The Bookshop Detective by Jan Ellis

The Bookshop Detective by Jan Ellis

The Bookshop DetectiveThe Bookshop Detective by Jan Ellis

Name: The Bookshop Detective
Author: Jan Ellis
Format: ebook
Pages: 288
Release date: March 2017
Publisher: Waverley Books

Teaser

When a ghost ship is spotted on the horizon one spring evening, bookseller Eleanor decides to investigate the myths and legends of Combemouth, the seaside town where she runs The Reading Room. As Eleanor digs deeper into the town’s history, she becomes intrigued by a Victorian crime report and is determined to find out what happened to a boy at the centre of the court case. As she begins to uncover the truth – aided by the vicar but somewhat stalled by the local librarian – she has a challenge on her own horizon. Daniel – her husband of six months – is determined that they give up their separate homes and find a new place together. But Eleanor adores her cottage by the sea and resists, guaranteeing that things turn a little frosty as the summer begins. A book launch, an exploding dress, some salsa-dancing pensioners and an ageing rock star make this a fun rom-com mystery with a difference.


My thoughts

I had read and enjoyed many reads by Jan Ellis before picking up her latest release „The Bookshop Detectiv“. This book was no exception. The Bookshop Detectiv is actually the third book in a series (Book 1: An Unexpected Affair, Book 2: A Summer of Surprises). I recommend reading them in ordert o get a feeling for the story. Nevertheless I think you can read it as a standalone as well. Having read all part oft he series I was very looking forward to come back to Combemouth to catch up with Eleanor and the locals.

When a ghost ship is spotted on the horizon one spring evening, bookseller Eleanor decides to investigate the myths and legends of Combemouth, the seaside town where she runs The Reading Room. As Eleanor digs deeper into the town’s history, she becomes intrigued by a Victorian crime report and is determined to find out what happened to a boy at the centre of the court case. As she begins to uncover the truth she has a challenge on her own horizon. Can Eleanor solve a puzzle?

Not long after starting this story I was soon transported back into the lives of Eleanor and her husband Daniel in the beautiful seaside town of Combemouth. I loved getting back there, especially to the bookshop „The Reading Room“ next to the sea. It seems like such a wonderful place. Somtimes I wished that Combemouth and it’s characters were real so that I could put in on my bucket list travelling there for a holiday someday.

Jan Ellis seems to be a natural storyteller, the sentences just seem to flow and she makes this book very hard to put down as mysteries are unravelled and secrets are revealed. The mystery really had me gripped and I couldn’t put it down so I found myself still reading way past my bedtime.

„The Bookshop Detectiv“ is a wonderfully light hearted and easy to read book with added mystery, that will lift your spirits after a tough day, while allowing you to travel to Combemouth from the comfort of your living room, which is just one of the many reasons that I love this book, and series. I would like to thank Jan Ellis for sending me a review copy. I’m looking forward reading more of this author.

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