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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Proof of Murder
  • Lauren Elliott
  • English
  • 13 March 2017
  • 1496727096

10 thoughts on “Proof of Murder

  1. says:

    In this fourth installment in Lauren Elliott s Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery series, Addie Greyborne is attending an auction preview at a mansion that is rud to be haunted When she arrives, she finds an old family friend in charge of the auction and offers to help his overwhelmed insurance appraiser with the inventory, some of which are extremely rare and valuable books The next morning, the appraiser is found dead and the valuable books are missing Marc is back in town and is investi In this fourth installment in Lauren Elliott s Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery series, Addie Greyborne is attending an auction preview at a mansion that is rud to be haunted When she arrives, she finds an old family friend in charge of the auction and offers to help his overwhelmed insurance appraiser with the inventory, some of which are extremely rare and valuable books The next morning, the appraiser is found dead and the valuable books are missing Marc is back in town and is investigating the theft, but he s not alone He s bought along an FBI agent, who seems to be his new girlfriend She immediately decides that Addie is the culprit and does everything she can to prove it Someone seems to have gone to great lengths to frame Addie, and she is determined to clear her name and find the real culprit.I found this book to be a well written, delightful, and thoroughly entertaining read I didn t care much for Addie in Murder in the First Edition, however, I really fell in love with her character in this book I thought she was witty, smart, headstrong, and I really admired her ability to think outside the box when searching for clues The mystery was well crafted, with plenty of suspects and red herrings to keep readers engaged until the last page I really liked the haunted house theme, and the way the history of the house was woven into the present.Overall, I really enjoyed this book The plot was engaging, the characters interesting, and the setting charming There are also two new characters that are sure to add intrigue to the story I look forward to spendingtime in Greyborne Harbor with Addie and the gang.Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for the opportunity to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review


  2. says:

    The fourth book in the Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery series Addie is back with another murder mystery in the quaint town of Greyborne Harbor While helping appraise items for a local estate sale, Addie discovers a first edition of A Study in Scarlet, the first Sherlock Holmes novel When Addie returns to the estate later, she discovers the appraiser has been killed and the valuable edition is missing.A locked room mystery Due to Addie s involvement with the appraisal, she s on the short li The fourth book in the Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery series Addie is back with another murder mystery in the quaint town of Greyborne Harbor While helping appraise items for a local estate sale, Addie discovers a first edition of A Study in Scarlet, the first Sherlock Holmes novel When Addie returns to the estate later, she discovers the appraiser has been killed and the valuable edition is missing.A locked room mystery Due to Addie s involvement with the appraisal, she s on the short list of suspects Addie wants to solve the mystery to prove her innocence and find the real killer.I ve enjoyed each book in this series, and was happy to see Addie was back for another mystery The small town setting is great, and I especially enjoy Addie s bookstore A series worth checking out for fans of cozies.An entertaining cozy mystery Well paced story Complex mystery Interesting characters Delightful and fun I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  3. says:

    Proof of Murder is the 4th book in the Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery series I enjoy the characters and the setting backround of the series It keeps me coming back each time I see a new book In this newest mystery, Addie Greybourne is seeking to add to the stock of rare and interesting books for shop, Beyond the Page Books Curios Her stock on hand in her rambling, inherited house, Greybourne Manor, is starting to thin out So, she decides to attend a local auction Her best friend tries Proof of Murder is the 4th book in the Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery series I enjoy the characters and the setting backround of the series It keeps me coming back each time I see a new book In this newest mystery, Addie Greybourne is seeking to add to the stock of rare and interesting books for shop, Beyond the Page Books Curios Her stock on hand in her rambling, inherited house, Greybourne Manor, is starting to thin out So, she decides to attend a local auction Her best friend tries to tell her not to go there the house is supposedly haunted and has a rather sinister reputation But Addie goes.the call of rare and wonderful books is too strong to keep her away When the dead body of one of the appraisers is discovered in the house, Addie finds herself trailing a killer Another great visit to Greyborne Harbor I love reading about all the awesome books Addie finds and about the house, the town and the lovely side characters These books are always a nice escape Very entertaining cozies I can t wait for the next book I voluntarily read a review copy of this book from Kensington All opinions expressed are entirely my own


  4. says:

    I would like to thank Kensington Books and NetGalley for providing me with an advanced digital reader copy of this book in exchange for an honest review This is the fourth in the Beyond the Page book series featuring Addie Greyborne by Lauren Elliott As in the previous three books, Elliott shows a talent for plotting a mystery with good clues and red herrings The book features secondary characters who have been introduced in previous books, including Addie s best friend, Serena, former flame I would like to thank Kensington Books and NetGalley for providing me with an advanced digital reader copy of this book in exchange for an honest review This is the fourth in the Beyond the Page book series featuring Addie Greyborne by Lauren Elliott As in the previous three books, Elliott shows a talent for plotting a mystery with good clues and red herrings The book features secondary characters who have been introduced in previous books, including Addie s best friend, Serena, former flame and police chief Marc, and new romantic interest and coroner Simon She also introduces a new antagonist for Addie, Ryley, an FBI and Marc s current love interest.The mystery is a locked room mystery, in an old mansion that is reportedly haunted Addie is regularly confronted with the supposed haunted aspect of the mansion as she encounters cold spots and wispy specters out of the corner of her eye While she doesn t believe in ghosts, the continued occurrences cause her to question her own skepticism.Ryley seems to have it in for Addie from their first meeting She pushes Marc to take Addie in for questioning almost immediately and spends most of her time sending Addie hate looks as well as making statements that indicate she is focused on finding information that will lead to Addie s arrest and conviction.While this mystery is well plotted and the investigations done by Addie are fairly well thought out for the most part, this is overshadowed by the quick rush to accuse Addie of the murder and the tension and negative feelings between her, Ryley, and Marc who is apparently allowing Ryley to lead him around by the nose with little or no question It was difficult to believe that someone who just months ago was asking Addie to marry him could so completely agree with the suspicions put forward by Ryley The negative tone between Ryley, Addie, and Marc spoiled some of my enjoyment in the book as it seemed overblown and rushed, as if Elliott was trying to manufacture tension to increase the story s appeal In addition, some of the back biting and one upping that took place between Addie and Ryley feltlike two high schoolers than adult women who had achieved a measure of success in their life and careers


  5. says:

    Newest Adventure Details Where Greyborne Harbor, Connecticut Who Addie and friendsI was really excited about heading to New England, meeting Addie, and wandering through the aisles of Beyond the page Addie s bookstore The auction I was going to attend with herI could take or leave Upon arriving I got a quick tour of the shop and met Paige Adde s assistant the bookstore , and then Addie was rushing us out the door to head to the estate sale for a sneak peek of the books Even though a Newest Adventure Details Where Greyborne Harbor, Connecticut Who Addie and friendsI was really excited about heading to New England, meeting Addie, and wandering through the aisles of Beyond the page Addie s bookstore The auction I was going to attend with herI could take or leave Upon arriving I got a quick tour of the shop and met Paige Adde s assistant the bookstore , and then Addie was rushing us out the door to head to the estate sale for a sneak peek of the books Even though auctions aren t really my thingI was excited to wander through the mansion, and intrigued when Addie told me the estate was supposedly haunted We finally made it to the houseit would have been faster, but some impatient driver whipped into a spot Addie was clearly going for After the rude encounter and finally finding a parking spot we made our way inside and headed straight to the library This place was truly amazing Addie was looking some very valuable Sherlock Holmes books, when a woman came bursting in yelling at us for being in the library She was going on about a sign on the door, but the door was open when we came in, and the sign was hidden The woman seemed to be not listening to explanation when an older gentleman came in to see what the fuss was about Turns out the older gentleman Blake was a friend of Addie s father, and was handling the estate sale This day was a reunion of sortswe had already run into Addie s long lost cousin Kalea The angry woman turned out to be the appraiser of the sale Charlotte McAdams Addie offered to help Charlotte with the inventory of the books for the sale After the lady realized who Addie wasapparently Addie was well known for her appraisal of rare books the Boston Public Library, and the stress she was under for the sale to go well.she was happy to have Addie s help Well a couple things about that statement are wrongfirst she wasn t happy she really wasn t even grateful for the help , and two it wasn t just Addie s helpit was also mine and her cousin Kalea s help We worked for what seemed like forever Finally we wrapped up, and went home.well actually after helping all day doing their workwe were not so kindly Dismissed The next morning when we arrived for the auctionwe greeted Blake and agreed to do a few odds ends things before meeting up at the library to check on Charlotte and her assistant Robert When we made our way to the library we knocked and waited for your highness to grant entry It was silent and the door was locked Blake had a master keyso no problem Problemafter unlocking the door it still wouldn t open Blake explained that there was a bolt that could only be latched from the inside Needless to say it was like fort knox getting into the room We finally got the door open, but it took the maintenance guy to do it at first we thought the room was empty.but how could someone lock it from the inside Then we noticed that someone was sitting in the chair, and it was turned around.anyone see where i m going with this Yep, the woman in that chair was dead The woman was Charlotte McAdams the appraiser for the estate sale Her death was labeled a homicide Here s a tip for you when your ex boyfriend s chief of police new girlfriend is an FBI agentthat just wants to speed up the investigation you get put at the top of the suspect list We had to work fast to figure out what really happened to those precious missing booksoh and Charlotte My thoughts I have never read any of the other books in this series, and although it is a stand aloneit would have been very helpful to have read the first three first Especially to understand that dynamic between Mark and Addie I enjoyed the author s writing style and I thought the mystery was done well It kept me guessing from start to finish with lots of twists and turns The main character was witty,intelligent, and maybe a little bit stubborn at times The secondary characters were well developed, but I will say I don t like really mean characters a little obstinate cranky fine but just plain meanno in my cozy and some of these characters were right at my line in the sand unless they are being offed.otherwise I think it takes away from the cozy vibe My best endorsement is to say that immediately upon finishing this bookI ordered books 1 3 It s getting harder and harder to hide theboxes from my husband Lol Forbook fun subscribe to my blog received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review I would like to thank Netgalley, the author Lauren Elliott, and the publisher for this opportunity


  6. says:

    I ve been enjoying this series from the very first book and this one is as entertaining as the rest I like Addie Grayson She has been through a lot and has, for the most part, has come out on the other side One of my criticisms of the last couple of books has been the love triangle I am not a fan so I am happy to report that Ms Elliott has resolved that issue with this installment Once again, Addie is in the wrong place at the wrong time and discovers another dead body That, however, is n I ve been enjoying this series from the very first book and this one is as entertaining as the rest I like Addie Grayson She has been through a lot and has, for the most part, has come out on the other side One of my criticisms of the last couple of books has been the love triangle I am not a fan so I am happy to report that Ms Elliott has resolved that issue with this installment Once again, Addie is in the wrong place at the wrong time and discovers another dead body That, however, is not her only surprise Marc is back in town, with a new friend who is on leave from the FBI, and they put Addie at the top of the suspect list as the killer Addie is even arrested Now, she has to prove that she is not a killer and that someone is setting her up to take the fall With the help of Simon, Addie sets out to investigate I think Addie makes a good amateur sleuth She is not too reckless or headstrong and she has a good eye for details The author crafts an engaging mystery that mixes a bit of history with the present making for a terrific puzzle to solve I will confess, I did not guess the killer s identity and thought it was a nice twist that ties everything together.The secondary cast of characters make a return appearance, with some new members added this time around It looks like Addie s cousin may be staying for a bit and she should shake up the mix a bit.I enjoy this series and hope to see it continue for manybooks The author tells wonderful stories filled with interesting characters and mysteries that keep you guessing.I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy provided to me by the author The opinions expressed ae my own


  7. says:

    The bookstore crew is back in action and this time they have to figure out how a murder could have taken place in a locked room before Addie s ex boyfriend s hotshot new girlfriend sends her up the river for a murder just to get the competition out of the way A wonderful array of subplots woven throughout the murder plot to keep you entertained and delighted for hours If you haven t started this series, you absolutely should as this is quickly becoming one of my can t miss series to read Wo The bookstore crew is back in action and this time they have to figure out how a murder could have taken place in a locked room before Addie s ex boyfriend s hotshot new girlfriend sends her up the river for a murder just to get the competition out of the way A wonderful array of subplots woven throughout the murder plot to keep you entertained and delighted for hours If you haven t started this series, you absolutely should as this is quickly becoming one of my can t miss series to read Wonderful well rounded characters that seem so real that you can t wait to come back and visit with your old friends soon even if you want to bop one on the head every now and againthat just makes them evenreal It is really intriguing how the author weaves a main character that is a strong, intelligent female and yet vulnerable at the same time I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can t wait to see what happens in the next one


  8. says:

    I didn t think I could enjoy a bookthan the last instalment but Lauren hit it out of the park this time I have said it before that I love the main set of characters, Addie, Serena, Paige, Simon and Marc the men who were vying for Addie s affections and I still do but now I want to include Catherine in that list We also had some new characters in this instalment like Blake, Ryley and Addie s cousin Kalea some of whom I wanted to slap or scream at but they helped round out the story.As fo I didn t think I could enjoy a bookthan the last instalment but Lauren hit it out of the park this time I have said it before that I love the main set of characters, Addie, Serena, Paige, Simon and Marc the men who were vying for Addie s affections and I still do but now I want to include Catherine in that list We also had some new characters in this instalment like Blake, Ryley and Addie s cousin Kalea some of whom I wanted to slap or scream at but they helped round out the story.As for the mystery I loved the inclusion of the ghost story, the Sherlock Holmes novel and a locked room murder It was full of twists, turns and plenty of red herrings which made this a story I did not want to put down nor end I did start to suspect the villain after a clue prior to Addie but I wasn t completely sure till the end Ms Elliott has made me so invested in the lives of these characters and Greyborne Harbor.I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves Cozy mysteries.I would like to thank the author and Kensington Books for the Advance Readers Copy I requested and received All thoughts and opinions are my own


  9. says:

    The bookstore crew is back in action and this time they have to figure out how a murder could have taken place in a locked room before Addie s ex boyfriend s hotshot new girlfriend sends her up the river for a murder just to get the competition out of the way A wonderful array of subplots woven throughout the murder plot to keep you entertained and delighted for hours If you haven t started this series, you absolutely should as this is quickly becoming one of my can t miss series to read Wo The bookstore crew is back in action and this time they have to figure out how a murder could have taken place in a locked room before Addie s ex boyfriend s hotshot new girlfriend sends her up the river for a murder just to get the competition out of the way A wonderful array of subplots woven throughout the murder plot to keep you entertained and delighted for hours If you haven t started this series, you absolutely should as this is quickly becoming one of my can t miss series to read Wonderful well rounded characters that seem so real that you can t wait to come back and visit with your old friends soon even if you want to bop one on the head every now and againthat just makes them evenreal It is really intriguing how the author weaves a main character that is a strong, intelligent female and yet vulnerable at the same time I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can t wait to see what happens in the next one


  10. says:

    This was my first time reading a book in this series and I found it to be a really enjoyable mystery I look forward to readingbooks in this series.


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Proof of MurderBookshop Owner Addie Greyborne Must Solve A Locked Room Murder In A Supposedly Haunted Mansion To Recover A Priceless Sherlock Holmes Original In The Fourth Book Of Lauren Elliott S Literary Themed Addie Greyborne Mystery SeriesBookshop Owner Addie Greyborne Must Solve A Locked Room Murder In A Supposedly Haunted Mansion To Recover A Priceless Sherlock Holmes OriginalThe Seaside New England Town Of Greyborne Harbor Is Home To Many Grand Estates, Including The Queen Anne Victorian Addie Inherited From Her Great Aunt Now One Of Those Mansions Is Holding An Estate Sale, Which Is Just What The Bookshop Owner Needs To Replenish Her Supply Of Rare Editions Even If The House Is Rud To Be Haunted Assisting An Overwhelmed Insurance Appraiser With The Inventory, Addie Discovers An Magazine Containing Arthur Conan Doyle S First Sherlock Holmes Novel, A Study In Scarlet, Which She Estimates To Be Worth Over One Hundred And Fifty Thousand DollarsBut When Addie Later Finds The Appraiser Dead In The Estate S Private Library, With The Door Bolted From The Inside, And The Priceless Edition Missing, It S A Mystery Worthy Of The Great Detective Himself She S Certain The Death And The Robbery Are Connected But Who, Other Than A Ghost Who Can Walk Through Walls, Could Have Gotten In To Do The Deed It S Up To Addie To Find The Key To The Crime Before She S The Next One Cornered By A Killer


About the Author: Lauren Elliott

Lauren grew up devouring the entire Nancy Drew series and then graduated to Victoria Holt, Agatha Christie, Barbara Erskine, Lynn Kurland, and Michael Crichton to name a few of her favorite authors When it came time for post secondary education, journalism seemed like the logical choice as she had written for as long as she could remember Soon after graduation, while working for a small publication, she discovered that reporting wasn t what fueled her writing passions As someone with an additionally strong background in professional theater who had the love of storytelling and captivating and holding an audience, her fiction writing career began to take center stage Lauren Elliott s new Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery series promises to keep readers guessing right up until the last chapter Plot twists and an array of colorful characters make for page turning, whodunit adventures filled with suspense, mystery, murder and just a touch of romance.