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Monday, April 6, 2015

A Bookmarked Death by Judi Culbertson

by Judi Culbertson

Such a great story Judi Ciulbertson draws you in and you find before you know it your halfway through the story and still wanting more. She has such great ability to write about multiple things going on not just the mystery but family dynamic as well.
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A Bookmarked Death: A Delhi Laine Mystery
(Delhi Laine Mysteries)

Cozy Mystery – 262 Pages
• Publisher: Witness Impulse (March 31, 2015)
• Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers

For the first time in nearly twenty years, Delhi Laine’s family is whole. But that doesn’t mean everything is back to normal. With no proof to condemn her daughter’s kidnappers, Delhi’s family is forced to share Elisa with her “adopted” parents. But when they suddenly perish in a mysterious house fire, Elisa is heartbroken…and Delhi’s husband, Colin, is charged with their murder. Delhi knows it’s up to her to prove his innocence, but the deeper she digs, the more it becomes evident that nothing is as it seems. When Elisa goes missing, Delhi fears her nightmare may be repeating itself. If she can’t clear Colin’s name and find Elisa again, there may not be another chance. Twenty years ago she lost her daughter…if she fails now, she might lose everything—and everyone—she holds dear.
What I Thought:
This book was a little hard for me to follow as I didn't read the first Delhi Laine book, which dealt with the return of one of Delhi's grown twin daughters that had been kidnapped.  Judi did give a little background as to what happened with Caitlin/Elisa.  Now the people who kidnapped Elisa have been killed in a house fire, and Delhi's estranged husband is the prime suspect.  This is a well written novel that not only deals with a mystery but has a great family dynamic to it also, it kind of reminds me of the a great family saga.  Judi writes well and makes you care for the characters. 
I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.
About This Author
Judi Culbertson draws on her experience as a used-and-rare book dealer, social worker, and world traveler to create her bibliophile mysteries. No stranger to cemeteries, she also co-authored five illustrated guides with her husband, Tom Randall, starting with Permanent Parisians. She lives in Port Jefferson, New York, with her family.
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  1. Thanks for sharing the fact that this might be easier reading if first book is read. I will be sure to read it and then this one.

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