*~Review: Murder in the Manuscript Room by Con Lehane~4 Stars~*

I would like to thank NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity.

Goodreads Summary:

When a murder desecrates the somber, book-lined halls of New York City’s iconic 42nd Street Library, Raymond Ambler, the library’s curator of crime fiction, has a personal interest in solving the crime. His quest to solve the murder is complicated by personal entanglements involving his friend–or perhaps more-than-friend–Adele Morgan. Not only does Adele’s relationship with the young woman staffer who was murdered get in the way of Ambler’s investigation, more disturbing for him is Adele’s growing interest in a darkly handsome Islamic scholar.

Soon the Intelligence Division of the New York Police Department takes over the case from NYPD homicide detective Mike Cosgrove, Ambler’s friend and sometimes partner-in-crime solving. Ambler suspects that the murder of the young woman, who’d been working at the library under an assumed name and the curious intervention of NYPD’s intelligence division are connected. The trail of intrigue leads to a seemingly unrelated murder in an upstate prison and a long ago murder of a trade union reformer.

No one else sees the connections Ambler is sure are there–not an unusual state of affairs for Ambler. But with the city’s law enforcement establishment determined to stop his investigation, the inquisitive and intrepid librarian faces challenges that may put his very life at risk.

Review: I give this book 4 out of 5 enjoyable stars! When I picked out this title on NetGalley I didn’t realize it was the second one in the series and felt I just missed out on a tad but overall this was an enjoyable read. I thought the characterization in this book was highly entertaining and they dealt with realistic life issues. I loved the idea of the library setting. I love books that are set in libraries or bookshops! This was a complex mystery that was fun to fall into. I also enjoyed how this book had an underlying message about courage. I wish I would have read the first in the series first, but overall I liked this book!

Hope everyone has a great day! Sorry my reviews are a bit shorter but haven’t been feeling well and just catching up I hope everyone has a great day!🤗

22 Comments on “*~Review: Murder in the Manuscript Room by Con Lehane~4 Stars~*

  1. Hey, no worries about your reviews being short. They are still every bit as awesome as ever 😊 I’m sorry to read you haven’t been feeling well. I really hope you will feel better soon. Take good care of yourself. This book honestly doesn’t quite sound like my usual cup of tea, but i’m adding it to my list anyway because of your terrific review 😀

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  2. If you like books about books I have a recommendation for you (if you haven’t already read it- it might be I got it from Kim, not sure.)
    The Lustre of Lost Things by Sophie Chen Keller

    Life can be lonely for Walter Lavender. Struggling with a communication disorder that renders him speechless, his refuge is his mother’s unusual New York bakery which serves up its sweet treats with an extra sprinkling of magic.

    When the mysterious Book at the heart of the bakery’s charm and success vanishes and the landlord threatens closure, it is up to Walter to find the Book and save the shop.Thankfully, Walter has a special ability to find lost things, an affinity for things that have gone astray, that starts him on a quest all over New York City with Milton, his overweight Labrador, beside him. Down into the subway and soaring over Central Park, his search will introduce him to some extraordinary people and, along the way, help him discover his voice and learn what it truly means to be found.

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  3. WOO Looks like a nice book!! When its good and you dont have to read the other books thats how you know its still good on its own LOL 😂 Btw I love ur reviews NO WORRIES ABOUT IT !! 😘😘

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