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Librarian Kitt Hartley thought her life had gone back to normal after the shocking events of Murder by the Minster. Then her friend Evie Bowes breaks some bad news: DS Charlotte Banks has been suspended from duty, on suspicion of assaulting a suspect in a string of antique bookshop robberies.

Evie wants justice for Charlotte who she is sure was not the attacker, and how could any self-respecting librarian turn down the chance to find missing rare books? The two friends team up once again to investigate the rarefied world of York’s bookshops and antiques dealers and find out just who has framed their friend.

But Kitt and Evie will soon learn that there are some books people will kill for – will this story have a happy ending?

‘A great read with smart characters and a clever plot’
Candis magazine

Brilliantly funning and charming’
Northern Life magazine

‘an easy read for a sunny afternoon’
Yorkshire Times

‘I am a signed up fan, I love Kitt and thinks she’s a 2020 Miss Marple.’
Woman’s Way

‘The central characters are all appealing and York at Christmas makes a delightful background. An enjoyable read that I would recommend to those who enjoy cosy crime.’
Promoting Crime