Thursday, February 16, 2017

*Review* Bookman Dead Style by Paige Shelton


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...

My Review:
5 out of 5 stars

Bookman Dead Style is the second book in the Dangerous Type Mystery series but I did not feel like I had missed out on any information by not reading the first book.  This book had a wonderfully diverse cast of characters who all varied in age and personality type.  I really learned a lot about repairing books and the different kinds of typewriters while reading this book.  It was really interesting.  The mystery and suspense of finding out who was behind the murder kept me interested and the pages turning.  As soon as I thought I might have figured out who the killer was, I started to suspect someone else.  I loved this book and will definitely go back and read the first book in this series as well as others by this author.

About the Author:

My husband and I moved to Arizona in February of 2015 but before thatwe lived in Salt Lake City, Utah. I moved there for an advertising job right after college. I hadn't planned on staying twenty-seven years, but I met Charlie, we got married, we had our son, and a really terrific life happened. I loved Utah, and those twenty-seven years were wonderful. Our son's in college in Missouri now, and we're enjoying our new and very desert adventure.

As a kid I moved around a lot. My dad was a football coach, mostly throughout the Midwest but we spent one year in Portales, New Mexico. A couple of things stood out and and stayed with me that year. 1 - We lived in a haunted house. 2 - The southwest rubbed off on me and I have loved it ever since. 

I did get to start and finish high school in one place - Des Moines, Iowa, which is a wonderful city even if the humid climate always was a challenge. I ended up going to college there too, at Drake University where I studied journalism. I made some great friends those years. I'm glad to still be in touch with many of them.

I have only ever wanted to be a writer. I've had good jobs, bad jobs, great bosses, and terrible bosses. Through it all and ever since I was seven I have only wanted to write. I'm grateful to have the opportunity now.

You can visit Paige Shelton's website here

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