Friday, March 4, 2016

Off The Books By Lucy Arlington, A Novel Idea Mystery Book! One of my most favorite series to read!

Reading Off the Books by Lucy Arlington was like returning home to visit friends. As always it was full of activity from page one. I felt like we were apart of the Novel Idea team through out the book as if I were apart of the story actively not just along for the ride!
I love that the Vespa that Lila owns is really it's own character (like pets are in most cozies that is) In Off the Books, the little Vespa doesn't disappoint!

"Literary agent and amateur sleuth Lila Wilkins is back to seal the deal in the "New York Times" bestselling Novel Idea Mystery series. "Lila is showcasing some of her biggest authors at a bridal expo. But when the joyous event turns deadly, she ll have to figure out who penned the perfect crime..." The Novel Idea Literary Agency has planned a wedding-themed week for Inspiration Valley, celebrating not only North Carolina s best vendors but also some of the agency s most popular bridal books. The fact that Lila can use the event to plan her own impending nuptials is just the icing on the cake. But wedding bells turn to warning bells when Lila finds a dead man facedown in the frosting. Soon it s discovered that the victim was connected to several Novel Idea authors, all of whom quickly become suspects in the case. It s up to Lila and her fellow agents to find the real killer before one of their clients winds up scribbling stories from behind bars..."
I ordered my own copy of Off The Books from The Book Depository when I first heard it was comming out and It was truly worth the wait. This is one of my most favorite series and I really like that Lila is a little older then the 30 something, regular cozy mystery lead characters, it makes her even more endearing.
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  1. I love your tea pot! It's beautiful.

    1. Thank you Kerry, It is my most treasured! I do use it too! The grey one is my daily teapot but I do use the pretty Old Country Roses one for myself and company!

  2. I enjoy this series and like the Vespa too!

  3. Thank you, Karen, for the great review and a spot at your tea table. I'm thrilled that you enjoy the series!!