Buried in A Book

Buried in A Book

Novel Idea Mystery Series, Book 1

eBook - 2012
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After losing her job as a journalist at the age of forty-five, Lila Wilkins accepts an internship at A Novel Idea, a thriving literary agency in North Carolina. Being paid to read seems perfect to Lila, although it's difficult with the cast of
Publisher: 2012
ISBN: 9781101571903
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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barigsoy Mar 08, 2020

I like the story line and the setting is lovely. I didn't love that after the protagonist rifled through her co-worker's office and physically assaulted him they just went on as friends as if nothing happened, that seemed somewhat lazy on the author's part. Also, in one chapter one of the character was described as wearing pants and then it changed to a skirt, so it makes me wonder what other inconsistencies are in the narrative. It isn't the the greatest series that I've read in terms of the writing and editing, but I will read the rest since the town is appealing and the characters are interesting enough.

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Shelley51
Jun 06, 2016

Loved it! Trying to find book 2 of the series to find out what happens next!!

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Thunder12
Oct 05, 2015

I liked this first book in series. I like that a middle age woman changes careers successfully and 'get a life'. Her mom is also entertaining. The 'murder' plot was feasible. The reader had a real chance to figure out 'who dune it,'

JCLOctavia Aug 23, 2013

Fast read and a fun cozy mystery.

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savtadina
Aug 06, 2013

I very much like the idea of the book and the characters are very likable: the mother of an 18-year-old boy who just graduated from high school, her mothers who seems a bit psychic, a literary agency and the people working there, a sympathetic policeman, etc. No character is developed very much. After reading the first few chapters, I almost stopped as too much took place in a short span of time--the main character Lila losing her job of 20 years, her son totaling her car and damaging equipment at the high school, the start of a new job and a man dying in front of her. But I am glad that I continued to read. It was a soothing book (when I felt lousy) and the premise is nice. There are a number of literary references to older books and notes about new books too, including a barista with a joy of reading and a lending library in her shop. The main policeman Sean is more sympathetic to Lila's "snooping" than in other cozy mysteries.

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astrella
Jun 05, 2012

The protagonist is very proud of herself. The book is good, but she's just so very proud of herself and is such an upstanding person - it's a bit detracting.

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