Essie Lang – Trouble on the Books


Shelby Cox never intended to become a bookseller, so when the former editor returns to her hometown of Alexandria Bay, nestled in upstate New Yorks breathtaking Thousand Islands region, to take over her aunts bookstore, she has no idea what to expect. To her amazement, she discovers that she now owns a 50 percent share in Bayside Books and will also run the stores second location in the majestic castle on nearby Blye Island.

But just as Shelby is gearing up for the start of the tourist season, the Castle volunteer coordinator is found murdered in the nearby Grotto. Castle caretaker Matthew Kessler is suspect number one, but Shelby thinks the killing may be connected to an earlier era when violence among Prohibition-era smugglers was rampant in the region.

As Shelby launches her own investigation, handsome and unnerving Special Agent Zack Griffin of the Coast Guard Investigative Services tries to quell her smuggling theory and keep her safe. But Shelby is determined to summon all her savvy as a book editor to plot the murder – and find the killer before he strikes again.

Author: Essie Lang
Narrator: Teri Reeves
Duration: 9 hours 17 minutes
Released: 19 Sep 2008
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Language: English

User Review:

prominence unarmed

This is probably the last Bruno I will buy. Martin Walker seems to have run out of ideas for this series and is in danger of plagiarizing himself. Certainly the plots are getting dangerously repetitious. Walker seems unwilling to move his character along in his personal relationships. He keeps hinting that Bruno will suddenly wake up and find the obvious wife-to-be (who we met back in book 3 or 4) but it never moves any further. And he keeps bringing in Bruno’s exes, both of whom are tedious (especially Pamela). I strongly suspect Walker is quite happy to leave Bruno in romantic limbo forever and grind out these formulaic stories. But he can do it without me. I’ve had enough