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This is book number 3 in the A Bookmobile Mystery series.


A match-made in cozy heaven for fans of Jenn McKinlay, Kate Carlisle, and book lovers everywhere, Nora Page's third Bookmobile mystery will (book)worm its way into your heart.

Wrongful accusations have librarian Cleo Watkins and her loved ones booked for trouble.

It's springtime and septuagenarian librarian Cleo Watkins is celebrating new blooms and old books. To her delight, the Georgia Antiquarian Book Society has brought its annual fair to Catalpa Springs in honor of Cleo's gentleman friend, respected antiquarian bookseller and restorer, Henry Lafayette. However, trouble rolls in with the fair when a flirtatious book scout makes the rounds, charming locals out of prized books.

Among the conned is Cleo's cousin, Dot, who handed over a signed, first edition of Gone With the Wind. With no proof the scout took the valuable book, Dot is at a loss. And when the deceitful man is found murdered the very next morning, Dot becomes a prime suspect. To Cleo's dismay, so is Henry. The scene of the crime is behind Henry's shop and his bookbinding tool is the murder weapon. As evidence stacks up against Henry, the police aren't alone in questioning his innocence. Even friends and family ask Cleo how well she truly knows her gentleman friend.

Although books are at the heart of the crimes, Cleo feels dizzyingly out of her depths. Someone is setting up the people she holds dearest. With the authorities on the wrong trail, Cleo has no choice but to catalog the evidence herself. Along with her trusty bookmobile cat Rhett Butler, it will be up to Cleo to book the real killer for good.

About the Author

Nora Page enjoys rainy weather, the perfect biscuit, and quiet evenings in with her husband and cat. You can often find her in the company of books. This is her third Bookmobile mystery.

Praise For…

Praise for Read or Alive:
“A fascinating look at book collectors and their world.”
Publishers Weekly

“A niche read for book fiends and book lovers.”

“Readers will get swept away in this book...Page’s imagination is off the charts.”
Cozy Mystery Book Reviews

“Another addicting mystery...humorous, charming, and a complete joy to read.”
Manhattan Book Review

Praise for Read on Arrival:
"A fascinating look at book collectors and their world. Cozy fans will look forward to seeing more of Cleo and her friends." 
—Publishers Weekly

“This series is getting better with each book.”

“One of the best cozy mysteries [this year]. Spectacular humor, a chilling murder, a plethora of suspects, and a heroine who would give Miss Marple a run for her money all make Read on Arrival a must-read for cozy mystery fans.”
Fresh Fiction

"I highly recommend getting lost in this series."
Cozy Mystery Book Reviews  

“A deftly crafted and terrifically entertaining 'whodunnit' page-turner of novel.”
Midwest Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781643853017
ISBN-10: 1643853015
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Publication Date: July 7th, 2020
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: A Bookmobile Mystery

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