Series: A Little Library Mystery
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (July 12, 2016)
Jenny Weston moves home to Bear Falls, Michigan, to nurse her bruised ego back to health after a bitter divorce. But the idyllic vision of her charming hometown crumbles when her mother's Little Library is destroyed.
The next-door neighbor, Zoe Zola, a little person and Lewis Carroll enthusiast, suspects local curmudgeon Adam Cane, but when he's found dead in Zoe's fairy garden, all roads lead back to her. Jenny, however, believes Zoe is innocent, so the two women team up to find the true culprit, investigating the richest family in Bear Falls, interrogating a few odd townspeople, and delving into long, hidden transgressions--until Adam Cane isn't the only body in town, and they have an even bigger mystery to solve.
Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli's quaint and compelling series debut A Most Curious Murder will delight cozy mystery readers.
Praise for A Most Curious Murder: "Fans of [Lewis] Carroll will delight in Zoe's flights of fancy, and the northern Michigan setting in all its splendor is a charmer...an entertaining series with a quirky premise and captivating characters." --Library Journal
"This quirky, clever cozy series launch...[is] hard to resist." --Publishers Weekly
“Quirky main characters, lyrical dialogue and a story sure to appeal to bookworms as well as cozy mystery fans are all elements that give this novel a distinctive voice. A clever mystery and intriguing supporting cast round out the mix.” --RT Book Reviews, four star review
"An enchanting mystery with a delightful cast of characters and snappy dialogue. Book lovers are in for a real treat." --Hannah Reed, national bestselling author of the Scottish Highlands mysteries.
Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli is a writer who writes -- constantly.
She is a book reviewer with the alternative newspaper, The Northern Express, in Traverse City, Michigan. Her short stories have appeared in many journals. She has had essays turned into stage pieces and performed, and read on Michigan Public Radio.
She teaches creative writing at Northwest Michigan College and was recently on the panel choosing Michigan Notable Books for the Michigan State Library. She has been given a grant by the Michigan Council for the Arts, for a book of essays on northern living, and appeared at writers conferences around the country.
She is a member of the Author’s Guild, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Michigan Writers, and Detroit Working Writers.
Her first mystery novel, Gift of Evil, was published by Bantam. Her novels Dead Dancing Women; Dead Floating Lovers; Dead Sleeping Shaman; Dead Dogs and Englishmen from Midnight Ink, are in bookstores now.