Jenny Weston and her mother, Dora, have been receiving strange midnight visits. Bear Falls's own elusive and highly secretive poet, Emily Sutton, has lived her life cloistered away with her sister in a house at the edge of Pewee Swamp. But now, Emily's started leaving scraps of poetry in Dora's Little Library, and Dora makes it her mission to befriend the sheltered woman.
Meanwhile Zoe Zola, almost famous author, Little Person, and the Weston's quirky next-door neighbor, is hard at work on a new book, this one about the inner life of Emily Dickinson. And once again, Zoe's literary work starts making uncanny connections with the events in her own world as Emily Sutton reemerges into society. But Zoe begins to suspect things aren't anywhere near normal at Emily's swamp house or in the lives of the people she claims have abandoned her...until looking further into the poet's half-truths leads Zoe and Jenny to a horrible murder.
The chaos surrounding the ensuing investigation grows even more hectic with Emily's increasingly erratic behavior, the arrival of a young woman searching for her missing poet uncle, and yet another betrayal in Jenny's love life. And only poetry can set the truth free in Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli's charming second Little Library mystery, She Stopped for Death.
About the Author
Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli lives in Mancelona, MI. She has published ten novels, one work of non-fiction, and several short stories, which have been produced onstage, read on NPR, and published in several newspapers. For many years she taught writing at the International Women’s Writing Guild summer program at Skidmore College and currently teaches at Northwestern Michigan College.
Praise for She Stopped for Death: "[A] suspenseful sequel...A riveting climax will have readers on the edge of their seats." —Publishers Weekly
"A creepy tale filled with literary allusions and sporting a truly puzzling mystery." —Kirkus Reviews
“Second in the Little Library series, this one nicely captures the feel of a summer tourist town. The backdrop of Zoe’s new book and the connection of the poetry of Emily Sutton to that of Emily Dickinson add welcome literary touches.” —Booklist
“The friendship between Jenny Weston and her quirky next-door-neighbor Zoe Zola—as well as the inclusion of literary references—continues to be a highlight of the unique Little Library Mystery series...An enjoyable read!” -RT Book Reviews
“The characters are interesting, and believable, which is a delight...Buzzelli sets the groundwork well, and ups the tension in the final chapters. This is the second book in the Little Library series, and good enough to make one think about finding the first.” —Reviewing the Evidence
Praise for A Most Curious Murder: "This quirky, clever cozy series launch...[is] hard to resist." —Publishers Weekly
"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
Praise for Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli: “[Lee] has given us the most important ingredient of a cozy mystery—quirky characters! She has created some real treasures...A well thought out whodunit. Plenty of suspects and red herrings to keep the readers guessing. There is also a great deal of humor and Southern charm spread throughout the entire story.” —Escape with Dollycas on Nuts and Buried
“What a wacky group they are in Riverville, Texas. From the Blanchard family to all the townspeople, they had me laughing and shaking my head...A solid start to the series.” —Socrates’ Book Reviews on A Tough Nut to Kill