Death in Dark Blue (A Writers Apprentice Mystery, #2)

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Death in Dark Blue (A Writers Apprentice Mystery, #2) [Download] ➾ Death in Dark Blue (A Writers Apprentice Mystery, #2) ➼ Julia Buckley – Polishdarling.co.uk An aspiring suspense author finds herself writing mysteries by day and solving them by night in the second Writer s Apprentice Mystery by the author of A Dark and Stormy Murder and the Undercover Dish An aspiring suspense author finds herself writing mysteries by day and solving them by night in the second Writer s Apprentice Mystery by the author of A Dark and Stormy Murder and the Undercover Dish Mysteries In the quaint town of Blue Lake, Indiana, Lena London is settling Death in PDF/EPUB or into her dream job, but someone is making her life a nightmare Things are beginning to go right for Lena She s got a new job assisting suspense novelist and friend, Camilla Graham She lives rent free in Camilla s beautiful, Gothic house She even has a handsome new boyfriend, Sam WestAfter being under attack by the media and his neighbors, Sam has recently been cleared of suspicion for murder Journalists and townsfolk alike are remorseful, and one blogger would even like to apologize to him in person But when she s found dead behind Sam s house, Lena must dodge paparazzi as she unravels the many mysteries that threaten to darken the skies of her little town and her newfound love with Sam.


10 thoughts on “Death in Dark Blue (A Writers Apprentice Mystery, #2)

  1. Julie Julie says:

    Death in Dark Blue by Julia Buckley is a 2017 Berkley publication Good, solid mystery with a side of romance I have been trying to fit this second installment of the Writer s Apprentice series into my reading schedule for a very long time After realizing there were now four books in the series, I thought I d better get busy before I fall too far behind As the story opens, things are really looking up for Lena She s living rent free in a gorgeous Gothic mansion, working as an apprentice for her favorite author, Camilla Graham, and her new boyfriend, Sam West, was finally cleared of murdering his estranged wife, Victoria As it turns out, Victoria is alive, but she s still missing Sam must find Victoria so they can properly divorce, but as time passes, it becomes clear that something isn t quite right about Victoria s disappearance and Lena is convinced she s in danger With some members of the press feeling contrite after accusing Sam of murder, one blogger, in particular, has offered to travel to Blue Lake and give Sam a personal apology face to face No one believed she would really do that, but apparently, she intended to make good on her promise However, she never got the chance to follow through Unfortunately, she was found dead in back of Sam s property and Lena was the unlucky soul who discovered her body Now Sam and Lena are back in the spotlight as once again, as they try to discover who the murderer is while dodging the ever present paparazzi I love the atmosphere surrounding Blue Lake and of course I love that Gothic house featured in the book The pets, especially that lovely cat, is a great bonus but they aren t as prominently featured as one may think based on the book cover This is not your usual cozy style mystery and I think any pure mystery lover might enjoy this series The romance is a bit front and center than some would like, perhaps, but of course, that certainly doesn t bother me I liked it If I had to complain about something, it would be the heavy handedness in which the press is portrayed While certainly realistic, the theme was hammered on to the point I started to think the author had a personal agenda going on Other than that, the mystery is a good one and I never even suspected who the murderer was Because this is a series, there are some developments that will have to be addressed and explored in upcoming installments and I m looking forward to seeing how everything plays out 4 stars


  2. Linda & Linda & says:

    Suspenseful entertainment and dazzling plotting make this cozy a page turner Immerse yourself in this gripping mystery that will leave your heart pounding at the end Nestled atop a bluff in picturesque Blue Lake, Indiana, is bestselling mystery author, Camilla Graham s Gothic like home Writer apprentice, Lena London, now lives with Camilla and their pets, 2 German Shepard guard dogs, and Lena s cat, Lestrade For Lena, a long time aspiring writer, this is the job of a lifetime The two women quickly bond over their love of writing, researching, hot tea, and animals, just to name a few of their common interests.Picking up where book one ended, Sam West, Camilla s neighbor and Lena s romantic interest, returns from New York as the search for his missing wife, Victoria, continues The media is in a frenzy with Sam being suspected of wrongdoing, and the paparazzi are watching him day and night.Several great new characters are introduced into the storyline along with a few not so great ones I really liked the energy the young research librarian, Belinda Frailey, brings to the pages One of the reporters is also a champion for the underdog, and I found myself cheering for him The mysterious and continued absence of Victoria West is centerfold and the location of her current whereabouts becomes even important as bits and pieces about the reclusive Greek businessman, Nikon, are revealed and concern mounts that her safe return could be at risk A man with his wealth and power could be very dangerous A greedy murderer will be revealed A secret will be stolen I would give this story far than 5 Stars, if I could.A Writer s Apprentice series is absolutely awesome and I d love to see it made into TV movies I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy for NetGalley.


  3. Meg Meg says:

    A very good second entry in the series.


  4. Tina Tina says:

    Death in Dark Blue was filled heartfelt romance and love Lena s love of writing shines through when recieving Advanced Reader Copies of her and Camilla s first book the Salsburg Train but the writing theme was written as an afterthought to me unlike the first book in the series which I missed Author Julia Buckley captured Crime, intrigue and suspense with every page The plot was slow moving but steady and the plot twist at the end of this story has me wanting to read the next book in the series.


  5. Becky Becky says:

    Book 2 did continue the storyline from Book 1 of the Writer s Apprentice, A Dark and Stormy Night Unfortunately, part of the mystery is solved but it immediately transitions into what will be in the next book or perhaps book 4 What happened seemed too hurried to already be happening That is not a good thing for this reader, because I am okay with a 2 part cliffhanger but not than that I am finding it difficult to even like the 2 main characters who just seem off to me.


  6. Brooke Brooke says:

    I m so disappointed in Death in Dark Blue Instead of a cozy mystery, I felt like I was reading a romance novel Lena London, the protagonist, should have been consumed with her career as a collaborator with novelist Camilla Graham and the murder that occurred in her backyard But nope, she was busy chasing Victoria West, the estranged wife of her love interest Sam Oh, and sleeping over at Sam s house, romantic dates with Sam, and of course, daydreaming about Sam It appears that this story will continue in the next book, so I will not be reading any of this series.


  7. Natalia R Natalia R says:

    I really enjoyed Death in Dark blue,It is a well written,suspenseful cozy mystery with an intriguing plot,a dash of romance and delightful,quirky characters.It was such a pleasure to be back in Blue lake and seeing what the characters are up to We follow Lena as she tries to solve a new murder in town,figure out what happened to Victoria west, spend time with Sam away from the prying eyes of the media while helping Camilla write her new book which I loved seeing the snippets of.Overall I highly recommend this series to anyone who like their cozies with a dash of romance.I will be be picking up any future books for this series.


  8. Jonathan Jonathan says:

    If there were one author that has started being published traditionally in the last two years that I would have to call my favorite, it would be Julia Buckley I am caught up on both of her series, and every book I ve read of hers has been high quality, solid mysteries with stand out characters and engaging plots.In Death in Dark Blue Lena has once again found herself in the middle of a mystery Lena is the perfect MC she isn t shy about investigating, but she isn t sneaky or obnoxious about it, either Sam, Camilla, and Doug were all outstanding once again, though I wish we d learn about Camilla We also met a new semi major character, Belinda, who I hope will return in the next book in a larger role.As with the first in this series, A Dark and Stormy Murder, there are two mysteries going on One is confined to this book, and is wrapped up nicely at the end The other is a direct continuation from the first book The second mystery, however, is the most intriguing.Normally I hate cliffhangers and, like the first book, this one ended on one However, this book was so enjoyable I didn t mind it one bit, and I absolutely can not wait for the next one Highly recommend


  9. Dawn Frazier Dawn Frazier says:

    Loved it This book is as good as the first One of the best cozy series out there


  10. Peggy R Peggy R says:

    Julia Buckley has delivered an engaging and suspenseful second installment in the Writer s Apprentice Mystery series with a gothic feel, a touch of romance and a complex and layered mystery that is woven throughout the story I am one of those readers who has to read a series in order, even if they can be read as a stand alone That is not the case with this series I would highly suggest that you read book one first I, personally, don t feel like these are stand alone books as there is a secondary mystery that is woven throughout both stories Lena London, our protagonist, is joined by Sam, Camilla and the cast of characters from the first book We are introduced to some new characters that round out the team nicely The mystery is layered and complex while being woven throughout the entire story The ending of this one, I think, sets up book three nicely.I can t wait to see what the author has in store for the next book.


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10 thoughts on “Death in Dark Blue (A Writers Apprentice Mystery, #2)

  1. Julie Julie says:

    Death in Dark Blue by Julia Buckley is a 2017 Berkley publication Good, solid mystery with a side of romance I have been trying to fit this second installment of the Writer s Apprentice series into my reading schedule for a very long time After realizing there were now four books in the series, I thought I d better get busy before I fall too far behind As the story opens, things are really looking up for Lena She s living rent free in a gorgeous Gothic mansion, working as an apprentice for her favorite author, Camilla Graham, and her new boyfriend, Sam West, was finally cleared of murdering his estranged wife, Victoria As it turns out, Victoria is alive, but she s still missing Sam must find Victoria so they can properly divorce, but as time passes, it becomes clear that something isn t quite right about Victoria s disappearance and Lena is convinced she s in danger With some members of the press feeling contrite after accusing Sam of murder, one blogger, in particular, has offered to travel to Blue Lake and give Sam a personal apology face to face No one believed she would really do that, but apparently, she intended to make good on her promise However, she never got the chance to follow through Unfortunately, she was found dead in back of Sam s property and Lena was the unlucky soul who discovered her body Now Sam and Lena are back in the spotlight as once again, as they try to discover who the murderer is while dodging the ever present paparazzi I love the atmosphere surrounding Blue Lake and of course I love that Gothic house featured in the book The pets, especially that lovely cat, is a great bonus but they aren t as prominently featured as one may think based on the book cover This is not your usual cozy style mystery and I think any pure mystery lover might enjoy this series The romance is a bit front and center than some would like, perhaps, but of course, that certainly doesn t bother me I liked it If I had to complain about something, it would be the heavy handedness in which the press is portrayed While certainly realistic, the theme was hammered on to the point I started to think the author had a personal agenda going on Other than that, the mystery is a good one and I never even suspected who the murderer was Because this is a series, there are some developments that will have to be addressed and explored in upcoming installments and I m looking forward to seeing how everything plays out 4 stars


  2. Linda & Linda & says:

    Suspenseful entertainment and dazzling plotting make this cozy a page turner Immerse yourself in this gripping mystery that will leave your heart pounding at the end Nestled atop a bluff in picturesque Blue Lake, Indiana, is bestselling mystery author, Camilla Graham s Gothic like home Writer apprentice, Lena London, now lives with Camilla and their pets, 2 German Shepard guard dogs, and Lena s cat, Lestrade For Lena, a long time aspiring writer, this is the job of a lifetime The two women quickly bond over their love of writing, researching, hot tea, and animals, just to name a few of their common interests.Picking up where book one ended, Sam West, Camilla s neighbor and Lena s romantic interest, returns from New York as the search for his missing wife, Victoria, continues The media is in a frenzy with Sam being suspected of wrongdoing, and the paparazzi are watching him day and night.Several great new characters are introduced into the storyline along with a few not so great ones I really liked the energy the young research librarian, Belinda Frailey, brings to the pages One of the reporters is also a champion for the underdog, and I found myself cheering for him The mysterious and continued absence of Victoria West is centerfold and the location of her current whereabouts becomes even important as bits and pieces about the reclusive Greek businessman, Nikon, are revealed and concern mounts that her safe return could be at risk A man with his wealth and power could be very dangerous A greedy murderer will be revealed A secret will be stolen I would give this story far than 5 Stars, if I could.A Writer s Apprentice series is absolutely awesome and I d love to see it made into TV movies I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy for NetGalley.


  3. Meg Meg says:

    A very good second entry in the series.


  4. Tina Tina says:

    Death in Dark Blue was filled heartfelt romance and love Lena s love of writing shines through when recieving Advanced Reader Copies of her and Camilla s first book the Salsburg Train but the writing theme was written as an afterthought to me unlike the first book in the series which I missed Author Julia Buckley captured Crime, intrigue and suspense with every page The plot was slow moving but steady and the plot twist at the end of this story has me wanting to read the next book in the series.


  5. Becky Becky says:

    Book 2 did continue the storyline from Book 1 of the Writer s Apprentice, A Dark and Stormy Night Unfortunately, part of the mystery is solved but it immediately transitions into what will be in the next book or perhaps book 4 What happened seemed too hurried to already be happening That is not a good thing for this reader, because I am okay with a 2 part cliffhanger but not than that I am finding it difficult to even like the 2 main characters who just seem off to me.


  6. Brooke Brooke says:

    I m so disappointed in Death in Dark Blue Instead of a cozy mystery, I felt like I was reading a romance novel Lena London, the protagonist, should have been consumed with her career as a collaborator with novelist Camilla Graham and the murder that occurred in her backyard But nope, she was busy chasing Victoria West, the estranged wife of her love interest Sam Oh, and sleeping over at Sam s house, romantic dates with Sam, and of course, daydreaming about Sam It appears that this story will continue in the next book, so I will not be reading any of this series.


  7. Natalia R Natalia R says:

    I really enjoyed Death in Dark blue,It is a well written,suspenseful cozy mystery with an intriguing plot,a dash of romance and delightful,quirky characters.It was such a pleasure to be back in Blue lake and seeing what the characters are up to We follow Lena as she tries to solve a new murder in town,figure out what happened to Victoria west, spend time with Sam away from the prying eyes of the media while helping Camilla write her new book which I loved seeing the snippets of.Overall I highly recommend this series to anyone who like their cozies with a dash of romance.I will be be picking up any future books for this series.


  8. Jonathan Jonathan says:

    If there were one author that has started being published traditionally in the last two years that I would have to call my favorite, it would be Julia Buckley I am caught up on both of her series, and every book I ve read of hers has been high quality, solid mysteries with stand out characters and engaging plots.In Death in Dark Blue Lena has once again found herself in the middle of a mystery Lena is the perfect MC she isn t shy about investigating, but she isn t sneaky or obnoxious about it, either Sam, Camilla, and Doug were all outstanding once again, though I wish we d learn about Camilla We also met a new semi major character, Belinda, who I hope will return in the next book in a larger role.As with the first in this series, A Dark and Stormy Murder, there are two mysteries going on One is confined to this book, and is wrapped up nicely at the end The other is a direct continuation from the first book The second mystery, however, is the most intriguing.Normally I hate cliffhangers and, like the first book, this one ended on one However, this book was so enjoyable I didn t mind it one bit, and I absolutely can not wait for the next one Highly recommend


  9. Dawn Frazier Dawn Frazier says:

    Loved it This book is as good as the first One of the best cozy series out there


  10. Peggy R Peggy R says:

    Julia Buckley has delivered an engaging and suspenseful second installment in the Writer s Apprentice Mystery series with a gothic feel, a touch of romance and a complex and layered mystery that is woven throughout the story I am one of those readers who has to read a series in order, even if they can be read as a stand alone That is not the case with this series I would highly suggest that you read book one first I, personally, don t feel like these are stand alone books as there is a secondary mystery that is woven throughout both stories Lena London, our protagonist, is joined by Sam, Camilla and the cast of characters from the first book We are introduced to some new characters that round out the team nicely The mystery is layered and complex while being woven throughout the entire story The ending of this one, I think, sets up book three nicely.I can t wait to see what the author has in store for the next book.


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