The Novel Art of Murder

The Novel Art of Murder

Mystery bookstore owner Samantha Washington is trying to keep her grandmother from spending her golden years in an orange jumpsuit . . . The small town of North Harbor, Michigan, is just not big enough for the two of them: flamboyant phony Maria Romanov and feisty Nana Jo. The insufferable Maria claims she's descended from Russian royalty and even had a fling with King Edw Mystery bookstore owner Samantha Washington is trying to keep her grandmother from spending her golden years in an or...

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Title:The Novel Art of Murder
Author:V.M. Burns
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:B07B7B4C8Q
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

The Novel Art of Murder Reviews

  • Robin Rider
    Oct 13, 2018
    #65 I love books about books, bookstores, in other words, all things tomes and The Novel Art of Murder by V. M. Burns certainly fills the bill. Part of the Mystery Bookshop series, this cozy includes a cast of endearing senior citizens who must solve not one, but two murders at Shady A...
  • Fred
    Sep 29, 2018
    A Novel Art Of Murder is the third book in the A Mystery Bookshop Mystery series. I enjoyed another visit with Samantha(Sam), her grandmother Nana-Jo, and Nana-Jo?s ?posse? from the retirement community. Nana-Jo is mad enough to spit nails as this story starts. Nana-Jo has ...
  • VaLinda Miller
    Oct 04, 2018
    This is the third book in the series about widower Samantha, who owns a mystery bookstore while solving murders. You know why I really love this book, it's by an African American woman author, it's about a bookstore owner, the grandmother, who knows how to use a gun and can do karate, ...
  • Nora-adrienne
    Dec 22, 2018
    It's a cute story whose characters remind me of some of my older relatives then they were still around. ...
  • Jeanie Jackson
    Nov 14, 2018
    I adore the characters in this series and The Novel Art of Murder. Ms. Burns does a beautiful job of allow even the secondary characters to shine. The bookshop workers and their friends are the stars of the book even though none of them are the primary suspect this time. In fact, thing...
  • LORI CASWELL
    Feb 09, 2019
    Dollycas?s Thoughts We are back in North Harbor, Michigan just in time for Samantha Washington?s Nana Jo to become a murder suspect. It seems her usual part in the Shady Acres Senior Follies has been given to Maria Romanov, a woman of questionable character. Said to be descended...
  • JoAn
    Oct 03, 2018
    The Novel Art of Murder by V.M. Burns is book three in her Mystery Bookshop series and captured my attention from the first page. I confess that I love this series and am always excited when another book is ready for release. Ms. Burns' writing is descriptive and her characters are ...
  • Susan
    Nov 26, 2018
    Some series start to fade a bit by book three but this series just keeps getting better. Sam and her grandmother, Nana Jo are two people I would love to have as family. Add to that Sam's bookstore and the books she writes, well, I just want to climb into the book and stay there. I read...
  • Kirsti
    Oct 02, 2018
    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! I have an odd relationship with this series, because while I enjoy the antics that Samantha and Nana Jo get up to, I could do without the Regency mystery that is told alongside the main story. I mean, I get W...
  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
    Feb 03, 2019
    This is my first book by V.M. Burns and it won?t be my last! While this is the third in the series, it can easily be read as a standalone ? but I?m totally going to go back and read the first two books at my earliest opportunity. Samantha ?Sam? is a great heroine, someone ...
  • Brooke Banks
    Feb 03, 2019
    I received this book for free from Great Escape Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Hello Everybody! It seems like it's been awhile, huh? I've have been reading SO MANY books, and am working on the reviews now ...
  • August Is Azathoth The Haunted Reading Room
    Jan 30, 2019
    First of all, this cover is adorable! I love how the artist personalized the two poodles, and made them very different in character. Wonderfully illustrated! Second, it's wonderful to read how strongly these ladies are connected. Samantha Winston, bookstore owner and widow; her grandmo...
  • Meg Gustafson
    Feb 08, 2019
    In, The Novel Art of Murder, book 3, we welcome back Sam (Samantha) Wainwright along with her Nana Jo and a remarkable cast of characters, mostly Nana Jo?s senior posse, from the previous books. I really admire these characters and have fallen in love with them. I am beginning to fee...
  • Jeanne
    Oct 07, 2018
    Just loved this group of ?crime solvers? who use their years of making contacts to help find the killer. Senior characters are so varied while the.younger generation puts the clues together while juggling romances, family and friendship ...
  • Ed
    Jan 07, 2019
    #3 in the Mystery Bookshop mystery series. This 2018 entry in the series by author V.M. Burns is the best entry to date. We welcome the extended family of Sam (Samantha) Washington, bookstore owner and aspiring writer. The murder directly affects Nana Jo and her retiree posse and of co...
  • Audra
    Jun 03, 2019
    Maybe it's because I have been reading the books in this series one right after the other, but I began to get bored with the book and the characters. Again, too many expository dumps. Not sure if I'll read the last one. ...
  • Peggy R
    Oct 31, 2018
    This is the third book in a fun series that I would highly recommend. The writing is descriptive and flows nicely. The characters are intelligent, diverse and a bit quirky. What I really like most about the characters is that many of the secondary characters are all friends from the Sh...
  • Melanie
    Nov 15, 2018
    The Novel Art of Murder was another wonderful installment in the Mystery Bookshop cozy series and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Every year mystery bookstore owner Samantha Washington's Nana Jo is cast in the leading role in the Shady Acres Senior Follies, the production from the local r...
  • Miss W Book Reviews
    Nov 18, 2018
    The Novel Art of Murder is Book 3 in the Mystery Bookshop Series. Firstly, I LOVE BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS! I also really enjoy the senior citizen characters who have not only one, but two murders on their hands to solve at Shady Acres. The mystery is so well done, with a murderer I d...
  • Patty
    Nov 27, 2018
    The Novel Art of Murder by V. M. Burns is the 3rd book in the Mystery Bookshop series, and it is becoming one of my favorites. Samantha Washington owns Market Street Mysteries bookstore in North Harbor, Michigan. Nana Jo always plays the lead in the Shady Acres Senior Follies, but this...
  • Jessica Robbins
    Jan 31, 2019
    *I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for. As the third installment to this adorable series we are familiar with the characters and if you have not read the other two that is okay too as they each come to life all on their own as th...
  • RO G'ma
    Nov 23, 2018
    The Novel Art of Murder is the third in V. M. Burns? Mystery Bookshop series. This is an entertaining read with a great cast of characters and an interesting mystery. The storyline is well plotted and flows at a steady pace, with situations where I found myself laughing out loud, and...
  • Nicole
    Nov 08, 2018
    V.M. Burns' The Novel Art of Murder is the 3rd charming book in her Mystery Bookshop series about widow Samantha Washington, her grandmother, and Nana Jo's band of senior sleuths. Murder hits a little too close to home for Sam when Nana Jo is a suspect in the untimely death of a reside...
  • Lisa Morin
    Oct 03, 2018
    The Novel Art of Murder is a fun and colorful addition to the series. I immediately connected with the characters and this story kept me engaged from beginning to end. The story was well told and provided plenty of twists and turns to keep me guessing. I volunteered to read and revi...
  • Karen
    Oct 02, 2018
    This is the third book in the series, and my favourite so far! The main character is also a writer, so there is a bonus in that there are two mysteries to solve within the book, which is a bonus and not a distraction from either story. The mysteries were well written and kept me gues...
  • Kendrea Parsons
    Oct 20, 2018
    The Novel Art of Murder is the 3rd Mystery Bookshop mystery by V.M. Burns. I really love this series so much. I love all the characters: Sam, Nana Jo, Dawson, and the girls from Shady Acres. They're all such fun to read about. I do wish Sam had more friends her age to interact with. I ...
  • Tari
    Jan 08, 2019
    This series was SO good to begin with, but if you can believe it, it keeps getting better! This one had all the senior sleuth friends playing fairly equal parts, along with a new retired judge friend. When a murder at Nana Jo's retirement community points to none other than Nana Jo...
  • Janet Graham
    Oct 22, 2018
    Cozy Mystery Within a Mystery This is another episode in the Mystery Bookshop series. The book is actually a mystery inside a mystery. Our heroine is attempting to solve a real-life crime while she is also writing a murder mystery. As readers, we get to enjoy 2 developing stories and ...
  • Bobbie Kirkland
    Oct 04, 2018
    I received a free copy of THE NOVEL ART OF MURDER (Book 3 of the Mystery Bookshop Mysteries) by V.M. Burns in exchange for an honest review. Samantha Washington is close to her grandmother and her grandmother?s friends. When a woman her grandmother recently argued with and threatened...
  • Ryan Hoffman
    Jul 03, 2019
    This cozy is great and has two stories in one, or more of a story within a story. Ive read the other two other cozies in this series. And found them to be good reads. In The Novel Art of Murder. In North Harbor, Michigan, Samantha Washington, mystery bookstore owner and mystery wri...