LIBRARY HOOK: Cozy readers flock to library- and book-themed cozies, as evidenced by the strong sales of authors like Miranda James and Jenn McKinlay. This hook—a library in a small-town—is sure to entice these readers.
HOUSE STRENGTH: Crooked Lane has seen excellent sales in the cozy genre, as evinced by Lefty award winner Body on the Bayou, and A Most Curious Murder, so A Murder for the Books will fit right at home with our list.
LIBRARIAN AUTHOR: Victoria Gilbert is an experienced librarian whose work will have strong appeal in the library market. She is also a member of Sisters in Crime.