Buried in A Book

Buried in A Book

Large Print - 2012
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After receiving her first pink slip at the age of forty-five, former newspaper journalist Lila Wilkins is desperate to find a job - even if it means taking a pay cut. After combing through the classifieds, Lila accepts an internship at A Novel Idea, a thriving literary agency in the utopian town of Inspiration Valley, North Carolina. Lila can't imagine anything better than being paid to read, but with a crew of quirky co-workers and a sky-high stack of query letters, she doesn?t actually have much time to discover the next bestseller - especially after a penniless aspiring author drops dead in the agency's waiting room. No one else seems particularly concerned about the man's demise, but when Lila uncovers a series of threatening letters associated with the dead man, she's determined to uncover what - or who - killed his dreams of literary success.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2012.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781611734355
Characteristics: 350 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.

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Shelley51
Jun 06, 2016

Loved it! Trying to find book 2 of the series to find out what happens next!!

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Thunder12
Oct 05, 2015

I liked this first book in series. I like that a middle age woman changes careers successfully and 'get a life'. Her mom is also entertaining. The 'murder' plot was feasible. The reader had a real chance to figure out 'who dune it,'

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MariadelaLuz
Aug 04, 2015

I am looking forward to reading this. I've just finished reading the third book in this series and I am eager to get the background story of the regular characters.

JCLOctavia Aug 23, 2013

Fast read and a fun cozy mystery.

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savtadina
Aug 06, 2013

I very much like the idea of the book and the characters are very likable: the mother of an 18-year-old boy who just graduated from high school, her mothers who seems a bit psychic, a literary agency and the people working there, a sympathetic policeman, etc. No character is developed very much. After reading the first few chapters, I almost stopped as too much took place in a short span of time--the main character Lila losing her job of 20 years, her son totaling her car and damaging equipment at the high school, the start of a new job and a man dying in front of her. But I am glad that I continued to read. It was a soothing book (when I felt lousy) and the premise is nice. There are a number of literary references to older books and notes about new books too, including a barista with a joy of reading and a lending library in her shop. The main policeman Sean is more sympathetic to Lila's "snooping" than in other cozy mysteries.

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astrella
Jun 05, 2012

The protagonist is very proud of herself. The book is good, but she's just so very proud of herself and is such an upstanding person - it's a bit detracting.

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