Past Due for Murder–review

Ohhh this was a good one! This is the third book in the Blue Ridge Library series by Victoria Gilbert. I’ve read the first two and really loved them. I like any cozy that takes place in a library setting, and this one has never disappointed me. I especially loved the ending of the book. I do recommend reading the first two books, because you’ll get all the awesome backstories of the characters and be able to appreciate this book even more!

My Goodreads review:

Past Due for Murder (Blue Ridge Library Mysteries #3)Past Due for Murder by Victoria Gilbert

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This might be my favorite book in the series, and the ending was just awesome! I hadn’t quite guessed the killer, because the author is very good at using red herrings.

When a local college student went missing then was found near the body of her professor, the police weren’t sure what to think, since there was no weapon found. Amy had talked to the woman just a few days before that and she’d told Amy she had some dirt on a local man and also the man Amy used to date, Charles Bartos. Amy just had to investigate and was nearly killed towards the end, but she had heard a confession from the killer. I liked how it didn’t just end with solving the case. It continued to the planned May Day festival, which was what Prof. Mona had wanted to revive. And old case from the 1800s was somewhat tied in with this one, at least the existence of some gold coins and a killing were solved.

I love how Amy and Richard’s relationship has grown, and aside from a small side mystery, they didn’t keep anything from each other. It was interesting to see the two sets of parents interact. I definitely didn’t like Richard’s parents–and I don’t think he likes them very much either. The end of the book was just perfect! I can’t wait for the next one to come out!

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