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A Deadly Edition

(Blue Ridge Library Mysteries #5)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  229 ratings  ·  127 reviews
"Til death do us part" could be closer than the bride realizes in Victoria Gilbert's tantalizing fifth Blue Ridge Library mystery.

The pursuit to acquire a rare illustrated book turns deadly, and on the eve of her upcoming wedding, library director Amy Webber is drawn into a web of treachery and betrayal that could derail her happy day—and maybe just claim her life.

Kindle Edition, 362 pages
Published December 8th 2020 by Crooked Lane Books
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Dec 04, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5000-2020
This was an entertaining entry in the series but it did seem a little too convoluted for a cosy mystery.

I was happy to see Amy and Richard make it to their marriage ceremony and I enjoyed the details about the wedding itself. However there were too many spies and too many dodgy art dealers and at times it all became too hard to follow. I have an issue too with the quality of the dialogue which is very stilted at times and not at all the way friends speak to each other.

Nevertheless lets be fair
At a party hosted by Kurt Kendrick, Amy Webber, her fiancé Richard Muir and many of their friends and family were happily engaged in eating, drinking and chatting. The stranger who arrived was apparently there to see Kurt – but within a short period of time he was dead. Once again, Amy and Richard were embroiled in murder and with their wedding only a few weeks away, they didn’t need the distraction that hunting for a killer would bring.

Amy was director of the Taylorsford library and along with
Dec 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Victoria Gilbert has another winning story to add to the Blue Ridge Library Mysteries series. This story has a happy beginning with the occasion celebrating the upcoming wedding of Amy Webber and Richard Muir at the home of friend, Kurt Kendrick. The two met as neighbors in a small mountain town of Taylorsford, Virginia and fell in love. Amy, local library director and former university librarian, lives with her Aunt Lydia and Richard lives next door in a house once owned by his Uncle Paul's and ...more
Micky Cox
Jul 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Richard and Amy are preparing to celebrate their wedding, but someone might just off the bridal party if they don't solve the mystery surrounding the death of a party crasher! Once again this library series has scored a big bouquet as a winning plot, excellent characters and mysterious murder delight and entertain for hours on end! If you haven't put this series on your TBR list, what are you waiting for as this series is sure to be one of your all time favorites! I absolutely couldn't put this ...more
Dec 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2020
Dollycas’s Thoughts

In just a month library director Amy Webber and her fiancé, Richard Muir will be walking down the garden aisle. Their friend, Kurt Kendrick has brought family and friends together to celebrate the upcoming event. But the party is crashed by one of Kurt’s business associates. Oscar Selvaggio, an art dealer, and Kurt are both trying to purchase a rare edition of a book from William Morris’s Kelmscott Press. He allows the man to stay for the party and plans to discuss the book wi
Lisa Morin
Jun 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a whirlwind of murder, mystery, deception and of course, marriage.
As Amy and Richard prepare for their special day, things go awry when a mysterious visitor winds up dead.
The suspect list is a long one, and it seems no one can figure out who did the deed.

I loved this book, all the characters are so realistic, that I actually felt I was there.
I can’t wait to see what’s in store for this fabulous couple.
Aug 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
A Deadly Edition by Victoria Gilbert has Amy Webber just four weeks away from her wedding to Richard Muir when they stumble upon a dead art dealer in Taylorsford, Virginia. Oscar Selvaggio was a rival of their friend, Kurt Kendrick. They both were after the very rare Kelmscott Chaucer. When Kurt becomes a prime suspect, Amy works to clear his name. A Deadly Edition has mystery, romance, intrigue, and humor. I thought A Deadly Edition was well-written with a multifaceted plot. There is quite a bi ...more
Jul 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, cozy-mystery
A Deadly Edition by Victoria Gilbert was another book by this author that grabbed me on the first page and I didn't want to stop reading until I reached the end. I adore this series and I'm always excited when I find a new one in this series.

Ms. Gilbert's writing is descriptive of not only scenery but of each character to the point that I feel like I would recognize each character if I met them on the street in Taylorsford. The plot was intricate and quickly paced with plenty of twists, several
This is a book that I just couldn't get into. I don't blame the book. I think I should have read the first books before starting this one. I liked the plot and characters. It was just missing something.

Thank you to NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for the opportunity to read and review this book.
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Blue Ridge Library Mysteries 5

We start out at Amy and Richard's engagement party at his friends Kurts house. Unfortunately an uninvited guest shows up and Kurt and him are both vying to purchase a rare book from William Morris's Kelmscott Press. Amy can tell there is tension among a few of the other guest but is trying to have a good time because it is her party.

But when Oscar the uninvited guest winds up dead in Kurts shed with numerous suspects Amy is determined to find the killer, because one
Nov 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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When I read last year’s Blue Ridge Library mystery by Victoria Gilbert, I had a few issues with the book. The fifth book in the series, A Deadly Edition, made this reader happy that I gave the series one more try. My biggest problem with the previous book is nonexistent. Once again, the author successfully combines Library Director Amy Webber’s sleuthing with her personal life, this time, her wedding.

Family friend and art collector Kurt Kendrick is hosting Amy’s engagement party prior to her wed
Dec 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Deadly Edition is the fifth book in the A Blue Ridge Library Mystery series by Victoria Gilbert.

Amy and Richard’s wedding day is just days away, and they are looking forward to joining in holy matrimony. Amy is so happy to learn that her brother has arrived will be spending some time with the family.

The story starts with a pre-nuptial party at the home of Kurt Kendrick. When an uninvited guest, Oscar Selvaggio, arrives at the party, Amy can see the surprise and displeasure on Kendrick’s face.
Dec 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

This is the fifth book in the Blue Ridge Library Mysteries by Victoria Gilbert.

Amy and Richard are getting ready to walk down the isle in a few weeks. While at a party for their upcoming nuptuals hosted by a friend, a person ends up dead. This surrounds the discovery of a rare book which interests Amy since she is the director of the Taylorsford Library.

The plot was fun to follow with lots of twists and turns. I had no clue who could have accomplished such a crime since the red herrings
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book!

I did enjoy this cozy mystery! I have read a few in this series already, so I knew I would enjoy the writing at least. But the story was well paced and captivating, and I feel into that spell that only a good cozy can induce. Who is the murder? Is there danger just around the corner for the characters? What is the motive? All of this and more gets answered, and in a way that leaves you wanting more from the series, and yet
Jerri Cachero
Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A return visit, to Taylorsford, Virginia, for the celebration of the upcoming wedding of Amy Webber and Richard Muir turns into a week full of renewed friendships, love and murder. Amy must uncover the truth regarding a valuable book that may hold the answers to a lifetime of questions as well as murder. Solving the mystery and preparing for her wedding keep Amy looking over her shoulder and at wedding preparations!

I'm a huge fan of this series! It reminds me of a gothic suspense romance, a cozy
I received an ARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Here comes the bride... Stumbling into yet another mystery.

Librarian Amy Webber is just weeks away from marrying Richard Muir, and the lovebirds couldn't be happier. That is, until they stumble across the body of an art dealer at a party celebrating their upcoming nuptials... a party that happened to be hosted by Kurt Kendrick, who happened to trying to acquire the same piece as the deceased. And although Amy and Ric
Dec 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A DEADLY EDITION by Victoria Gilbert
The Fifth Blue Ridge Library Mystery

Preparations for her wedding are keeping librarian Amy Webber happily busy. Several people have some to town to celebrate in the weeks before the wedding, including her younger brother and a colleague of her aunt's beau. Other newcomers have appeared in town as well including a shifty looking man, an inquisitive tourist, and a business rival of the enigmatic Kurt Kendrick. Taking a breath of air at a party in their honor, A
Jessica Robbins
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

I fell in love with this book!! It starts with an engagement party for Amy and Richard where she is attempting to get along with his parents. This comes with a surprise visit from her mysterious brother as well. The party is going well until the couple hear a noise outside and when they go to investigate find one of the guests dead in an old shed out back. As proven in the past Amy cannot ignore a good
Jul 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
3 1/2 stars. An entertaining cozy mystery. The characters shine in this series with unique personalities and unconventional jobs for some people (Amy's fiancé is a well-known male choreographer but he isn't gay) but they are very relatable. As with all the best cozy series, the more books in the series you read the richer the experience is as you get to really know the characters and their histories but you can still read this book without any of the others and easily understand everything.

It w
Cozy Cat Reviews
This is the 5th release in the delightful "Blue Ridge Library Mystery Series" by cozy author Victoria Gilbert. I have read the entire series and find each book charming and fun to read. Thank you to the publisher and to Net Galley for the opportunity.

Our Protagonist Library Director Amy Webber is planning her wedding to take place the following day. .Amid the festivities the night before Amy and her fiancé Richard Muir discover the body of art dealer who had been in a fight to gain custody of a
Rima Aiello
Jul 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes a story can take a bit to find its stride, but is well worth the time. This is one of those stories. Once it starts to get going, the reader will be hard pressed to put it down. A solid addition to the series.
A Deadly Edition was a fun and engaging read. The plot was well written, even if I had suspicions on the culprit(s) and the characters were three dimensional. An added bonus was the diversity of the characters, such as Scott and Jessica.
Angela (Kentuckybooklover) Brocato-Skaggs
A wedding, criminal art, murder, and a library in an idyllic setting; can a book get any more perfect?

Amy and Richard are finally getting married but before they can say I do Amy must deal with a killer. Will Amy meet Richard at the end of the aisle or will she meet her maker?

I was hooked from page one as I have been with all the books in this series and did not want to stop until the last page. I really liked how we got to know Amy's brother, Scott, more. Between Amy and Scott, their poor paren
Meredith Boas
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
I enjoyed reading "A Deadly Edition" book 5 in the Blue Ridge Library mystery series by Victoria Gilbert. I haven't had the opportunity yet to read the previous books in this series but because the author did a great job of providing key details from previous books in the series it was no issue jumping right into this one. I immediately got a sense of female camaraderie which was refreshing because the female characters are all self confident and self assured. There aren't any catty relationship ...more
Amy Webber is hiding. Not from danger, though. Amy’s hiding until she knows she can face her future father-in-law without shouting him down. Amy, her fiancé Richard, and a whole host of people are at Highview, a home owned by a friend of the engaged couple. Kurt Kendrick, owner of Highview, is a wealthy man and has thrown this party to celebrate the engagement of Amy and Richard. Kurt is also an art gallery owner, art collector, and at the time of Amy’s hiding, cornered by Amy’s future father-in ...more
Coralee Hicks
In a video interview on Books Are My Hart (Oct. 16, 2019) Gilbert discussed tips on writing. She said "if you are bored, the reader will be bored". This never will be the case with Gilbert. She writes fun engaging cozy mysteries. Book 5 brings the reader back to Taylordsville, where a wedding might be postponed due to murder.

Book 1 established an overall series arc that has linked a crime from the 1920's to our protagonist and other characters in the present. Now the romantic leads, Richard and
Diane Hernandez
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Library Manager Amy and dancer Richard are getting married! However, a pre-wedding reception at art gallery owner Kurt’s house is tragically interrupted when Kurt’s rival art collector, Oscar, is found murdered in the yard.

Intrepid amateur detectives Amy and her best friend and library employee Sunny, of course, try and find the murderer. Could Oscar have been murdered over an upcoming purchase of a rare Chauncer illustrated manuscript? Will the investigation interrupt the wedding in unexpectedl
Dec 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Deadly Edition by Victoria Gilbert is a Blue Ridge Library Mystery featuring Amy Webber as the librarian, and in this case, the bride. It is a rollicking good time opening with an engagement party given by Kurt Kendrick, a family friend of all concerned. Her father-in-law is currently expounding upon, "I don't know anything about art, but I know what I like," and Amy has taken a break. Her fiancé, Richard, was simply gritting his teeth, used to these sorts of outbursts by his father. Kurt is a ...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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Blue Ridge Library Mysteries (5 books)
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