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Read or Alive: 04/23/21

Read or Alive

Read or Alive by Nora Page is the third book in the Bookmobile mystery series. The Georgia Antiquarian Society's annual book convention is being held in Catalpa Springs. Unfortunately a pair of shady book dealers have taken advantage of elderly collectors, including Cleo's cousin, Dot. When the man who stole from Dot is found murdered, Cleo is on the case.

The focus of this mystery is based around predatory cons run on the elderly. Specifically it's how buyers can gain access to valuables or rare items when a person isn't interested in selling. The other half of this mystery stems from how beloved books can be butchered to make more money from multiple sales.

But ultimately the mystery is about forgery. When real things can't be had, convincing copies can be made and passed off as the real thing. With both types of cons happening at the convention, there are lots of motives for murder.

It was a fun follow up, probably my favorite of the series so far. I don't know if a fourth book is planned but I will definitely keep reading should there be one.

Five stars

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