Writer-in-residence Penelope Parish will need to use every trick in her quaint British bookshop to unravel a murderous plot that threatens to ruin a ducal wedding.
The wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Upper Chumley-on Stoke has all the makings of a fairy tale, complete with a glowing bride and horse-drawn carriage. But it wouldn't be much of a story without a villain, and as American Gothic novelist Penelope Parish is coming to learn, happy-ever-afters are as fraught in this charming British town as they are in her books.
When the Duke's former girlfriend is found murdered at the reception it's up to Penelope and her newfound family at the Open Book bookshop to catch the killer before they strike again.
About the Author
Margaret Loudon is the national bestselling author of the Farmer's Daughter Mysteries, the Cranberry Cove Mysteries, and the Gourmet De-Lite Mysteries, written under the name Peg Cochran. She also wrote the Sweet Nothings Lingerie Mysteries under the name Meg London.
"Delightfully unpredictable characters, a charming sleuth, and a touch of romance enhance this sophomore entry."—Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Murder in the Margins
“You won’t want to miss new amateur sleuth Penelope Parish as she travels across the pond to the Open Book Bookstore in Merrie Old England. Margaret Louden has penned an irresistible cozy mystery that will delight your imagination and introduce you to a cast of interesting and quirky characters.”—Paige Shelton, New York Times bestselling author
“As if ivy-covered cottages, a cozy bookstore, and a quaint teashop weren’t charming enough, the Open Book Mysteries also feature a dashing detective, an eligible Duke, and a host of smart, sassy women. Pure bliss!”—New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams
“A bookshop, lots of tea, a pub, and an English village filled with quirky characters—Margaret Loudon’s Murder in the Margins has all the ingredients for a delightful read!—Marty Wingate, USA Today bestselling author of TheBodies in the Library
"Book stores and tea rooms and castles in England. Village fetes, charming police officers, and handsome aristocrats. Tea and Cornish pasties and fairy cakes. A town named Chumley-on-Stoke. Plus a writer struggling with writers block. What’s not to like in this absolutely delightful new series by Margaret Loudon? I can't wait to see what Pen Parish and her friends at The Open Book get up to next.”—Vicki Delany, author ofSilent Night, Deadly Night