• Chapter and Curse

  • Cambridge Bookshop Series, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Penney
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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In Elizabeth Penney's Chapter and Curse, Molly Kimball is used to cracking open books...but when a poetry reading ends in murder, she must use her skills to crack the case.

Librarian Molly Kimball and her mother, Nina, need a change. So when a letter arrives from Nina's Aunt Violet in Cambridge, England, requesting their help running the family bookshop, they jump at the chance.

Thomas Marlowe - Manuscripts and Folios, is one of the oldest bookshops in Cambridge, and - unfortunately - customers can tell. When Molly and Nina arrive, spring has come to Cambridge and the famed Cambridge Literary Festival is underway. Determined to bring much-needed revenue to the bookstore, Molly invites Aunt Violet's college classmate and famed poet Persephone Brightwell to hold a poetry reading in the shop. But the event ends in disaster when a guest is found dead - with Molly's great-aunt's knitting needle used as the murder weapon. While trying to clear Violet and keep the struggling shop afloat, Molly sifts through secrets past and present, untangling a web of blackmail, deceit, and murder.

©2021 Elizabeth Penney (P)2021 Tantor

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Very Poor Choice of Narrator

The protagonist/narrator in this novel is American, but the actual voice actor who narrates this book is British and does a very bad American accent (when she even remembers to do one). Aside from the poor narration, this barely qualifies as a mystery since it just revolves around the day to day lives of the characters in the story. Boring and bland.