It’s the end of the tourist season in Death on the Page. Shelby and her Aunt Trudy own two bookstores in upstate New York. One of the bookstores is located in historic Blye Castle. The Castle doesn’t usually allow overnight guests but made an exception for famous author, Savannah Page, who was also doing book signings in both bookstores.
During the first signing, Savannah is confronted by a woman vowing revenge while claiming that Savannah’s new book was her idea. The day after the second signing and Savannah’s stay overnight in the Castle, she is found dead at the bottom of a staircase in a hidden passage within the Castle.
As with the previous book in the series, the mystery was too easy to solve. There were a couple of red herrings but they were easy to spot. The author also focused too much on insignificant details rather than strengthening the breadth of the main characters.
I try to give new series at least two books before I abandon them. Unfortunately, I enjoyed Death on the Page even less than the first entry in the series. It’s a hard pass for me. 2 stars.
Thanks to Crooked Lane Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.