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Quiet Neighbors
by Catriona McPherson


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A woman on the run blows the dust off a series of deadly secrets 

It’s the oldest bookshop in a town full of bookshops; rambling and disordered, full of treasures if you look hard. Jude found one of the treasures when she visited last summer, the high point of a miserable vacation.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A woman on the run blows the dust off a series of deadly secrets 

It’s the oldest bookshop in a town full of bookshops; rambling and disordered, full of treasures if you look hard. Jude found one of the treasures when she visited last summer, the high point of a miserable vacation. Now, in the depths of winter, when she has to run away, Lowell’s chaotic bookshop in that backwater of a town is the safe place she runs to. 

Jude needs a bolt-hole; Lowell needs an assistant, and when an affordable rental is thrown in too, 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 both have tales to tell, and the dusty rooms of the bookshop are not the haven they seem to be. Lowell’s past and Jude’s present are a dangerous cocktail of secrets and lies, and someone is coming to light the taper that could destroy everything.

Praise:

"Quiet Neighbors drew me in from the very first page, and I stayed up late reading it because I couldn't wait to find out what happened next. That's the definition of a good book."—Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"McPherson writes mystery stories that are both cozy and creepy, which accounts for the quirky charm of Quiet Neighbors."—The New York Times

"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)

"Quiet Neighbors is a cleverly conceived, skillfully executed, decidedly nontraditional small-town mystery that is bursting at the seams with warmth, wit, moxie, and menace."—Mystery Scene

“Despite the dark underpinnings, this is also a story of love, family, trust, and forgiveness.”—Booklist

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780738747620
  • ISBN-10: 0738747629
  • Publisher: Midnight Ink
  • Publish Date: April 2016
  • Page Count: 360


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Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-02-22
  • Reviewer: Staff

In this outstanding standalone from Edgar-finalist McPherson (The Child Garden), Lowell Glen’s house cum bookstore, Lowland Glen Books, in Wigtown, Scotland, becomes a haven first for Jude, a librarian who has run away from her personal problems in London; and then for pregnant 19-year-old Eddy Preston, who shows up from Ireland and claims that Lowell is her dad from a casual affair. Nosy, dotty Marion Hewston, who lives in the bungalow at the bottom of Lowell’s garden, tells of the period 20 years earlier when Lowell kept an open house for frequent visitors, as background to her version of Eddy’s birth. Meanwhile, Jude moves into the cottage of the late Todd Jolly, whose library contains books with insightful jottings hinting at a darker mystery and suspicious deaths in Wigtown’s past. Jude’s probing questions lead to threats, then actions that will change all their lives. McPherson’s literary observations are delightful, her quirky collection of characters intriguing, and the unfolding mystery highly satisfying. Agent: Lisa Moylett, Coombs Moylett Literary Agency. (Apr.)

 
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