I’ve tried counting all of the Shelf Talkers I have around the store, but I couldn’t do it. I read a lot! I have Shelf Talkers in quite a few sections of the store, and I have fun writing them. I like to talk about books, so I’ve decided to start a new feature on my Books page: Shelf Talker Tuesday! I’ll take one Shelf Talker a week and post it here, along with a picture (and the text) of said Shelf Talker. It’s real Indi-Bookstore experience right here on my little blog.
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Anyway, on to the first Shelf Talker! Enjoy!
First up is: Bellweather Rhapsody, by Kate Racculia (2015)
“This book reads like a Wes Anderson movie. And I mean that in the best way possible. A hotel hosts a music conference on the anniversary of a grizzly murder/suicide years earlier. A fun, funny, and clever mystery!”
What I’d add If I had more space: The murder suicide which takes place in the hotel at the beginning of the novel is very Agatha Christie inspired. The hotel is over 700 rooms, and you can’t help but think of The Shining, or any number of Poirot who-dun-its. The book cleverly mixes teen angst with a murder mystery, and even had me laughing along the way. It’s a charming, funny and exciting book which moves at a good clip, building suspense along the way.