Legal Disclosure

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway for A Murder for the Books by Victoria Gilbert

A Murder for the Books

A Blue Ridge Library Mystery  

by Victoria Gilbert

Cozy Mystery 1st in Series 
Crooked Lane Books (December 12, 2017)  
Hardcover: 336 pages 
ISBN-13: 978-1683314394  
E-Book ASIN: B072396C2L 
Fleeing a disastrous love affair, university librarian Amy Webber moves in with her aunt in a quiet, historic mountain town in Virginia. She quickly busies herself with managing a charming public library that requires all her attention with its severe lack of funds and overabundance of eccentric patrons. The last thing she needs is a new, available neighbor whose charm lures her into trouble.
Dancer-turned-teacher and choreographer Richard Muir inherited the farmhouse next door from his great-uncle, Paul Dassin. But town folklore claims the house’s original owner was poisoned by his wife, who was an outsider. It quickly became water under the bridge, until she vanished after her sensational 1925 murder trial. Determined to clear the name of the woman his great-uncle loved, Richard implores Amy to help him investigate the case. Amy is skeptical until their research raises questions about the culpability of the town’s leading families... including her own.
When inexplicable murders plunge the quiet town into chaos, Amy and Richard must crack open the books to reveal a cruel conspiracy and lay a turbulent past to rest in A Murder for the Books, the first installment of Victoria Gilbert’s Blue Ridge Library mysteries.


About the Author

Victoria Gilbert, raised in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, turned her early obsession with reading into a dual career as an author and librarian. She has worked as a reference librarian, research librarian, and library director.
When not writing or reading, Victoria likes to spend her time watching films, gardening, or traveling. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and International Thriller Writers, and is represented by Frances Black at Literary Council, NY, NY.
Victoria lives in North Carolina with her husband and some very spoiled cats. This is her first Blue Ridge Library mystery.


Author Links:  
Facebook author page:  

Purchase Links: 

a Rafflecopter giveaway  

*I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

What a great start to a new series. Any is the director of the very small library in a small town in Virginia near some mountains. This introduces a library element to the story before the murder even happens which is right up my alley since I work in one too. It as enjoyable getting to the characters while being taken on the tipsy turvy ride of the murder investigation. There were lots of little things mentioned along the way that helped lead the way to a finale that my guess was far from. Excellent writing with some great new characters all set to make you want to read some more. If you enjoy cozy mysteries you really have to try this one. I really enjoyed it so it gets 4/5 stars.


December 11 – A Chick Who Reads – REVIEW  
December 11 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT
December 12 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW  
December 12 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – REVIEW  
December 13 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT  
December 13 – Readeropolis – INTERVIEW  
December 14 – The Book's the Thing – REVIEW
December 14 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW  
December 14 – Bea's Book Nook – REVIEW  
December 15 – Jane Reads - CHARACTER GUEST POST  
December 15 – That's What She's Reading – REVIEW  
December 15 – Cozy Up With Kathy - REVIEW, INTERVIEW  
December 16 – The Power of Words – REVIEW  
December 16 – A Holland Reads - SPOTLIGHT  
December 16 – Sapphyria's Book Reviews - REVIEW  
December 17 – The Montana Bookaholic – SPOTLIGHT  
December 18 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – GUEST POST  
December 18 – Melina's Book Blog - REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST  
December 19 – Valerie's Musings – REVIEW  
December 19 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW
December 19 – A Blue Million Books - CHARACTER INTERVIEW  
December 20 – Moonlight Rendezvous – REVIEW  
December 20 – Curling up by the Fire – REVIEW  
December 20 – Brooke Blogs - GUEST POST  
December 21 - I Wish I Lived in a Library – REVIEW  
December 21 - Sleuth Cafe – SPOTLIGHT  
December 21 - Girl with Book Lungs - CHARACTER INTERVIEW
Have you signed up to be a Tour Host? Click Here Find Details and Sign Up Today!


  1. Would really like to read tbis book. Sounds like a great read.

  2. Can't wait to read this!!!