I enjoy the first book in this newer series, First Edition Library, by Marty Wingate so much that I knew I’d want to read the next book when it came out. This book didn’t disappoint, and I think I like it even better than the first book. I like how the book murders and stories parallel a Golden Age mystery from the First Edition Library. This time it was Dorothy L. Sayers and her book Murder Must Advertise. By the end of the book, Hayley was going to be taking on a huge challenge, but I’m pretty sure she’s up for it.
My Goodreads review:
Murder Is a Must by Marty Wingate
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Another well plotted installment in an interesting new series. I was glad that Mrs. Woolgar was treating Hayley a lot better in this book. Hayley was doing a good job getting used to her position as curator and actually even got a few compliments from the woman. I was glad to see Hayley and her boyfriend Val were in a good place in their relationship too, and she even met his twins.
The showdown with the killer was a good one, and someone I thought might be a killer turned out to be a big help. I really liked the character of Dom, he kind of cracked me up and reminded me a little of Sheldon on TV with his exactness and how he remembered things. It’ll be interesting to see where Hayley’s adventures take her after the Lady Fowling remembrance exhibition.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher via NetGalley, and my opinions are my own.
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Nice review Tari. I read her other two series, but did not start this one, perhaps I need to go back and give it a go.