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Shelved Under Murder

(Blue Ridge Library Mysteries #2)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  1,105 ratings  ·  241 reviews
Autumn leaves aren’t the only things falling in the historic Virginia village of Taylorsford—so are some cherished memories, and a few bodies.

October in Taylorsford, Virginia means it’s leaf peeping season, with bright colorful foliage and a delightful fresh crew of tourists attending the annual Heritage Festival which celebrates local history and arts and crafts. Library
Kindle Edition, 330 pages
Published July 10th 2018 by Crooked Lane Books
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Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
This is a sweet, fun cozy mystery, and a great weekend read!!! 3.5 Stars!

Victoria Gilbert offers her second installment in her Blue Ridge Library Mysteries and what an interesting ride! The settings for this book are so adorable, from the winding driveway up to the farm, to the town square hosting the Heritage Festival—Gilbert really has a way with descriptions that make the settings pop right off of the page!

I do want to caution readers up front that this book heavily and frequently spoils the
Library director Amy Webber and her off-sider Sunny enjoyed their work at the library, but it was particularly busy in the lead up to the annual Heritage Festival. They needed to price all the donated books before the start of the festival, as well as prepare art and various other crafts. Sunny knew a local artist who had promised to donate a couple of her paintings, so when Sunny, Amy and her next door neighbour, Richard Muir headed out to the farm where the artist operated from, they had no id ...more
ARC received from the Publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

3,5 stars for Book #2 in the cosy-mystery Blue Ridge Library Series.

I did not find it as good as the first book in the series, but I still enjoyed this cosy mystery. I like the fact that the MC, Amy's involvement in the investigation as a librarian is totally plausible because of the small-town background and because the sheriff's office is a small one there.

I like the small-town setting and that we get to meet again
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018
Dollycas’s Thoughts

We are back in Taylorsford just in time for the Heritage Festival. The library is hosting a yard sale fundraiser and a famous local artist has agreed to give some of her work to the sale. When Amy, her assistant Sunny, Richard, now her boyfriend arrive at the artist’s studio they make a horrible discovery. The artist dead on the floor. When police arrived on the scene, their search finds a hidden room filled with what appear to be forged paintings. With Amy’s background in art
Natalia  R
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just as enjoyable as the first book!
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelved Under Murder was a wonderful addition to the Blue Ridge Library Mysteries series with a fantastic mystery for our characters to solve.

For library director Amy Webber, October is all about the annual Heritage Festival and the library sale she runs as a fundraiser for the library. When Amy, her assistant Sunny, and Amy’s swoon-worthy boyfriend Richard go to pick up some paintings donated to the sale by a local artist they find the artist murdered instead. After some forged paintings are fo
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
I found book #2 in this series a bit more intriguing than book #1, but I guess book #1 was introducing the main characters and setting up for future books in the series.

In this one, Amy and Richard continue to "get into trouble" and investigate more criminal behavior, including murder. But this time there was a lot surrounding artwork, her aunt Lydia's deceased husband and the possibility of his involvement, and a lot more of their suspicions of various people being either confirmed or exonerate
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book might just be better than the first book, which I also loved. I do recommend that anyone who hasn't read the first book yet, read it before this one. You will be much happier if you do!

Amy and Sunny were getting ready for the Heritage Festival where the library would have a table of products to sell, most of which were donations. Amy and Richard stumbled onto the body of a dead local artist, the same artist they were going to talk to about donating a couple of her paintings. A local dr
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Blue Ridge Library series and it is even better than the first. In the first book we met the characters and learned about them which was great, this book delved right into the mystery. Taylorsford, Virginia is getting ready for the annual Heritage Festival. Amy and Sunny are organizing the table for the Festival, which they are dreading. They will have to work with the ladies of the library guild. When they head over to pick up some donated paintings from a local, ...more
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
In Shelved Under Murder, there’s a lot of mystery (murder, art intrigue, fugitive suspects, etc.), a lot of charm, and a lot of romance! (Ok, not a lot of romance but things between Richard and Amy have heated up and there are quite a few swoony moments to be found here.) The murder that they literally stumble upon (again) is well-plotted and layered, with several red herrings and a tense resolution. The added dimensions of the art world and possible forgeries were intriguing, and I loved how Am ...more
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert is the 2nd book in the Blue Ridge Library Mystery series, and another enjoyable read. Amy Webber is the library director in Taylorsford, Virginia and the library is getting ready for a two day yard sale to the benefit the library. While getting ready for the sale Amy and her assistant Sunny find a body. Once I started this book I could not stop reading it. It was a quick read that kept me guessing. I look forward to the next book in the series. I recommen ...more
Aug 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Librarian Amy Webber and boyfriend and dancer Richard discover the corpse of an artist in her studio when stopping by to pick up works she donated for the Heritage Festival. While awaiting on experts to arrive, Amy, at the police's invitation, detects some forgeries among the artist's paintings. The woman's husband and daughter go missing. The substitution of some of her deceased uncle's works for those promised draws the attention of a local woman working with the art exhibit and of her son. Se ...more
Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-book
Victoria Gilbert has done it again! This second book in the series start gently and them WHAM murder hits Taylorsford again.

It all seems like just another quiet day when Sunny, Amy and Richard go to pick up a couple of pictures from a local, well renowned painter to add to the fund raiser for the library.  When they arrive the painter isn't around, so assuming she lost track of time and was busy in her studio they head in there, only to find her stabbed with her own pallet knife! As if that wasn
Nicole Chinnici
Shelved Under Murder is a cozy mystery and the second book in the Blue Ridge Library Mystery series. While you don’t necessarily need to read the first, A Murder for the Books, before picking this up, reading them in order does provide extra background for the main characters that gives them extra depth in this story. There will be no spoilers for either book in this review.

With a fun and fast paced plot and a full cast of quirky characters, this was an enjoyable and easy read. I really liked se
Laurie Garrison
This is my first book by Victoria Gilbert and I have to say I enjoyed her writing style; she kept me guessing the whole time as she brought the mystery to life in my head as I read the story. I will be back for more of her stories.

Shelved Under Murder is the second book in Victoria Gilbert’s Blue Ridge Library Mysteries, I missed the first book, but the author kept up with past going on so I didn’t feel like I messed anything.

I enjoyed the characters and the story was great, the author did a gre
Jul 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert is the second installment in A Blue Ridge Library Mystery series. It is October in Taylorsford, Virginia where Amy Webber, library director, is preparing for the annual Heritage Festival where the library hosts a yard sale table as a fundraiser. They have been busy gathering donations and Sunny Fields, Amy’s perky assistant, got a local artist to donate three paintings. Since Sunny drives a tiny car, Amy and her boyfriend, Richard agree to go with her to ...more
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Taylorsford, VA is gearing up for its annual Heritage Festival featuring local arts, crafts and history. While she loves the festival, the fall foliage and the people, Librarian Amy Webber is not looking forward to the library's fundraiser at the event. Things get worse when Amy and her assistant, Sunny, go to pick up artwork from a local artist and find Rachel Wynn dead, stabbed with a palette knife. Her scupltor husband is nowhere to be found. When forged artwork is discovered hidden away on t ...more
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, cozy, e-books
It is October in Taylorsford, Virginia and the residents prepared for an art festival in the 2nd boo of the Blue Ridge Library series. Amy Webber and her assistant, Sunny are preparing the library to take part in the annual Heritage Festival which celebrates local history and arts and crafts. Sunny need to picked a pair of paintings that are being donated to the library by a well-known artist for sale. Amy and Richard go with Sunny to pick up the paintings. They find the artist has been stabbed ...more
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Everything about Victoria Gilbert's Blue Ridge Library mysteries says cozy mystery on the surface. But, the second one in the series, Shelved Under Murder, is darker than many cozies. And, the personal histories that affect the amateur sleuth's family is also darker. Think of Shelved Under Murder as a traditional mystery.

Taylorsford, Virginia Library Director Amy Webber is not a fan of the annual Heritage Festival. She ends up spending more time preparing the Friends of the Library table than th
Jessica Robbins
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

This book is truly incredible at creating an elaborate mystery for us to follow. It starts with Amy gearing up for the festival only to get again stumble across a dead body with Richard at her side. With lots of personal stuff mixed in we fall into a mystery that had so many twists I almost couldn't keep up. Then you hit the end which was a total surprise. Characters you can love, a touch of romance, and
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
I absolutely loved this book! It has the ideal blend of cozy elements. The main character Amy is quite likable. The description of the mountain town borders on downright charming at times. The mystery is expertly developed and the suspense steadily builds throughout the entire book. There are so many twists and turns in this installment of A Blue Ridge Library Mystery that I couldn’t put the book down until I had finished it all in one sitting. The book revolves around the shady and often danger ...more
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I live this series, The Blue Ridge library, this is book 2. The Gand is all back as Amy is preparing the libraries fund raising table. Sunny has a local famous artist donating painting and when they go to pick them up they find the artist dead. This opens up an investigation into an international forgery ring centered in their small town. Aunt Lydia and boyfriend Richard help out as a second murder has all on edge. Great story. I received a copy of this ARC in exchange for a fair and honest revi ...more
Chris Conley
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I liked the second book more than the first. The mystery was solid and the characters are even more complex than I first thought.
2.5 stars

Library director Amy Weber is busy planning the annual Friends of the Library fundraising sale table at the upcoming arts and crafts festival. Her best friend Sunny manages to get a local artist, Rachel LeBlanc, to donate some of her artwork for the charity sale. Unfortunately when Amy, Sunny and Amy's boyfriend Richard go out to the LeBlanc farm to pick up the paintings, they find Rachel killed with her own palette knife, her daughter Lila drugged out of her mind, Mr. LeBlanc nowhere t
Rima Aiello
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A series that keeps getting better! I think part of what brings me back to this series is how the author paints such a charming setting with words. I just want to live in this book. The mystery was well written and has its own unique twist to it. I love where the characters are going the more I read in this series. An engaging mystery and a great compliment to the series.
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Stars: Overall:3 Narration: 3 Story 3

Be aware that in this, the second installment of the series that there are zany characters and plenty of ‘atmosphere’ that expands past the library proper, and perhaps more importantly, this book is full of information (and spoilers) from the first. So, if you haven’t read the first you don’t HAVE to read this one – but there won’t be any mystery left when you do. That being said, as a sophomore offering in the series, it was a solid effort,
Michelle (FabBookReviews)

Shelved Under Murder is the strong sophomore entry in Victoria Gilbert's Blue Ridge Library Mystery series, which is proving itself to be an intelligent and thoroughly pleasurable and engrossing cozy mystery series. Balancing thrills with warm, delightful characters, light romance and small-town dynamics, Shelved Under Murder is a great read.

The central mystery in Shelved Under Murder focuses on the death of a popular and acclaimed local artist- whose body happens to be discovered by our protago
Stanley McShane
This is the second of the Blue Ridge Library Mystery series and continues with Amy Webber as the Library Director of the Taylorsford, Virginia library. The library is gearing up for the annual Heritage Festival. Amy is living with her Aunt Lydia and seeing Richard Muir, who was introduced as a romantic interest in book 1.

In conjunction with the upcoming festival, the library will assist in fundraising by offering local artist's canvases as well as discounted books. Unfortunately, when Amy and S
Diane Hernandez
Jul 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Amy and Richard stumble upon another body in the second novel in the Blue Ridge Library series, Shelved Under Murder.

Amy is the head librarian and Sunny is her assistant at the perpetually underfunded Blue Ridge library. Sunny convinces a local artist to donate three paintings to the library. While retrieving them, Amy and Richard find the artist, Rachel LeBlanc, stabbed to death in her artist’s studio. In the same studio are several art forgeries hidden in a secret closet.

The romantic relations
Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert is the very enjoyable second book in this fun new series - The Blue Ridge Library Mysteries. When librarian Amy stumbles across another dead body in the supposedly sleepy little town of Taylorsford, Virginia, she must once again work to discover the identity of the murderer and keep herself and her beloved Aunt Lydia safe from harm, all while dealing with the discovery that her late Uncle Andrew was an art forger. I really enjoyed my return to this town, ...more
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Victoria Gilbert, raised in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountain, turned her early obsession with reading into a dual career as an author and librarian.

When not writing or reading, she likes to spend her time watching films, gardening, or traveling. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, son, and some very spoiled cats.

Victoria is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of Ameri

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