Title: To Helvetica and Back
Author: Paige Shelton
Release Date: January 5, 2016
Pages: 304 pages
Genre: Cozy Mystery
“The New York Times bestselling author of the Farmers’ Market Mysteries and the Country Cooking School Mysteries introduces readers to Star City, Utah, and a little shop called the Rescued Word…
Star City is known for its slopes and its powder. But nestled in the valley of this ski resort town is a side street full of shops that specialize in the simple charms of earlier eras. One of those shops is the Rescued Word, where Chester Henry and his adult granddaughter Clare lovingly repair old typewriters and restore old books. Who ever thought their quaint store would hold the key to some modern-day trouble?
When a stranger to town demands they turn over an antique Underwood typewriter they’re repairing for a customer, Clare fears she may need to be rescued. A call to the police scares the man off, but later Clare finds his dead body in the back alley. What about a dusty old typewriter could possibly be worth killing for?”
This was another book that Berkley sent me when they asked me a few questions about why I like cozy mysteries.
It was my first book by Paige Shelton and it was pretty good.
Again all the right things for a cozy mystery. The characters were pretty likeable which I always like in a book. It was also book related which is always a bonus.
My only issue with it is I really know nothing about typewriters. Since I don’t have that type of passion, all the talk about different typewriters and all that was a little lost for me. Took away from the book.
The mystery was pretty good though and I was really happy that I was able to figure out the killer myself! I’m getting better at that.
Overall not a bad book and I am looking up more books by the author.