WHO WOULD RESORT TO MURDER Tucked away in the rolling hills of rural western Virginia is the storybook resort of Storyton Hall, catering to book lovers who want to get away from it all To increase her number of bookings, resort manager Jane Steward has decided to host a Murder and Mayhem week so that fans of the mystery genre can gather together for some role playing andWHO WOULD RESORT TO MURDER Tucked away in the rolling hills of rural western Virginia is the storybook resort of Storyton Hall, catering to book lovers who want to get away from it all To increase her number of bookings, resort manager Jane Steward has decided to host a Murder and Mayhem week so that fans of the mystery genre can gather together for some role playing and fantasy crime solving.But when the winner of the scavenger hunt, Felix Hampden, is found dead in the Mystery Suite, and the valuable book he won as his prize is missing, Jane realizes one of her guests is an actual murderer Amid a resort full of fake detectives, Jane is bound and determined to find a real life killer There s no room for error as Jane tries to unlock this mystery before another vacancy opens up
Murder in the Mystery Suite WHO WOULD RESORT TO MURDER Tucked away in the rolling hills of rural western Virginia is the storybook resort of Storyton Hall catering to book lovers who want to get away from it all To increase her
This book was an enjoyable read What s not to like Dead bodies, secret passages, fun characters, literary references galore, a grumpy tuxedo cat my kind of book I ll be reading the next books in the series as soon as possible.
These people are mystery fans Readers Bibliophiles They re far too refined to resort to violence I loved the enthusiasm aimed toward books and reading, especially with the themed murder mystery week and the celebration of various literary detectives It was nerd city for me, trust me Being with the guests when they visited various rooms such as the Green Gables Gazebo and Agatha Christie Teamroom Having meals catered to novel names and characters Yep, a bookworm s dream Julius Caesar salads, Herm [...]
MUDER IN THE MYSTERY SUITEby Ellery AdamsBook One in the Book Retreat Mystery seriesA few chapters into this first book in the Book Retreat Mystery series, I was already enjoying what I thought to be another sweet, cozy mystery series By chapter five I had the feeling of reading a Nancy Drew story in which Nancy was now a grown woman This of course thrilled me to no end However, it felt as though I was also in a modern day Agatha Christie novel Until chapter eight when Nancy and Agatha combined [...]
I wanted to like this book as I enjoy the author s Books by the Bay series, but sadly I did not in fact, I didn t even finish it I found it slow, boring and utterly forgettable So many contradictions the need for a themed mystery weekend to generate revenue, yet they have a fleet of Rolls Royces to pick up guests for transport to the hotel The hotel holds a scavenger hunt using the entire grounds which are said to be in major disrepair Lavish food displays for teas and restaurants in the hotel c [...]
I wanted to like this book and I ve been trying to convince myself that I do, but I just don t I m not fond of any of the characters and while I do like how the book started, it completely lost me when the family secret was revealed even though I didn t enjoy the book I don t want to ruin it for anyone else I would ve enjoyed the book and series, I m sure if it had just been a book loving retreat that mysteries happened at.
WHO WOULD RESORT TO MURDER Tucked away in the rolling hills of rural western Virginia is the storybook resort of Storyton Hall, catering to book lovers who want to get away from it all To increase her number of bookings, resort manager Jane Steward has decided to host a Murder and Mayhem week so that fans of the mystery genre can gather together for some role playing and fantasy crime solving.But when the winner of the scavenger hunt, Felix Hampden, is found dead in the Mystery Suite, and the va [...]
Have you ever wished there than five stars to give I do right now in writing about this book This is a cozy like no other I have ever read The heroine Jane Steward is not your usual cozy girl She is the mother of twin boys Hemmingway and Fitzgerald and that is a big clue to her personality She like me is a book lover She works in the family owned resort Storyton Hall The theme of the resort is books, authors, and fantasy Just my kind of place When Jane hosts an event called Murder and Mayhem We [...]
Ellery Adams introduces her first Book Retreat mystery, Murder in the Mystery Suite, with a paragraph to delight the heart of any book lover There were books everywhere Hundreds of books Thousands of books There were books of every size, shape, and color They lined the walls from floor to ceiling, standing straight and rigid as soldiers on the polished mahogany shelves, the gilt lettering on their worn spines glinting in the soft light, the scent of supple leather and aging paper filling the air [...]
I got this book free from the author This is my honest review.Ellery Adams has begun a mystery series for all lovers of mystery and books Storyton Hall is a huge resort nestled in rural Virginia, surrounded by shops and restaurants that also cater to the literature lover Guests will have the services of a full staff, including butler, chauffeur, and a librarian who reins over a library that could rival parts of the Library of Congress He can find books for everyone from the toddler reading Beatr [...]
Murder In The Mystery Suite is the first book in the Book Retreat Mystery series.Ellery Adams has come up with another engaging and fun series with a cast interesting characters This series takes place at the venerable Storyton Hall in western Virginia.Jane Steward, a widow and mother of precocious twin boys, is the manager at Storyton Hall, having taken over from her great aunt Octavia and great uncle Aloysius Storyton Hall houses several extensive libraries and Jane has come up with a plan to [...]
Couldn t finish this one although I tried I kept thinking it would get better But first off this is supposed to be Virginia in modern day Who today names children Edwin and Eloise or Mabel I know old fashioned names have made a recent comeback but those children are currently under 4 yrs Who in American calls the owner of a restaurant a publican It was like the author was trying so hard to create a small English town atmosphere that she used every word name she could to evoke the traditional Eng [...]
This cozy mystery is set at a resort for book lovers, on the murder mystery weekend where an actual murder takes place It could have been a lot of fun, but it really wasn t The author had too many ideas for one book It went a little overboard with lots of the side stories I didn t get much into the book and then when the family secret came out totally unbelievable it lost me.
A compelling start to a new to me series The setting of a book themed resort bursting with books and a huge literary secret was exciting A repeated error with a secondary character s name during an important discussion threw me out of the story but, otherwise, this was a good, easy read Looking forward to reading the next in the series.
Book 67 Read in 2014Murder in the Mystery Suite by Ellery AdamsThis is the first book in a new cozy mystery and I loved it The book is set in a quaint village called Storyton with the primary setting being a wonderful literary retreat called Storyton Hall, a reader s dream Rooms are named after authors and characters and this book is during a murder mystery themed retreat, which was the brain child of Jane Steward Jane is a single mother of twin boys her husband died when she was pregnant and th [...]
I was lucky enough to receive this book from the author Once I started reading it, I couldn t put it down Ms Adams has created a whole new village, Storyton, in the beautiful mountains of Virginia Storyton Hall is a huge resort for book lovers It s filled with books and mystery Jane Steward, her fun 6 yr old twin boys, aunt and uncle, along with other great characters, run the charismatic resort Jane comes up with a brilliant idea for a murder and mayhem theme week at the resort to help raise mo [...]
Entirely silly, with no redeeming qualities I was longing for a good cozy mystery, and reviews tricked me into thinking this was a decent choice Sadly, this is a clicheistic, poorly written, totally unsatisfying amateurish book written by a very poor reader of books in general, and a worse writer Too bad.
I had a hard time rating this book I really enjoyed it but a few things bothered me, I went with 4 stars as it is very well written and entertaining One of my largest problems was that I had to keep dragging myself into this century, between the setting and the way the characters talked I kept putting it in a Victorian era, I had to keep reminding myself that is in these times The mystery was excellent but unless I missed something I don t think there were enough clues to figure it out This bein [...]
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This is one of these unforgettable book adventures you will go on when you open the pages and start reading book one of Murder in the Mystery Suite, It takes place in Storyton Hall, in idyllic,Virginia, it s a book resort catering to everything for the book lover, there s a chef, a chauffeur, butler and a librarian, who will find you any book a book lover desires.Jane Steward, the manager at Storyton Hall, is soon to discover just how serious her job really is when she decides to host a Murder a [...]
This is the first in a new series from Ellery Adams In my opinion, it is the best series so far In this first installment, we find Jane Steward, a widow with twin 6 year old boys, living in a rundown castle, if you will, with her great aunt and uncle Within the halls of this castle, there are secrets Secrets that must be protected at all costs In the town of Storyton, many are not who they appear to be When a runaway horse gallops through the center of the town and the rider dies, things for Jan [...]
This is the first book in the new Book Retreat series, I was lucky enough to receive an ARC This was a great book, I loved the town that Ms Adams has created, Storyton Village What a wonderful place Storyton Hall, where Jane and her boys live, along with her aunt and uncle, is fantastic as well I would love to go for a visit This book is full of great characters, and I love the references to all of the great mystery writers of the past I am looking forward to of this series
2.5 stars This one was just ok for me Some parts of the inn were a little too perfect for me I also smell a love triangle brewing which I really dislike.
I think Adams Books By the Bay novels are some of the very best cozies being written today I love them, so I was excited to learn that she was writing a new series, and I bought a copy as soon as it arrived at my local bookstore From the first paragraph, I was in heaven Storyton Hall is any serious book lover s perfect world, and the countryside and village outside its walls complete the dream scenario There are times when I read that I want to be drawn into the type of world that should exist b [...]
I needed to do some catching up on my Mount TBR Challenge, because I ve slacked off on it for the last few months This book perfectly fit, it s been sitting on my shelf since October November of last year, and I must say that it s a same I didn t read it before This is a fast paced, entertaining read that will have you staying up until the wee hours of the morning finishing it.I really enjoyed the MC, Jane, she was very knowledgeable about books without being unlikeable I also adored her twin so [...]
I seem to be dropping books right and left, and here s yet another I m not rating because I couldn t finish it On the face of it, it seemed to be perfect for me a cozy mystery set at a British style manor house resort during a murder mystery weekend It was fine for the first few chapters, if too unbelievably idyllic and that s saying a lot for me , but then it jumped the shark for me by turning into something like James Bond as written by Enid Blyton I blame the publishers and marketers, honestl [...]
You can t view me but honestly, I m dancing in delight over the fact that there is a new series by one of my favorite authors and super personsImagine yourself booking a reading vacation for a Murder and Mayhem week in a countryside Manor House filled with mysteries, secrets, passions, and yesal murders, although the staff is so trained you might be led to thinking it is part of the ambience Family member and Manager of Storyton Manor, Jane Steward has come up with a plan to bring patrons to he [...]
Loved this book It s the first in a new series and I loved the premise of a resort for book lovers That alone made me want to read this book That it is an English village, dismantled and shipped to America and re assembled in the hills of western Virginia just makes it enticing The characters are all very likable and a little quirky or eccentricjust the sort of people you expect to find in an English village And just when you think you are settled into a nice Agatha Christie esque type of cozyy [...]
I have no idea how to review this without spoiling it horribly, because there is a monster twist about a third of the way through that turned it into an entirely different book than I started But if you like the premise even if not the execution of the tv film series The Librarian or Warehouse 13, and your favourite character in Batman is Alfred, you ll love this Anyway I really liked it, and I think I ll probably keep an eye out for the next in the series The characters are believable well, the [...]
I wasn t expecting much from this Just the usual cozy mystery And the book setting of course drew me in But a couple of chapters, well not much, but anyway, as soon you get into the story, you find its not your usual cozy mystery Or at least depending on how much you read from that genre.And for me, I started reading cozies but maybe like 1 or 3 series But with this read, it turned out to be a pleasant surprise.A main character while likable will stand up for herself and others if need to be Ch [...]
I really like Ellery Adams and enjoy 2 other series that she writes, but this one was just not my thing at all Found myself skimming large parts and just really didn t like much about it except the idea of all the rooms full of books I m sure many of you will really enjoy this series, but just don t think it s my thing Will say it s well written, as always, and I wouldn t expect any less than that from Ms Adams