A Midsummer Night's Scheme (A Bookbinding Mystery #2) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 2 in the A Bookbinding Mystery series.

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The wait is over! Welcome back to Vienna, VA, a charming little town bursting with familiar haunts, lovable townspeople, and—another murder?! Quinn Caine and company are back, and this time, they’re solving the murder of a Broadway star, and the culprit has set their sights on Quinn’s brother, Bash! Tensions of every type are running high—familial, romantic, and murderous. Will our favorite bookbinder and friends solve the case in time? Fans of cozy mysteries and romance alike will feel right at home in Kincaid’s not-so-quiet hamlet. This sequel is not to be missed!

— Leah


All the world's a stage, but it may be curtains for bookbinder Quinn Caine’s brother if she can't bring the lights down on an actor's killer, in this mystery perfect for fans of Jenn McKinlay and Kate Carlisle.

Just when everything is returning to the calm that Quinn Caine and her sidekicks, Ruff Barker Ginsburg and Sister Daria, are used to in their beloved town of Vienna, a Broadway star crash-lands into their peace and quiet. Former ‘player’, Chad Frivole, is Vienna’s prodigal son—the once notorious lothario has returned a Broadway star, ready to make a different kind of mark on his hometown.

Not everyone is celebrating the Tony-award-winner’s return. Chad’s a triple threat—with a cast of characters lining up to seek their revenge on him. So, when he turns up dead in his car, trapped with a sack full of snakes, Quinn can’t say she’s surprised—but promises handsome detective Aiden Harrington that she’s staying out of this local mystery.

That is, until someone starts threatening her brother’s life. It’s true, Sebastian ‘Bash’ Caine used to be a womanizer, just like Chad. And the killer doesn’t seem to care that he’s not that man anymore. Bash Caine is in the killer’s sights, and unless Quinn and her crew can find the killer in time, whoever it is will drag her brother into his final act on this mortal coil.

About the Author

Born in California and raised in South Florida, Harper Kincaid has moved around like a nomad with a bounty on her head ever since. After earning her master's degree in Gender History and another in Clinical/Macro Social Work, Kincaid decided to not to use either and become a writer instead.

Praise For…

Praise for A Midsummer Night’s Scheme:
“[A] lively sequel . . . Cozy fans will want to see more of Quinn.”
Publishers Weekly

“Interesting intersections differentiate this cozy series.”
Kirkus Reviews

“This cozy has it all.”

“Kincaid provides some good clues and foreshadowing.”
New York Journal of Books

“A great series to get lost in. “
Cozy Mystery Book Reviews

Praise for To Kill A Mocking Girl:
“Smooth prose, realistic characters, a budding romance, and not too much silliness make this cozy a winner. Tantalizing recipes round out the volume.”
Publishers Weekly
“An interesting mashup of religions and their trappings sets this aside from other recipe-infused dog-companion cozies.”
Kirkus Reviews
“First in a new series from a romance writer, this engaging cozy blends romance, or at least the potential for it, with revenge.”

“Cheers for a first-class mystery starring intriguing Quinn Caine, a protagonist with charm and character, and Ruff, her sidekick German shepherd. Sure to please.”
—Carolyn Hart, New York Times bestselling author of the Death on Demand mysteries
“Fresh and fun! Readers looking for a new small town cozy mystery series will feel right at home.”  
—Molly MacRae, national bestselling author of the Highland Bookshop mysteries
Product Details
ISBN: 9781643856308
ISBN-10: 1643856308
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Publication Date: March 21st, 2023
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: A Bookbinding Mystery