Quiet Neighbors (Paperback)
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"A story within a story within a mystery that is tied up within a family of kindred spirits".
Although the story is not at all similar, the general vibe of this book is like reading Du Maurier's Rebecca for the first time. "An edge of darkness that threatens to consume a character".
The bookstore setting and quirky cast of characters will keep you reading into the night.
Who can resist a book with a graveyard on the front cover?— marla
A woman on the run uncovers a series of deadly secrets
Jude found the rambling old bookshop when she visited last summer, the high point of a miserable vacation. Now, in the depths of winter, Lowell's store is a warm, safe place.
Jude needs a bolt-hole, Lowell needs an assistant, and when an affordable rental is thrown in, life begins to look up. The gravedigger's cottage isn't perfect for a woman alone, but at least she has quiet neighbors.
Quiet, but not silent. The long dead and the books they left behind have tales to tell, and the bookshop is not the haven it seems to be. Lowell's past and Jude's present are a dangerous blend of secrets and lies, and someone is coming to light the taper that could destroy everything.
Praise for Quiet Neighbors
Outstanding.--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Layer upon layer of deception.--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
McPherson is a master of slightly creepy narratives that are complex and character driven.;--Library Journal (starred review)
About the Author
Catriona McPherson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is the author of several standalone novels for Midnight Ink. She is a four-time winner of the Lefty Award, three-time winner of the Macavity Award, two-time winner of the Agatha Award, and two-time winner of the Anthony Award. Additionally, she has been a finalist or shortlist honoree for more than a dozen major awards. Catriona also writes the Dandy Gilver historical mystery series (Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books). She is the past president of Sisters in Crime and a member of Mystery Writers of America. She lives in Davis, California.