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`Download Epub à The Bodies in the Library ó Hayley Burke s fresh start as the curator of The First Edition Society s library in Bath, England, is about to take a rotten turn in this charming new mystery series from USA Today bestselling author Marty Wingate Hayley Burke has landed a dream job She is the new curator of Lady Georgiana Fowling s First Edition library The library is kept at Middlebank House, a lovely Georgian home in Bath, England Hayley lives on the premises and works with the finicky Glynis Woolgar, Lady Fowling s former secretaryMrs Woolgar does not like Hayley s ideas to modernize The First Edition Society and bring in fresh blood And she is not even aware of the fact that Hayley does not know the first thing about the Golden Age of Mysteries Hayley is faking it till she makes it, and one of her plans to breathe new life into the Society is actually taking flight an Agatha Christie fan fiction writers group is paying dues to meet up at Middlebank HouseBut when one of the group is found dead in the venerable stacks of the library, Hayley has to catch the killer to save the Society and her new job Audiobook Review The title caught my attention first echoing one of Agatha Christie s best, but then I spotted the series title and the blurb I was already disposed to fall in love with this new mystery before I ever cracked the first page First the title, then its set in a library focused on the golden age of British mystery which is in Bath, has a library cat, a murder, and the librarian curator has never read a mystery Couldn t pass it up.The Bodies in the Library started out slow, nearly Audiobook Review The title caught my attention first echoing one of Agatha Christie s best, but then I spotted the series title and the blurb I was already disposed to fall in love with this new mystery before I ever cracked the first page First the title, then its set in a library focused on the golden age of British mystery which is in Bath, has a library cat, a murder, and the librarian curator has never read a mystery Couldn t pass it up.The Bodies in the Library started out slow, nearly pedantic, as it introduced Hayley, her situation, the library, the other characters in relation to Hayley including a casual love interest, a grown daughter, her divorce situation, the curmudgeonly trust secretary, the Agatha Christie Fan Fiction writing group, and then we eventually got to the murder.The opening chapters nearly doused my early enthusiasm as I waited for something to happen knowing I was reading a murder mystery The victim being found as the body in the library finally got things rolling Hayley was on thin ice letting the writing group use the library, but now her job is precariously in the balance if she doesn t get this murder solved and not blackening the library, the benefactress good name and the board Like many cozies, Hayley acknowledges the police s role in the investigation while taking on her own first time amateur sleuthing after perusing a mystery for the first time.I was somewhatinto it with the investigation underway, but also had some nitpicking moments that drew me away Hayley got in a snit with boyfriend Val over something I didn t see as that big of a deal Not a fan of drama for drama s sake even if it was brief I also found it tough to believe she majored in 17th century lit from the get go let alone by the end when it didn t come up much with her Oddly, I found it easy to believe she was curating a book collection from the Golden Age of British Mystery and hadn t read a blessed one of them my sense of humor kicked in I was well pleased that the lead character was middle aged and something of an average person in looks and abilities The issues with having to start over in a new job, a grown daughter off at university for the first time, and an annoying ex along with her antagonistic relationship with the quirky library board secretary added verisimilitude Bunter the cat made me smile often and I loved how he inadvertently assisted Hayley on the case.The mystery had me stumped though there was no shortage of suspects or reasons The victim was not a surprise But, when the reveal came, I had to squint in confusion It was one of those couldn t get there from here moments because I don t think anyone could have seen that coming the way it was laid out Fiona Hardingham was a stellar match for the book as its narrator I thought she was great at all her voices, genders, and accents even though I pictured Hayley much younger at first based on the voice It wasn t a kid voice, but just hadn t sounded middle aged to me.So, I ended up being moderately engaged with this one and would like to keep going with the series now that the introductory book is out of the way and things are established I m curious if that wisp of ghostly Lady Fowling will be real or just the imagination and I do like the library and city setting for a promising new series with a strong narrator.My thanks to Penguin Audio for the opportunity to listen to this book in exchange for an honest review The Bodies in the Library is first in the new First Edition Library Mystery series from Marty Wingate It s set in Bath, England, one of my favorite places on earth, and it s a cozy involving books What could be better Hayley has landed her dream job as the curator of the First Edition library located in a swoon worthy Georgian home Hayley aims to modernize the library, but she is met with resistance Someone ends up murdered in the library of course , and Hayley must find the killer to kee The Bodies in the Library is first in the new First Edition Library Mystery series from Marty Wingate It s set in Bath, England, one of my favorite places on earth, and it s a cozy involving books What could be better Hayley has landed her dream job as the curator of the First Edition library located in a swoon worthy Georgian home Hayley aims to modernize the library, but she is met with resistance Someone ends up murdered in the library of course , and Hayley must find the killer to keep her job and everyone safe The Bodies in the Library kept me guessing and was so much fun Hayley is a charmer and I can t wait to see what she s up to in the next book I received a complimentary copy All opinions are my own 3.5 Stars Hayley Burke is the new curator of The First Edition Society, a library dedicated to first editions from the Golden Age of Mysteries How she got the job, I m not sure, because she s never read a mystery, which made me laugh It s a sweet position she doesn t want to lose, but when a member of an Agatha Christie fanfic group is murdered at the library, Hayley s future there is threatened she allowed them in, after all.I loved the setting of Bath, England, and the gorgeous Georgian 3.5 Stars Hayley Burke is the new curator of The First Edition Society, a library dedicated to first editions from the Golden Age of Mysteries How she got the job, I m not sure, because she s never read a mystery, which made me laugh It s a sweet position she doesn t want to lose, but when a member of an Agatha Christie fanfic group is murdered at the library, Hayley s future there is threatened she allowed them in, after all.I loved the setting of Bath, England, and the gorgeous Georgian home that housed the precious books The murder mystery is definitely Christie inspired, with many quirky suspects With her job at stake, as well as the survival of the society itself, I can understand why Hayley would want to launch her own investigation, or at least give the police a gently nudge here and there I can t resist a cozy mystery revolving around books, and this one was a quick, fun read Now I need to catch up on my Christie Disclosure I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to Berkley for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review3.5 starsEven though this book was pretty cozy and mysterious, it ended up being a little lackluster I think that was mainly because I kept hoping it would be Nancy Drew esque for some reason So, what s this book about Hayley Burke has landed a dream job She is the new curator of Lady Georgiana Fowling s First Edition library The library is kept at Middlebank House, a lovely Georgian home in Bath, England Hayley Many thanks to Berkley for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review3.5 starsEven though this book was pretty cozy and mysterious, it ended up being a little lackluster I think that was mainly because I kept hoping it would be Nancy Drew esque for some reason So, what s this book about Hayley Burke has landed a dream job She is the new curator of Lady Georgiana Fowling s First Edition library The library is kept at Middlebank House, a lovely Georgian home in Bath, England Hayley lives on the premises and works with the finicky Glynis Woolgar, Lady Fowling s former secretary.Mrs Woolgar does not like Hayley s ideas to modernize The First Edition Society and bring in fresh blood And she is not even aware of the fact that Hayley does not know the first thing about the Golden Age of Mysteries Hayley is faking it till she makes it, and one of her plans to breathe new life into the Society is actually taking flight an Agatha Christie fan fiction writers group is paying dues to meet up at Middlebank House.But when one of the group is found dead in the venerable stacks of the library, Hayley has to catch the killer to save the Society and her new job.As I said earlier, I went into this really hoping for a very cozy mystery but it wasn t cozy This wasn t a bad thing, it just wasn t what I expected.I really, really enjoyed the fact that this book juggled the main plot along with a few subplots That s something that s hard to do well but this book did it This novel hit all the right beats at the perfect speed in the perfect way I could clearly identify each beat from the introduction to the climax which made me happy because I m a writing nerd My only complaint would be that the book was, overall, slightly underwhelming.Overall, I enjoyed this mystery novel Even though it wasn t super cozy, it made up for that by hitting all the beats and juggling multiple plots I recommend this one Review to come First the first time, I am actually looking forward to a rainy day because I can just curl up and read this Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram