Tour Review Murder on Tour

Tour Review Murder on Tour


I always enjoy the twofer of reading the Mystery Bookshop series. You get the contemporary bookstore owner mystery and the historical fiction mystery that she is writing simultaneously.

In Murder on Tour, I enjoyed the behind-the-scenes look at a book tour the most. I loved the scandal of one well-known author accusing another of stealing her book. Since the book is called The Corpse Danced at Midnight, I believe they both stole it from Jessica Fletcher (of Murder, She Wrote fame) who wrote it sometime in the 1980s. Regardless, the accused author, Judith, gives her drink to another author who is poisoned by it. Was she the one meant to be dead? New author and bookseller Sam must marshal all her resources to find the killer. Can she, her restaurateur boyfriend, her grandmother and her grandmother’s delightfully sarcastic elderly friends find the murderer and unmask a plagiarism scheme? You will have a wonderful time finding out. 4 stars for this humorous and inventive cozy mystery!

Thanks to Kensington Cozies, Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours, and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.

About Murder on Tour

Murder on Tour (Mystery Bookshop)
Cozy Mystery
9th in Series
Setting – Michigan
Kensington Cozies (November 28, 2023)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1496739485
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1496739483
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BZBPW627

Bookstore owner and Michigander Samantha Washington is thrilled to see her debut historical mystery finally on the shelves, but a killer seems determined to steal away the spotlight . . .

While Sam wraps up her first whirlwind book tour, Nana Jo has kept Market Street Mysteries running smoothly. The last stop is a prestigious book festival in Sam’s hometown of North Harbor, Michigan. But not everyone thinks the guest of honor, bestselling author Judith Hunter, deserves stellar reviews. Sam witnesses nasty arguments between Judith and two different authors—who accuse her of plagiarism and sabotage . . .

When a publicist is poisoned during a cocktail reception, Sam wonders if the killer missed the intended target. It’s a twist that echoes the plot of Sam’s mystery, Murder at Wickfield Lodge. But fact can be stranger—and deadlier—than fiction. How much collateral damage is the killer willing to risk? With feisty Nana Jo and the girls from Shady Acres Retirement Village lending a hand, Sam tries to solve the case before the festival delivers another fatality . . .

About V.M. Burns

Valerie (V. M.) Burns is an Agatha, Anthony, Edgar, and Next Generation Award Finalist. She is the author of the Mystery Bookshop, Dog Club, RJ Franklin, and Baker Street Mystery series. Valerie is a member of Crime Writers of Color, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Dog Writers of America, and Thriller Writers International. Valerie has a Bachelor’s Degree from Northwestern University, a Master’s Degree in Business from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Fine Arts from Seton Hill University. In addition to writing, Valerie works as a manager at a call center, and is also a mentor in the Writing Popular Fiction MFA Program at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA. Born and raised in northwest Indiana, Valerie now lives in Northern Georgia with her two poodles.

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  1. Thanks so much for the review…I really appreciate it!

  2. Thank you for your review on “Murder on Tour” by V.M. Burns and for being part of the book tour.

    V. M. Burns never disappoints her readers. Love the cover!

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