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Determined to make the First Edition Library a success, Hayley Burke wasn’t expecting to have to solve an old friend’s murder in this all-new mystery from USA Today best-selling author Marty Wingate.

Hayley Burke, curator of Lady Fowling's collection of first edition mysteries, is settling into her position at the First Edition Library in Middlebank House. She's even made progress with Lady Fowling's former secretary, the ornery Miss Woolgar. The women are busily preparing for an exhibition that will showcase Lady Fowling's life and letters. Hayley knows the exhibition is a huge undertaking and decides, against her better judgement, to hire Oona Atherton, her former boss from the Jane Austen Centre to help with the planning. 

Oona is known for being difficult, but all seems to be going swimmingly until she and Hayley uncover a one-page letter that alludes to a priceless edition of Murder Must Advertise signed by several Golden Age of Mystery authors. Oona feels this book could be the focal point of the exhibition and becomes obsessed with finding it.

When they find clues that appear to point to the book being somewhere in the First Edition Library, Oona is certain she's unraveled the mystery and texts Hayley the good news, but upon arriving back at Middlebank, Hayley finds her old boss dead at the bottom of the stairs. Did her discovery of the rare book get her killed or was it some angry shadow from her past? Hayley must read between the lines to catch a malicious murderer.

©2020 Marty Wingate (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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  • Jumbled Sunshine
  • 13-10-2021

Narrator's Breathy Voice

I really enjoyed the first novel and narrator. But this sequel drove me crazy at times. The narrator uses a breathy, sultry voice for the two main characters, even when it's not appropriate to the situation at all.

The storyline itself is good but somewhat less compelling than the first. It was a little boring and predictable at times. I still finished it because I wanted to find out what happened. The ending was very good. I'm hoping the third one brings back the charm of the original without any breathy voices!

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  • Patty Rice
  • 10-05-2022

Fantastic book

Wonderful book. Even better than the first book! Great description and dialogue.
Characters came to life.

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  • M. Gibson
  • 06-12-2020

Delightful

I love all the books by Marty Wingate. This narrator does a superb job reading these different parts and bringing the story alive. Looking forward to the next one.

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  • 06-12-2020

Pretty Good

Murder Is a Must is an entertaining cozy mystery book. The mystery is entertaining and interesting with several twists and turns. The only problem I have with the book is the lead character. She is easily manipulated and puts up with things she shouldn't.

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