Bookman Dead Style

A Dangerous Type Mystery, #2

"Bookman Dead Style" is the second book in the Dangerous Type Mystery series. It's about Clare Henry, a woman who tries to help clear the name of a celebrity who is accused of killing his sister.

This book was very hard to get into at first, and it wasn’t because I haven’t read the first book in the series. The beginning was slow and boggled down with lots of description—mostly character descriptions that were unnecessary. It was very boring, and I found myself skimming pages until about maybe a fourth in before it started to really pick up and get good.

Once it picked up, the mystery was very interesting and engrossing. Some parts were predictable, but there were parts that caught me off guard. The characters were all pleasant and slightly quirky—some were more developed than others. Clare, the main character, was very feisty and fun. I could see myself being friends with her.

Overall, this was a good cozy read. It took sometime for me to get into the story and get used to the author’s writing style, but once I did, I had a lot of fun. If you like cozies that deal with book themes, definitely give this one a try.

Book Blurb for Bookman Dead Style

A movie star is typecast as a killer in the second Dangerous Type Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of To Helvetica and Back.

It’s January, and the Star City Film Festival has taken the Utah ski resort town by storm. Movie stars are everywhere, carving fresh powder on the slopes and crossing the thresholds of Bygone Alley’s charming boutique shops—including The Rescued Word, where Clare Henry and her grandfather restore old typewriters and beloved books. When cinema’s hottest superhero, Matt Bane, enters their store to buy some personalized notecards, it’s hard not to be starstruck.

But when Clare sees the police leading Matt out of The Fountain hotel in handcuffs only a few hours later, she can’t believe her eyes. The affable actor is accused of killing his sister, but Clare’s convinced he’s wrong for that role. Now it’s open call for suspects as Clare tries to reel in the killer before another victim fades to black...

Night Owl Reviews May, 2017 4.00