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A Murder Between the Pages

(Main Street Book Club Mysteries #2)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  127 ratings  ·  81 reviews
The next in the Main Street Book Club mysteries!

It was only a few months ago that the ladies of Arlo's Friday Night Book Club--Fern, Camille, and Helen--solved the murder of the renowned author, Wally Harrison. So when they select Wally's bestseller, Missing Girl, for their next discussion, Arlo is hopeful it will be the end of their mystery hunt.

But the women are convince
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Published November 24th 2020
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A MURDER BETWEEN THE PAGES by Amy Lillard brings small town living, a cozy book store/coffee shop, quirky characters and humor to this cozy mystery. It is the second book in the Main Street Book Club Mysteries series and is set in Sugar Springs, Mississippi.

Our protagonist, Arlo Stanley, is co-owner of a bookstore and coffee shop with her high school friend, Chloe Carter. Arlo started a Friday night book club which three octogenarians, Fern, Camille, and Helen, joined. Their next book selection
With Arlo and Chloe running the bookshop – Books and More – in the small town of Sugar Springs, Mississippi, and the Book Club women, Fern, Camille and Helen, still reveling in their solving of a previous case, Arlo did all she could to dissuade the women when they wanted to investigate a 50 year old cold case which they were sure was connected to the book they were reading called The Missing Girl.

It wasn’t long before a real-life death occurred, and once again the connections were obvious. The
Nov 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this second in the Main Street Book Club Mysteries set in Sugar Springs, Mississippi where Arlo and her friend Chloe own a bookstore and coffee shop on Main Street. Arlo wanted to start a Friday night book club where she was hoping to attract young people but instead a group of almost eighty year old ladies meet at the shop to discuss books, only it's every day around noon. Oh well. The ladies are reading a book written by a local author Wally Harrison, that we met in the first book in ...more
Nancy Baker
Nov 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book store owner Arlo thought forming a book club would be fun but she has had her hands full ever since three elderly go-getters formed that club. They continue to suck her into the vortex of mystery solving by rash actions that Arlo is continually trying to hamper. It does not help that the police chief is her ex-boyfriend from high school.

I enjoyed the humor of the elderly book club members and liked that they were portrayed as vibrant individuals. Thanks to Sourcebooks and NetGalley for an
Deanne Patterson
Dec 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Once you start you won't be able to stop turning the pages of this exciting small town mystery.
Those spunky,meddling ladies of Arlo's Friday Night Book Club--Fern, Camille, and Helen are at it again getting into things and solving another mystery their own way.
Love these ladies and their perseverance in solving the case, they won't let anything hold them back.
Very interesting mystery.

Published November 24th 2020 by Poisoned Pen Press
I was given a complimentary copy of this book. Thank you.
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Melissa Henderson
Nov 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A story filled with quirky characters and a very interesting mystery. A great "who did it?" story. I received a complimentary copy of the book. No review was required. ...more
Gail C.
This novel features Arlo, named after the folk singer, who left her parents and their commune because she wanted to settle down. She chose Sugar Springs, Mississippi and an older woman became her de facto guardian for the remainder of her teenage years. Now Arlo is in her late 30’s and has opened a bookstore/coffee shop with her best friend, Chloe.
In the first novel, Arlo started a weekly book club she hoped would attract younger, intellectually inclined readers. What she got was three older wom
Maureen Timerman
Nov 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
I loved being back with this book club, and of course, Fletcher!
In the first book these lovely ladies solved the murder of Wally Harrison, and now they are at it again. They are convinced they know whom his book is about, and they are going to prove it, but then, another body!
You are going to want to join this Friday Night Book club, they sure are a hoot, and you know what, listen to what they have to say. I would love to hang around with these ladies!
As the book progresses surprising facts are
Cozy Cat Reviews
This is the second book in the new cozy series "Main Street Book Club" by author Amy Lillard. Thank you to the publisher and to Net Galley for the opportunity. My review opinion is my own. The first in series was delightful and a great cozy for all of us that like book club mysteries. This is a charming series with great charcters and wonderful references to books.

Arlo and her Friday night book club are on the trail of a cold case murder long past. The have just solved one murder of an author a
Tracy Wood
After local author Wally Harrison's murder was solved by the local Friday Night Book Club it seemed only fitting to choose his novel The Missing Girl  as one of their next reads. Unfortunately for the Books and More Store co-owner Arlo the three elderly club members become convinced a local case is the factual basis for the fictional bestseller and are determined to solve the mystery once and for all.

The decades old missing person case they investigate via the new novel is complicated by a pres
Sep 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

This is the second book in the Main Street Book Club mysteries in Amy Lillard.

Even though Arlo is the head of the Friday Night Book Club, it seems her more senior members quickly take over and not by discussing their current book but by solving an old murder! Mary Kennedy, piano teacher, vanished one day and never reappeared. And it flummoxed everyone for years. Then when Arlo and friends go to the house of one of the bookclub gal’s sisters for a book donation, the gal they are looking
Lisa Morin
Arlo and the book group ladies are back again in A Murder Between the Pages by Amy Lillard.
The ladies are reading and discussing Missing Girl, which they are comparing to a woman’s disappearance many years ago.

Arlo feels like a babysitter for the three ladies, Helen, Fern and Camille. Even though the ladies are past retirement age, they get themselves involved in things better left to the authorities.
When the death of a young woman shakes the small town to the core, the ladies are determined to
Sep 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozies
This is the second entry in the Main Street Book Club Mystery series and we finding ourselves returning to Arlo’s Friday Night Book Club. I enjoyed how the the book club members decide to investigate a cold case. Suddenly, things begin to heat up and become all too real. When a murder which seems to be connected to the original case occurs, the gang begins to search for whodunit. The author has created an enjoyable mystery that she has filled with a likeable group of characters and an interestin ...more
Nov 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It seemed like a good idea at the time but, as they say about best laid plans....hadn't factored in the senior citizens who joined the Friday Night Book Club. Camille, Helen and Fern not only attend on Friday but just about every day of the week finds these senior ladies in the bookstore, Arlo and Chloe's Books and More. The more part is the coffee shop that Chloe runs and Arlo runs the book half. Best friends turned business partners but Arlo never thought that she would be trying to control th ...more
This was a fabulous second instalment to what is turning out to be a promising series!

Mississippi bookstore owner Arlo Stanley is hoping that the latest book club selection of 'Missing Girl' written by the town’s legendary bestselling author, Wally Harrison, will yield no unfortunate surprises. But the Friday Night Book Club - octogenarians Fern, Camille, and Helen - are convinced 'Missing Girl' was inspired by a 50-year-old cold case. It's the case of the disappearance of Mary Kennedy, an organ
Dec 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
A Murder Between the Pages is the second installment in the Main Street Book Club Mysteries series set in the small town of Sugar Springs, Mississippi and featuring bookstore owner Arlo Stanley and her business partner Chloe Carter. The three members of the Friday Night Book Club, Helen Johnson, Camille Kinny and Fern Conley are trying to solve another mystery - this time it's a 50 year old cold case, or is it?

When best selling author Wally Harrison was found murdered outside of the book store
Nov 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 2nd in Main Book Street Book Club series. Arlo Stanley is a co-owner with friend Chloe of a book store and coffee shop in Sugar Springs Mississippi. Arlo started a Friday night book club with the intent to get younger people into the store but instead she ends up with three less than young ladies including Helen who was her guardian when she decided she was tired of moving around with her hippie parents when she was 16 years old. Arlo is content to stay in one spot after moving aroun ...more
Patti Whitson Stephenson She Lives to Read
Note: I normally review Christian fiction. This book is not Christian fiction, and it fits into the “clean” general fiction/mystery category. I love Amy Lillard’s Amish fiction, and thought I’d like to read a book by her in a different contemporary setting.

I thought this book was fun and entertaining. The senior citizens of the “Friday Night Book Club” consider themselves successful armchair detectives, and by the time I finished the book, I wished that I could attend one of their book club meet
Dec 08, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
[I received an electronic review copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.]

2.5 stars = Solid to mostly solid, some issues but okay overall.

I struggled with this one (after enjoying the first book). The book club ladies are a LOT to take in this. They have no self-control; they don't listen to anyone who gives them a boundary or a suggestion for their own safety. They have no regard for law enforcement, private property, etc. Only for their own wh
Darcia Helle
A Murder Between the Pages is a fun cozy mystery.

Arlo, our lead character, owns a bookshop and is, for the most part, an average woman in her late thirties. But the senior women who meet at her shop every day drag her into all sorts of mischief, providing lots of comic relief throughout this murder mystery.

Unfortunately, the plot suffers from a lack of focus. We have a fifty-year-old cold case that the book club ladies are investigating, a current murder of someone in the small town, a complicat
Feb 05, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A bookstore with no sales in a small Mississippi town provides the setting for this over complicated, implausible mess. The crime solvers, the store owners and three elderly ladies have nothing better to do than nose around, bothering other old people. Do old people really dash around hither and yon blundering into dangerous situations, or do they contentedly natter on about the wonders of their grandchildren? Would an 80+ year old woman find an ex con on a dating site,a guy covered in prison ta ...more
Dec 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Murder Between the Pages is a fun cozy mystery by Amy Lillard. Fern, Camille and Helen members of Arlo's Friday Night Book Club are filled with spunk and determination. They choose Missing Girl as there next book and soon was believing there was a connection to a 50 year old cold case and the current murder of a young lady. The humor that Lillard interwove in the story along with the antics of the three elderly friends gave way to a fun read. The plots and hints of the murder brought this book ...more
Jan 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my! Such a cute read that has elderly people at the helm to help solve some mystery. They made me snicker more times than one. I can just picture these ladies doing what they do! So funny and cute! Lillard is a good story teller that way. Her descriptions of places, people and towns makes me feel like I'm in the middle and of course I'm sad when the story ended. I hate leaving my new found friends. Lillard will give you just enough to keep you guessing as to whom the real culprit is. And it i ...more
I thought this book was a bit confusing. It jumps around and the characters seem to be stuck in the bookstore every day for a book club which never discusses books. I liked the characters ok but they're not very developed. #A Murder Between the Pages #NetGalley ...more
Amy Gold
Jan 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Who doesn’t love a great mystery with a book shop, book club and small town antics?! A Murder Between the Pages by Amy Lillard is just that and much more. While the story was very good, the author gives some priority to her descriptions of characters and surroundings that allowed me to close my eyes and visualize the scenes! If you want an enticing cozy mystery, this might be the one for you. Thank you to the Poisened Pen Press and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this advanced copy in retu ...more
Nov 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Murder Between the Pages by Amy Lillard, is the 2nd book in the Main Street Book Club Mysteries, and it's another fun addition. This book takes place in Sugar Springs Mississippi. Arlo Stanley is the owner of the bookstore, she also has to keep watch of the Friday Night Book Club, which is made up of elderly ladies. A few months ago they helped solve a murder, and now they have decide to investigate a 50 year old missing persons case. When a young women is murdered, the club is determined the ca ...more
Dawn Michelle
Things that I disliked about this book:
*I knew the who killer was when the murder happened.
*It was about 50 pages too long [there was just too much blather in the middle].
*Helen and Fern's treatment of Camille when she became involved with a new love.
*LOVE. TRIANGLE. Please stop. Please. Mads, Sam and Arlo are now adults, its been TEN FREAKING YEARS and they need to [as my grandfather used to say] "get their shizz together and move on" [Okay. he didn't say "shizz" but I cannot use the words
The cozy mystery, A Murder Between the Pages by Amy Lillard, offers small town life, a book club, murder, eccentric characters, and some humor. It’s the second book in a series called the Main Street Book Club Mysteries.

Arlo Stanley, together with her best friend Chloe Carter, own a bookstore and coffee shop in Sugar Springs, Mississippi. Hoping to start a Friday night book club for cool and hipster intellectuals, Arlo instead is saddled with three octogenarian women who fancy themselves as sleu
Nov 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This next book picks up right where the series starter left off, which is perfect because the book club gals were raring to get to the bottom of the mystery from Missing Girl. The three highly spirited and slightly up there in age gals are sure that fiction was reflecting fact and that the past was colliding with the present. I am not sure what is more humerous, these outrageous octogenerians or Arlo's attempts to keep the ladies out of mischief. You cannot help but shake your head while reading ...more
Nov 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
I read book 1 of this series and liked it well enough to give book 2 a try. Arlo owns Books & More in small town Sugar Springs. She started a book club in book 1. Three older ladies in town make up the book club. As in the first book, the ladies, Helen, Fern and Camille, get out of control easily. It seems that it is Arlo’s job to rein them in since the book club was her idea.
Mads is the town sheriff and an old beau of Arlo. Sam is a private investigator who rents the 2nd floor of Arlo’s shop an
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