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A Page Marked for Murder

(Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery #5)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  922 ratings  ·  197 reviews
In Lauren Elliott's fifth Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery, a murder and a missing first edition of The Secret Garden have rare bookstore owner Addie Greyborne running around her Massachusetts town trying to read the clues...

January isn't the season for the seaside, but the big Fire and Ice festival is keeping bookstore owner Addie busy. Amid the plans for a fireworks dis
Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 27th 2020 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Natalia  R
Oct 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

In this fifth installment in Lauren Elliott's Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery series, bookstore owner Addie Greyborne becomes embroiled in two mysteries during the winter season. The first mystery occurs when someone close to her employee Paige is found dead behind Martha's Bakery. The owner, Martha, who also happens to be Paige's mom, and was seen arguing with the victim, immediately becomes the main suspect. Addie is determined to clear her name and find the real culprit. The second
Oct 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The fifth book in the Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery series by Lauren Elliott. Addie is back with another murder mystery in the quaint town of Greyborne Harbor. In addition to a murder to solve, Addie also looks for a stolen book.

I've enjoyed each book in this series, and was happy to see Addie was back for another mystery. The small town setting is great, and I especially enjoy Addie's bookstore. The characters are wonderful and a joy to read about. A series worth checking out for fans of co
Peggy R
I have been a fan of this series from the first book and I think this might be my favorite one in the series to date. Addie Grayson is a terrific protagonist. Yes, like most cozy mystery sleuths she tends to become a bit too involved in police/murder investigations. That said, she is a mature sleuth with some really good insight and deductive reasoning which allows her to see things that others might have missed. She is really settling into her new life, with a few bumps along the way. This time ...more
Nov 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars rounded up

It's January in Greyborne Harbor and Addie is looking forward to the now bigger and better Fire & Ice Festival. With Paige's help she comes up with a charming window display to attract customers for after Christmas sales. When Addie's friend Gloria falls off a ladder decorating the town common and needs surgery, Addie takes on the role of foster parent to Gloria's little Yorkiepoo Pippi. When Addie discovers Gloria was reading a rare first edition of The Secret Garden which a
Micky Cox
Aug 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Addie is back in action to try and solve a couple of different mysteries that both surround her faithful assistant, Paige! Addie needs to solve both mysteries quickly or Paige's life may be irreparably be changed and not for the better! I love that the rare book featured in this story is my childhood favorite, The Secret Garden! The town, the bookstore, the characters are all wonderfully crafted to be so realistic that I want to move there and become friends with them! The storyline is well craf ...more
Sep 28, 2020 rated it liked it
I was given a copy of this book for an honest feedback from NetGalley, thank you. I have read this series from the start, but somehow have skipped #4 in the series, this is #5. I would recommend that you read this series in order, as it progresses and I had some questions as to some changes that had taken place. I didn't use to like Addie as a main character, but as the series grows, her personality has changed somewhat and she seems like a friendlier person. The plot was a twisted one, but well ...more
The Cozy Review
Dec 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For shop owner and amateur sleuth Addie, it's, find a body, solve a crime. Isn't that the way all bookstore keepers react? A Page Marked For Murder is a compelling story filled with beguiling characters, eloquent descriptions, and evidence that will add up, eventually, as well as a mystery for the ages. Is there anything more poignant than a suspect who doesn't have an alibi but has every reason to commit a crime? This isn't Addie's first murder. She was hoping that she would never again experie ...more
This is the fifth book in the 'Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery' series.

The author, Lauren Elliott has created some extremely likeable characters in this cozy mystery. I have already met Addie, the protagonist, in book 2 who I found to be very smart and independent if a little bit stubborn.

The plot was well thought out and there was a good number of suspects in the frame. The author laid out clues in a way that made each of them a viable prospect as the perpetrator though they all had appa
I love when I let go of a big sigh at the end of a book. It tells me not only did I enjoy the book but that the ending left me satisfied. I let out two with this book. That could be fitting as there are two mysteries to be solved.
In this book, the fifth in the series, someone close to Paige is found dead and Martha is a suspect. But was their death murder or an accident? Whatever the cause of death was may be the clue that determines which. With Martha looking like the best suspect, Addie needs
Karen Hollins-Stallman
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"A Page Marked for Murder" the 5th instalment in the "Beyond the Page Bookstore" Mystery series by Lauren Elliott. This is one of my favorite Bookshop cozy series.

I really enjoyed this latest instalment in the series! I liked that we had two mysteries to solve and I loved the inclusion of Pippi to Addies inner circle. I’m hoping the little fur ball will pop up again in another story.

The mystery is interesting and well plotted, and I loved the characters which are well developed.
I kept second-gu
Oct 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
A Page Marked for Murder by Lauren Elliott is the 5th book in Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery series, and another great addition. Addie Greyborne was a librarian at the Boston Public Library, working with rare books. After her fiance was murdered, and her father was killed in a car accident Addie moved to a small town in New England where she inherited a mansion, Greyborne Manor, from her great aunt. With all the books left in her aunt's home she was able to open her own bookstore. When a rare ...more
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 5th installment in the Beyond The Page Bookstore Mystery series. Addie Greybourne and her assistant Paige are getting the store ready for the upcoming town Fire and Ice Festival. As they are working on the window display Addie notices a crowd and learns Gloria, the volunteer event coordinator has fallen and that explains why her dog Pippi is at her store doorstep. Addie gets tapped for watching Pippi until Gloria is out of the hospital. Addie goes to Gloria’s house with Martha (Glori ...more
Sep 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
A Page Marked For Murder is the fifth book in the A Beyond The Page Mystery series by Lauren Elliott.

Addie arrives at work one morning to find her assistant, Paige, very upset. Paige will tell her that her ex-husband, Brett Palmer, is in town and demanding he see his daughter, and he is going to seek joint-custody of her. He has never been in his daughter’s life or has helped with support. Paige’s mother, Martha, who owns the bakery next door, is as upset with the ex’s demands as Paige is. A day
Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love Lauren Elliott's book covers, and they draw me into the story. Another great addition to the series. A Page Marked for Murder is book 5 in the series, and it doesn't disappoint. This book can be read as a standalone, but you might want to start from the beginning so you won't miss getting to know these wonderful characters.

There are lots of secrets and good storytelling to keep you turning the pages well into the night. The characters are realistic, have great personalities, and are rela
Miss W Book Reviews
Aug 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A Page Marked for Murder by Lauren Elliot is BOok 5 in the fantastic Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery Series.
I absolutely love this series.

Addie is back in the story and there are multiple mysteries to be solved both focusing on her assistant Paige.

I enjoyed that a rare book was included in this story. I loved the setting.

The story was perfectly paced with well written characters.

I highly recommend this book and all books in this series.
It is just past the Most Wonderful Time of Year in Greyborne Harbor, and Addie, one of my favorite bookstore owners, is as busy as always. She loves living in this quaint New England town and being part of the community. She has plans to volunteer to help prepare for the upcoming Fire and Ice event that takes place after Christmas every year. The biggest attraction to the weekend is the ice sculpture contest that takes place from Friday night to late Sunday. When the judging is completed, there ...more
Oct 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Page Marked for Murder by Lauren Elliot is another great story in the Addie Greybourne series. Addie sees some men arguing outside Martha's bakery and then she sees Martha who is less than happy. Looking down she sees Gloria's little dog, shivering at her feet. Now, that is odd, so she picks the pup up and wanders over to the park where she knows Gloria is setting up for the Ice Festival. There she is disconcerted to see Gloria sprawled on the ground: she has fallen off a ladder and she is lyi ...more
Oct 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2020
The Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery series by Lauren Elliott has become one of my favorite cozy series, and A PAGE MARKED FOR MURDER is the best book to date. With its relatable characters, cozy small town setting, and two mysteries to be solved, it is a delightful read, perfect for the chilly winter months.

In this fifth book in the series, protagonist and bookstore owner Addie finds herself in the middle of yet another murder mystery. When someone close to Addie’s assistant Paige is found mur
Carla Johnson-Hicks
I enjoy reading about bookstores and libraries, and I love cozy mysteries, so this is a series that I very much enjoy and look forward to visiting with Addie Greyborne. It is winter in Greyborne Harbor, but they are all busy with the Fire and Ice festival on. Addie has her hands full in this story with not only a murder, but a missing first edition copy of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. When Addie's friends are threatened (suspects in a murder) she jumps into action. As usual, she ...more
Oct 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

This is the fifth book in the Beyond the Page Bookstore mystery series by Lauren Elliott.

This is definitely becoming one of my favorite series.

Addie is a great protagonist. She doesn’t push her investigations into the local cop’s faces, but she doesn’t stop sleuthing just because they tell her to. There is a lot going on in this story besides the murder outside her friend’s bakery. We also have a missing valuable book and then Addie’s cousin trying to win the affections of a man and pr
I received a copy for my Kindle from Goodreads for an honest review. I have the first four on my Nook and haven't read them yet, so kind of went into this one cold. It usually doesn't matter with most series, but I think I should have read at least one before diving in. There were a lot of characters for me to keep straight and it took me a bit to untangle everyone. It wasn't until the middle of the book that I felt like I was catching on. Up to that point this was going to get 3 stars, but once ...more
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-book
This series just keeping getting better with each book. I've always loved the setting and Addie has grown on me as you get to know her. She's smart and doesn't just jump into danger. In this book especially, with two mysteries going. No spoilers on the mysteries!

Addie is dog sitting Gloria's beloved Pippi and that was a fun addition to the story. I hope this means Addie will be adopting a dog one day soon...
Meanwhile, her personal life is growing and she's almost ready to say "I love you". One
Lisa Morin
This is by far the best book in the series. From the vibrant book cover, to the words written between the pages, Ms. Elliot has created a world full of fun and friendships, which also includes a bit of mystery and intrigue.
Addie has always had a tumultuous relationship with bakery owner Martha Stringer, but when Martha finders herself start the top of the suspect list, she has no choice but to depend on Addie to solve the mystery surrounding the death of her granddaughter’s father.
Lies, secrets
Oct 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lauren Elliot's Beyond the Page Bookstore Mysteries just keep getting better and better. Greybourne Harbor is celebrating its big winter gala, the Fire and Ice Festival. Addison Greybourne has recently become friends with Martha Stringer, a former adversary whose bakery shop is next door to Addie's bookstore. Addie witnesses various altercations all seemingly connected to Martha, then finds a dead body in her alley, right behind Martha's bakery.
Red herrings galore, vivid characterizations, fast
Aug 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
A Page Marked For Murder was a great cozy mystery to read while your curled up in front of the fireplace during a rainstorm. Addie is such a likeable character who feels the need to help her coworker and friend, Paige, when her mother is a suspect in a murder. With so many juicy suspects, I couldn't figure out whodunnit until the answer was revealed. I also liked the romantic subplot, which added a little bit of tension. I received an advanced reader's copy from NetGalley in exchange for my hone ...more
Dec 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great read as always one of my favorite series didn’t disappoint! I love Addie and this story line and look forward to reading more books in this series!
Dec 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the better books in the series. I did figure out who did it halfway through but that didn't take away from the charm. ...more
Sep 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thanks to NetGalley for this early read.
Having recently finished the previous book in this series, I was pleased to be able to get this one before publication. The characters are mostly all enjoyable, even Martha is growing on me. Everyone, that is, except obnoxious cousin Kalea who needs to leave town and never come back. The little dog was a cute addition who wormed her way into Addie’s heart.
While I enjoyed the book right up to the ending, the solution to the murder and the ending itself did
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to #NetGalley for this ARC! This is one of my favorite series and I am lucky to read this book so early. It doesn't come out until the end of October.

I like that Addie had more of a challenge to help solve the murder this time. It allowed the reader to learn more about everything as well as the people involved in the story. The only person I didn't like is Kalea, her cousin, and I hope that she moves out soon because she is very inconsiderate.

I am looking forward to the next in this
Jamie Rutland Gillespie
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
First of all...I have read all of the books in this series and I really LOVE them all. That being said, I think this one is the best one yet. Addie is in rare form with her sleuthing. The characters are so descriptive and I can just picture Greyborne Harbor as a town I would love to live in.

Addie and Martha (her next door business neighbor and baker) have always been at odds but in this book, Martha realizes that she needs Addie's help to solve a murder mystery and other things that Martha needs
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