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Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert

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What does a woman who has been obsessed with reading since she was a little girl – like Victoria Gilbert - do when she grows up?  She becomes a librarian and then an author, of course!

This, Gilbert’s second Blue Ridge Library Mystery, begins with preparations for the annual small-town Heritage Festival designed to lure Virginia’s visiting fall leaf-peepers. The plot thickens when librarian Amy Webber and her assistant discover the dead body of a local artist and then heats up when forged paintings are discovered in her studio. “A real page turner peppered with a host of interesting behind-the-scenes glimpses of the high stakes world of fine art. Check it out.” ―Suspense Magazine. “Amy turns out to be as apt a student of art forgery as she is of everything book-related. Just the thing for readers whose pulses quicken when they read: ‘The way he looks at you sometimes…deserves an R-rating.’” ―Kirkus Reviews. Victoria Gilbert grew up in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains and lives in North Carolina.

New York: Crooked Lane Books, 2018. 327 pages. Hardback in dust jacket