Murder at the Book Fair: A Molly & Emma Bookseller Adventure
When booksellers Molly O'Donnell and Emma Clarke set up at the Antiquarian Book Fair in St. Petersburg, Florida, the last thing they expect to find is a dead body. When respected book dealer Jasper Ross shows interest in Emma's most valuable books, she is jubilant. But then, Jasper is found dead-and Emma's books he borrowed have disappeared.
Then booksellers at the book fair find many of their high-end illustrated volumes missing, then returned-with their color plates cut out. Who would do such a thing? Molly and Emma join forces with Stewart, a transgender print dealer, to get to the bottom of Jasper's murder and the destruction of the books. Their investigation takes them from antique shops in Old Florida coastal towns to the home of Carmen, a flamboyant, small-time drug dealer and former flame of Molly's. Are the book dealers all what they seem? As they investigate, Molly and Emma find their relationship developing into more than friendship. But will they live to enjoy it?
- Publisher: Black Opal Books
- Publish Date: Oct 21st, 2023
- Pages: 218
- Language: English
- Dimensions: 8.00in - 5.25in - 0.50in - 0.56lb
- EAN: 9781953434906
- Categories: • Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths• LGBTQ+ - Lesbian
Lily Charles has managed to capture the action, the bustle, and the excitement of an antiquarian book fair - and of bookselling itself.
-Michael Slicker, owner of Lighthouse Books, Dade City, Florida
Murder at the Book Fair takes us deep into the world of antiquarian booksellers, and it's a fascinating place to be. Emma and Molly are engaging amateur detectives who warm to each other as the book proceeds, and it's fun to participate in their cleverly depicted romance. The plot includes some intriguing twists and turns. A diverting read in an unusual setting with a grownup romance.
-Mary Dingee Fillmore, author of An Address in Amsterdam