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Book Review of Murder Outside the Lines (Pen & Ink, Bk 3)

Murder Outside the Lines (Pen & Ink, Bk 3)
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Murder Outside the Lines is the third installment in the Pen & Ink Mysteries series set in Georgetown and featuring Florrie Fox, manager of Color Me Read, the neighborhood bookstore. It's Halloween and the bookstore is hosting Hilda Rattenhorst, psychic and author for a reading. When Hilda claims to have a vision of a foot sticking out of a rolled up rug in a nearby doorway, Florrie's boyfriend Sergeant Eric Jonquille goes to investigate and finds nothing. But several days later after several people are attacked in their homes and then a body turns up in the neighbor's coffin decoration, people begin to wonder if Hilda was for real or is someone just trying to copy her claims.

A fast paced plot, a fun Halloween setting and for me the best part was the delightful skull named Harry, who seems to have a "mind" of his own. The return of the cast of series regulars will have readers feeling like they just walked back into the bookstore to catch up on gossip and have a cup of coffee, and while some relationships continue to develop, a few surprises are in store for others.