This is Gilbert’s sixth Blue Ridge Library mystery, all with clever titles, and all eagerly awaited after the first. Taylorsford, Virginia’s, library director, Amy Webber, and her new husband, dancer Richard Muir, attempt in this novel to exonerate their friend Zelda Shoemaker when a body turns up in her gazebo. They fear that if they do not find the culprit, others may die. “The lovingly rendered characters continue to steal the show in the heroine’s sixth case.”—Kirkus Reviews. “Well-drawn characters.”—Publishers Weekly. “Highly recommended for community library "Mystery/Suspense" collections, [and] cozy mystery lover.”—Midwest Book Review. The author, herself a librarian, was raised in the shadow of the Blue Ridge, and currently lives in North Carolina.
New York: Crooked Lane, 2021. 343 pages. Hardback in dust jacket.