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Arsenic with Austen
Arsenic with Austen: A Mystery | Katherine Bolger Hyde
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When Emily Cavanaugh inherits a fortune from her great aunt, she expects her life to change. She doesn't expect to embark on a murder investigation, confront the man who broke her heart 35 years before, and nearly lose her own life. Emily travels to the sleepy coastal village of Stony Beach, Oregon, to claim her inheritance, centered in a beautiful Victorian estate called Windy Corner but also including a substantial portion of the real estate of the whole town. As she gets to know the town's eccentric inhabitants--including her own once-and-possibly-future love, Sheriff Luke Richards--she learns of a covert plan to develop Stony Beach into a major resort. She also hears hints that her aunt may have been murdered. Soon another suspicious death confirms this, and before long Emily herself experiences a near-fatal accident. Meanwhile, Emily reads Persuasion, hoping to find belated happiness with her first love as Anne Elliot did with Captain Wentworth. She notices a similarity between her not-quite-cousin Brock Runcible, heir to a smaller portion of her aunt's property, and Mr. Elliot in Persuasion, and her suspicions of Brock crystallize. But as she and Luke continue to investigate and events speed toward a climax, Emily realizes that underneath the innocent-looking rocks of Stony Beach lurk festering jealousies that would have shocked even the worst of Jane Austen's charming reprobates.
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CrowCAH
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kspenmoll
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This is very much a cozy mystery.Literature professor Emily Cavanaugh unexpectedly inherits a Victorian mansion in a seaside village in Oregon.Add some slimy and unsavory characters,the reappearance of her first, but lost love, murder,& you have an entertaining ride.Each chapter begins with an Austin quote that parallels the chapters‘plots,a rather clever literary device.#cozy #fabulousfebruary #readathon

Suet624 You‘re reading so many books this month! 2y
kspenmoll @Suet624 True! Mostly mysteries though; need to escape reality high right now.💕 2y
Andrew65 Going well 👏👏👏 2y
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kspenmoll
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#cozy #janeausten
Each chapter in this cozy mystery begins with an applicable quote from Austen‘s novels. I look forward to each new chapter. 😀

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kspenmoll
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Emmy reading with me tonight. 😻📚

Ruthiella 😻😻😻 2y
Lreads 😻❤️ 2y
Megabooks Awwww!! 2y
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kspenmoll
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Today reached 50 in the Farmington Valley, so I spent much of my day outdoors. Visited a friend who just had a hip replacement- we had such fun! Between the cold of winter & Covid, I have not seen many people.
Finally settling down to read some before dinner.
#fabulousfebruary #readathon

Andrew65 Hope you enjoy it, it looks interesting. 2y
Ncostell Glad you got outside, it was a beautiful day! Hard to believe it‘s February! 2y
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jenniferw88
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Day 7 #tbrpile

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Juliwyant
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Next audio book listen

Tracyantoon Beautiful cover😍📚 3y
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Mom2MandJ
Arsenic with Austen: A Mystery | Katherine Bolger Hyde

1st in series set in Oregon coast; writer's retreat.

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Shuga
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I really liked the characters. There were some that I hated but you weren't meant to like them. Luke & Em's found their way back to each other after 35 years. Definitely a romantic cozy mystery.

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mayusteapot
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I'm on #OneStoneIsland, reading this fluffy book to have a break from reality which beckons again on Friday. This book still has to surprise me... but it's relaxing.

Centique What a great spot to read in! 😍 6y
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Q84
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Mehso-so

This was OK but I didn't care for the ending. Seriously! Who would do that? I don't want to spoil it for anyone looking to read this book so I'll leave it at that.

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ScientistSam
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An enjoyable cozy with some endearing references to classic literature (though not as many as I expected from the title).

rubyslippersreads Great cover! 😻 6y
[DELETED] 3803335244 I had this then donated it because it sat on my shelf so long. I love the cover, going to get on Kindle! 6y
Samantha.1020 I enjoyed this one as well! 6y
ScientistSam @rubyslippersreads @ForeverNerdy definitely a great cover - that and the title pulled me in! 6y
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Samantha.1020
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Library loot 📚

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PnwBookworm
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The mystery and setting were interesting but that's about it. The main character acted like an obnoxious teenager for most of the novel despite being supposedly 51. She was judgemental, immature and ridiculous for large parts of the book. The cop in the story couldn't figure anything out without her brilliant help.

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VirginiaRevel
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I visited my local library used book store today.. and things may have gotten out of hand. #tbr to the max! At least Klaus approves. #dogsoflitsy

Richryan52 I like your style! 7y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I went to my library book sale today also! And there's another tomorrow (different library)! My happy place. 7y
MrBook #NiceStack! 😻😻😻 7y
EvieBee So many awesome books in this stack! 7y
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Christy2318
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Bailedbailed

I liked that the heroine was older but otherwise this was like so many other books I've read & I was bored at 80 pages.

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Alohamoraopenabook
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Mystery 📚. Jane Austen. Oregon. Fast Read. Touch of Love. Fun. Slightly Predictable.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Stars for Arsenic w Austen by Katherine Bolger Hyde

Fun light read w a touch of love and mystery. It's a little predictable, but still enjoyable.

Journalismchik I'm a sucker for anything having to do with Jane Austen! 8y
Alohamoraopenabook Me too @Journalismchik We have so much in common; we were destined to be friends. 8y
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Mrs.Gough
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Check out a copy at your nearest Library.

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grumpygirlbooks
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Excuse the cat using my book as a bathtub lol. But! Page 153 out of 312 - I figured out how the murderer did it! I'm sure in a chapter or so the protagonist will figure it out and I'll know for sure, but I'm confident I'm right lol

Books_Wine_Repeat It looks like you're using a cat bookmark. 😛💚 8y
MrBook 😻😻😻 8y
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Jbrooxd
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Excellent mystery. Loved the literary references - when she compared a character to Gilderoy Lockhart, I was sold!

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missjenniferlowe
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Just finished reading Arsenic with Austen. A fun mystery! #24in48

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missjenniferlowe
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My bedroom reading nook, where I am currently reading Arsenic with Austen! #24in48 @Litsy