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Bound for murder

by Gilbert, Victoria,

Format: Print Book 2020
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Summary
Blue Ridge library director Amy Webber learns it wasn't all peace and love among the "flower children" when a corpse is unearthed on the grounds of a 1960s commune.

Taylorsford Public Library director Amy Webber's friend "Sunny" Fields is running for mayor. But nothing puts a damper on a campaign like an actual skeleton in a candidate's closet. Sunny's grandparents ran a commune back in the 1960s on their organic farm. But these former hippies face criminal charges when human remains are found in their fields--and a forensic examination reveals that the death was neither natural nor accidental.

With Sunny's mayoral hopes fading, Amy sets her wedding plans aside, says "not yet" to the dress, and uses her research skills to clear her best friend's family. Any of the now-elderly commune members could have been the culprit. As former hippies perish one by one, Amy and her friends Richard, Aunt Lydia, and Hugh Chen pursue every lead. But if Amy can't find whoever killed these "flower children," someone may soon be placing flowers on her grave.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The fourth Blue Ridge Library mystery (after Past Due for Murder, 2019) finds Taylorsford Public Library director Amy Webber once again involved in a murder investigation. But this time, she has Chief Deputy Brad Tucker's blessing, at least at first. Jeremy Adams lived in Carol and PJ Fields' Vista View commune during the 1960s until he supposedly left to pursue a music career in LA. His disappearance was never investigated seriously back then (he was a hippie and a drug user and African American), but when a body is found on the farm, identifying Jeremy's remains is the least of the mysteries. Webber uses her access to the archives to aid the police, then starts an unofficial investigation by talking to the few remaining ex-communers still in the area including the Fields, whose granddaughter, Sunny, is Amy's best friend. Series fans will enjoy the ongoing shenangians around Amy's upcoming wedding to the dashing dancer, Richard, who rescues a cat named Fosse, and newbies with an appreciation for small town politics (and an interlibrary loan mulligan) will have no trouble starting here.--Susan Maguire Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The discovery of a body on the farm of mayoral candidate Sunny Fields's grandparents propels Gilbert's diverting fourth Blue Ridge Library mystery set in Taylorsford, Va. (after 2019's Past Due for Murder). Since a scandal connected to Sunny's family wouldn't be good for her candidacy, her best friend, librarian Amy Webber, steps up to help. Amy proposes to use her research skills to try to clear the grandparents, who once ran a commune on the farm. When the skeletal remains, showing signs of foul play, are identified as those of a man who went missing from the commune back in the 1960s, the cold case starts to heat up. Amy's 66-year-old aunt, Lydia Talbot, is a good source of information, while Lydia's significant other, Hugh Chen, and Amy's fiancé, Richard Muir, also assist in the sleuthing. The stakes rise with a second murder, but is it connected to the first one? The plot builds to a complex but satisfying solution. Cozy fans will hope Amy will return soon. Agent: Frances Black, Literary Counsel. (Jan.)"
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Additional Information
Series Gilbert, Victoria. Blue Ridge library mystery.
Subjects Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Librarians -- Fiction.
City and town life -- Fiction.
Blue Ridge Mountains -- Fiction.
Virginia -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Cozy mysteries.
Publisher New York :2020
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 311 pages ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9781643852430
1643852434
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