News & Reviews

“This debut cleverly integrates a historical cozy within a contemporary mystery. In both story lines, the elder characters shine; they are refreshingly witty and robust, with formidable connections and investigative skills. Readers of Carolyn Hart and Vicki Delany will appreciate the lively seniors, the humor, and the bookstore environment.” – Library Journal for THE PLOT IS MURDER

“Burn’s latest tale is an entertaining cozy with a bite. The debut of her new Mystery Bookshop series stars a bookshop owner who also writes British cozies, giving readers a story inside a story and two brainteasers for the price of one. Fans will enjoy the witty dialogue, realistic depictions of settings, a plot that is a fantastic mix of humor and suspense, and a great lead-in to book two. The characters are an eclectic bunch, the heroine is the real deal and the madcap senior sleuth team is a blast.”– RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

“Set in North Harbor, Mich., Burns’s promising debut and series launch introduces mystery book lover and aspiring writer Samantha Washington.” Publishers Weekly