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Bookshop owner and maid of honor Addie Greyborne vows to catch the killer who crashed her best friend's wedding... It promises to be Greyborne Harbor's wedding of the year. The impending nuptials of Serena Chandler and Zach Ludlow will take place aboard his family's luxurious super-yacht, currently moored in the harbor and the talk of the town. But on the day of the wedding Bookshop owner and maid of honor Addie Greyborne vows to catch the killer who crashed her best friend's wedding... It promises to be Greyborne Harbor's wedding of the year. The impending nuptials of Serena Chandler and Zach Ludlow will take place aboard his family's luxurious super-yacht, currently moored in the harbor and the talk of the town. But on the day of the wedding, a man's body washes up on the beach with no ID, only a torn page from a book in his pocket. As owner of Beyond the Page Books and Curios, bibliophile Addie is called in to identify the book, but she cannot. The morning following the extravagant ceremony, a second body washes ashore and Addie has a sinking feeling that the two deaths are connected. While the guests are held on the yacht as the police investigate, at least Addie can peruse Zach's father's rare books library on board. A copy of Agatha Christie's first Hercule Poirot novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, provides a clue that the killer may still be on the ship—but narrowing down the suspects without becoming the next victim may prove a truly Herculean task...


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Bookshop owner and maid of honor Addie Greyborne vows to catch the killer who crashed her best friend's wedding... It promises to be Greyborne Harbor's wedding of the year. The impending nuptials of Serena Chandler and Zach Ludlow will take place aboard his family's luxurious super-yacht, currently moored in the harbor and the talk of the town. But on the day of the wedding Bookshop owner and maid of honor Addie Greyborne vows to catch the killer who crashed her best friend's wedding... It promises to be Greyborne Harbor's wedding of the year. The impending nuptials of Serena Chandler and Zach Ludlow will take place aboard his family's luxurious super-yacht, currently moored in the harbor and the talk of the town. But on the day of the wedding, a man's body washes up on the beach with no ID, only a torn page from a book in his pocket. As owner of Beyond the Page Books and Curios, bibliophile Addie is called in to identify the book, but she cannot. The morning following the extravagant ceremony, a second body washes ashore and Addie has a sinking feeling that the two deaths are connected. While the guests are held on the yacht as the police investigate, at least Addie can peruse Zach's father's rare books library on board. A copy of Agatha Christie's first Hercule Poirot novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, provides a clue that the killer may still be on the ship—but narrowing down the suspects without becoming the next victim may prove a truly Herculean task...

30 review for Under the Cover of Murder

  1. 5 out of 5

    Phrynne

    I am sorry now that I have jumped in at book 6. There are many 4 and 5 star reviews for this book so I guess that it is one of those series which benefits by knowing the characters and their relationships. I can only judge by what I experienced in this one book. I enjoyed the setting on the yacht and thought it was a clever way for the author to contain her cast in one place for the duration of the story. Some of the characters were a little OTT and I struggled to believe in Addie's main relation I am sorry now that I have jumped in at book 6. There are many 4 and 5 star reviews for this book so I guess that it is one of those series which benefits by knowing the characters and their relationships. I can only judge by what I experienced in this one book. I enjoyed the setting on the yacht and thought it was a clever way for the author to contain her cast in one place for the duration of the story. Some of the characters were a little OTT and I struggled to believe in Addie's main relationship. I also found the way she gained information by eavesdropping hard to believe. I guess it was all done the way a cosy mystery goes but it turned out to be a just an okay read. Thanks to Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Natalia R

    In this sixth installment in Lauren Elliott's Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery series, the big day for Addie's best friend Serena and her fiancé Zach has finally arrived and they are getting married on his family's luxurious yacht, currently moored in the town's harbor. But a few hours before the wedding, the body of a man washes up on the beach. No one recognizes the man and the wedding proceeds as planned. However the next day, the body of a guest is found on the beach. While the murders are In this sixth installment in Lauren Elliott's Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery series, the big day for Addie's best friend Serena and her fiancé Zach has finally arrived and they are getting married on his family's luxurious yacht, currently moored in the town's harbor. But a few hours before the wedding, the body of a man washes up on the beach. No one recognizes the man and the wedding proceeds as planned. However the next day, the body of a guest is found on the beach. While the murders are being investigated, Addie and the other wedding guests are forced to stay on the yacht for a few days, and obviously, Addie decides to do some sluething. Another fun visit to Greyborne Harbor. I love how the characters have grown and developed. I am a big sucker for locked door type mysteries, so naturally, I enjoyed the yacht setting in this installment, with a killer on board and lots of shady things going on, including affairs, family secrets, and book forgery. There was no shortage of suspects and twists and turns to keep you guessing until the conclusion. A great read and I look forward to the next book, especially with the addition of Pippi. Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for the opportunity to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Brenda

    Addie Greyborne’s best friend Serena Chandler was to be married to Zach Ludlow and the wedding would be held on the luxury super yacht owned by his father and stepmother. Addie, along with a select few, were staying on board overnight after the bride and groom had departed for their honeymoon. But the wicked stepmother had different ideas about the wedding and Serena wasn’t happy. The following morning Addie found that a second body had been discovered. The first had been found the day before an Addie Greyborne’s best friend Serena Chandler was to be married to Zach Ludlow and the wedding would be held on the luxury super yacht owned by his father and stepmother. Addie, along with a select few, were staying on board overnight after the bride and groom had departed for their honeymoon. But the wicked stepmother had different ideas about the wedding and Serena wasn’t happy. The following morning Addie found that a second body had been discovered. The first had been found the day before and Addie, in her role as bookshop owner and highly knowledgeable on first editions and classics, was called to the library on board the yacht. Her expertise had her helping the police in their investigations, while everyone left on board was unable to leave. Someone on the luxury vessel was a killer and that person needed to be found before someone else was murdered… Under the Cover of Murder is the 6th in the Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery by Lauren Elliott and I thoroughly enjoyed it. There were some far fetched sections (where clues seemed to jump into Addie’s hands without much effort) but other than that, the story flowed well, I didn’t guess the killer – even with plenty of suspects – and I liked the setting of the yacht. Good food, fancy drinks and staff to cater to your every need – a luxury holiday if you take away the killer!! Although I haven’t read any previous books in this series, I didn’t have any trouble following the story. Recommended. With thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for my digital ARC to read in exchange for an honest review.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Micky Cox

    Much like a locked room mystery, this locked on a ship mystery is just as exciting and with all the possible suspects this one might be more than Addie and her pals can take on especially as the lead investigators seem to be having a power struggle. Excellent characters that have been fully brought to life and a town setting that you wish you could really visit make this series a must read series! While I have loved every book in the series this installment has slightly edged into the lead as my Much like a locked room mystery, this locked on a ship mystery is just as exciting and with all the possible suspects this one might be more than Addie and her pals can take on especially as the lead investigators seem to be having a power struggle. Excellent characters that have been fully brought to life and a town setting that you wish you could really visit make this series a must read series! While I have loved every book in the series this installment has slightly edged into the lead as my favorite so far as the plot moved quickly with lots of twists and turns to broaden the suspect pool continually! I absolutely can not wait now to read what happens to these characters in the next book as lots of life changes happened for them in this book and I am anxious to see how they all play out!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jan

    I'd have murdered the step mother in-law, then slapped the father in-law and the groom for letting the over-entitled witch hijacks the brides wedding. The sleuthing is pretty good in what is basically women's fiction. The first body is found before the wedding but remains unidentified for a time. Then the second body means that everyone is sequestered by the police. I requested and received a free ebook copy from Kensington Books via NetGalley. I'd have murdered the step mother in-law, then slapped the father in-law and the groom for letting the over-entitled witch hijacks the brides wedding. The sleuthing is pretty good in what is basically women's fiction. The first body is found before the wedding but remains unidentified for a time. Then the second body means that everyone is sequestered by the police. I requested and received a free ebook copy from Kensington Books via NetGalley.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Karren Hodgkins

    I was intrigued by the role of the collection of books in resolving the mystery, and the backdrop of the luxury yacht definitely made for a change of scenery compared to many of the cozy, murder mystery novels I have read. Sadly I found the main character just lacking. Addie just seemed to luck upon hidden clues, eavesdropping on intensely personal conversations (It seemed unlikely that such sensitive issues would be that easy to listen to) and popping around corners just as.... You get the idea I was intrigued by the role of the collection of books in resolving the mystery, and the backdrop of the luxury yacht definitely made for a change of scenery compared to many of the cozy, murder mystery novels I have read. Sadly I found the main character just lacking. Addie just seemed to luck upon hidden clues, eavesdropping on intensely personal conversations (It seemed unlikely that such sensitive issues would be that easy to listen to) and popping around corners just as.... You get the idea. Then the interpersonal relationships just seemed a little twisted, eg the police chief was involved in a romantic capacity with no less than three of the key characters at various points of time. I also really struggled with the story line and how the murder mystery was resolved. So, this one was just not my cup of tea. I'm sure there are others who will enjoy it! With thanks to Kensington Books, #Netgalley and the author for my advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Morin

    I loved this book. This is a great series, and Under the Cover of Murder is an intriguing addition to the series. When Addie’s best friend gets married, the last thing Addie wants to do is solve a murder; but that’s exactly what she does when two bodies turn up, and everyone aboard the luxurious yacht is a suspect. I was on pins and needles reading this story because there was so much going on. I was left guessing until the end with this book, which always pleases me. I’m excited to see what happ I loved this book. This is a great series, and Under the Cover of Murder is an intriguing addition to the series. When Addie’s best friend gets married, the last thing Addie wants to do is solve a murder; but that’s exactly what she does when two bodies turn up, and everyone aboard the luxurious yacht is a suspect. I was on pins and needles reading this story because there was so much going on. I was left guessing until the end with this book, which always pleases me. I’m excited to see what happens next with these fun characters.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Mallory

    This is one of my favorite cozy mystery series and this volume didn’t to disappoint. Addie is on a luxury yacht (that sounded like a fancy cruise ship) for her dear friend Serena’s wedding. Unfortunately one of the guests on board didn’t survive to hear about the honeymoon. Everyone still on board the following morning, including Addie, is forced to stay on board while the investigation occurs. Anyone who has read about Addie knows she’d be helping to solve it no matter what but this time she li This is one of my favorite cozy mystery series and this volume didn’t to disappoint. Addie is on a luxury yacht (that sounded like a fancy cruise ship) for her dear friend Serena’s wedding. Unfortunately one of the guests on board didn’t survive to hear about the honeymoon. Everyone still on board the following morning, including Addie, is forced to stay on board while the investigation occurs. Anyone who has read about Addie knows she’d be helping to solve it no matter what but this time she literally didn’t have anything else to do but help solve it! And while she’s there she discovers that their host’s library isn’t what he believed it to be and many of his precious first editions are actually fakes. This book was full of humor, literary references, and a fun mystery with lots of potential suspects. I highly recommend it!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Lorraine

    A wedding is taking place on a luxurious and huge yacht in the harbour. Addie is the maid of honour and has to console the bridge, Serena, when her future mother-in-law takes over the wedding, inviting her own friends to attend. At the reception, an old enemy of the bride appears, drinking copious amounts of champagne and being loud. The next day her body is found floating in seaweed by the yacht. Addie and two friends set about to investigate. As this is the sixth book in this series and I haven A wedding is taking place on a luxurious and huge yacht in the harbour. Addie is the maid of honour and has to console the bridge, Serena, when her future mother-in-law takes over the wedding, inviting her own friends to attend. At the reception, an old enemy of the bride appears, drinking copious amounts of champagne and being loud. The next day her body is found floating in seaweed by the yacht. Addie and two friends set about to investigate. As this is the sixth book in this series and I haven't read any others, I found the large number of characters difficult to keep in my mind. And all the characters seem to be either former boyfriends or relatives of the main ones. I admit I skimmed over the latter chapters. I did enjoy reading about the yacht - one stateroom has two queensize beds! Thanks to NetGalley for an advance copy.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Peggy R

    I find this to be a very entertaining series. This series has terrific characters and great world-building. Addie, for me, is a very likable protagonist and Ms. Elliott has done a great job with her character development. Addie is surrounded by a diverse and fun secondary cast of characters. At the heart of each story is friendship, family, and of course a side of murder. This time around, the murder occurs on-board a yacht, where Addie's friend Serena is getting married. What I particularly enj I find this to be a very entertaining series. This series has terrific characters and great world-building. Addie, for me, is a very likable protagonist and Ms. Elliott has done a great job with her character development. Addie is surrounded by a diverse and fun secondary cast of characters. At the heart of each story is friendship, family, and of course a side of murder. This time around, the murder occurs on-board a yacht, where Addie's friend Serena is getting married. What I particularly enjoyed about this book is that Marc was not so dismissive of Addie's assistance and even sought it on a few occasions. While I do enjoy that change in his treatment, I think that her relationship with Simon is progressing well and I'd like to see it continue. The mystery is similar to a locked door type of mystery. There are two murders, one before the wedding and the one that occurs during the reception - where everyone is aboard the yacht. The question becomes are the two murders related and if so how? There is no lack of suspects and the motives are plentiful. Addie does what she does best, which is to listen, ask questions and try to put together the clues to solve the puzzle. I enjoyed my return visit to Greyharbor and look forward to reading more books in this series. I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy provided to me by the author. The thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Alicia Kozak

    Wedding trouble has continued from the last book, as Zach's overbearing stepmother is still interfering in his and Serena's plans, right up to the day of the ceremony. Hours from the alter, maid of honor Addie is called to identify a page torn from a book, found in the pocket of a dead man. When a second body is found the next morning, Addie is sure the two must be connected. Seems like just yesterday I read the first and it became one of my favorite new series. Now, six books in, I guess it's no Wedding trouble has continued from the last book, as Zach's overbearing stepmother is still interfering in his and Serena's plans, right up to the day of the ceremony. Hours from the alter, maid of honor Addie is called to identify a page torn from a book, found in the pocket of a dead man. When a second body is found the next morning, Addie is sure the two must be connected. Seems like just yesterday I read the first and it became one of my favorite new series. Now, six books in, I guess it's not exactly "new" anymore but still good as ever. I like how far Addie and Martha have come in their relationship. Martha has gotten to be a pretty neat character. I also love Paige talking about taking advantage of her mini vacation confined to the yacht. That sounds like a lot of fun, regardless of murder. Also nice to see Paige and Catherine taking such active roles in the investigation. There's a lot of sneaking around and secrets between everyone on board. Just when you think there can't possibly be any more secrets, another is revealed. I would have liked to see more discovery of actual clues. Much of the investigation revolved around conveniently overheard conversations. This did allow for a lot of red herrings and misdirects. I would say this is not the book for a new reader to the series to jump into. There's a lot of characters and connections that are well-established by now, and with the addition of this installment's numerous cast, I could see where it might be a bit much to keep track of. Go back, start at the beginning, you'll be glad you did.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Karen Hollins-Stallman

    “Under the Cover of Murder” is the 6th instalment in the Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery series by Lauren Elliott. I really enjoyed this latest instalment in the series! I liked that we had two mysteries to solve, the murders and the forged books. The mystery is interesting and well plotted, and I loved all the characters from the over the top Mother in-law to Catherine and Paige. I kept second-guessing myself on whodunnit almost to the very end but I did suspect correctly just before it was re “Under the Cover of Murder” is the 6th instalment in the Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery series by Lauren Elliott. I really enjoyed this latest instalment in the series! I liked that we had two mysteries to solve, the murders and the forged books. The mystery is interesting and well plotted, and I loved all the characters from the over the top Mother in-law to Catherine and Paige. I kept second-guessing myself on whodunnit almost to the very end but I did suspect correctly just before it was revealed. Plus I liked the surprise ending and I’m anxiously awaiting to find out what happens next! I recommend this book to all my cozy lover friends. I can’t wait to read "To the Tome of Murder” book 7 on October 26, 2021! I requested and received an advance reader copy of this book from Kensington Books and Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Ryan Hoffman

    This is the six installment is the Beyond The Page Bookstore Mystery. It takes place on a yacht and during the wedding of Addie Grayborne's best friend Serena Chandler. A couple of murders happen l have enjoyed this series being a book\mystery lover. This is the six installment is the Beyond The Page Bookstore Mystery. It takes place on a yacht and during the wedding of Addie Grayborne's best friend Serena Chandler. A couple of murders happen l have enjoyed this series being a book\mystery lover.

  14. 5 out of 5

    QNPoohBear

    Serena and Zach are finally getting married but the wedding of their dreams has turned into a nightmare thanks to Zach's stepmother, Lady Veronica Ludlow, who insists on a high society wedding on board the family yacht instead of the intimate town square event Serena and Zach really wanted. Hours before the wedding, Marc asks Addie to come down to the station - uh oh! Marc needs help identifying the body of a man who washed ashore holding a torn page of a book. Addie can't identify the man or th Serena and Zach are finally getting married but the wedding of their dreams has turned into a nightmare thanks to Zach's stepmother, Lady Veronica Ludlow, who insists on a high society wedding on board the family yacht instead of the intimate town square event Serena and Zach really wanted. Hours before the wedding, Marc asks Addie to come down to the station - uh oh! Marc needs help identifying the body of a man who washed ashore holding a torn page of a book. Addie can't identify the man or the book and returns to Serena to focus on the wedding. At the reception, Serena's former BFF Lacey crashes the party, gets staggeringly drunk and causes a scene. Thankfully Serena gets away without having her big day ruined and her friends pitch in to help clean up. Addie, Catherine and Paige spy Lacey in an altercation with Lady Veronica's lawyer later that night/early morning. When Catherine attempts to help Lacey get safely to bed, the woman disappears and Addie tries knocking on the cabin door but Lacey appears to be passed out asleep. The next morning, Marc sequesters everyone on board the ship without stating exactly why. Addie soon discovers Lacey is missing and realizes Lacey must be dead. How horrible! Now Marc has one dead body to identify and find the killer and also to learn what happened to Lacey. So much for celebrating his sister's wedding. Not only that but Addie's much longed for romantic weekend with Simon is off because he has to work. Addie is itching to get in the yacht library and examine the rare books she sees through the window. When she finally gets her chance, she discovers some anomalies and finally learns the title of the book the first dead man was holding when he died. It's a rare copy of The Mysterious Affair at Styles but it seems like not even Agatha Christie's Poirot would be able to solve this current mystery. Are the two deaths related? Do they have anything to do with the rare books Addie identifies as forgeries? What about the shenanigans going on onboard the yacht? It seems like nothing fits! There are too many suspects, too many motives and not enough evidence. Can they solve this one before Tuesday when the cruise ships dock and the yacht will be moved to deeper waters trapping everyone on board with a killer? Finally, this series is back on track after Addie's unethical behavior and implausible plots. It's back to where it started. I'm not experienced enough to know if any of that kind of thing is true. I've read about rare book theft but not forgeries but I guess it could happen. Some of the books Addie identifies are EXTREMELY rare and unlikely for Mr. Ludlow to own but whatever, I'll roll with it as I do with the idea of having a climate controlled rare book library on board a luxury yacht. Or even the idea of a "poorer" member of a wealthy family owning a luxury yacht. This genre as a whole requires some suspension of disbelief after all. The plot is moderately paced enough that I could put it down and pick it up through the day and not feel like I had to race through it to find out what happened. It seemed pretty obvious that the books were the key but whodunit was the mystery. I didn't guess until the end and then I really assumed Addie would guess too but she didn't until she was nearly killed. That was the main thing I didn't like about this novel, that and Addie behaves childishly with Ryley. Yes, the #MeToo movement applies to men but I think Simon can handle flirtatious women. Wasn't Serena hitting on him at first but he chose Addie who was unimpressed by him? I like the character development in this novel. Marc was behaving like a macho jerk for the last few books but in this novel he shows a more vulnerable, human side and realizes a few things about his personal life and behavior. I hope he and Addie can move forward as friends. Simon is wonderful as always and he's ready to move to the next level of their relationship but Addie still isn't quite there yet. She's getting closer though now she has closure with David's death and his father. It was fun to see Addie sleuth with Paige and Catherine. Paige is far more confident now and capable of running the store on her own. She's a true friend to everyone who deserves it and even tries to be there for Lacey, her cousin, who doesn't deserve it. Catherine is a mature lady and sensible. This is her first foray into sleuthing but she's ready after reading numerous mystery novels and hearing about her beau's job. Catherine is no-nonsense and ready to defend those she cares about. I'd hate to get on her bad side. I didn't like how ALL the "silver fox" men were hitting on her though. That just seems silly or maybe it shows how few women of a certain age were on board the yacht for the wedding. Serena gets stressed out a bit before the wedding but she seems blissfully happy in the end. I'm pleased for her and Zach. Even Kalea has settled in Greybourne Harbor and holding down a job. She's succeeding in her chosen profession and sticking with one man for a change. While she tries to befriend Lacey at first, this time she picks up on the tensions in the room and backs off. Ryley, on the other hand, is a first class BLEEP. SHE hasn't matured at all, only gotten more ambitious and rude. I didn't like her before for her behavior towards Addie but I really can't blame her for being upset and jealous but what she does here is pretty awful. Likewise, Lacey is truly nasty but she didn't deserve to be killed. She could have made something better of her life in New York. She just went about things the wrong way. Zach's family is introduced for the first time and they're rather awful. His father, Oliver, seems nice but he also fondly remembers meeting Zach's mother and their relationship. She divorced him when she caught him sneaking around with Veronica. That's just uncool of him. I also suspect Oliver is rather naive and puts his trust in some of the wrong people. Certainly he's blind to some of the shenanigans going on around him! Melinda, Zach's mother, is not exactly a lovely person either. She left her son to be raised by nannies and school administrators while seeking out her own pleasures. Then she's furious with her husband for cheating on her and gets back at him by digging up dirt on her rival and then blabbing that to everyone. I don't think that's very kind or gracious of her. It does, however, give her a motive for murder. Maybe. Actually I don't see a motive unless she framed Lady Veronica. Lady Veronica is the epitome of the wicked stepmother. She might be a Black Widow. She's very wealthy thanks to the deaths of several husbands, one of whom was a British Lord. She gives herself airs because of it and seems to think she's nobility herself. Veronica's behavior towards Serena and Zach, railroading them into the wedding of HER dreams and not theirs, is really rude. Veronica seems to think she can control everyone around her. I get the impression she thinks her son Preston is a whiny loser who can't seem to do anything right. He's certainly not an alpha male type but he becomes a suspect for murder when Addie secretly witnesses a clue or two. His wife Annabel is a bit silly and perhaps naive. She, too, also has a motive for murder. This yacht has a very "upstairs, downstairs" vibe. Downstairs there's the chef, Jean-Pierre, who has worked for Veronica for a very long time. He's a stereotypical Frenchman and very egotistical. He has a good motive for murder. His assistant, Maggie, does as well. I'm a little uncomfortable with the way she's presented though, like she's not wholly a willing participate in what happens. Wesley, Lady Veronica's lawyer, is rather stuffy and rude. It seems possible he's a "fixer" and covering up Lady Veronica's past misdeeds. He was seen arguing with Lacey before she disappeared! I guessed his secret when Addie overheard the clue. Veronica's assistant, Donna, is a mousy little woman who has served Veronica for a very long time. Why does she put up with this woman? Would she kill to protect her employer's secrets? Her own secret is a little obvious. Finally, there's Felix, head of security for Mr. Ludlow. Felix is the middleman in Mr. Ludlow's rare book transactions. When Addie discovers something mysterious going on, it sure seems like Felix is guilty. He also seems to know who Catherine's beau is and doesn't react well when he hears the name. I strongly suspect Felix is involved with the rare book crime but I'm not sure if he's the murderer. Addie has 30 suspects on her list that keeps growing including Ryley. What about Ryley's friend, the mayor's wife, Zoe or even the mayor himself? Did they commit a crime to help Ryley? Did she kill Lacey to keep a secret she wants hidden? So many people, so many motives! The ending of the novel advances the story forward towards a possible conclusion or provides an open-ended conclusion that's happy for now. I was a bit sad to read it but also happy because (view spoiler)[HOORAY more Pippi! That little Yorkiepoo is the cutest little dog ever and I can't wait to read more about her. I feel sad for her and for Gloria though because they have such a bond. This decision was so sudden! (hide spoiler)] I hope there's at least two more to wrap things up neatly but if not, I'm fine with that.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Anna Fox

    I loved this installment in the series. old books, good friends and a mystery. I like the characters and the reason of getting the MC involved in the mystery. Thank you to the author, publisher and NetGalley for my eARC in exchange for an honest review.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Bobbie Kirkland

    Through NetGalley, I received a free copy of UNDER THE COVER OF MURDER (Book 6 of the Beyond the Page Bookstore Mysteries) by Lauren Elliott in exchange for an honest review. Serena and Zach’s wedding is finally here. Serena’s horrid soon to be stepmother-in-law has managed to alter every single detail of the nuptials except for the identities and attire of the wedding party. The morning of and the morning after the event finds murder victims washing ashore seemingly from the yacht serving as a Through NetGalley, I received a free copy of UNDER THE COVER OF MURDER (Book 6 of the Beyond the Page Bookstore Mysteries) by Lauren Elliott in exchange for an honest review. Serena and Zach’s wedding is finally here. Serena’s horrid soon to be stepmother-in-law has managed to alter every single detail of the nuptials except for the identities and attire of the wedding party. The morning of and the morning after the event finds murder victims washing ashore seemingly from the yacht serving as a venue for the wedding festivities. Lies, intrigue, and betrayal heavily permeate the lives of the wedding guests, so Addie Greybourne calls in all of her friends to help her separate the perpetrator from the merely perfidious. A rare book from the yacht’s library may be the clue upon which the case is resolved. I liked this book and enjoy the series. I recommend the book to fans of the series. I recommend the series to fans of cozy mysteries featuring murder, bookstores, book themes, small towns, coastal settings, and town events. #UndertheCoverofMurder #NetGalley

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

    I was given a chance to read this book through NetGalley and Kensington Books, thanks! This is the sixth book of the series and takes place almost completely on a yacht which is docked in Greybourne Harbor. Serena and Josh are getting married and this is where it will take place, with several of the guests spending the night. No spoilers. but it seems that several of the guests have secrets that they will do anything to prevent them from coming to light, including the murders of two reporters. I I was given a chance to read this book through NetGalley and Kensington Books, thanks! This is the sixth book of the series and takes place almost completely on a yacht which is docked in Greybourne Harbor. Serena and Josh are getting married and this is where it will take place, with several of the guests spending the night. No spoilers. but it seems that several of the guests have secrets that they will do anything to prevent them from coming to light, including the murders of two reporters. In this book it seems that Addie is too often over hearing converstations that give her clues to the case and most of the book is all about her taking chances to find things out. I do know that this is an advance copy, but there were several typos that I hope are fixed before it is published. A couple of romantic twists at the end and a surprise for Addie make it an interesting book.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Margie

    What an intriguing whodunit! So many suspects - so many clues. Addie Greyborne, amateur sleuth and and owner of Beyond the Page Books and Curios has two murders to solve. As usual she has her gentleman friend, Simon and her other friends to help solve the case. I enjoyed keeping up with all the sleuthing and vetting possible suspects. Addie's book expertise really helped solve the case. I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review. What an intriguing whodunit! So many suspects - so many clues. Addie Greyborne, amateur sleuth and and owner of Beyond the Page Books and Curios has two murders to solve. As usual she has her gentleman friend, Simon and her other friends to help solve the case. I enjoyed keeping up with all the sleuthing and vetting possible suspects. Addie's book expertise really helped solve the case. I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    Wow! This book is so good! It is entertaining, cozy-mysterious, full of shocking moments, and is so well-thought out! Whenever I picked up "Under the Cover of Murder", I put on my sleuthing hat, and truly went on a journey with this story. This is the 6th book in Lauren Elliott's "Beyond the Pages Bookstore Mystery", and the second I have read. I do think it can be read as a stand-alone book, however, I felt having read a previous novel in the series really helped me keep some of the relationship Wow! This book is so good! It is entertaining, cozy-mysterious, full of shocking moments, and is so well-thought out! Whenever I picked up "Under the Cover of Murder", I put on my sleuthing hat, and truly went on a journey with this story. This is the 6th book in Lauren Elliott's "Beyond the Pages Bookstore Mystery", and the second I have read. I do think it can be read as a stand-alone book, however, I felt having read a previous novel in the series really helped me keep some of the relationships straight. Ms. Elliott's storytelling is absolutely brilliant, and she weaves an intricate mystery that keeps the reader guessing up until the very end! In this book, each and every puzzle piece of the mystery slowly come together in such an incredible way, and as clues start to add up...so does the list of suspects! It is the wedding day of Addie's friend, Serena! As Addie is helping her friend with last minute jitters and sends her to get ready, Addie soon learns that a man's body was found dead on the beach. As the wedding occurs, and the guests spend the night on the lavish and spacious yacht where the wedding took place, another body is found. With everyone on board still a suspect, Addie, her boyfriend, friends, and the police, among others, all begin investigating different aspects of the murders. Are they connected in some way? If so, how? Do the murders have any connection to some seemingly extremely rare books that Addie (who is a rare book expert and book lover!) believes might be fake? Why is there a corner torn out of a specific book? As the list of suspects continue to grow, with twists and turns around every corner, this story will truly hook you from the first page to the last. If you enjoy cozy mysteries, I highly recommend this book! It had me turning the pages to see what would happen next, and on the edge of my seat to see how everything would work out. I do not want to post any spoilers in this review, so, I will simply say, I thought I had figured out whom the murderer was, and...I had absolutely no idea!! I was SHOCKED! Thank you so much to Kensington Books for the ARC of this book, I so enjoyed it! All opinions expressed in this review are my own.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Goblin Reaper

    Huge thanks to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! . Title: Under The Cover For Murder Author: Lauren Elliot . What would you do if you discovered a dead body on the day of your best friend's wedding? Would you stay as far as possible from it or would you pull a Nancy Drew and look for the killer? Addie Greyborne decides to do some sleuthing when the body of an unfamiliar man washes up on the shore of the wedding venue. However, th Huge thanks to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! . Title: Under The Cover For Murder Author: Lauren Elliot . What would you do if you discovered a dead body on the day of your best friend's wedding? Would you stay as far as possible from it or would you pull a Nancy Drew and look for the killer? Addie Greyborne decides to do some sleuthing when the body of an unfamiliar man washes up on the shore of the wedding venue. However, the situation gets tense when another body of a guest is discovered the very next day. All guests are forced to stay on the yacht so Addie channels her inner Poirot and goes on a hunt for clues. A locked door type of mystery, this sixth installment in the Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery promises some exciting and delicious mystery waiting to be solved. "Killer can be anyone, forced to stay inside" mysteries just have a charm of their own. The frightening fact that the killer is within those people doubles the action— the kind that creeps up on you and refuses to leave until the mystery is solved. This book was an exciting read for me. I mean there were two murders— more the merrier, right? Wrong! Stakes have risen and a dangerous atmosphere permeates. But I have to admit, the edge in the situation makes you feel reckless while you're reading. Even though there seem to be no direct connections to the mysteries in all the installments, I think it's the one where reading the previous ones introduces you to characters and relationships. I struggled a little on that aspect while reading and found it a little difficult to connect with the characters. Some moments seemed a little unrealistic, like when Addie eavesdropping to find clues. It seemed as if Addie only got lucky most of the time. And I also found it a little hard to digest how the mystery was solved at the end. Though the numerous characters (meaning, more suspects~), interconnected relationships, twist, and turns were a plus to the read. It was fun catching up with all of it. The book ends on a positive note and would recommend it if you're looking for an exciting mystery, a bunch of suspicious characters, and apprehensive sleuthing with a sigh-happy ending.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    This is the 6th installment in the Beyond the Page Bookstore mystery series. Addie Greyborne runs the Beyond the Page Bookstore in Greyborne Harbor and is the maid of honor for her best friend Serena Chandler. Serena is marrying Zach Ludlow and her step mother Lady Veronica has become the dragon lady according to Serena as she has hijacked the entire wedding to be the way she wants it and the wedding is being held on the family yacht in Greyborne Harbor. As she is getting ready to go and get rea This is the 6th installment in the Beyond the Page Bookstore mystery series. Addie Greyborne runs the Beyond the Page Bookstore in Greyborne Harbor and is the maid of honor for her best friend Serena Chandler. Serena is marrying Zach Ludlow and her step mother Lady Veronica has become the dragon lady according to Serena as she has hijacked the entire wedding to be the way she wants it and the wedding is being held on the family yacht in Greyborne Harbor. As she is getting ready to go and get ready to leave for the yacht Chief of police Marc Chandler asks Addie to come to the police department as he wants to know if she can identify a body that has been found on the beach. The dead man was dressed as if he was an employee on the yacht so Marc wants to know if Addie recognizes him. She does not and promises not to breath a word to Serena as not to spoil her big day. The wedding goes off without a hitch, however, Marc’s ex Lacey crashes the reception and appears to be falling down drunk. Addie and Catherine along with Paige try to run interference with Lacey all night until Serena and Zach leave that night for their honeymoon in London. Addie is disappointed that Simon (Addie’s Dr. boyfriend and coroner) does not stay the night in the beautiful stateroom but he has an autopsy to perform. The next morning Addie comes down for breakfast when it is interrupted by Marc and the police asking questions about who left the boat. It is later learned that there has been another death and all the guests who remained on the yacht must stay on the yacht. Addie of course gets involved in the investigation and Marc is somewhat open to hearing what she has to say. She learns over the course of her sleuthing that many of the family and guests could be guilty of not one but two murders. There is also a mystery of some books that are supposed to be rare but appear to be counterfeit. The question is are the murders and phony books related. Once again Addie along with her co-sleuthers of Paige and Catherine gather lots of clues. This is a good solid mystery and I enjoy all these characters. Looking forward to what comes next in this series.

  22. 4 out of 5

    JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book)

    Addison Greyborne lives in Greyborne Harbor and owns a bookshop that deals in both new and rare books. While preparing for her best friend Serena's wedding, she's called by Serena's brother Marc, chief of police, to the station. He needs her help in identifying the body of dead man who was found with nothing but a torn corner from a book. Unfortunately, Addie can't help him and leaves to go to the super-yacht where the wedding is to be held. When a second body is discovered after the wedding, the Addison Greyborne lives in Greyborne Harbor and owns a bookshop that deals in both new and rare books. While preparing for her best friend Serena's wedding, she's called by Serena's brother Marc, chief of police, to the station. He needs her help in identifying the body of dead man who was found with nothing but a torn corner from a book. Unfortunately, Addie can't help him and leaves to go to the super-yacht where the wedding is to be held. When a second body is discovered after the wedding, the ship is locked down with guests aboard, since any one of them could be the murderer. Now Marc needs Addie's help more than ever, and if one of them doesn't find a killer soon, they may be out to sea forever... This is the sixth book in the series and perhaps my favorite one so far. Addie is stuck on a yacht with a group of people she doesn't know and a couple she does; and she enlists the help of her friend Catherine and employee Paige to help her try and figure out who wanted these people dead. Since Addie is, at least, being asked by Marc to help, she's given more information from the police than she ordinarily would have -- and Marc's not telling her to leave it alone. But when Addie starts her investigating, she finds out things she wish she really didn't know, and secrets she didn't want to come across. Could any of them give cause to murder? And how did they get the body off the ship when it was full of people? The mystery is done very nicely; there are enough red herrings on this ship to make a feast out of it. We do also get to see how the relationship with Addie and Simon is going, as well as the one with Marc and Ryley, and there are surprises there as well. Not wanting to give much more away than what I've said, I will say that it all comes together nicely, and the murderer is discovered just in the nick of time. This is a very good book than can be read in one sitting and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Recommended. I received an advance copy from NetGalley and the publisher but this in no way influenced my review.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Bridget

    This is the sixth book in the 'Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery' series. The author, Lauren Elliott has created some extremely likeable characters in this cozy mystery. I have already met Addie Greyborne, the protagonist and bookshop owner, in book 2 who I found to be very smart and independent with good eavesdropping skills. In this instalment, Addie is maid-of-honour to her best friend, Serena who is getting married to Zach Ludlow onboard a salubrious yacht, moored in Greyborne Harbour. However This is the sixth book in the 'Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery' series. The author, Lauren Elliott has created some extremely likeable characters in this cozy mystery. I have already met Addie Greyborne, the protagonist and bookshop owner, in book 2 who I found to be very smart and independent with good eavesdropping skills. In this instalment, Addie is maid-of-honour to her best friend, Serena who is getting married to Zach Ludlow onboard a salubrious yacht, moored in Greyborne Harbour. However, the bride's stepmother-in-law, Veronica has taken over the proceedings, inviting all of her chums to quaff champagne on the yacht. With the wedding due to commence in less than 24 hours time, Addie is asked by ex-boyfriend and police chief Marc Chandler for her help on a case. A body has been found on the beach yards from the Ludlow's yacht and in the victim’s pocket is a page torn from a book that Marc is hopeful Addie can recognise. When a further unexplained death occurs Addie, along with the majority of the wedding guests are unable to leave the yacht. With a killer on board and multiple options as to motive Addie goes in search of the clues she needs. The plot was well thought out and there was a good number of suspects in the frame. The author laid out clues in a way that made each of them a viable prospect as the perpetrator. I was somewhat surprised at the killer's identity as I fell for some of the red herrings so cleverly set by the author. The pacing in this novel was good and there was always something happening, so I was certainly never bored! With a surprising ending, Under the Cover of Murder was a fantastic cozy mystery that I highly recommend. I am already looking forward to returning to Addie's bookshop, 'Beyond the Page' in Massachusetts in book seven, entitled To the Tome of Murder as well as catching up on the instalments I've missed. Rating: 5 Stars. I received a complimentary copy of this novel at my own request from Kensington Books via NetGalley. This review is my own unbiased opinion.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kristina

    Under the Cover of Murder by Lauren Elliott is the 6th A Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery. This is not a standalone novel. A new reader will not know the various characters and their relationships. While I enjoy the setting of Greyborne Harbor, you can only have so many murders in one small town. I like that we get a change of venue in this book plus it is a good way to keep all the parties in one place. I enjoyed the vivid descriptions of the opulent yacht plus the clothing of the wedding part Under the Cover of Murder by Lauren Elliott is the 6th A Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery. This is not a standalone novel. A new reader will not know the various characters and their relationships. While I enjoy the setting of Greyborne Harbor, you can only have so many murders in one small town. I like that we get a change of venue in this book plus it is a good way to keep all the parties in one place. I enjoyed the vivid descriptions of the opulent yacht plus the clothing of the wedding party and the fantastic library. The whodunit was interesting with multiple suspects and misdirection. I like how books were incorporated into the whodunit. I was, though, able to identify the killer before the wedding took place (my mother says that I have read too many mysteries). The why took longer to find out. I must admit that I was happy to see the second victim get offed (I found this character to be annoying). Unfortunately, we are still stuck with Addie’s cousin, Kalea. You must extend your disbelief a little with Addie’s investigating. Addie does things she would not get away with in the real world, but it works in the story. I like how Catherine and Paige help Addie with the investigation as well as the murder board. The ladies uncover some surprising information. There is repetition of the case details when Addie shares with friends and police plus with Addie rehashing the information in her head (she gets to reviewing the case details in her head and forgets the world around her). I did not enjoy the amount of romance in the book plus I am not a fan of Addie’s relationship with Simon. Their relationship feels syrupy (best word I can think of to use). I prefer Addie with Marc. They seem to have a better connection. It seems that Marc understands Addie and he definitely cares for her. Readers of the series will enjoy this new addition. Under the Cover of Murder is a cute cozy mystery with wedding woes, shoe suffering, a difficult detective, surprising secrets, luxurious lodgings, and curious clues.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Tracy Wood

    Addie Greyborne, owner of Beyond the Page bookshop, is dealing with a bridezilla period in her life as best friend Serena Chandler prepares to marry Zach Ludlow. To be fair Addie understands Serena's problems as she is dealing with a future mother in law who fits all the stereotypes and then some. As her maid of honour duties begin to gather speed with the wedding just 24 hours away Addie is asked by ex-boyfriend and police chief Marc Chandler for her help on a case. A body has been found on the Addie Greyborne, owner of Beyond the Page bookshop, is dealing with a bridezilla period in her life as best friend Serena Chandler prepares to marry Zach Ludlow. To be fair Addie understands Serena's problems as she is dealing with a future mother in law who fits all the stereotypes and then some. As her maid of honour duties begin to gather speed with the wedding just 24 hours away Addie is asked by ex-boyfriend and police chief Marc Chandler for her help on a case. A body has been found on the beach a stones throw from the Ludlow's luxury yacht where the wedding is about to take place and in the victim’s pocket a torn page from a book Marc is hopeful Addie can recognise. An expert in antique and first edition publications even she cannot work out where the page came from and is relieved to be able to return to her wedding preparations quite speedily. When a further unexplained death occurs Addie, the other bridesmaids, and most of the wedding guests find themselves unable to leave the super yacht. Under normal circumstances Addie would jump at the chance of a free vacation in such luxurious surroundings but with a killer on board and multiple options as to motive she has no choice but to dig deep to find the clues she needs. This is an entertaining read and is the sixth in the Beyond the Page Bookshop Mystery series although it is the first I have read. There is clearly a regular cast of protagonists and, although I hadn't met them before, their relationships were easily worked out. I liked Addie she gelled well with the local police department and, if you skate over a couple of very convenient circumstantial discoveries, her detective work and eavesdropping skills were very satisfying. I was able to read an advanced copy of this book thanks to NetGalley and the publishers but the opinions expressed are my own. This is a good summer, almost locked room, mystery read which I enjoyed very much.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Woodhouse

    I loved this book. Lauren Elliot is a fantastic author who is fantastic at adding lots of plot twists and turns. You get an idea about who you think the murderer is but then boom! She turns around and changes things on you again. I loved that there were about ten different angles that Addie is trying to piece together and as I neared the end of the book I was a bit worried that even she wasn't going to be able to solve it this time then boom! Again, out of nowhere everything comes together and m I loved this book. Lauren Elliot is a fantastic author who is fantastic at adding lots of plot twists and turns. You get an idea about who you think the murderer is but then boom! She turns around and changes things on you again. I loved that there were about ten different angles that Addie is trying to piece together and as I neared the end of the book I was a bit worried that even she wasn't going to be able to solve it this time then boom! Again, out of nowhere everything comes together and makes perfect sense. This is a really great brain read. It stretches those brain muscles and makes you really think. I honestly had no idea who it was going to be in the end. I was actually taken aback by who it was but then just like Addie, should've have figured it all together but it just never registered. Fabulous book. I was so happy that Serena and Zach finally got married. A part of me thinks that the 'Lady' Veronica just kept changing things to throw up road blocks but I am so so happy that it finally happened. And speaking of her ladyship, I totally disliked her from word go. However, that is the point of having a 'bad guy' in your books. Gotta have some drama in there somewhere. I was also happy to see that Addie's cousin actually had matured from the last book, I had really hated her then but now she's not so bad. Still don't care much for her boyfriend but it's true what they say that there really is no accounting for taste lol. And I was also really happy to see that Addie was able to include more of her friends in helping out solving the case. I am not sure she could've done it without them as this case just seemed so huge. Just a hugely fabulous book. I finished the whole thing in one day! Loved it. Could not have been happier! I was given this ARC to read and review by NetGalley. All opinions are honest and are my own.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Scilla

    Serena and Zach are getting married. A lot of their plans have been changed by Zach's step mother. They will now have the wedding on the huge yacht in the harbor. The wedding party all have huge staterooms and the chef will be preparing super meals. The morning of the wedding, a dead man is found on shore with no ID; he was killed with a flare gun and had the corner from a page in a book in his pocket. Marc calls in Addie to see if she can identify the book, but she can't. The body is mostly kep Serena and Zach are getting married. A lot of their plans have been changed by Zach's step mother. They will now have the wedding on the huge yacht in the harbor. The wedding party all have huge staterooms and the chef will be preparing super meals. The morning of the wedding, a dead man is found on shore with no ID; he was killed with a flare gun and had the corner from a page in a book in his pocket. Marc calls in Addie to see if she can identify the book, but she can't. The body is mostly kept a secret until the wedding is over and the couple have left for their honeymoon. There is one uninvited guest at the wedding, Marc's former girlfriend, Lacey. Lacey acted drunk throughout most of the activities, and the next morning, she is found washed up in the pilings. It is finally determined that the first man who died was a friend of Lacey, and they both were reporters. Had they found out too much about someone? The guests are required to stay on board while the police do their thing. The number of suspects just keeps growing. Zach's father, Oliver, had recently divorced Zach's mother, Melinda, in order to marry Veronica. Melinda is present on the ship for her son's wedding. This was Veronica's fourth marriage, and previous husbands may not have died naturally. Veronica's son Preston, and his wife Annabelle are also on board the ship. Veronica, her daughter-in-law Annabelle, and the sous-chef are all having affairs with the chef. Addie soon discovers that several of the very pricy first editions in the library are counterfeit. Paige and Catherine help Addie with her sleuthing, and she also soon enlists the security officer on the ship. Can Addie figure out who killed the two news hounds and why before she is the next corpse?

  28. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    Under the Cover of Murder by Lauren Elliott is a trip back to Addie and the gang just in time for Serena's and Zach's wedding, which is not going well at all. Zach's stepmother has taken over and all but hijacked the wedding. Addie has had to talk Serena down several times, but finally the day has arrived. The ceremony went off well and the reception was going well until Addie spied Lacey, Marc's ex-girlfriend, who had NOT been on the guest list. Why was she here? Maybe to cause trouble? After t Under the Cover of Murder by Lauren Elliott is a trip back to Addie and the gang just in time for Serena's and Zach's wedding, which is not going well at all. Zach's stepmother has taken over and all but hijacked the wedding. Addie has had to talk Serena down several times, but finally the day has arrived. The ceremony went off well and the reception was going well until Addie spied Lacey, Marc's ex-girlfriend, who had NOT been on the guest list. Why was she here? Maybe to cause trouble? After the man who had been found dead on the beach, the last thing Marc and Ryley needed was Lacey stirring up trouble. Next thing you know, she turned up dead. So much for the relaxing weekend on the yacht for Addie and Simon, who was also the coroner. Love this series. The characters are terrific and often have the same problems you and I have. Addie's cafe/bookshop is doing well and now with her aunt married, she had to hire some help, but that was doable. Addie is an excellent detective and Marc knows that well. It is mostly Ryley, is partner and girlfriend, who has problems with Addie helping. The characters in this book are well-written and each takes his/her turn to take center stage. This time it was Marc and we learned a lot about him. The mystery is a good one with lots of people involved and LOTS of secrets. It's always good when there is a stepmother and a mother both at a wedding, although this time that was not really a huge issue, except for harvesting a lot of information from Zach's mother. Eventually, all's well that ends well. Another murder (or two) solved. I was invited to read a free ARC of Under the Cover of Murder by Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own. #netgalley #underthecoverofmurder

  29. 4 out of 5

    Myarn

    Under the Cover of Murder by Lauren Elliott (Beyond the Page Bookshop Mystery #6) 4 stars Addie Grayborne, owner of Beyond the Page Bookshop and maid of honor to her friend's Serena Chandler wedding to Zach Ludlow. Preparations are underway at the yacht of Zach's father where the wedding and reception will take place. There is a momentary interruption when Police Chief Marc Chandler asks Addie if she knew the identity of an individual who washed up on the beach - She didn't. At the wedding, an ex Under the Cover of Murder by Lauren Elliott (Beyond the Page Bookshop Mystery #6) 4 stars Addie Grayborne, owner of Beyond the Page Bookshop and maid of honor to her friend's Serena Chandler wedding to Zach Ludlow. Preparations are underway at the yacht of Zach's father where the wedding and reception will take place. There is a momentary interruption when Police Chief Marc Chandler asks Addie if she knew the identity of an individual who washed up on the beach - She didn't. At the wedding, an ex-friend of Serena's crashes the wedding. Lacey Davenport proceeds to get drunk and obnoxious. Unfortunately, her body is discovered underneath the dock the next day. Who killed Lacey and is there a connection with the unidentified body on the beach? Addie is in her element with this mystery. Her natural curiosity and able assistance from her friends Catherine and Paige provides a lot of information to be analyzed in order to solve the mystery. Her knowledge of books is also important because Zach's father owns a lot of rare first editions. There are a lot of motives because it seems like a lot of people have secrets worth killing for. For me, the first inkling as to the true killer shows up later in the book. The capture of killer is due to Addie's quick thinking and bravery. The dialogue between Addie and her friends provided valuable information towards solving the mystery. The relationship between Addie and Simon seems to be progressing as well. I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to the next book in this series. Thank you Netgalley and Kensington Books for this ARC.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Barbara Sousa

    Under the Cover of Murder, the sixth book in Lauren Elliott’s Beyond the Page Bookstore cozy mystery series, is a smart, fun novel that pays homage to Agatha Christie’s locked room mystery trope. Addie Greyborne’s best friend Serena is getting married aboard her fiance’s family yacht. With such a picturesque setting, what could go wrong? Before the ceremony can occur, a body washes ashore, putting a damper on the festivities. And following the nuptials, a second body, that of one of the wedding g Under the Cover of Murder, the sixth book in Lauren Elliott’s Beyond the Page Bookstore cozy mystery series, is a smart, fun novel that pays homage to Agatha Christie’s locked room mystery trope. Addie Greyborne’s best friend Serena is getting married aboard her fiance’s family yacht. With such a picturesque setting, what could go wrong? Before the ceremony can occur, a body washes ashore, putting a damper on the festivities. And following the nuptials, a second body, that of one of the wedding guests, is discovered. The police quickly lock down the yacht, forcing the wedding goers to remain in place while the investigation is conducted. Are the murders connected? Addie enlists her friends Catherine and Paige to help her find out. Surprisingly, in a story centered on a wedding, the nuptials of Serena and Zach are decidedly downplayed. In my opinion, this is a good thing, as that is the only part of the story that drags. The mystery itself is superb, with so many intertwining suspects and clues, that it really keeps you thinking. And with Serena off on her honeymoon, Addie’s reliance on Catherine and Paige was a pleasant surprise. Catherine, especially, brings a fresh and interesting viewpoint to the story. All told, Under the Cover of Murder is well-crafted, intriguing, puzzle of a mystery that will keep you turning pages until the satisfying conclusion. Note: I received an ARC of Under the Cover of Murder from NetGalley and Kensington Books. The above is my honest review.

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