Literary agent and amateur sleuth Lila Wilkins is back to seal the deal in the New York Times bestselling Novel Idea Mystery series Lila is showcasing some of her biggest authors at a bridal expo But when the joyous event turns deadly, she ll have to figure out who penned the perfect crime The Novel Idea Literary Agency has planned a wedding themed week for InspiratiLiterary agent and amateur sleuth Lila Wilkins is back to seal the deal in the New York Times bestselling Novel Idea Mystery series Lila is showcasing some of her biggest authors at a bridal expo But when the joyous event turns deadly, she ll have to figure out who penned the perfect crime The Novel Idea Literary Agency has planned a wedding themed week for Inspiration Valley, celebrating not only North Carolina s best vendors but also some of the agency s most popular bridal books The fact that Lila can use the event to plan her own impending nuptials is just the icing on the cake But wedding bells turn to warning bells when Lila finds a dead man facedown in the frosting Soon it s discovered that the victim was connected to several Novel Idea authors, all of whom quickly become suspects in the case It s up to Lila and her fellow agents to find the real killer before one of their clients winds up scribbling stories from behind bars
Off the Books Literary agent and amateur sleuth Lila Wilkins is back to seal the deal in the New York Times bestselling Novel Idea Mystery series Lila is showcasing some of her biggest authors at a bridal expo But
The delightful Novel Idea mysteries get better and better with every installment! Author Lucy Arlington aka Susan Furlong has such a fluid way of writing. Her words let you glide through a book at a pleasant pace. OFF THE BOOKS takes readers back to Inspiration Valley, NC where our favorite literary agent, Lila Wilkins is busy showcasing her authors at a bridal expo. Nothing could go wrong with that, right? Oh so wrong. Lila comes across a body who was killed in a way not often (if ever) mention [...]
This is the fifth book in The Novel Idea Mystery Series.Wedding fever has hit Inspiration Valley as Novel Idea Literary Agency is hosting a bridal expo with their authors for book signings and loads of trimmings. Cakes, dresses, decorating ideas and murder!?The local handyman is found dead on a wedding cake and several authors become the prime suspects.This is a fun read that kept me guessing till the very end.I an looking forward to the next book.
Off The Books is the fifth book in the A Novel Idea Mystery series.Lila Wilkins is looking forward to the upcoming event that The Novel Idea Literary Agency has planned, as it couldn't have come at a better time. Novel Idea is having a wedding themed week. The event will have many vendors covering all facets the bride-to-be will need for her wedding. Also in attendance, will be the agencies author's wedding related books.As the event is about to begin, a repairman, Chuck Richards, to repair a re [...]
This fifth entry in the popular Novel Ideas Mystery series, the second since author Susan Furlong took over the series from its initial co-authors writing as Lucy Arlington, is another winner. I promise to stop hearkening back to the original co-authors in the future; Ms. Furlong has proven her mettle and is now the secure owner and proprietor of the Lucy Arlington franchise. In my experience, 99 percent of the time a new author takes over another author’s mystery series, the result is an unsa [...]
Wedding bells are in the air in Inspiration Valley, North Carolina. The Novel Idea Literary Agency has sponsored a bridal expo, highlighting various vendors, but also some of their best authors. Lila hopes that she will have the opportunity to pick up a few ideas for own upcoming nuptials along with promoting her clients, but things go awry when she finds local handyman Chuck face down in a wedding cake. It looks like her reputation as a “murder magnet” is well deserved. She is horrified to [...]
This is the fifth book in The Novel Idea Mystery series by Lucy Arlington and it is amazing! I love this series and didn't want to put it down. We are back in Inspiration Valley where wedding fever is all around. Novel Idea Literary Agency is hosting a bridal expo full of their authors and all the trimmings including cakes, dresses, and murder??? Yep, the "murder magnet" Lila finds a body face down in a wedding cake. Then to make it even worse she finds out that one of her author friends is the [...]
If you have been following this series, you are going to love this book too. If you have never read this series I encourage you to pick up a copy of this book. I promise you will not be disappointed. Here you have a murder, but it is none like you have ever thought about. It is a very clever idea by the author for the setting of this murder. This is what you will thoroughly enjoy. I like the part where it takes Lila and the staff at Novel Idea to solve this murder. Now that is teamwork even thou [...]
Another "novel" plot, but this one was too transparent as to who the murderer was. I hope the next one in the series provides a more complicated plot.
Inspiration Valley is one of my favorite fictional places to visit, and I was thrilled to get back there in OFF THE BOOKS, #5 in the Novel Idea series. Lila Wilkins is a down-to-earth, relatable protagonist/amateur sleuth, and she’s lucky to have a book nerd’s dream job — literary agent.Poor Lila, unfortunately, is known around town as the “murder magnet” for her uncanny ability to stumble across murder victims. Lila finds the latest victim during the craziness of a bridal expo, hosted [...]
I was thrilled to be back in Inspiration Valley with Lila and the gang! Her literary agency is hosting a bridal event, complete with cakes, authors, and books. When Lila discovers the body of the local handyman, killed in a very unusual way ( I giggled, but that's ok, right, Its a cozy mystery, and they are supposed to be fun!), she jumps right into the investigation when one of the agency's authors becomes a suspect. Poor Lila, she already has a reputation around town as being a "murder magnet" [...]
Lila Wilkins has the unfortunate nickname of 'murder magnet' in the picturesque town of Inspiration Valley, North Carolina. Having stumbled upon several murder scenarios, Lila would much prefer to focus on her job as literary agent at the Novel Idea agency and plan her upcoming wedding to her handsome police Detective Sean. But there would not be much of a story if Lila, her co-workers, and family were not thrust into another mystery while the agency hosts a week-long festival. This year's theme [...]
This is the fifth book of the New York Times bestselling Novel Idea Mystery series by Lucy Arlington/Susan Furlong and it does not disappoint. Returning to Inspiration Valley, NC literary agent Lila Wilkins, is showcasing her authors at a bridal expo. Lila finds a body that had connections with several Novel Idea authors, leaving Lila and her fellow agents to find out who did it. Arlington/Furlong's descriptive writing style and the development of the characters as the series continues always ma [...]
I have been waiting (not so patiently, I might add) for the newest adventures of Lila and the Novel Idea Literary Agency to come out and Lucy Arlington didn't disappoint. I loved this book. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. I loved the way she portrays Lila as very humane's not perfect, but we wouldn't want her to be. I love the development of the secondary characters in the series and the way you realize that even though Lila has only been there for a short time, her friends ha [...]
Off The Books is another hit in this enjoyable series. Fans of intelligent and well written mysteries will love this one. The characters are wonderful and fully developed, even the minor ones. Going back to Inspiration Valley, North Carolina is like visiting with good friends. Lila Wilkins is an intelligent protagonist. Her friends and coworkers are a diverse group - from her fortune telling mother to her type-A boss. A wedding expo is the site of most of the action in this one. Enjoy this incre [...]
The 5th in her Novel Idea books. The book agency is throwing a big bridal expo, and Lila and Makayla figure they will find a lot of ideas for their own weddings. Big downerLila once again stumbles across a body in the kitchen, a man dead of a nail (from a nail gun) in his head. One of their own authors is suspected, and everyone tries to help clear her. A new animal character in the way of a dog named Olive is introduced as a temporary pet of Bentley's. Will the ensuing commotion have Ms. Crump [...]
Reading Off the Books by Lucy Arlington was like returning home to visit friends. As always it was full of activity from page one. I felt like we were apart of the Novel Idea team through out the book as if I were apart of the story actively not just along for the ride!
I love visiting Inspiration Valley and catching up with Lila and her coworkers, friends and family. Off The Books was another great cozy read! Lucy Arlington creates characters that I'd enjoy having as friends.
Great book. Love this series. Can't wait for the next one.
Lots of subplots a gruesome murder, and a misunderstood pooch made this a fun and exciting read. The murder was done just the way it was in some of the books by authors of the Novel Idea Agency. The underlying theme of domestic violence was thought-provoking. I thought the "Booked for a Wedding" them was unique, especially since some of the "wedding" books mentioned in the event were murder mysteries. I could definitely understand the reason for the murder! What a surprise about Mama and Trey! C [...]
The Novel Idea Literary Agency has planned a wedding themed week featuring their authors' best bridal books as well as North Carolina's greatest vendors. Lila is thrilled because she can also use the event to plan her own upcoming wedding. However, Lila discovers a murdered man and must use her sleuthing skills to find the culprit who did the deed. In addition to trying to solve a murder, Lila watches as her boss, Bentley, decides to foster a dog named Olivia who provides her own brand of intrig [...]
This series has been so enjoyable it never seems to fail. I am really glad that I have been able to read a few of the books and they are just wonderful mysteries. This one had not only one story but then there was a few other underlying stories going on at the same time and that was fun. This was a home run for Lucy!
I wasn't so sure about the writing at first, but I ended up enjoying the story. It's a cozy mystery and has the typical characters and setting. I liked the main character, even though she is a little older than I am used to. I'll have to go back and read the beginning of the series.
Lila and Sean, sitting in a tree
Another good installment in the series.
Novel Ideas book agency holds a bridal show and murder occurs.
Fun cozy mystery series. With a touch of food and literary references. I enjoy the characters. Easy read.
openbooksociety/article/ofOff the Books (Novel Idea Mystery #5)Author: Lucy Arlington/Susan FurlongISBN13: 9780425276679Author website: susanfurlong/Brought to you by OBS reviewer KaytSynopsis: Literary agent and amateur sleuth Lila Wilkins is back to seal the deal in the New York Times bestselling Novel Idea Mystery series.Lila is showcasing some of her biggest authors at a bridal expo. But when the joyous event turns deadly, she’ll have to figure out who penned the perfect crime…The Novel [...]
‘Off the Books’ is Lucy Arlington’s fifth offering in A Novel Idea Mystery series; to me, it is the best one so far! One can enjoy this as a standalone as well as in sequence with the series. The characters, mysteries, and setting combined are an exciting, intriguing cozy mystery.Lila Wilkins is a literary agent for The Novel Idea Literary Agency, owned by Bentley, a hard-driving Type A+ woman who is highly successful and highly stressed. The agency is preparing for the bridal expo, one of [...]
This is the fifth installment in the "Novel Idea Mysteries" series and by far my favorite of the five. Lucy Arlington has written "the" definitive cozy mystery with this installment. This book stands alone for those that have not read the entire series.The setting is Inspiration Valley in the Balsam Mountains of North Carolina which is described to perfection and a enjoyable part of this lovely cozy mystery .Lila Wilkins, the book’s protagonist character, is one of The Novel Idea Agencies lite [...]
Literary agent, Lila Wilkins needs some inspiration where she resides in her home of Inspiration Valley, North Carolina. She works at her dream job at The Novel Idea Literary Agency where she represents mystery authors. Novel Idea is featuring some of their best authors at a bridal expo and Lila is so excited hoping for ideas for her own upcoming nuptials with police detective, Sean. Wedded bliss is in the air, with women clamoring to get the authors autographs, hear them reading from their book [...]