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Excerpt of A Page Marked for Murder by Lauren Elliott


A Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery #5
October 2020
On Sale: October 27, 2020
Featuring: Addie Greyborne
304 pages
ISBN: 1496727118
EAN: 9781496727114
Kindle: B085LTXWNT
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
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Also by Lauren Elliott:

Murder in a Cup, August 2024
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A Limited Edition Murder, June 2024
Mass Market Paperback
Murder in a Cup, December 2023
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Steeped in Secrets, November 2023
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Dedication to Murder, May 2023
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Steeped in Secrets, December 2022
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A Margin for Murder, May 2022
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
To the Tome of Murder, November 2021
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Under the Cover of Murder, April 2021
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
A Page Marked for Murder, October 2020
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Proof of Murder, May 2020
Paperback / e-Book
Murder in the First Edition, October 2019
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Prologue to Murder, May 2019
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Murder by the Book, November 2018
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book

Excerpt of A Page Marked for Murder by Lauren Elliott

Excerpt – A PAGE MARKED FOR MURDER by Lauren Elliott


When you did discover the book missing? Anything jump out at you then?”

“No, I made the assumption that Martha had second thoughts and either took it when we were packing the bag or went back for it.”

“Martha, the same person we’re holding on suspicion of murder?”

Addie’s gaze dropped. She knew full well that any kind of emotional appeal to this woman would be a waste of breath. Detective Ryley Brookes was all evidence-based in her investigations, and Addie couldn’t argue with the evidence. Martha was seen having two public squabbles with the victim, who had a rocky history with Martha’s youngest daughter, and the body was discovered behind Martha’s bakery. However, Ryley’s flippant attitude regarding the missing book was another thing. This was something Addie could press.

“Look, I know that you’d like nothing better than to think of this as just a misplaced children’s book, and it will turn up at some point. But I’m convinced, because of the worth of this book, that something else is going on here. If you struggle with taking my word for it, ask Marc. He’ll tell you about my gut feelings. They’re rarely wrong.”

Ryley’s jaw tightened. Addie had clearly struck the wrong chord with the detective. Addie stifled a laugh. It must be something taught in police academies because that was the same tell Marc had when she struck a nerve with him.

  Detective Brookes pinned her dark, unwavering eyes on Addie’s. “Tell you what I’m going to do. I’ll send two of my officers over to have a look around at Gloria’s house, and if they feel anything looks out of place or suspicious, then we’ll launch an investigation.”

“It’s a start.”

“It’s the best I can do right now,” Ryley said, and clicked the intercom button. “Desk Sergeant Coleman, can you come in here for a moment.”


Excerpt from A Page Marked for Murder by Lauren Elliott
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