Title: A Murder Between the Pages
Author: Amy Lillard
Series: Main Street Book Club Mysteries #2
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Release Date: November 24, 2020
Pages: 322
Book Source: Paperback

“It was only a few months ago that the ladies of Arlo’s Friday Night Book Club—Fern, Camille, and Helen—solved the murder of the renowned author, Wally Harrison. So when they select Wally’s bestseller, Missing Girl, for their next discussion, Arlo is hopeful it will be the end of their mystery hunt.

But since their recent success as sleuths the crew officially see themselves as a women’s mystery club, and they’re convinced Missing Girl was inspired by a 50-year-old cold case. It’s a case from their own Sugar Springs, Mississippi—the disappearance of Mary Kennedy—and Arlo can do little to stop the book club ladies from investigating.

But what starts out as a fun hunch quickly turns into a very real cold case murder mystery when a young girl is murdered in the exact place the women believe Mary went missing all those years ago. It’s clear the two cases are connected—and the mystery book club is determined to find answers. With Arlo’s help, they may just be able to crack the case.” – Amazon

Kim’s Review

While I enjoyed the first book in the Main Street Book Club Mysteries, Can’t Judge a Book by Its Murder, I have to say that Amy Lillard did even better with the second book, A Murder Between the Pages.

In my review for Can’t Judge a Book by Its Murder, I had mentioned it didn’t flow as smoothly as other cozies and Arlo and Chloe spent a lot of time at the beginning of the book rehashing everything. Lillard seemed to have tightened up the editing with book two! The flow was much better and I didn’t feel like the information was repeated quite as much…. although there were still times.

And while Arlo may be the protagonist, Fern, Camille, and Helen steal the show for me. They all have such unique personalities and I really enjoyed the love interest for Camille. Arlo still has a love triangle going on, but it’s not annoying me yet, so that’s always a plus. And how could I forget the parrot?!? Love all of his comments that he makes during the conversation bits.

I did know the murderer very early on, but the twist that Lillard wrote still made for an interesting ending and I didn’t see half of it coming. I’ll be back for book three, A Murder Like No Author, which comes out the end of November 2021, to read more about the Friday (now everyday) Book Club members and to see what they get up to next.

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