"The best installment yet in the series!"
Reviewed by Debbie Wiley
Posted November 26, 2018
It all starts with a book that resembles some of the
residents of Hazel Rock.... Charlie Rae Warren typically
enjoys the bantering over the book selection of the
Mystery Moms Book Club but the latest choice has the
members arguing over the all-too-familiar sounding
characters in Nathan Daniels' book. Unfortunately, real
life seems to mirror fiction when Charli's friend, Sugar,
is accused of the murder in a scene eerily reminiscent of
the book. Charli is determined to clear her friend's
name, but will it cost her everything in the process?
Charli's impulsivity gets her into trouble time and again
in KILLER CLASSICS. Normally, I'm annoyed by impulsive
characters but Kym Roberts pulls it off as Charli's
loyalty to her friends, bravery and determination, and
good intentions make her likable. In fact, Charli is
exactly the kind of friend you'd want to have and that is
part of what makes the Book Barn series so darned
However, Charli isn't the real heroine in KILLER CLASSICS
as I'm not going to lie- I loved each and every scene
with Princess, Charli's pink pet armadillo. Princess
steals the show in KILLER CLASSICS as her timely
interferences coupled with the appearance of her new
boyfriend had me crying I was laughing so hard. And as
for Princess' boyfriend- I don't want to spoil anything
but this may be my favorite couple ever in a book, even
more so than the romance we've all been watching brew
between Charli and Mateo!
KILLER CLASSICS is the fifth book in the Book
Barn mystery series but can easily be read as a
However, I suspect that once readers venture into Kym
Roberts' fascinating and quirky world, they'll want to
devour each and every story in the series! Kym Roberts
has yet another hit on her hands with KILLER CLASSICS!
Small-town life in Hazel Rock becomes a Texas-size crime
scene when murder takes a page from Charli Rae Warren’s book
club’s latest mystery . . .
Charli takes great pride in running one of the few
independent, family-owned bookstores in
small-town Texas. She vets everything carefully, with an eye
to the eclectic tastes of the locals. That includes the Book
Barn’s weekly book club selection. This time out it’s a
mystery whose characters bear a striking resemblance to
local citizens, including Charli’s friend Sugar . . . who’s
the prime suspect when her real-life nemesis is found dead
in a hotel’s water tank.
With help from her pet armadillo Princess, Charli campaigns
to clear Sugar’s sweet name—literally—when the
up-for-election mayor becomes a killer’s next target. Murder
and politics make scandalous bedfellows as Charli discovers
that fiction may be fatal, but reality could be just as
deadly . . .
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