mystery