Posted in Cozy, Monday, mystery on March 19, 2012

I don’t know if any other blog started this but I’m going to have a weekly mystery featured on Monday…hence the title Mystery Monday!

The first book to be features is the first in a new cozy series by Lucy Arlington.  It is called Buried in a Book and is a Novel Idea Mystery.  The second in the series will be called Every Trick in the Book and is due out in February 2013.

Lucy Arlington is the nom de plume for the writing team of Ellery Adams and Sylvia May, two friends who collaborated on an idea that became A Novel Idea Mystery Series. Both are authors in their own right; Ellery writes cozy mysteries and Sylvia women’s fiction.

From the back of the book: 

After receiving her first pink slip at the age of forty-five, former newspaper journalist Lila Wilkins is desperate for work, even if it means taking a pay cut. After combing through the classifieds, Lila accepts an internship at A Novel Idea, a thriving literary agency in the utopian town of Inspiration Valley, North Carolina.

 Lila can’t imagine anything better than being paid to read, but with a crew of quirky co-workers and a sky-high stack of query letters, she doesn’t exactly have time to discover the next great bestseller—especially when a penniless aspiring author drops dead in the agency’s waiting room.

 No one else seems too concerned about the man’s demise, but when Lila uncovers a series of threatening letters, she’s determined to uncover what—or who—killed the man’s dreams of literary stardom…

My thoughts:

I thought this was a great start to a new series.  I love that the main character is in her mid-forties and the book is set in the publishing world.  I love to read (that is why I have a book review blog!) and am always fascinated about the process to become a writer even though I have no aspirations myself.  I’m doing good to write these posts! 

But I think this is a great start to a new series and cannot wait to finish the book (just pages away as I write this!) and having to wait until February 2013 for the 2nd will be tough.  I give it 4 stars and definitely recommend it to any cozy lovers.