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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Bookstore Owner Reviews Cozy Mystery

Name of book: The Highbury Murders:  A Mystery Set in the Village of Jane Austen’s Emma
Author of book: Victoria Grossack
Author’s website: www.tapestryofbronze.com
Genre: Historical Fiction & Cozy Mystery
ISBN: 978-1482627459
Hardcopy purchase: http://www.booksnstuffnc.com/ItemDetail.aspx?product=9781482627459
Electronic purchase: http://www.amazon.com/Highbury-Murders-Mystery-Village-ebook/dp/B00BNB0HBC/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=1-1&qid=1368210989

 Reviewed by Susan Warren, owner of Books ‘n Stuff in Southport, NC


"A mystery set in the village of Jane Austen's Emma," about says it all! What a fun, charming murder mystery - sounds strange to call a murder mystery charming, but it is! This story is just like reading a sequel to Austen's Emma. Ms. Grossack captured the heart of Emma and her fellow villagers in Highbury. You feel like you're reading Austen. Descriptions of the villagers, the surroundings, even the beloved characters from the original Emma are back to help solve the mystery. Even the style of the mystery seems to be from the period -- i.e. Wilkie Collins. I really enjoyed this story. It even solves one of the mysteries in Emma -- how did Mr. Churchill's first wife die?? Relax, enjoy, and be entertained.
~ –Susan Warren, owner of Books ‘n Stuff in Southport, NC
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