Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Buried in a Book

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 quirky co-workers and piles of query letters. But when a penniless aspiring author drops dead in the agency's waiting room-and Lila discovers a series of threatening letters-she's determined to find out who wrote him off.

I was fortunate to receive an ARC of this book from the author, the first in the new A Novel Idea Mystery Series. Lila is a terrific character who lands a dream job (in my opinion) at a literary agency. Her co-workers are a quirky, fun crew I look forward to meeting again in future books. I was completely stumped as to the identity of the killer, making it even more enjoyable. The entire time I was reading this book I couldn't help but think what a wonderful job being a literary agent would be...getting to read fantastic new stories before anyone else, being the one to discover fresh new voices. Reading for a living sounds like the job for me!

Mark down February 7,2012 on your'll be sure to want to pick this one up!

1 comment:

The Cozy Mystery Journal said...

Oh this one looks good. I love all the cozies with a "book" theme so this one is definitely being added to my list.