Paige Shelton is one of those authors that I see and buy, no questions asked, I always love her books. It made me so very happy to see a whole new series. To Helvetica and Back is the first in the Dangerous Type Mystery series by Paige Shelton and it is as fabulous as I expected.
From the back of the book:
The New York Times bestselling author of the Farmers’ Market Mysteries and the Country Cooking School Mysteries introduces readers to Star City, Utah, and a little shop called the Rescued Word...
Star City is known for its slopes and its powder. But nestled in the valley of this ski resort town is a side street full of shops that specialize in the simple charms of earlier eras. One of those shops is the Rescued Word, where Chester Henry and his adult granddaughter Clare lovingly repair old typewriters and restore old books. Who ever thought their quaint store would hold the key to some modern-day trouble?
When a stranger to town demands they turn over an antique Underwood typewriter they’re repairing for a customer, Clare fears she may need to be rescued. A call to the police scares the man off, but later Clare finds his dead body in the back alley. What about a dusty old typewriter could possibly be worth killing for?
As with her other series, the setting in this is so rich that you can imagine yourself walking down the street. Of course, you would want to linger both for the atmosphere and the people. There are so many adorable personalities that I know I am going to be falling more in love with them all as this progresses.
There was a lot going on, and clues were scattered nicely amid the other things, like a romantic interest that has some intriguing qualities and the potential for some sad news from one of my favorite characters. The reveal was fabulous and I didn't have it figured, I have to admit.
This gets my full recommendation, in fact if you see Paige Shelton, just grab it, she's never disappointed me!
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