Thursday, February 7, 2019

Starting a New Chapter.

By Shelby Cox from the Castle Bookshop Mysteries
      by Essie Lang (aka Linda Wiken)

You’d think I had enough on my plate getting the bookshop that’s in Blye Castle ready for the opening day in May. That’s when the tourist season officially begins in the Thousand Islands, and the castle opens to visitors. That’s my new job, running the second Bayside Books location. I’ve been working at the main store in Alexandria Bay for the past couple of months, taking over from my Aunt Edie who’s recovering from a knee replacement. But really, it’s been a learning process while I worked alongside long-time staff member Trudy. She’s taught me the in’s and out’s of bookselling…and man, there are a lot of them! But I’m loving it.

So now the other major event we’re all preparing for is March 13th when Trouble on the Books hits the bookshelves. Not only the ones at Bayside Books, but across the country. It’s the first in the Castle Bookshop Mysteries and my author, Essie Lang, has made the switch from writing the Dinner Club Mysteries (as herself, Linda Wiken), to a new setting, new characters, and a new name. She’s a former bookstore owner, so that makes her task of writing a bit more interesting for her and therefore, for me. But I’m still learning while happily schmoozing with customers.

It’s a tough job…but somebody’s got to do it…right?

Also available:


  Book #3, MARINATING IN MURDER is available at your favorite bookseller or online!

 Book #2 in the Dinner Club Mysteries 

The first book in the Dinner Club Mystery series is available at the bookstore of your choice, and on-line; also as an e-book.

Writing as Erika Chase:

Look for A KILLER READ,  (#2 on the Barnes and Noble Mystery Bestseller List and an Agatha Award nominee for Best First Mystery),  READ AND BURIED, COVER STORY, BOOK FAIR AND FOUL, and LAW AND AUTHOR on-line or at your favorite bookstore.


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Love to hear from you on my Facebook author page
on Twitter  @erika_chase. 

Visit Linda at
at my Facebook author page and
on Twitter  @LWiken 


  1. I am so excited about this new series!

  2. I've added this book to my March release list which will be posted on the 15th of February.

  3. I'm excited about this new series!!