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“Full of humor, mystery, and great characters. I love the Notting Hill setting and Monty the cat! Murder on the Page: A Harley Hill cozy mystery. London’s newest sleuth, Harley Hill, has found a new identity. Where once she was an orphan and a rogue, now she’s a partner in the Silvers & Hill Finding Agency, and her first full case will test her to her limits. When Harl “Full of humor, mystery, and great characters. I love the Notting Hill setting and Monty the cat! Murder on the Page: A Harley Hill cozy mystery. London’s newest sleuth, Harley Hill, has found a new identity. Where once she was an orphan and a rogue, now she’s a partner in the Silvers & Hill Finding Agency, and her first full case will test her to her limits. When Harley and her partner Cordelia are tasked to find a rare diary belonging to Queen Elizabeth’s closet confident, John Dee, they think it will be a routine case. But before they start their investigation into this ‘Doomsday Diary’ they discover a murder! And worse: the victim was the key to finding this book whose secrets threaten to bring down the monarchy and the establishment. Harley, along with Cordelia and Monty the cat, will have to go to the very root of power in London if they’re to find the murderer—and the Doomsday Diary. But as they dig deeper, they risk becoming the next victims. The prequel book, Murder on the Hill, is available here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OL1FQVW (These books can be read in any order as each is a standalone although readers will see more of an arc of the characters over the course of the series but it's not critical to read them in order.) “Fast paced, gripping, entertaining… I’m finding it hard to find more superlatives for this wonderful women sleuth murder mystery story. Harley Hill is the new Stephanie Plum.” File Under: Women Sleuths, Cozy Mystery, Romantic Mystery, Murder Mystery


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“Full of humor, mystery, and great characters. I love the Notting Hill setting and Monty the cat! Murder on the Page: A Harley Hill cozy mystery. London’s newest sleuth, Harley Hill, has found a new identity. Where once she was an orphan and a rogue, now she’s a partner in the Silvers & Hill Finding Agency, and her first full case will test her to her limits. When Harl “Full of humor, mystery, and great characters. I love the Notting Hill setting and Monty the cat! Murder on the Page: A Harley Hill cozy mystery. London’s newest sleuth, Harley Hill, has found a new identity. Where once she was an orphan and a rogue, now she’s a partner in the Silvers & Hill Finding Agency, and her first full case will test her to her limits. When Harley and her partner Cordelia are tasked to find a rare diary belonging to Queen Elizabeth’s closet confident, John Dee, they think it will be a routine case. But before they start their investigation into this ‘Doomsday Diary’ they discover a murder! And worse: the victim was the key to finding this book whose secrets threaten to bring down the monarchy and the establishment. Harley, along with Cordelia and Monty the cat, will have to go to the very root of power in London if they’re to find the murderer—and the Doomsday Diary. But as they dig deeper, they risk becoming the next victims. The prequel book, Murder on the Hill, is available here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OL1FQVW (These books can be read in any order as each is a standalone although readers will see more of an arc of the characters over the course of the series but it's not critical to read them in order.) “Fast paced, gripping, entertaining… I’m finding it hard to find more superlatives for this wonderful women sleuth murder mystery story. Harley Hill is the new Stephanie Plum.” File Under: Women Sleuths, Cozy Mystery, Romantic Mystery, Murder Mystery

30 review for Murder on the Page

  1. 5 out of 5

    Yara

    2.5 Not as good as the first book. The story meanders a little too much and the author tries to do too much for such a short story. Had she tied the different stand together better it would have improved the story but it was too disjointed to feel cohesive. The story wasn’t bad but I lost interest a few times while listening to it. Because it was such a short book I felt compelled to finish it. Otherwise, I would have DNF’ed it.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jen

    Not as enjoyable as the first novel but it was an okay read. Finding Harley's character a little random, she's like a reckless, sensitive, busybody, badass. Combined it's a lot. Wish there was more room to listen and hear the other characters - more so Cordi. Either way it's an easy read that I'll continue to fit in around my other novels. No harm. Not as enjoyable as the first novel but it was an okay read. Finding Harley's character a little random, she's like a reckless, sensitive, busybody, badass. Combined it's a lot. Wish there was more room to listen and hear the other characters - more so Cordi. Either way it's an easy read that I'll continue to fit in around my other novels. No harm.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Deep S

    I really enjoyed the first book of the series had high hopes for the this book. It did not disappoint me , but not too enthralling either. The story is about the Harley and Cordi getting hired to find Doomsday Diary containing lots of secret about the British Novelty. A Murder happens and the search becomes a murder mystery. The story moves nicely with lots of suspects and adventurers. Maggie is the star of the book with her lovely cakes and authoritative and sharp mind. Harley does what she does be I really enjoyed the first book of the series had high hopes for the this book. It did not disappoint me , but not too enthralling either. The story is about the Harley and Cordi getting hired to find Doomsday Diary containing lots of secret about the British Novelty. A Murder happens and the search becomes a murder mystery. The story moves nicely with lots of suspects and adventurers. Maggie is the star of the book with her lovely cakes and authoritative and sharp mind. Harley does what she does best, breaks into a Club and steals a bracelet and a book. With no sense breaks into a DON's headquarters. Lots of things dont make sense, but what the heck it helps is solving a murder. I must confess around 60% of the book I knew who the culprit was. There were lots of side stories which were little distracting. I liked the episode when Harley meets her brother though. A decent book and fast read. I give this book a 3/5 DeVil D

  4. 5 out of 5

    Peggy

    Exciting plot This was an engrossing read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The typos (usually a missing word) were a little confusing but still not nearly as distracting as some books where they clearly have no concept of grammar. The tension was riveting, the mystery compelling, and the characters intriguing. I'm so glad I found this series! This is a little more serious (less fluffy) than the average modern cozy murder mystery, but it still skips the blatant gore of a non cozy. The mystery unfolds Exciting plot This was an engrossing read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The typos (usually a missing word) were a little confusing but still not nearly as distracting as some books where they clearly have no concept of grammar. The tension was riveting, the mystery compelling, and the characters intriguing. I'm so glad I found this series! This is a little more serious (less fluffy) than the average modern cozy murder mystery, but it still skips the blatant gore of a non cozy. The mystery unfolds in layers, allowing your subconscious to notice the clues and solve some of the puzzle (or at least understand it after the reveal). I always love a good story where, even without all of the details, I can make an educated guess yet still be surprised when everything shakes out. I'm looking forward to the next book.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Margie

    3.5 Stars This was a really quick read - it was good, but not a page-turner. I would read another in the series for a fun, quick read.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ruth Ferguson

    Light hearted entertaining quick read

  7. 5 out of 5

    Angela

    3.5 stars This book would have benefited with a good editor. I found the missing words, and other errors a little distracting. The storyline itself was unremarkable, and perhaps the ending was finished up a bit to quickly. There are two reasons for the extra half star in my rating. The first being that I can so relate to Harley's love of cake. But all I cared about right then was the word cake. I reminded myself I was in polite company and thanked our host before selecting the smallest piece. 3.5 stars This book would have benefited with a good editor. I found the missing words, and other errors a little distracting. The storyline itself was unremarkable, and perhaps the ending was finished up a bit to quickly. There are two reasons for the extra half star in my rating. The first being that I can so relate to Harley's love of cake. But all I cared about right then was the word cake. I reminded myself I was in polite company and thanked our host before selecting the smallest piece. I nibbled at it, resisting the urge to stuff the whole slice into my mouth at once. The other reason for the extra half star in the rating is I absolutely loved some of the descriptions. Some of them actually made me laugh out loud, which I rarely do while reading, even when a book blurb assures me that I will. Cole was there, standing close to a redhead - full-figured woman with breasts like airbags and lips that could suck an apple through a hosepipe. Cordi even made me borrow a pair of her heels to go with it. Although they were a size too large, they still fit reasonably well. They were the same colour as the dress. I tottered across the road like an amateur drag queen. I could be convinced to read more of this series for those two reasons alone.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Dawn

    After reading the first book, I was a little weary about this one, to be honest. It was an interesting book, with them looking for an old ancient text for a collector. Harley works with Alex throughout the book to solve the murder of the collector while everyone else wants to just sweep it under the rug. We don't really get to see Cole must throughout the book, however, a lot of the story near the end actually revolves around him, in a way. The store line, actually contained about 3 running at t After reading the first book, I was a little weary about this one, to be honest. It was an interesting book, with them looking for an old ancient text for a collector. Harley works with Alex throughout the book to solve the murder of the collector while everyone else wants to just sweep it under the rug. We don't really get to see Cole must throughout the book, however, a lot of the story near the end actually revolves around him, in a way. The store line, actually contained about 3 running at the same time. Chase worked the storylines together nicely and tied it up nicely. It may have been a little too neat, however, it still worked for the book. Overall, it was a fun book and I will probably read the rest of the series.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Argum

    Cute little cozy. I started here and it was no problem. Anything I needed to know was explained, but I don't think it would ruin the backtrack to first book either. Harley Hill had a rough childhood and has landed on her feet with Cordi running a finding agency. This is still rather new, but its going well. They are set to work on a case for a book shop owner - find a lost diary of John Dee. It apparently could bring down the government if it got out then and now. Many are looking and some are p Cute little cozy. I started here and it was no problem. Anything I needed to know was explained, but I don't think it would ruin the backtrack to first book either. Harley Hill had a rough childhood and has landed on her feet with Cordi running a finding agency. This is still rather new, but its going well. They are set to work on a case for a book shop owner - find a lost diary of John Dee. It apparently could bring down the government if it got out then and now. Many are looking and some are powerful. The owner is dead and its covered up, but Harley and Cordi don't let that discourage them. There is also some intertwined love life bits. Fun and simple.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

    I really like the storylines and characters in this series. The first book's plot was a bit transparent, but this book had a decent one. BUT...I hope the author reads these reviews because I am begging her... PLEASE find a decent editor, or, at the VERY least, a good beta reader, because the terrible grammar, typos and errors, which include using words that don't exist in the English language, (eg. "Instantiated" instead of unsubstantiated) are cringeworthy and GLARING. I would leave a much higher I really like the storylines and characters in this series. The first book's plot was a bit transparent, but this book had a decent one. BUT...I hope the author reads these reviews because I am begging her... PLEASE find a decent editor, or, at the VERY least, a good beta reader, because the terrible grammar, typos and errors, which include using words that don't exist in the English language, (eg. "Instantiated" instead of unsubstantiated) are cringeworthy and GLARING. I would leave a much higher rating if it was edited properly.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Trudi Jorda

    A very enjoyable read with a good cast of characters. I can understand this being a cozy mystery-- It felt really good reading it. I look forward to the "biker chick" persona of Harley her newly discovered brother and her Excop honey and her best friend all figure out life with the friends Aunt Maggie the baker and tough lady of the the group! A very enjoyable read with a good cast of characters. I can understand this being a cozy mystery-- It felt really good reading it. I look forward to the "biker chick" persona of Harley her newly discovered brother and her Excop honey and her best friend all figure out life with the friends Aunt Maggie the baker and tough lady of the the group!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Cheryl

    This is the second in the series and the first time reading this author. The main character is Harley. who has joined forces with Cordi and they are looking for a diary . Harley is also looking to meet her brother and sisters. They are tackling the local mafia and a murderer to try find what they are looking for. This was very good. A real page turner.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Patti Fischetti

    More fun to be had! I enjoyed reading this second book in the series. Harley Hill is fearless when it comes to solving mysteries. With her colleagues and friends, Cordi, Alex, Cole and now her brother Michael, she has a new family and a new life. A fun read for those who like their mystery cozy.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Heidi

    meh. I don't remember when I started reading this and found it on my kindle carousel about 80% read. So, I finished reading it. I didn't remember what it was about, so my finishing it was just an exercise in completion. meh. I don't remember when I started reading this and found it on my kindle carousel about 80% read. So, I finished reading it. I didn't remember what it was about, so my finishing it was just an exercise in completion.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lester

    Mistake Ridden I really didn't enjoy this book at all! Sooo many mistakes not only in the grammar but thousands of typos, not to mention the missing words. If that doesn't bother you then please read it but the story is mediocre at best. Mistake Ridden I really didn't enjoy this book at all! Sooo many mistakes not only in the grammar but thousands of typos, not to mention the missing words. If that doesn't bother you then please read it but the story is mediocre at best.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Alana Bloom

    So this one didn't work for me like the first one did. Maybe it was too short? I was looking for more detail and character growth in Harley and the others. I'll admit, I was peeved at the relationship change at the end of the first book and the consequences for book two left me in a permanent scowl whenever he was mentioned. I liked the concept of the mystery but there were too many moving parts and I had a hard time believing that it would all come together so conveniently. Glad I gave it a chan So this one didn't work for me like the first one did. Maybe it was too short? I was looking for more detail and character growth in Harley and the others. I'll admit, I was peeved at the relationship change at the end of the first book and the consequences for book two left me in a permanent scowl whenever he was mentioned. I liked the concept of the mystery but there were too many moving parts and I had a hard time believing that it would all come together so conveniently. Glad I gave it a chance, though I probably won't finish the series. **Kindle Unlimited

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Fun cozy This is the second of the series. I enjoy the quickness of the books, they are enjoyable and fun with the right amount if snarkiness!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

    Great read OK book two and I love it great story great characters that you can't help but love getting book three now Great read OK book two and I love it great story great characters that you can't help but love getting book three now

  19. 4 out of 5

    tammy

    Mystery I couldn't put it down. Murder, mystery, cinnamon rolls and a feisty trio of women. Harley, Maggie and Cordi. I loved it Mystery I couldn't put it down. Murder, mystery, cinnamon rolls and a feisty trio of women. Harley, Maggie and Cordi. I loved it

  20. 5 out of 5

    Wendy

    Cute, but had several places that needed clarification. Liked the main characters

  21. 4 out of 5

    Natalie

    Good plot, fun characters, sorely in need of editing.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Debbie Walsh

    A quick, fun, read. Did not disappoint.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Belinda

    I did enjoy the mystery, but the book needs a good proof-reading and editing. So many words were missing or the wrong word inserted that I had to mentally fill in the blanks all the way along. This is the worst book for mistakes that I have read in a long time. Also, the ending being a setup for the next book is not my thing. If you want to know the next sentence, read the next book. I'm not that keen on filling in the blanks in a book to start another one right away. Cute characters, quaint Eng I did enjoy the mystery, but the book needs a good proof-reading and editing. So many words were missing or the wrong word inserted that I had to mentally fill in the blanks all the way along. This is the worst book for mistakes that I have read in a long time. Also, the ending being a setup for the next book is not my thing. If you want to know the next sentence, read the next book. I'm not that keen on filling in the blanks in a book to start another one right away. Cute characters, quaint English setting - and i do adore English settings, and a plausible mystery kept me going to the end. I feel badly for the author as her work deserves a better end product.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Dan Holt

    Lots of typos Probably needs a rewrite - sometimes an early version gets uploaded. A little plodding in the story line also. Thanks

  25. 5 out of 5

    Clare O'Beara

    Several strands are woven here and although it's first in a series we find the protagonist has been leading a busy life. She was some sort of criminal and reformed. One man she thought was a fence was in fact an undercover policeman. He also claims to be a Robin Hood stealing stolen items and returning them to their owners. So he won't be a cop for long then. There is a feud of sorts going on with the lady who is our heroine's partner in a new investigation agency. This lady is divorced from ano Several strands are woven here and although it's first in a series we find the protagonist has been leading a busy life. She was some sort of criminal and reformed. One man she thought was a fence was in fact an undercover policeman. He also claims to be a Robin Hood stealing stolen items and returning them to their owners. So he won't be a cop for long then. There is a feud of sorts going on with the lady who is our heroine's partner in a new investigation agency. This lady is divorced from another cop or is it the same cop? The guys are pretty much interchangeable. Our heroine has a lost family to find and she just happens to be meeting them in time to pad out the story with a subplot. The quest for an antique book occupies the detection part of the story and someone who was on the trail is killed which sparks a murder investigation - until someone decides to hush matters up. Clearly whatever is in this old diary is serious. The location in London and dialogue are often at odds. English people do not call a mobile phone a cell. A boarding school pupil several decades ago would never have heard the word nerd, which is not generally used in England today. Most seriously we find references to the chief of police. The book has clearly been written by an American so she might have done more research. Genuine police procedure on both sides of the Atlantic would also prevent the detective from doing the breaking and entering at the end, because any evidence he found this way would be tossed out of court - would never get to court. I liked some of the story as a mystery but not the romance subplot, the family padding or the Mafia connection which was unnecessary and silly. I liked the cat. I would mainly suggest that next time the author should decide what she wants to write and stick to that. She should also read some good police procedurals before writing more crime as amateur sleuth stories do not provide enough accurate information to write good crime.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Patricia White

    I got this book as a free read!! This book was hilarious!! It started off with the character talking directly to you. It was funny!! Then she continues to do so. I couldn't put the book down. The plot was good. She lets you know on the prologue that she has already gotten into trouble. She can't stand her friend/roommates ex husband. But, at the same time she finds him attractive. The plot was pretty interesting. It was based on an author that had a diary/book that could bring down the monarchy. I got this book as a free read!! This book was hilarious!! It started off with the character talking directly to you. It was funny!! Then she continues to do so. I couldn't put the book down. The plot was good. She lets you know on the prologue that she has already gotten into trouble. She can't stand her friend/roommates ex husband. But, at the same time she finds him attractive. The plot was pretty interesting. It was based on an author that had a diary/book that could bring down the monarchy. Their client is a used book store owner. Her partner is the one that has info on the diary/book It doesn't say what those secrets are. The store owner's partner Mr Sampson dies. He was the one that had all the info that they needed to find this item. However, he is murdered, and Harley finds the body. Immediately, there is a cover-up. No one wants the diary/book to be found. A secret society is also after the book. Harley causes a couple of mishaps along the way. They are funny!! I love this character. I will have to read the other too books in this series! I would recommend it to anyone who likes a good mysteries and who likes to laugh!!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Pooja

    This book took me by surprise. I found it to be delightful to pass the day with. The characters were fleshed out enough to make it easy to envision them and I found myself so wrapped up in the storyline that I ended up finishing this in one night. Mysteries are great fun to read and this was no different, but there were moments in the writing where I found myself changing my mind about the book. Details in passages were reiterated pages later, making it tough to gloss over that. For example, fro This book took me by surprise. I found it to be delightful to pass the day with. The characters were fleshed out enough to make it easy to envision them and I found myself so wrapped up in the storyline that I ended up finishing this in one night. Mysteries are great fun to read and this was no different, but there were moments in the writing where I found myself changing my mind about the book. Details in passages were reiterated pages later, making it tough to gloss over that. For example, from main character Harley's constant run-ins with her friend and colleague's Cordelia's ex, we are repeatedly told in so many words how much of a jerk he must be. And yet, his character doesn't really do much to reflect this constant analysis. And though this was a character quirk that makes Harley who she is, I found her klutziness a little over the top. But that's just me I think. I liked the ending albeit it being packaged up in the last few pages to wrap up the smaller side stories. And the cliffhanger setup made me want to keep reading more of the series. Nice little read indeed!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Beliveau

    It's been a year and a half since I read the first installment and I shouldn't have waited that long! This was another fast pace cozy, but I think far better put together than the first one, but maybe it's because I know what I'm looking for. Murder on the Page has all the elements in a mystery that keep the tension high and the characters engaging. Harley has a bank of skills that are tapped into - and when she doesn't know she has a believable network to support her. Her love interest is handso It's been a year and a half since I read the first installment and I shouldn't have waited that long! This was another fast pace cozy, but I think far better put together than the first one, but maybe it's because I know what I'm looking for. Murder on the Page has all the elements in a mystery that keep the tension high and the characters engaging. Harley has a bank of skills that are tapped into - and when she doesn't know she has a believable network to support her. Her love interest is handsome and in danger, her friend's ex is also handsome and the right balance of arse and good guy to make you want to care - and now we meet her brother (another handsome guy, but hey, I don't mind reading about handsome men) who has his own problems. This novel kept me turning the pages. I liked the 1st person narrative and the use of flashback to tell most of this particular tale (we start in media res and it was a great choice!) I'll be reading the rest of these for sure, as this is the benchmark I think I had in mind for my own work.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    Cordelia and Harley are in business: Silvers & Hill Finding Agency, to be exact. They "find" pretty much anything for a fee. In this episode, they're on the case in pursuit of an ancient book: Doomsday Diary. Entwined with that is the pursuit of a killer. In the background of all this their personal lives are going on, as if work doesn't keep them busy enough. Reality, isn't it? As with #3 in the series (which I read first), I was slightly disappointed that the whodunnit wasn't entirely solvable Cordelia and Harley are in business: Silvers & Hill Finding Agency, to be exact. They "find" pretty much anything for a fee. In this episode, they're on the case in pursuit of an ancient book: Doomsday Diary. Entwined with that is the pursuit of a killer. In the background of all this their personal lives are going on, as if work doesn't keep them busy enough. Reality, isn't it? As with #3 in the series (which I read first), I was slightly disappointed that the whodunnit wasn't entirely solvable by the reader. This is one of those where details emerge that weren't in the lead up, so you can guess but it's not an informed guess. SPOILER ALERT Where will Harley and Cole end up? Well, they're both in the next one and still together, but it's certainly a vein to follow. Cole as a character isn't defined in this story, so if I hadn't read #3 first, I would have felt lost. Won't keep you on the edge of your seat, but I think it's geared toward the right audience in that respect.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jenn

    I picked up the first two in this series a little while ago when they were on sale for the Kindle. I like cozies and love British stuff, so I figured this would be a slam dunk for me. The writing, at least in these first two, doesn't lead you to any destination in particular. Sure, there's mention of the Tube and every once in a while they'll say they're in London, but these book REALLY don't have a British feel to them in the least. Harley's a fan of the "big reveal." She gets a real Agatha Chr I picked up the first two in this series a little while ago when they were on sale for the Kindle. I like cozies and love British stuff, so I figured this would be a slam dunk for me. The writing, at least in these first two, doesn't lead you to any destination in particular. Sure, there's mention of the Tube and every once in a while they'll say they're in London, but these book REALLY don't have a British feel to them in the least. Harley's a fan of the "big reveal." She gets a real Agatha Christie vibe in the end where the suddenly discovers the culprit, gathers all the players together, and then reveals him or her, along with how she knew. The actual who in "whodunit" for this one is apparent fairly early. Overall, I was still underwhelmed with this one. It was okay, but nothing spectacular. I doubt I'll read any more.

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