A Most Curious Murder: A Little Library Mystery (Paperback)

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This is the first in Elizabeth Buzzelli's "Little Mystery" series, and it is delightful. Set in the town of Bear Falls, which I equate with Eastport, Michigan, the main character's mom has a Little Library in front of her house. Also, the neighbor is a "little person" who is currently obsessed with Alice In Wonderland. When Jenny Weston comes back to town to visit her mom, and to have a calm and soothing time, everything goes crazy! It begins with someone destroying the Little Library in front of her mom's house and a corpse showing up in a neighbor's garden. As Jenny, her mom and the neighbor try to discover who the vandal might be, they learn about themselves and each other, and also get put in some dangerous spots.

— jill


Jenny Weston moves home to Bear Falls, Michigan to nurse her bruised ego back to health after a bitter divorce. But the idyllic vision of her charming hometown crumbles when her mother's little library is destroyed.

The next door neighbor, Zoe Zola, a little person and Lewis Carroll enthusiast, suspects local curmudgeon Adam Cane, but when he's suddenly found dead in Zoe's fairy garden, all roads lead back to her. Jenny, however, believes Zoe innocent, so the two women team up to find the true culprit, investigating the richest family in Bear Falls, interrogating a few odd townspeople and delving into old, hidden transgressions — until another body turns up.

Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli's quaint and compelling series debut A Most Curious Murder will delight cozy mystery readers new and old.

About the Author

Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli lives in Mancelona, MI. She has published nine novels, one work of nonfiction, and several short stories, which have been produced onstage, read on NPR, and published in several newspapers. For many years she taught writing at the International Women’s Writing Guild summer program at Skidmore College and currently teaches at Northwestern Michigan College.

Praise For…

Praise for A Most Curious Murder:
"Fans of [Lewis] Carroll will delight in Zoe's flights of fancy, and the northern Michigan setting in all its splendor is a charmer...an entertaining series with a quirky premise and captivating characters."
Library Journal

"This quirky, clever cozy series launch...[is] hard to resist."
Publishers Weekly

“Quirky main characters, lyrical dialogue and a story sure to appeal to bookworms as well as cozy mystery fans are all elements that give this novel a distinctive voice. A clever mystery and intriguing supporting cast round out the mix.”
RT Book Reviews, four star review

"An enchanting mystery with a delightful cast of characters and snappy dialogue. Book lovers are in for a real treat."
—Hannah Reed, national bestselling author of the Scottish Highlands mysteries

Praise for Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli:
"I’m very pleased to recommend Nuts and Buried by the imaginative and very talented Elizabeth Lee. It is one of those books that will lead you into a new series and new friends. The story is well crafted and a pleasure to read."
Reader to Reader Reviews on Nuts and Buried

“[Lee] has given us the most important ingredient of a cozy mystery—quirky characters! She has created some real treasures...A well thought out whodunit. Plenty of suspects and red herrings to keep the readers guessing. There is also a great deal of humor and Southern charm spread throughout the entire story.”
Escape with Dollycas on Nuts and Buried (by Elizabeth Lee)

“What a wacky group they are in Riverville, Texas. From the Blanchard family to all the townspeople, they had me laughing and shaking my head...A solid start to the series.”
Socrates’ Book Reviews on A Tough Nut to Kill (by Elizabeth Lee)
Product Details
ISBN: 9781683310174
ISBN-10: 1683310179
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Publication Date: December 13th, 2016
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: A Little Library Mystery