Murder Is a Must

Murder Is a Must

Determined to make the First Edition Library a success, Hayley Burke wasn’t expecting to have to solve an old friend’s murder in this all-new mystery from USA Today bestselling author Marty Wingate.

Hayley Burke, curator of Lady Fowling's collection of first edition mysteries, is settling into her position at the First Edition Library in Middlebank House. She's even made progress with Lady Fowling's former secretary, the ornery Miss Woolgar. The women are busily preparing for an exhibition that will showcase Lady Fowling's life and letters. Hayley knows the exhibition is a huge undertaking and decides, against her better judgement, to hire Oona Atherton, her former boss from the Jane Austen Centre to help with the planning.

Oona is known for being difficult, but all seems to be going swimmingly until she and Hayley uncover a one-page letter that alludes to a priceless edition of MURDER MUST ADVERTISE signed by several Golden Age of Mystery authors. Oona feels this book could be the focal point of the exhibition and becomes obsessed with finding it.

When they find clues that appear to point to the book being somewhere in the First Edition Library, Oona is certain she's unraveled the mystery and texts Hayley the good news, but upon arriving back at Middlebank, Hayley finds her old boss dead at the bottom of the stairs. Did her discovery of the rare book get her killed or was it some angry shadow from her past? Hayley must read between the lines to catch a malicious murderer.

Title:Murder Is a Must
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781984804136
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    Murder Is a Must Reviews

  • Darinda

    Hayley Burke is the curator at Lady Georgiana Fowling’s First Edition library in Bath, England. The library is a mystery lovers dream, containing many Golden Age mysteries. Hayley and her former bos...

  • Maine Colonial

    I received an advance review copy from the publisher, via Netgalley.Dorothy L. Sayers is my favorite Golden Age of Mystery writer, so I couldn’t resist this modern-day takeoff on her classic Murder ...

  • Tari

    Another well plotted installment in an interesting new series. I was glad that Mrs. Woolgar was treating Hayley a lot better in this book. Hayley was doing a good job getting used to her position as c...

  • Mary

    Another book that I have mixed feelings about. The story was pretty interesting, but it felt like there was a lot of talk about what the characters were going to do, but they didn't get around to doin...

  • Kathleen

    Murder is a Must earns 5/5 Classic Books...Engaging and Clever!Haley Burke is anxious, about her first public event as curator of the First Edition Society. She has arranged for a literary salon eveni...

  • Julie

    This was fun and held my attention; the lead character, Hayley Burke, was smart and driven, and her trajectory and personal relationships were interesting. I loved the setting - a library of first edi...

  • QNPoohBear

    Thank you NetGalley and Berkley Crime for the advanced review copy. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own and not affected by the giveaway.Hayley Burke, Curator of the First Editio...

  • Kathy Martin

    Hayley Burke is determined to make the First Editions Library a success and relevant to today's fans of mystery novels. She is beginning a series of literary salons. But the big event to increase the ...

  • Fred

    Murder Is A Must is the second book in the First Edition Library Mystery series.Haley Burke is settling in nicely to her job as curator of the First Edition Library. The library of the late Lady Fowli...

  • OpenBookSociety.com

    https://openbooksociety.com/article/m...Murder is a MustFirst Edition Library Mystery #2By Marty WingateISBN 9781984804136martywingate.comBrought to you by OBS Reviewer JeanieSynopsis:Determined to ma...