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Victoria Gilbert is an American author that writes cozy mysteries. She studied Theater (B.A) and Library Science (M.A.). Victoria spent her childhood in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Order of Blue Ridge Library Mysteries Series
|1||A Murder for the Books||2017||Description / Buy|
|2||Shelved Under Murder||2018||Description / Buy|
|3||Past Due for Murder||2019||Description / Buy|
|4||Bound for Murder||2020||Description / Buy|
|5||A Deadly Edition||2020||Description / Buy|
|6||Renewed for Murder||2021||Description / Buy|
|7||Death in the Margins||2022||Description / Buy|
|8||Murder Checks Out||2023||Description / Buy|
Order of Booklovers B&B Mysteries Series
|1||Booked for Death||2020||Description / Buy|
|2||Reserved for Murder||2021||Description / Buy|
|3||A Fatal Booking||2022||Description / Buy|
Order of Hunter and Clewe Series
|1||A Cryptic Clue||2023||Description / Buy|
|2||A Killer Clue||2024||Description / Buy|
Order of The Mirror of Immortality Series by Vicki L. Weavil
|1||Orb of Light||0||Description / Buy|
|2||Orb of Light||0||Description / Buy|
|3||Crown of Ice||2014||Description / Buy|
|4||Scepter of Fire||2017||Description / Buy|
Victoria Gilbert Anthologies
|1||A Touch of Magic||2019||Description / Buy|
She lived near the small farm her grandparents owned in an extremely rural location. Her goal is to spend the rest of her life writing. Books are her one true passion. She hopes to publish every story bubbling in her imagination while her sanity lasts, which is why she endeavors to pen at least two books annually.
Victoria is also determined to hone her promotional skills. The field is particularly challenging for the author because she doesn’t like it. The marketing aspects of publishing have always perturbed her.
But she has accepted that the sector plays a vital role in her career. Interestingly enough, when she first envisioned a career in publishing, cozy mysteries were the last genre she expected to tackle.
In fact, Victoria has mentioned on more than one occasion that she was a voracious reader during her childhood, and everything she learned came from the books she read.
And yet, many of her favorite authors don’t write cozy mysteries. Instead, they influenced Victoria by exposing her to excellent writing and repeatedly reminding her she had a ways to go.
Later on, the author came to the life-altering realization that she could experiment with different genres without significantly hurting her career. Victoria wants aspiring writers to learn this lesson as well.
She wants them to realize that they don’t have to limit their stories to a particular demographic. Victoria has found that writers are poor judges of their abilities.
Their experiences encourage them to write stories that don’t necessarily fit their voices, and these individuals are too scared to branch out. If she had her way, Victoria would have written science fiction and fantasy because she loved the genre.
However, after putting pen to paper and taking her voice for a test drive, she couldn’t ignore the fact that her skills were best suited to mysteries. She wouldn’t have made that discovery if she hadn’t experimented with different genres.
Now, people know Victoria for the light mysteries she writes, featuring small towns and clean romance. The genre appeals to the author because she typically avoids stories with sex, coarse language, and graphic violence.
Cozy mysteries do not rely on those storytelling tools. Instead, the genre emphasizes the ordinary lives of regular people.
Victoria takes great pleasure in creating new characters and turning them into real people. She also enjoys hearing from readers that love her plots and writing style.
The author invites readers to reach out to her online. She has also encouraged them to talk to her whenever they see her at conferences and signings.
Best Victoria Gilbert Books
The author was enthusiastic about theater in school, working in costume design and construction. Victoria’s best books include:
A Murder for the Books: Amy Webber was starting over in a historic town. Determined to put as much distance between her and an affair, the librarian landed a role at a public library. The position was exactly what Amy needed because the public library had an abundance of problems, which kept her distracted.
But even though she was clearly busy, Richard Muir was determined to increase her workload. The choreographer had inherited his great uncle’s farmhouse.
According to his new neighbors, the original owner had died under mysterious circumstances. The wife had taken the blame. People thought she had poisoned her husband because she was an outsider.
The fact that she eventually vanished after a murder trial did not help her reputation. Now, Richard wants to prove the woman’s innocence, and Amy is his only hope.
Shelved Under Murder: Amy was dreading the yard sale fundraiser she was expected to run in a little while. In a way, it was fortunate that she found the dead body because it gave her a welcome distraction.
The victim was a renowned artist. Someone had used her pallet knife to end her life. The investigation took an even more interesting turn when forged paintings were found in her studio.
Now, the sheriff’s chief deputy needs Amy’s help. Her experience with art history research is necessary to unravel the mystery.
When Does The Next Victoria Gilbert book come out?
The next book by Victoria Gilbert is A Killer Clue and will be released on April, 9th 2024. It is the newest book in the Hunter and Clewe Series.