Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Murder By Page One


Murder by Page One: A Peach Coast Library Mystery
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher: Hallmark Publishing (March 23, 2021)
Print length: 328 pages
Digital ASIN: B08KHPBDBS

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Olivia Matthews and her new book Murder By Page One. It is the first book in her A Peach Coast Library Mystery.

Purchase Links – Amazon – Hallmark Publishing  –  Apple  –  Barnes & Noble – Bookshop –  Fantastic Fiction  –  Kobo – 

Word on the Street

Murder by Page One: A Peach Coast Library Mystery
by Olivia Matthews

Murder by Page One has set the Peach Coast Library Mysteries off to a splendid start. The core characters are very engaging and I want to get to know them better . . .
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

This is an even-paced read, with a dash of humor, mis-steps, dumpster-diving, and surprises . . . If you’re a fan of Hallmark movies, especially the mysteries, you will enjoy Marvey’s adventures.
~Christa Reads and Writes

Murder By Page One was indeed a page-turner and kept me up reading well into the night. I can’t wait to visit Peach Coast again.
~My Reading Journeys

bmary8222 – Page 3 – mjbreviewers

If you love Hallmark mystery movies,
you’ll love this cozy mystery
with humor, intrigue, and a librarian amateur sleuth.

Marvey, a librarian, has moved from Brooklyn to a quirky small town in Georgia. When she’s not at the library organizing events for readers, she’s handcrafting book-themed jewelry and looking after her cranky cat. At times, her new life in the South still feels strange…and that’s before the discovery of the dead body in the bookstore.

After one of her friends becomes a suspect, Marvey sets out to solve the murder mystery. She even convinces Spence, the wealthy and charming newspaper owner, to help. With his ties to the community, her talents for research, and her fellow librarians’ knowledge, Marvey pursues the truth. But as she gets closer to it, could she be facing a deadly plot twist?

This first in series cozy mystery includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Classic Peach Cobbler.

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The characters are well rounded and well developed.  I enjoyed getting to know Marvey, Jolene and Spence and seeing how they watched out for each other.  You can tell they are really good friends and will do anything to help each other. I thought Spence was an interesting  character and I am looking forward to learning more about him.  I also enjoyed getting to meet Marvey’s cat, Phoenix.  He was not acting himself after the move from New York, and Marvey was determined to help him get settled and be comfortable.  She acted like a great cat mom.

The author is very talented in her descriptive and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning.  The writing style flows smoothly and the book is a quick easy read.  The mystery was well plotted and with the clues to sift through and some red herrings thrown in, it was not easily solved.  

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I thought the book was a very good start to the series.  

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Hallmark Publishing, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.

Nobody's Obligation – Jane Hunt Writer

     Olivia Matthews is the cozy mystery pseudonym for Patricia Sargeant, a national best-selling, award-winning author. Her work has been featured in national publications such as Publishers WeeklyUSA TodayKirkus ReviewsSuspense MagazineMystery Scene MagazineLibrary Journal and RT Book Reviews. For more information about Patricia and her work, visit PatriciaSargeant.com.

Author Links

Website: https://PatriciaSargeant.com.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorPatriciaSargeant.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BooksbyPatricia

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/olivia-matthews

TOUR PARTICIPANTS

March 18 – Christa Reads and Writes – REVIEW

March 18 – A Wytch’s Book Review Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

March 18 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW

March 18 – Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic – SPOTLIGHT

March 18 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT

March 18 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW

March 19 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 19 – Book Club Librarian – REVIEW  

March 19 – Books to the Ceiling – SPOTLIGHT

March 19 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

March 19 – Ruff Drafts – SPOTLIGHT

March 19 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW

March 20 – Literary Gold – CHARACTER GUEST POST

March 20 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW

March 20 – Baroness’ Book Trove – REVIEW

March 20 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT

March 20 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 20 – Author Elena Taylor’s Blog – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 21 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 21 – The Book Diva’s Reads – SPOTLIGHT

March 21 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 21 – The Book’s the Thing – REVIEW

March 22 – Novels Alive – GUEST POST

March 22 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW

March 22 – Reading Reality – REVIEW

March 22 – Novels Alive – REVIEW

March 22 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW

March 22 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW

14 thoughts on “Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Murder By Page One

  1. Thanks for the review, I am waiting for its release to read it. It even has a cat in it. There is a new cat mystery group on .io groups. Are you interest in joining it?

  2. Thank you so much for spotlighting Murder by Page One. I’m so glad you enjoyed the story. Thank you for taking a chance on the book, and for taking the time and trouble to post a review. Best always! – Patricia Sargeant / Olivia Matthews

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