Title: Death in Glenville Falls
Author: Carol L. Wright
Publisher: Cozy Den Press
Publish Date: August 17, 2017
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "Early September is a time for new beginnings in a college town, and Gracie McIntyre braces for hers.
left the practice of law eighteen years ago, after losing a client to
an apparent murder/suicide. Since then, she’s been a stay-at-home mom
and part-time professor at the local college. Now that her son has gone
off to university and her daughter has started high school, she is ready
for a new adventure. But opening a new-and-used book shop gives her
more than she bargains for.
Days after her grand opening, she
finds a threatening message outside her door. When she refuses to heed
the warning, violence escalates. What’s worse, she suspects a police
officer might be the culprit. She soon realizes she’s on her own to find
a way to save her store—and possibly her life."
My Two Cents:
"Death in Glenville
Falls" is the story of Gracie McIntyre, a woman who has my dream job:
owning a bookstore. She is content with her life of creating a place for
community in her small bookstore with the company of her orange kitty.
Unfortunately, quiet is not the idea that fate has for her life. Gracie
will get pulled into a mystery where her livelihood and her own life may
be at stake.
This book was a first for me: a cozy mystery! I
don't read a lot of mystery in general but I had never read a cozy
mystery before. Cozy mysteries are like kinder, gentler mysteries: they
aren't bloody because any violence happens offstage. I picked up this
book for book club and the author is the mother of one of my book club
friends. I love when my reading is stretched like this!
such a great character. Not only does she make it her business to try
to solve the mysterious circumstances that befall her bookstore but she
balances it all with still being a good parent and a good friend. She is
intelligent and kind. Because she is just an amateur sleuth, she thinks
about things in a very different way that helps her solve the mystery
at the core of the book (I don't want to go too much into this so I
don't give anything away).
I also really liked the setting.
Glenville Falls is a small college town. Everyone knows everyone and
everyone is in everyone else's business. The town is full of quirky
characters that come in and out of the book and made for a more
This was a great foray into the world of cozy mysteries and I am looking forward to getting back to Glenville Falls soon!