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Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway for The Novel Art of Murder by V.M. Burns

The Novel Art of Murder 

(Mystery Bookshop) 

 by V.M. Burns

About the Book

 Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series  
Kensington (November 27, 2018)  
Paperback: 256 pages  
ISBN-10: 1496711858  
ISBN-13: 978-1496711854  
Digital ASIN: B07B7B4C8Q
Mystery bookstore owner Samantha Washington is trying to keep her grandmother from spending her golden years in an orange jumpsuit . . . The small town of North Harbor, Michigan, is just not big enough for the two of them: flamboyant phony Maria Romanov and feisty Nana Jo. The insufferable Maria claims she's descended from Russian royalty and even had a fling with King Edward VIII back in the day. She’s not just a lousy liar, she's a bad actress, so when she nabs the lead in the Shady Acres Senior Follies—a part Nana Jo plays every year in their retirement village production—Nana Jo blows a gasket and reads her the riot act in front of everyone. Of course, when Maria is silenced with a bullet to the head, Nana Jo lands the leading role on the suspects list. Sam’s been writing her newest mystery, set in England between the wars, with her intrepid heroine Lady Daphne drawn into murder and scandal in the household of Winston Churchill. But now she has to prove that Nana Jo’s been framed. With help from her grandmother's posse of rambunctious retirees, Sam shines a spotlight on Maria’s secrets, hoping to draw the real killer out of the shadow
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

As the third installment to this adorable series we are familiar with the characters and if you have not read the other two that is okay too as they each come to life all on their own as the story progresses showing their distinct personalities which are hoot to say the least. We have a fairly recent widow surrounded by a group of seniors that are very busy in their day to day lives at their community which seems to offer all kinds of things to keep them busy. Unfortunately murder just happens to pop up as well with Samantha's grandma the main suspect so they all get involved depending on where their skills are used best to figure it all out. Add in the charming book store, the cute poodles, and the little town to create a literary cozy that fans can really enjoy. Lots of little twists and turns to keep you guessing wrapped around enough charm to really draw the reader in. Perfect for fans of literary cozies especially since we get a entire second story for free as the Sam writes to relax her mind. I really liked it so I give it 4/5 stars. 

About the Author

V.M. Burns was born in Northwestern Indiana and spent many years in Southwestern Michigan on the Lake Michigan shoreline. She is a lover of dogs, British historic cozies, and scones with clotted cream. After many years in the Midwest, she went in search of milder winters and currently lives in Eastern Tennessee with her poodles. Her debut novel, The Plot is Murder was nominated for a 2017 Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Valerie is a member of Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and a lifetime member of Sisters in Crime. Readers can learn more by visiting her website at

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Twitter: @vmburns  

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