Running from Scissors (A Running Store Mystery #1)

Running from Scissors (A Running Store Mystery #1)

T.C. Wescott / Apr 25, 2019

Running from Scissors A Running Store Mystery A runner disappears under mysterious circumstances Nobody suspects murder except Lacy And she knows if or likely when the body turns up all fingers will be pointing at her How do you outpace a cor

  • Title: Running from Scissors (A Running Store Mystery #1)
  • Author: T.C. Wescott
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  • Page: 387
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  • A runner disappears under mysterious circumstances Nobody suspects murder, except Lacy And she knows if or, likely, when the body turns up, all fingers will be pointing at her How do you outpace a corpse, outwit a scissor wielding maniac, outrun a handsome detective, and prove not only Whodunit but Howdunit Let the race begin Discounted on Kindle for a li A runner disappears under mysterious circumstances Nobody suspects murder, except Lacy And she knows if or, likely, when the body turns up, all fingers will be pointing at her How do you outpace a corpse, outwit a scissor wielding maniac, outrun a handsome detective, and prove not only Whodunit but Howdunit Let the race begin Discounted on Kindle for a limited time

    Lacy Purdy loves her new town, her new job, and her old cat, Meatball And she loves to run.

    This summer, she ll be running for her life

    A phantom lurks in the shadows of Run For It, the local running store, terrorizing an unpopular run group leader with an arsenal of sharp, shiny scissors Lacy can t stand mean girl Marlene and everybody knows it, so when she mysteriously disappears in the middle of a run, Lacy suspects foul play.

    Everyone else suspects Lacy

    Enter Ruby Maplethorpe, an acerbic senior citizen who befriends Lacy and her feisty friend Stax, an indie bookseller Ruby warns that someone in their circle is not who they seem, and they ll need her help if they want to stay one stride ahead of both the killer and the law.

    And she should know about murder, because Ruby is none other than classic mystery novelist Pearl Oakley, who spent a lifetime devising her own intricate plots Finding herself cast as a character in someone else s story, Ruby s than happy to accept the challenge.

    But Lacy isn t sure if Ruby is reading the clues correctly Is the course they re on rocketing them towards a final solution or a dead ly end

    Join the running store ladies Lacy, Ruby, and Stax in a race against time to unmask a diabolical killer before Lacy becomes the prime suspect.or the next victim.

    Running from Scissors is the first adventure in the deliciously addictive new Running Store Mystery series by T.C Wescott If you love funny, juicy, twisty page turners with cuddly cats, book stores, impossible murders, midnight rambles, and cozy environs brimming with mystery, then you will love Running from Scissors.

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    Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jan 06, 2019 Shalini rated it liked it Lacy newly shifted to this town 6 months ago, is a runner and has skirmishes with the running leader Marlene off and on Her best friend Stax a bookstore owner and Ruby a writer soon join her and get embroiled in solving the murder of Marlene where Lacy was the primary suspect.My second book by author T C Wescott, the main characters described were certainly varied Ruby was the cutest in this trio with her brilliant mind and keen sense of detection having written many murder mysteries her Lacy newly shifted to this town 6 months ago, is a runner and has skirmishes with the running leader Marlene off and on Her best friend Stax a bookstore owner and Ruby a writer soon join her and get embroiled in solving the murder of Marlene where Lacy was the primary suspect.My second book by author T C Wescott, the main characters described were certainly varied Ruby was the cutest in this trio with her brilliant mind and keen sense of detection having written many murder mysteries herself But she was enigmatic Stax was the loudmouthed best friend who was all heart and had some good But she kept talking at serious scenes too Lacy was sweet and kind but too judgmental yet not a good judge of people She was kinda dumb at some scenes And the entire story was through her POV The other characters of this town were also not charming enough to get me invested in this story The book had parts of a cozy murder mystery, but most of it had a very slow pace The ending just topped it off, THE FINAL REVEAL JUST DRAGGED FOR PAGES I wanted to know WHO, WHY, and HOW of the murder mystery, but by the time the story ended, I had lost my interest The book had potential, but didn t live up to its expectations flag 9 likesLike see review Nov 30, 2018 Sabine rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley 2018, running ultra, usa oklahoma, 2018 Running and reading mysteries are two of my biggest hobbies So this book was like catching two birds with one stone The murder was very unique and intriguing since it wasn t clear how exactly the victim was killed during the trail race until the reveal in the end.Lucy, Stax and Ruby, the 3 sleuths, are an interesting bunch that surprisingly find together to solve the mystery Ruby a former mystery writer and older lady is very determined to uncover the truth and doesn t mind to use questionabl Running and reading mysteries are two of my biggest hobbies So this book was like catching two birds with one stone The murder was very unique and intriguing since it wasn t clear how exactly the victim was killed during the trail race until the reveal in the end.Lucy, Stax and Ruby, the 3 sleuths, are an interesting bunch that surprisingly find together to solve the mystery Ruby a former mystery writer and older lady is very determined to uncover the truth and doesn t mind to use questionable undertakings to do just that.It was a very interesting and entertaining story that kept me hooked all the way to the end and I am looking forward to the next one in this series.I requested this book from NetGalley and am thankful that Better Mousetrap Books and the author provided me with an advance copy flag 10 likesLike see review Dec 11, 2018 Anjana rated it really liked it review of another edition I have seen quite a few interesting reviews of this book and I actually picked it up before I read any of this on its own merit The blurb, the cover and the title are interesting enough and it is always a pleasure to start a new series In this story, we are introduced to the newest residence of the town in question The entire town seems to have an abundance of people who like running as a form of exercise and pleasure This is the focus since all the key characters either bond or have bonded I have seen quite a few interesting reviews of this book and I actually picked it up before I read any of this on its own merit The blurb, the cover and the title are interesting enough and it is always a pleasure to start a new series In this story, we are introduced to the newest residence of the town in question The entire town seems to have an abundance of people who like running as a form of exercise and pleasure This is the focus since all the key characters either bond or have bonded with this shared love Even the enemies of the piece revolve in the same universe We have the basic formula of a mean lady who thrives off her feeling of superiority and our main lady Lacy When the former goes missing and danger is suspected, Lacy thinks she might be held responsible Her friend Stax and new friend Ruby decide to take a very serious approach to cracking the case The rest of the tale is how they work it out There is a bit of humour, a lot of camaraderie and no loose thread left unexplained It is a pretty solid base to build up a series on and the people are very relatable and or interesting I look forward to the next book of the series flag 5 likesLike see review Jul 08, 2018 Grady rated it it was amazing The eyes don t lie, but the way we interpret the data we receive can be misleading if we re denied a key piece of information Author T.C Wescott makes an impressive literary debut with this solid little suspense thriller Not to be confused with Running with Scissors, the 2002 memoir by American writer Augusten Burroughs, Westcott offers no biographical data female male, country of origin, etc But we do recognize the subtitle A Running Store Mystery Book 1 that this is the initial volume The eyes don t lie, but the way we interpret the data we receive can be misleading if we re denied a key piece of information Author T.C Wescott makes an impressive literary debut with this solid little suspense thriller Not to be confused with Running with Scissors, the 2002 memoir by American writer Augusten Burroughs, Westcott offers no biographical data female male, country of origin, etc But we do recognize the subtitle A Running Store Mystery Book 1 that this is the initial volume of a planned series the author describes as a funny, juicy, twisty page turners with cuddly cats, book stores, impossible murders, midnight rambles, and cozy environs brimming with mystery From the first pages we discover the story takes place in Oklahoma, Cedar Mill to be exact, and the center of the tale revolves around a group of running ladies sponsored by the Run For It Running store Lacy, Ruby and Stax For a lighthearted cozy mystery T.C Wescott provides a colorful curtain raiser Today s the day I m going to kill her, I think to myself as I pull my purse from under my arm I reach in and wiggle my fingers around until they find their target, never taking my eyes off the woman in front of me I could shoot her or run her down with my car No, somebody else s car A rental Too obvious Heck, I m spoiled for choice I tear my eyes away to look at the item in my hand Knife, hired assassin, force of nature Sky s the limit Whatever your pleasure, just name your poison Ha Hmmm Poison Now there s an idea Is something wrong, Lacy says the lady behind the register She says it again before I snap out of my angry daydream and remember why I am here Sorry, Jess, just trying to keep my head from exploding Or somebody else s if I get my hands on them I still drip sweat from a three mile run and regret not swinging by the car for a towel I can see myself in the mirror behind the counter and realize I look like a zombie apocalypse survivor than a relatively fit runner in her mid forties It could be worse, I reassure myself I could look like one of the zombies Another fruitful run under the auspices of Marlene, I take it Jess asks with a knowing wink She knows whenever I speak of murder, I speak of Marlene Yeah, fruitful, I reply If I had any fruit I would have thrown it at her head Jess leans across the counter toward me No fruit on the course She now seems like a bartender than a sales person at a running store A couple of guys in the Chamber of Commerce come in here every couple of months and pay top dollar for our best shoes I don t know what they do with them, because the old ones still look new two months later But I m pretty sure Marti doesn t want them stepping in tomatoes if it can be helped I was thinking of a pitted fruit Harder impact A fine setup with a strong dollop of humor and the plot unfolds Lacy Purdy loves her new town, her new job, and her old cat, Meatball And she loves to run This summer, she ll be running for her life A phantom lurks in the shadows of Run For It, the local running store, terrorizing an unpopular run group leader with an arsenal of sharp, shiny scissors Lacy can t stand mean girl Marlene and everybody knows it, so when she mysteriously disappears in the middle of a run, Lacy suspects foul play Everyone else suspects Lacy Enter Ruby Maplethorpe, an acerbic senior citizen who befriends Lacy and her feisty friend Stax, an indie bookseller Ruby warns that someone in their circle is not who they seem, and they ll need her help if they want to stay one stride ahead of both the killer and the law And she should know about murder, because Ruby is none other than classic mystery novelist Pearl Oakley, who spent a lifetime devising her own intricate plots Finding herself cast as a character in someone else s story, Ruby s than happy to accept the challenge But Lacy isn t sure if Ruby is reading the clues correctly Is the course they re on rocketing them towards a final solution or a dead ly end Join the running store ladies Lacy, Ruby, and Stax in a race against time to unmask a diabolical killer before Lacy becomes the prime suspect.or the next victim.A runner disappears under mysterious circumstances Nobody suspects murder, except Lacy And she knows if or, likely, when the body turns up, all fingers will be pointing at her How do you outpace a corpse, outwit a scissor wielding maniac, outrun a handsome detective, and prove not only Whodunit but Howdunit Let the race begin This is a fun, cozy mystery, populated with a terrific cast of characters that makes for a delightfully entertaining read a promise of a series of escapades that should be very popular Recommended flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 07, 2018 Jennifer Jenkinson rated it really liked it review of another edition Running From Scissors A Running Store Mystery 1 by T.C WestcottHow could I possibly pass up this Advanced Reader s Copy with my blog name, Blunt Scissors Book Reviews, and my Instagram handle, thatgirlrunswithbluntscissors I m also a runner so a murder mystery that takes place in running group based out of a local running store was really appealing Add to that, Staxx, the best friend of the protagonist, Lacy, owns a local bookstore that she and her brother inherited from their parents.Sci Running From Scissors A Running Store Mystery 1 by T.C WestcottHow could I possibly pass up this Advanced Reader s Copy with my blog name, Blunt Scissors Book Reviews, and my Instagram handle, thatgirlrunswithbluntscissors I m also a runner so a murder mystery that takes place in running group based out of a local running store was really appealing Add to that, Staxx, the best friend of the protagonist, Lacy, owns a local bookstore that she and her brother inherited from their parents.Scissors checkRunning checkBooks checkI m in Lacy, recently divorced, starts her life over in a small Oklahoma town As part of her fresh start she takes up running Her local running store hosts group runs on the weekends as well as during the week for all levels of runners.There are the usual group dynamics that are a part of any group including the queen bee and her friends Marlene is not well liked outside her own little group of friends and even that is a bit questionable Lacy has made her dislike of Marlene quite clear but remains a part of the group.Someone starts sending Marlene messages in the form of barber scissors most notably a pair stabbed in her car tire This is obviously troubling to Marlene and but life continues on.Then on a long trail race, Marlene never crosses the finish line.The whodunit commences here with a cast of characters from the running group and store all being examined for their motives.Ruby, one of the group s older and slower runners, was a best selling mystery author in her former life She still has her mystery solving skills and ropes Lacy and Staxx and running a parallel investigation to the police investigation.From there, suspects are brought up, then eliminated, and brought back again once Marlene s body is found and this missing person investigation intensifies into a murder investigation.This was my first exposure to the modern cozy mystery If you re unfamiliar with the genre, it s basically a murder mystery without the gory details of violence and mystery solving using detective skills rather than the latest and greatest forensic testing.Ruby added an Agatha Christie flair to the plot which I enjoyed immensely as a life long Christie reader.This was a quick read with quirky characters in a quirky town It was a nice change of pace after reading several sad and or intense books.What I enjoyed about the book the return to the cozy crime fighting methods It was executed well in this book and Ruby was a wonderful character to bridge the gap between the old style and the modern style of the genre.What I enjoyed less about this book this is small because a character is who they are but Staxx, a character intended to be a bit over the top and rough around the edges, irritated me at times This is small in the grand scheme of things but I did find myself skipping some of her dialogue toward the end because I already knew that whatever she would be saying would be grating to me.Who would enjoy this book Anyone who loves running or not , appreciates the quirks of runners, and like the cozy mystery genre An Agatha Christie fan would be at the top of my list of someone to recommend this book to.This was a quick and fun read and I m looking forward to reading from this author.Thank you to BooksGoSocial and NetGalley for the Advanced Reader s Copy that I received for free in exchange for my honest opinion flag 2 likesLike see review Oct 20, 2018 Dora Swift Coffee Book Blog rated it it was amazing review of another edition Full review was a quick read that I honestly enjoyed The only thing I had actual problems with is the occasional mixture of present and past tense That was irritating, but not so frequent that it would take away from the enjoyment and appreciating of the novel.This book is a healthy mixture of a classic crime story s slow flow and modern fiction s easy going The author took the recipe of those clever stories of simple times, of mysteries of the Gold Full review was a quick read that I honestly enjoyed The only thing I had actual problems with is the occasional mixture of present and past tense That was irritating, but not so frequent that it would take away from the enjoyment and appreciating of the novel.This book is a healthy mixture of a classic crime story s slow flow and modern fiction s easy going The author took the recipe of those clever stories of simple times, of mysteries of the Golden Age, and put it all in a modern small town setting At first I thought this is a weird concept but it worked so good As a huge fan of those classics, I was certainly pleased with the way this story was written The unfolding of the mystery, the happenings, the long revealing towards the ending, the atmosphere, everything felt a bit like in an old British suspense, yet it didn t feel off for being set in today s America It was about thinking and being smart, like in the old days when there was time for things like this I found it great I loved the characters I have to admit I m far from a runner in fact that is probably the only kind of movement that I would NEVER EVER be persuaded to doand believe me, that s something I m quite lazy when it comes to not mental work , and I thought I wouldn t be able to appreciate all this runner society in this book, but I found myself falling in love with all these quirky characters, and I could relate way than I thought I would I loved the main character, Lacy, her friend Stax, and don t get me started on the old lady who s kind of a mixture of Miss Marple and her creator, Agatha Christie The others were great as well, even those that we didn t get to see a lot were ones that I thought I would want to know about.I know objectively this book is probably not a full 5 star one though since it s a debut fiction novel, and only the first of a series, I m sure this can change in the future , but hey, I felt like it was I found myself intrigued and invested So 4.5 stars from me flag 2 likesLike see review Oct 29, 2018 Susan rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley I am a runner I like mysteries This should be THE cozy series for me However, several things didn t seem to hit their mark I didn t like how many of the characters interacted with each other condescending and or rude and these were people who were friends I appreciated that the author didn t assume that readers would know everything about running and explained different things as the story went along however, the continual reference to a race as a run grated on my nerves Finally, the rev I am a runner I like mysteries This should be THE cozy series for me However, several things didn t seem to hit their mark I didn t like how many of the characters interacted with each other condescending and or rude and these were people who were friends I appreciated that the author didn t assume that readers would know everything about running and explained different things as the story went along however, the continual reference to a race as a run grated on my nerves Finally, the reveal at the end took way too long I believe it was supposed to have a Poirot like feel to it, but even the esteemed Monsieur would have gotten annoyed with the drawn out process As this is the first in a series, I have given it an extra star because I know there are backgrounds and foundations that need to be set That said, I am not sure I will read the next book in the series A copy of this book was provided by NetGalley and BooksGoSocial in exchange for an honest review flag 2 likesLike see review Oct 11, 2018 Diah R rated it liked it Shelves netgalley, sleuthing job 3 5 digital copy provided by Netgalley and Better Mousetrap Books Short review Some parts work for me with the charm of cozy mystery Some, however, just meh It picked up the suspense towards the end, but the revelation was just too damn slow.Lacy, a 40 something divorcee, took up running as a hoby and soon got tangled in a murder mystery Accompanied by Stax, her old friend, and Ruby, her new friend who also a writer , she tried to solve the mystery and maybe not getting killed while so 3 5 digital copy provided by Netgalley and Better Mousetrap Books Short review Some parts work for me with the charm of cozy mystery Some, however, just meh It picked up the suspense towards the end, but the revelation was just too damn slow.Lacy, a 40 something divorcee, took up running as a hoby and soon got tangled in a murder mystery Accompanied by Stax, her old friend, and Ruby, her new friend who also a writer , she tried to solve the mystery and maybe not getting killed while solving it.Running From Scissor has a clever title, clever women huzza for the Lacy Stax Ruby trio , and a cozy vibe I dislike how Ruby dragged her explanations of whodunit It was like watching a screenplay of 1985 Clue, but in a bad way flag 2 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jul 05, 2018 Krystyna rated it it was amazing A clever old fashioned whodunit Brilliant If you love Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Margery Allingham or any of the writers from the Golden Age of crime, you are in for a treat She has moved to the small town after her divorce and has joined the local running club Here she makes two new friends On a local running meet, one of the runners disappears How and why are two questions raised No one apart from the three take this seriously until her body turns up in an alley Was she killed by A clever old fashioned whodunit Brilliant If you love Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Margery Allingham or any of the writers from the Golden Age of crime, you are in for a treat She has moved to the small town after her divorce and has joined the local running club Here she makes two new friends On a local running meet, one of the runners disappears How and why are two questions raised No one apart from the three take this seriously until her body turns up in an alley Was she killed by the person who was stalking her A fantastic clever plot that will keep you guessing until the end and the characters are superb From the naive heroine to her brash BFF to the cool analytical new BFF flag 2 likesLike see review Oct 07, 2018 Tiana Gama rated it did not like it review of another edition I have to say I hated the book The story doesn t flow and some parts the story is so convoluted it s maddening, I almost gave up I ll never read another book from this author flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 20, 2018 Debra rated it really liked it review of another edition Enjoyable read,Love that the heroine owning a runner s store instead of the usual bookstore ,a nice change.I look forward to reading books from Ms.Wescott flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 21, 2018 Laura rated it really liked it I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This is a fun cozy mystery set in the small town of Cedar Mill a small town where everyone knows everyone Lacy Purdy is involved in a running group with her friends Stax and Ruby Lacy and Marlene, the leader of the running group, do not get along and Lacy even comments and daydreams that she would like to kill her So, when Marlene goes missing during a run and is ultimately found murdered Lacy might be the prime suspe I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This is a fun cozy mystery set in the small town of Cedar Mill a small town where everyone knows everyone Lacy Purdy is involved in a running group with her friends Stax and Ruby Lacy and Marlene, the leader of the running group, do not get along and Lacy even comments and daydreams that she would like to kill her So, when Marlene goes missing during a run and is ultimately found murdered Lacy might be the prime suspect.Of the three friends, I liked Ruby the most She is an older woman, who in another life, was a mystery writer named Pearl Oakley in the peer group of Agatha Christie and, as it turns out, Lacy is a big fan of the Pearl Oakley written mysteries And in true Miss Marple fashion, she takes the lead in investigating the missing person murder case of Marlene with the help of Lacy and Stax.Another enjoyable aspect of the book is the flirtation brewing romance between Lacy and the handsome police detective I am sure that this relationship will be explored further in upcoming stories.I listened to this book and the narrator, Natalie Naudus, is pitch perfect for this book I will be continuing with this series flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 31, 2018 Rekha Rao rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves favorites What a charming cozy mystery The story starts on a slow note, with Lacy reminiscing her past the life before her husband divorced her and her new found love running The story picks up pace when Marlene, a fellow runner, disappears in the middle of a run Marlene is pretty famous and is well known for her tiff with Lacy So when Marlene disappears, Lacy suspects foul play.Stax aka Juanita is Lacy s best friend Ruby is a senior citizen who used to write novels Inspector Butterwell myste What a charming cozy mystery The story starts on a slow note, with Lacy reminiscing her past the life before her husband divorced her and her new found love running The story picks up pace when Marlene, a fellow runner, disappears in the middle of a run Marlene is pretty famous and is well known for her tiff with Lacy So when Marlene disappears, Lacy suspects foul play.Stax aka Juanita is Lacy s best friend Ruby is a senior citizen who used to write novels Inspector Butterwell mysteries under the pseudonym Pearl Oakley Ruby reminded me of Miss Marple Nosy but smart and intelligent old lady There was also a slight tinge of Poirot hidden somewhere in Ruby she knows the identity of the perp but chooses to reveal it all in the very end In the end, like Lacy, even I was curious to know the identity of the perp and I just wanted Ruby to hurry up with her explanations Marlene, as a victim and probably a perp in her earlier days, played a good role in the story Her dark past chose to haunt her years later and finally killed her I really liked Stax the woman does have a funny quirky side in her And finally, Lacy a murder suspect to solving the mystery almost , I liked her too Detective Bentley and Lacy woohoo That was something A slight tinge of romance brewing in the deep corner of Lacy s heart or was it Bentley s heart Scissors as a murder weapon and a tool for blackmail was a brilliant idea Hats off to the author for that The trio Stax, Lacy, and Ruby make a wonderful team Their meetings and not to forget Ruby s delicious recipes was like a cozy detective club in the making The author s writing style is unique, and although I took some time to get used to the writing especially the use of brackets to describe an emotion or a plot , I must say that I liked it The ending was pretty good and unexpected The perp was in the suspects list so that was a tad bit disappointing I wanted the perp to be someone who was not on the list someone who was too good to be a criminal But this doesn t change my opinion in any way Running with Scissors is one of the best stories that I have read Unique and engaging Cozy mystery with an even unique murder weapon flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 14, 2018 Janet Graham rated it it was amazing Wonderful Cozy Who DunnitThis is the first book written by this author that I have read I won t be the last This is a modern and cozy version of a classic Who Dunnit There are plenty of suspects and motives The final reveal is better than any Perry Mason I will be looking for of this author s work I received this book for free and this is my honest review flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 14, 2018 Aileen Ailz Grist rated it it was amazing review of another edition An intelligent cozy mystery Lots of red herrings scattered around, and good fun too These small towns in America amaze me with the variety of people who live in them and the shops they contain A good story well told flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 13, 2018 Rachel Kester rated it really liked it This book by author T.C Wescott, the first in the A Running Store Mystery Series, will take the reader on a mysterious adventure as they work to help figure out what exactly happened to a runner who disappeared one day.Lacy Purdy has just moved into a new town and has become friendly with many of the locals, except for a woman named Marlene When she goes missing, the town instantly suspects Lacy with having to do something with it When it seems everyone is against her, Purdy does find the hel This book by author T.C Wescott, the first in the A Running Store Mystery Series, will take the reader on a mysterious adventure as they work to help figure out what exactly happened to a runner who disappeared one day.Lacy Purdy has just moved into a new town and has become friendly with many of the locals, except for a woman named Marlene When she goes missing, the town instantly suspects Lacy with having to do something with it When it seems everyone is against her, Purdy does find the help of one person Ruby Maplethorpe Maplethorpe is a mystery writer who helps guide Purdy with trying to find out who might have kidnapped Marlene It s up to Purdy to find out what happened before it s too late.If you enjoy cozy mysteries, you ll definitely want to check out this book It s fun, suspenseful, and filled with great characters flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 06, 2018 Dora Swift Coffee Book Blog rated it it was amazing Full review It was a quick read that I honestly enjoyed The only thing I had actual problems with is the occasional mixture of present and past tense That was irritating, but not so frequent that it would take away from the enjoyment and appreciating of the novel.This book is a healthy mixture of a classic crime story s slow flow and modern fiction s easy going The author took the recipe of those clever stories of simple times, of mysteries of the Gol Full review It was a quick read that I honestly enjoyed The only thing I had actual problems with is the occasional mixture of present and past tense That was irritating, but not so frequent that it would take away from the enjoyment and appreciating of the novel.This book is a healthy mixture of a classic crime story s slow flow and modern fiction s easy going The author took the recipe of those clever stories of simple times, of mysteries of the Golden Age, and put it all in a modern small town setting At first I thought this is a weird concept but it worked so good As a huge fan of those classics, I was certainly pleased with the way this story was written The unfolding of the mystery, the happenings, the long revealing towards the ending, the atmosphere, everything felt a bit like in an old British suspense, yet it didn t feel off for being set in today s America It was about thinking and being smart, like in the old days when there was time for things like this I found it great I put this book into the classic crime category besides cozy mystery because though it is not an actual classic, but it has the major attributes of those.I loved the characters I have to admit I m far from a runner in fact that is probably the only kind of movement that I would NEVER EVER be persuaded to doand believe me, that s something I m quite lazy when it comes to not mental work , and I thought I wouldn t be able to appreciate all this runner society in this book, but I found myself falling in love with all these quirky characters, and I could relate way than I thought I would I loved the main character, Lacy, her friend Stax, and don t get me started on the old lady who s kind of a mixture of Miss Marple and her creator, Agatha Christie The others were great as well, even those that we didn t get to see a lot were ones that I thought I would want to know about.I know objectively this book is probably not a full 5 star one though since it s a debut fiction novel, and only the first of a series, I m sure this can change in the future , but hey, I felt like it was I found myself intrigued and invested So I gave it 4.5 flag Like see review Oct 26, 2018 Jocelyne rated it it was amazing This is my first T.C Wescott s book This was a fun cozy mystery, which takes place in the small town of Cedar Mill The three main characters, Lacy, Ruby and Stax, are really interesting characters I loved the slow burn relationship between Lacy and Luke, the handsome detective Bentley The storyline was action packed and intriguing, but the conclusion dragged a little In some ways, this cozy mystery reminded me the Aurora Teagarden Series I liked the running group background story The nar This is my first T.C Wescott s book This was a fun cozy mystery, which takes place in the small town of Cedar Mill The three main characters, Lacy, Ruby and Stax, are really interesting characters I loved the slow burn relationship between Lacy and Luke, the handsome detective Bentley The storyline was action packed and intriguing, but the conclusion dragged a little In some ways, this cozy mystery reminded me the Aurora Teagarden Series I liked the running group background story The narration was really well done and entertaining Natalie Naudus done an amazing job with all the characters I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review flag Like see review Oct 30, 2018 Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves 52books2018, adult fiction Started reading this book last night and finished it today Loved the characters and plot, together with the references to the classic crime writing style of authors like Agatha Christie.The style of writing is unusual, we meet Lacy Purdy six months after she has moved into a small town and are quickly introduced to her friends Stax and Ruby Maplethorpe Although they work as a team to solve the crime, Lacy almost takes on a Dr Watson role, recounting what happens as they go along.Possibly the Started reading this book last night and finished it today Loved the characters and plot, together with the references to the classic crime writing style of authors like Agatha Christie.The style of writing is unusual, we meet Lacy Purdy six months after she has moved into a small town and are quickly introduced to her friends Stax and Ruby Maplethorpe Although they work as a team to solve the crime, Lacy almost takes on a Dr Watson role, recounting what happens as they go along.Possibly the only slight niggle is that the story seems to end very suddenly I was given a free copy of this book by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review flag Like see review Oct 29, 2018 Lisa Harris rated it really liked it I love that this story takes place in my home state of Oklahoma The only thing I didn t care for in this story was the long drawn out reveal I love women sleuth stories Them not being a trained professional makes it all the better as unorthodox methods to getting to the truth I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review flag Like see review Dec 19, 2018 Littlemisshuggable rated it really liked it Enjoyable, quirky cosy murder mystery with a running theme If this is intended as a series it has promise as there are a few interesting characters but they need room to develop flag Like see review Nov 05, 2018 Diane Edbauer rated it it was amazing Lacy joins a running club to make new friends in Cedar Mill after her divorce Why not she likes running When a member of the running group goes missing Stax and Ruby, Lacy s new best friends, set out to solve the mystery of their missing running mate I like this book because I like the running group scenario T.C author Running from Scissors found a quirky set of characters and made them strange buddies This book is written with humor It portrays a running group in a believable way Run Lacy joins a running club to make new friends in Cedar Mill after her divorce Why not she likes running When a member of the running group goes missing Stax and Ruby, Lacy s new best friends, set out to solve the mystery of their missing running mate I like this book because I like the running group scenario T.C author Running from Scissors found a quirky set of characters and made them strange buddies This book is written with humor It portrays a running group in a believable way Running from Scissors is a fun cozy mystery and you will never believe who did it flag Like see review Glenda K Wilson rated it liked it Oct 26, 2018 Susan E Webb rated it really liked it Jul 26, 2018 Jan 06, 2019 Sandra rated it really liked it review of another edition Running from Scissors by T C Wescott, a first book in A Running Store Mystery series is a gripping and absorbing tale.It takes readers deep into the world of running, teaching us of inns and outs of this sport I never knew it was so complex and how many factors feature in it.Lacy loves her new town, after her crushing divorce, she loves her running community and her new friends, but she doesn t like Marlene, a fellow runner who is unexplainably mean to her But when Marlene disappears during Running from Scissors by T C Wescott, a first book in A Running Store Mystery series is a gripping and absorbing tale.It takes readers deep into the world of running, teaching us of inns and outs of this sport I never knew it was so complex and how many factors feature in it.Lacy loves her new town, after her crushing divorce, she loves her running community and her new friends, but she doesn t like Marlene, a fellow runner who is unexplainably mean to her But when Marlene disappears during a train run, Lacy is the one who literally runs into her dead body.Lacy is by pure chance joined by a former famous mystery writer and her best friend in solving this puzzle.I loved that mystery writer gets to solve real life mysteries and how quirky she is Situations were realistically presented, amateur sleuths behaved according and there were many scary moments, I liked easy banter between main character and the handsome detective.Even though I particularly enjoy British style mystery where everyone meets for a killer to be revealed I found in this case it dragged on for a unnecessarily long time and it got quite confusing to follow after some time flag Like see review Theresa Sivelle rated it it was amazing Jan 16, 2019 sandra s pickens rated it it was amazing Jan 26, 2019 Gary rated it it was amazing Jul 26, 2018 Jamie rated it really liked it Jul 12, 2018 Anna M Mattes rated it liked it Nov 30, 2018 previous 1 2 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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    1. Lacy newly shifted to this town 6 months ago, is a runner and has skirmishes with the running leader Marlene off and on Her best friend Stax a bookstore owner and Ruby a writer soon join her and get embroiled in solving the murder of Marlene where Lacy was the primary suspect.My second book by author T C Wescott, the main characters described were certainly varied Ruby was the cutest in this trio with her brilliant mind and keen sense of detection having written many murder mysteries her Lacy ne [...]


    2. Running and reading mysteries are two of my biggest hobbies So this book was like catching two birds with one stone The murder was very unique and intriguing since it wasn t clear how exactly the victim was killed during the trail race until the reveal in the end.Lucy, Stax and Ruby, the 3 sleuths, are an interesting bunch that surprisingly find together to solve the mystery Ruby a former mystery writer and older lady is very determined to uncover the truth and doesn t mind to use questionabl Ru [...]


    3. I have seen quite a few interesting reviews of this book and I actually picked it up before I read any of this on its own merit The blurb, the cover and the title are interesting enough and it is always a pleasure to start a new series In this story, we are introduced to the newest residence of the town in question The entire town seems to have an abundance of people who like running as a form of exercise and pleasure This is the focus since all the key characters either bond or have bonded I ha [...]


    4. The eyes don t lie, but the way we interpret the data we receive can be misleading if we re denied a key piece of information Author T.C Wescott makes an impressive literary debut with this solid little suspense thriller Not to be confused with Running with Scissors, the 2002 memoir by American writer Augusten Burroughs, Westcott offers no biographical data female male, country of origin, etc But we do recognize the subtitle A Running Store Mystery Book 1 that this is the initial volume The eyes [...]


    5. Running From Scissors A Running Store Mystery 1 by T.C WestcottHow could I possibly pass up this Advanced Reader s Copy with my blog name, Blunt Scissors Book Reviews, and my Instagram handle, thatgirlrunswithbluntscissors I m also a runner so a murder mystery that takes place in running group based out of a local running store was really appealing Add to that, Staxx, the best friend of the protagonist, Lacy, owns a local bookstore that she and her brother inherited from their parents.Sci Runnin [...]


    6. Full review was a quick read that I honestly enjoyed The only thing I had actual problems with is the occasional mixture of present and past tense That was irritating, but not so frequent that it would take away from the enjoyment and appreciating of the novel.This book is a healthy mixture of a classic crime story s slow flow and modern fiction s easy going The author took the recipe of those clever stories of simple times, of mysteries of the Gold Full review was a quick read that I honestly e [...]


    7. I am a runner I like mysteries This should be THE cozy series for me However, several things didn t seem to hit their mark I didn t like how many of the characters interacted with each other condescending and or rude and these were people who were friends I appreciated that the author didn t assume that readers would know everything about running and explained different things as the story went along however, the continual reference to a race as a run grated on my nerves Finally, the rev I am a [...]


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