Unsigned

Unsigned The life of the party was just found dead It was billed as the biggest literary event of the season McKinley Montague the handsome enigmatic author of sensational serial killer novels was to make a

  • Title: Unsigned
  • Author: Julie Kaewert
  • ISBN: 9780553582192
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The life of the party was just found dead.It was billed as the biggest literary event of the season McKinley Montague, the handsome, enigmatic author of sensational serial killer novels, was to make a rare book signing appearance at the grand opening of London s newest superbookstore But the author never arrives and word quickly spreads that Montague is dead, the vThe life of the party was just found dead.It was billed as the biggest literary event of the season McKinley Montague, the handsome, enigmatic author of sensational serial killer novels, was to make a rare book signing appearance at the grand opening of London s newest superbookstore But the author never arrives and word quickly spreads that Montague is dead, the victim of a mysterious boating accident Publisher Alex Plumtree is shocked by McKinley s sudden passing Yet even disturbing is the encounter Alex has in a local coffee shop with a reporter that very night First the scribe reveals he received a tip that McKinley s own publishers had him murdered to boost his sales Seconds later, a bullet shatters the cafe s window, missing the pair by inches The shooting is only the first of many bizarre incidents, unexplained deaths, and troubling phone calls And with his own life hanging in the balance, Alex wonders if McKinley s demise was just the opening chapter in London s deadliest literary season ever.

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    1. I love all the books in this series by Julie Kaewert! Bought the first four books many years ago, in a local bookstore, and searched out the rest of the series. Then I bought several of them a second time, after they were lost in a fire. The narrator reminds me of the best Dick Francis heroes he is polite, unassuming, honest, and stronger than he knows, with a great sense of humor. Alex has inherited a small publishing business in London, and he finds that the book business is more dangerous th [...]

    2. This is a light easy to read book but I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought that I would. Perhaps for a light book there was just too many things happening in this. It all begins with a big literary event the opening of a huge bookstore a la Borders in its day and a book signing by sensation serial-killer novelist McKinley Montague. Just before the event, publisher Alex Plumtree, who recently 'lost' his fiancé in a previous mystery, meets with a literary reporter who reports that Montague will [...]

    3. I seem to have a penchant for picking books that are part of a series but not the first one. This is one of those books, apparently Unsigned is the fifth in a series. While this usually isn't a problem when reading a cozy in this case there were a lot of characters who had been around for a while and backstory that impacted this story and as a result I spent too much time trying to figure out who everyone was and their connections.Alex Plumtree is a man of steel who should have been in the hospi [...]

    4. A blast from the past - one of a series of "Booklover's Mysteries" by Julie Kaewert that I bought eons ago. This is not the first, but first of four that I own. Good from the beginning, fast-paced, intriguing tale of a murder in London involving booksellers and publishers, somehow related to _Beowulf_.* * * * *I enjoyed the characters, but the story was very convoluted, about issues that I don't much care about. Maybe I'll read the others in the series, since I already have them. . . .

    5. Ripping good mystery, with a inside look at the British, and international, publishing industry. Also fascinating look at the care and feeding of ancient manuscripts, and how they are studied, preserved, and even tampered with.

    6. I have read several in this series before and always enjoyed them. If you love biblio-mysteries and cozies, this is a wonderful entertaining and fun book to read - just curl up in a comfy chair with a cup of tea and this novel.

    7. I thought this was the best of the series so far. Great story line mixing fiction with historical intrigue.

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