Buried in A Book

Buried in A Book

Large Print - 2012
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After receiving her first pink slip at the age of forty-five, former newspaper journalist Lila Wilkins is desperate to find a job - even if it means taking a pay cut. After combing through the classifieds, Lila accepts an internship at A Novel Idea, a thriving literary agency in the utopian town of Inspiration Valley, North Carolina.

Lila can't imagine anything better than being paid to read, but with a crew of quirky co-workers and a sky-high stack of query letters, she doesn't actually have much time to discover the next bestseller - especially after a penniless aspiring author drops dead in the agency's waiting room.

No one else seems particularly concerned about the man's demise, but when Lila uncovers a series of threatening letters associated with the dead man, she's determined to uncover what - or who - killed his dreams of literary success.

Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2012.
ISBN: 9781611734355
Branch Call Number: ARLINGTON L LP
Characteristics: 350 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.


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Jun 06, 2016

Loved it! Trying to find book 2 of the series to find out what happens next!!

Oct 05, 2015

I liked this first book in series. I like that a middle age woman changes careers successfully and 'get a life'. Her mom is also entertaining. The 'murder' plot was feasible. The reader had a real chance to figure out 'who dune it,'

JCLOctavia Aug 23, 2013

Fast read and a fun cozy mystery.

Aug 06, 2013

I very much like the idea of the book and the characters are very likable: the mother of an 18-year-old boy who just graduated from high school, her mothers who seems a bit psychic, a literary agency and the people working there, a sympathetic policeman, etc. No character is developed very much. After reading the first few chapters, I almost stopped as too much took place in a short span of time--the main character Lila losing her job of 20 years, her son totaling her car and damaging equipment at the high school, the start of a new job and a man dying in front of her. But I am glad that I continued to read. It was a soothing book (when I felt lousy) and the premise is nice. There are a number of literary references to older books and notes about new books too, including a barista with a joy of reading and a lending library in her shop. The main policeman Sean is more sympathetic to Lila's "snooping" than in other cozy mysteries.

Jun 05, 2012

The protagonist is very proud of herself. The book is good, but she's just so very proud of herself and is such an upstanding person - it's a bit detracting.


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