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The quaint warehouse district of Hokes Folly, NC, is hopping despite the drizzly November chill. The occasion? The mountain town's beloved antiquarian bookstore, Twice upon a Time, is throwing a bash for its grand reopening. But bookseller Jenna Quinn's peace of mind is shattered when the local library's director of antique books turns up dead in the parking lot - his head bashed in by a glittering pair of vintage glass bookends. 

As they examine the murder scene, Jenna and her police detective boyfriend happen upon the only witness - the victim's dog, who flees the scene leaving a trail of bloody footprints behind. If only dogs could speak, Jenna might be able to make quick work of the murder case and get back to stocking her bookcases. 

Alas, finding the killer won't be so easy, even though this is not Jenna's first murder investigation - indeed, she inherited Twice upon a Time from her slain uncle. The suspect list is voluminous - the late librarian had not-so-friendly run-ins with numerous guest - but suspicion eventually centers on three unsavory individuals who left the party shortly before the victim did. Now Jenna must edit her inventory of suspects from three names to one before the bloodthirsty bookend-wielder becomes the author of Jenna's demise.

©2021 Laura Gail Black (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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  • Diana V
  • 10-02-22

Rich Relative Bequeaths Bookstore

One of countless stories with a young woman who moves to new town after inheriting a bookstore. She and the policeman fall in love while she “adorably” solves murder. Stop me if you’ve heard this before.

The narrator sounds 20 years older than the character.

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  • C Smith
  • 02-01-22

I love this series

I really enjoyed the 2 audiobooks in the series. I will be very happy for more to come. Thank you 😊

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  • Marilyn
  • 14-11-21

Please write more of your stories.

I was hoping for Book 3. Loved the Narration and the characters,
Felt like the group were my friends and there must be a way to carry on this Book Store. I love books and the old books. I was an antique dealer, so I fit right in.

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  • Debbie Lacey
  • 12-09-21

GREAT READ

Jenna, Rita, Mason, and Keith are at it again. Another murder allegedly linked to the bookstore. Of course, Jenna is compelled to investigate. These characters are warm, funny, intelligent, and I cannot wait for their next adventure in murder and love.

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  • Beatrice
  • 12-09-21

Boring

I enjoyed the first book in this series but this one not so much. It was boring and uninspired.