No one thought much of the stranger who stopped by the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers meeting. But when he's killed just moments later, Lizzie Turner finds herself in the midst of a dangerous murder mystery...I'm on a roll...another mystery and another first book of a series, Ashton Corners Book Club mystery series, by Erika Chase.
Reading specialist and mystery book lover Lizzie Turner was excited for the first meeting of the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straws Society hosted in Molly Mathews's old Southern mansion. But she didn't expect the gathering to become the scene of an actual murder. A stranger has been shot -- and nobody knows who the victim is, or how Molly's antique gun came to be used as the murder weapon.
As the plot becomes all too real, the police chief -- Lizzie's former high school crush -- steps in to investigate. Then Lizzie begins finding mysterious manuscripts chapters in her mailbox, and Molly surfaces as the next name on the killer's list...
I enjoyed the premise of the story, a mystery book club investigating their own case, or least what they thought as their own. And that escalates to something more. Plus you add several interesting characters, the possibility of one or two romances, a hunky Chief of police, a puppy and two cats, I'm in heaven. Ok, not quite, but it was a good read. I'm looking forward to read the next book in the series.
A Killer Read by Erika Chase (3/5) Mystery; Published: Berkley Prime Crime (3/2012); Series: # 1, Ashton Corners Book Club; New Author; New Release; Library; Books 2012 (55);