Thursday, June 2, 2022

The Vanishing Type by Ellery Adams (TLC Book Tour)


What is your favorite type of book to cozy up with?

Nora Pennington is enjoying the winter weather and creating new book displays at her shop, Miracle Books.  She is excited when Deputy Jasper Andrews asks for her help in creating a Little Women themed proposal for her friend Hester.  Mysteriously, right before the planned event, Nora discovers that all of her copies of The Scarlet Letter have had the name Hester cut out of them.  Nora knows that Hester gave up a baby for adoption in the past and hasn’t even told Andrews her secret.  Her family treated her like she had the scarlet letter embroidered on her and shamed her.  When a dead hiker shows up with ties to Hester’s past, will Hester’s secret come out?

This is the fifth book in the Secret, Book, and Scone Society Novel series.  I was able to read it as a stand alone novel, but I do want to go back and read the rest of the books in the series.  I greatly enjoyed it.  It’s been pretty stressful at work and with life lately and a cozy mystery was just what I needed.  I loved all of the characters, and really enjoyed the literary references and love for books.  I loved how the mystery was intricately tied to books as well.  The end of the novel had a list of all of the books referenced which I thought was great!  There were also book club discussion questions as well.  I wanted to live in Miracle Springs and help Nora and Sheldon with their book displays. 

Overall, The Vanishing Type is great cozy mystery filled with wonderfully developed characters, great food, and books galore.

Book Source:  Review Copy from Kensington Cozies as part of the TLC Book Tour.


  1. I read book one about two years ago and had no problems catching up with book 5.