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A Book of Murder in Notchey Creek

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This is book #4 in the Harley Henrickson Mystery series, but it is not necessary to read the previous books to feel right at home in Notchey Creek.   The action starts at the antique appraisers’ tables that are part of the town’s Antiques and Blooms Festival.  When a new resident, Suzanne Crane, brings a first-edition printing of Jane Eyre, mayhem ensues as competing book lovers struggle for a chance to purchase the rare book.  By the next morning, Suzanne is dead, Jane Eyre (the book) is missing, and Harley’s friend (and celebrity rock star) Beau Arson, is a possible murder suspect.

This is my first encounter with Harley Henrickson and the various citizens of Notchey Creek.   I plan to read more in this series as the characters and the plot left me wanting to learn more about Harley and Notchey Creek.  In this book the reader learns more about the friendship between Harley and Beau, along with various events in Beau’s life.  There are several suspects, along with two additional murders, that lead to an unexpected ending.  I was totally surprised when the murderer was revealed.  I had a great time reading about Harley and Notchey Creek.  

Thanks to Net Galley and Little Forest Press for an advance copy in exchange for my honest review.
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A fun read! A fantastic mystery that just keeps giving! If you like a good mystery, this is the book for you!
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This was a fun cozy mystery! I found it very interesting and entertaining!! I will definitely be reading more books from this author!! I would highly recommend this book to everyone!
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It's a cozy mystery about a series of murders related to someone finding a first edition, signed version of Jane Eyre. I would say 3.5 stars, the mystery was really good but there was some really weird romance happening that made me uncomfortable. It was weird to continue highlighting an age gap between Harley and beau, and have him treat her like a child, and then have them in such precarious situations trying to build romantic suspense.

3.5, rounded up.
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Sringtime in Notchey Creek Tennessee and Harley Hendrickson is attending the Antiques and Blooms Festival. Antiques and flowers fill baskets line the streets while festival goers wait in line to-appraise their treasures.when order turns to frenzied excitement the town’s controversial new resident Suzanne Clare presents a rare edition of Jane Eyre. This book is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars a prize for which many would kill. The following morning Suzanne is found dead in her mansion and the book is missing. The sheriff believes it is a clear cut case of burglary-homicide but Harley is not convinced. Suzanne had many skeletons in her closet and many enemies among neighbors. As more bodies turn up Harley discovers Charlotte Bronte’s rare first edition is indeed a book of murder. This is a very enjoyable story great characters and I highly recommend to everyone.
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My first in this series. Harley is such an interesting and relatable character and Notchey Creek is a wonderful setting for this twist and turned filled mystery. I'm looking forward to checking out more of this series.
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This is the first of the Harley Henrickson mysteries I have read. Notchey Creek is an interesting town. Harley has an interesting backstory and seems very smart.
I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery centered around books. The descriptions of the town and surrounding areas were well done. I feel like I could have been there.
I did not suspect the killer. The story was put together well. I liked the experience of reading it.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this book.
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This is Book 4in the Harley Hendrickson series, and the series keeps getting better, as the characters are allowed more room to expand, and the reader gets a better feel for Harley and those surrounding her. In this case, it is a matter of how well do you know the people around you. When a rare book suddenly appears in their town it illicits a free for all that uncovers varnished truths and lies, and yes, even murder. I love that we get more of Harley's background in this book, and I found myself liking her much more after reading this book! If you're new to the series this is a good book to jump in with, but it can also be read as a stand alone.
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I received this ARC via Netgalley and Little Forest Press, in return for an honest review. While the 4th book in this series, it can be read as a stand-alone but I recommend reading the preceding books in the series first.  Harley Henrickson is a whiskey distiller and owns an alcohol sales store in her small town.  When a Memorial Day festival includes discovery of a possible signed, first edition Jane Eyre, the resident book appraisers and sellers go a bit crazy to purchase the book.  Sadly, things go awry, and deaths start piling up.  Harley is a full-time observer of others and that leads to her entanglement in solving the mysteries.  The story was interesting but Harley wasn’t an endearing character to me which is why I recommend reading the preceding books first to gain more insight into her history and why she acts and reacts in certain ways.
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This is the 4th one in the series. It was a fun mystery with wonderful characters. 
It’s almost summer in Notchey Creek, Tennessee, and Harley Henrickson is attending the Antiques and Blooms Festival. Antiques line the streets, flowers fill hanging baskets, and festivalgoers stand in line, waiting to appraise their treasures. Order turns to frenzied excitement when the town’s controversial new resident, Suzanne Clare, presents a rare first-edition printing of Jane Eyre. The book is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, a prize for which many would kill.
On the following morning, Suzanne Clare is found dead in her mansion, and the book is missing. To Sheriff Jed Turner, the woman’s murder appears to be a clear-cut case of burglary-homicide, but Harley is not so sure. Suzanne Clare had many skeletons in her closet, and many enemies among her neighbors. When Harley's friend rockstar Beau Arson is suspected in the woman's murder, she will stop at nothing to prove his innocence.
As bodies begin to accumulate and jealousy, passion, and revenge rear their evil heads, Harley discovers that Charlotte Brontë’s rare first edition is indeed a book of murder.
Overall a great read however I would read them in order. 
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Book #4 in the series, however it is the first one I've read. I was confused with the characters and their relationships, so if possible read in order. That being said I enjoyed the characters and the setting. The mystery kept me guessing and I recommend the series. 

Thank you to the author, publisher and NetGalley for my eARC in exchange for an honest review.
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A Book of Murder in Notchey Creek is the 4th book in this series.  Harley Henrickson is the main character  who  is a whiskey distiller and owner of the Henrikson Whiskey Distillery and Smokey Mountain Spirits store in Notcheiy Creek, Tennessee. The other characters add to this story.  It is Memorial Day weekend with the festival.  Harley is in line at a table that is doing book evaluations to see what her book is worth.  The woman Infront of her is showing her first addition o Jane Eyre which is also signed.   A mysterious woman pushes herself ahead in the line with her eye on the woman with the book.  Jonathan Vermis gets very excited when he exams the book and tries to buy it at a low price.  The woman says she will get another opinion and goes to  The First Edition Book Store owned by Hunter Rowlandson.  the book brings much excitement. Many people what to buy it.  The woman with the book is Suzanne Clare who has just bought Stoneridge and is new to the town. . When she finds out that the book is worth millions she offers to sell it to Hunter and invites him to her house for dinner.  When everyone interested in the book all leave from the back of the store.  Shortly after everyone leaves Jane Merriman rushes into the store saying there is a dead woman in the dumpster It is the strange woman that was in line.  She has a knife in her chest. She was in the book store earlier. Hunter is uncomfortable going to Stoneridge alone and asks Harley to come shortly after he arrives.  

Before she goes to met Hunter she goes to see Beau Arson who is the last of the Sutcliffe family.  He made his money in music as well as the family money.  They are good friends since childhood.  Harley tells Beau about Hunter and he says he might be interested in the book too and goes with her to Stoneridge.  They go inside to the library and finds Hunter in a situation with Suzanne.  Beau and Suzanne seem to know each other and there is a scene where Beaiu tells her to get out of his sight before he kills her.  The next day Haley gets a phone call from Tina , the caterer, who went to pick up her  things from the night before that Suzanne has been murdered.  This is where the story takes the reader on an adventure of whodunit as well as two more murders that follow.  The story is too complex to try to tell so I will leave it to the reader to find out all the background.   Jed Turner is the sheriff and is also a good friend of Haley.  The story builds up with an exciting ending of who killed the people and why.  
Two weeks after the murderer confesses Harley goes to the cemetery to visit her families grave.  She cries when she thinks about her mother..  Beau comes and sits down beside her and they sit together.

I look forward to the next in this series to see where Harley's life goes and what adventure is ahead of her and her friends.
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I absolutely love a great cozy mystery and this one hit the nail on the head. Another wonderful addition to the genre.
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Another entertaining and compelling cozy mystery in this series. I fell in love with the cover and the solid mystery kept me hooked and guessing.
I was glad to catch up with the fleshed out characters and had fun.
Highly recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine
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I really enjoyed this fun, cozy myself. The characters and the plot was a fun read for me. I thoroughly enjoyed this cute cozy read!
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This is the fourth book in a series by Liz S. Andrews featuring book lover and whiskey distiller, Harley Henrickson. In this instalment which is my second, Harley is at the Antiques and Blooms Festival where she is volunteering. Everything is ready for the event; the shop fronts are adorned with flowers in hanging baskets and cocktail samples are shimmering in the sun. The sweet iced tea is at the ready. The main item of interest is newcomer, Suzanne Clare's rare first edition copy of Jane Eyre. Then a dead Suzanne is found in her own mansion...

A charming, well-constructed cozy packed with quirky characters and red herrings aplenty that kept me guessing. As well as the helpful though awkward Harley, I adored the parts that included her rock star friend, Beau. For a highly amusing and wild time, grab your copy of A Book of Murder in Notchey Creek!

I received a complimentary copy of this novel at my request from Little Forest Press via NetGalley. This review is my own unbiased opinion.
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Although this is the 4th book in this series, this was the first book for me and I was hooked from page one!   Newcomer Suzanne Clare has a rare first edition copy of Jane Eyre appraised at the Antiques and Blooms festival in Notchey Creek, Tennessee..  She finds out its worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and she wants to sell it for top dollar.  Several book collectors are hot on her heels to buy this book.  The next morning Suzanne is found murdered in her mansion and the book is missing.  When Rock Star, Beau Arson becomes a suspect, book lover Harley Henrickson pulls out all the stops to prove her friends innocence.  As More murders follow,  the suspect list gets shorter.   Harley feels the murders are all somehow linked to the book and something that happened in the past.  This book has a good plot, was fast paced, lots of red herrings, and kept me in suspense til the very end.  I read this in one sitting.  A nice whodunnit.  Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for the advance copy.
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I really enjoyed this book. A first edition Jane Eyre, two murders, and many twists and turns. Yes!
Thank you to NetGalley for the advance read
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At an annual festival, a woman brings a first edition of Jane Eyre to be appraised.  It seems the book is quite the hot commodity among the buyers.  While looking into two deaths that seem to be related to the book, Harley and Jed find it’s more complicated than just the value of the book.  Secrets keep coming out and bodies keep piling up.  Can they solve the case before they join the body count?

If you love cozies with small town settings, this is the one for you.  I’ve not read this series before and simply fell in love. While this is the fourth book in the series, I had no trouble reading it and following along, so it works well as a standalone if you’re just discovering the series as well.
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Shared pasts. Shared memories. Shared secrets.

Superb mystery with many layers. The author's writing style flows, almost poetic at one moment, insanely tense at others, all while moving the story steadily forward. Her imagery is superb, capturing moments and sounds that vividly help us visualize the beauty of the setting and mood. I didn't write it down exactly, bad me, but one phrase introducing a tense encounter sorta encapsulated that ability as she describes crickets chiming out the "beleaguered seconds" like a metronome. In other words, I fully loved this book. 

I won't detail the plot, which is easily found elsewhere, but simply say that it's far more complex that the cute cover might indicate. Harley has an amazing ability to remember and quote passages from books. She's well read and once had a scholarship to Harvard. Yet, she's known for her cocktail mixes, hence many underestimate her. Although this worked nicely as a stand-alone, I found myself wanting to know more about not just Harley's past but that of her rock star friend, Beau, who seems to share so many of her memories. She's also got a good friend in Jed, the sheriff, who in contrast to the more stereotypical police-v-amateur sleuth relationship, seem to work together well and trust each other. How refreshing. 

As for the murder, it's complicated. On the surface, it begins simply enough with the death of an unknown woman. Then bodies start piling up. First, who is the unknown woman? Is there some connection between the deaths or is there a random killer at large? Wow, did you realize how much rare books are worth? How is a tatoo connected to the book "Jane Eyre"?  What did Suzanne mean when she called "Jane Eyre" a little golden Easter egg? A maid mumbling literary verse? Why is the press hounding....oh, never mind. Enough teasers. Read the book. I don't think you'll regret it and, hey, Matilda the pig does get a couple scenes.

Thanks #NetGalley and #LittleForestPress for introducing me to the wonderful series. I'll be back! And, oh, those cocktail recipes sound wonderful.
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