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  • Title: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
  • Author: Matthew J. Sullivan
  • ISBN: 9781501116841
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore By Matthew J. Sullivan When a bookshop patron commits suicide, his favorite store clerk must unravel the puzzle he left behind Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight A clerk at the Bright Ideas bookstore, she keeps a meticulously crafted existence among her beloved books, eccentric colleagues, and the BookFrogs the lost and lonely regulars who spend every day marauding the store s ovWhen a bookshop patron commits suicide, his favorite store clerk must unravel the puzzle he left behind Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight A clerk at the Bright Ideas bookstore, she keeps a meticulously crafted existence among her beloved books, eccentric colleagues, and the BookFrogs the lost and lonely regulars who spend every day marauding the store s overwhelmed shelves But when Joey Molina, a young, beguiling BookFrog, kills himself in the bookstore s upper room, Lydia s life comes unglued Always Joey s favorite bookseller, Lydia has been bequeathed his meager worldly possessions Trinkets and books the detritus of a lonely, uncared for man But when Lydia flips through his books she finds them defaced in ways both disturbing and inexplicable They reveal the psyche of a young man on the verge of an emotional reckoning And they seem to contain a hidden message What did Joey know And what does it have to do with Lydia As Lydia untangles the mystery of Joey s suicide, she unearths a long buried memory from her own violent childhood Details from that one bloody night begin to circle back Her distant father returns to the fold, along with an obsessive local cop, and the Hammerman, a murderer who came into Lydia s life long ago and, as she soon discovers, never completely left.
    Matthew J. Sullivan
    Matthew Sullivan grew up in a family of eight children in suburban Denver, Colorado He received his B.A from the University of San Francisco, his M.F.A from the University of Idaho, and has been a resident writer at Yaddo, Centrum, and the Vermont Studio Center His writing has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and other awards, and has won the Florida Review Editor s Prize and the Robert Olen Butler Fiction Prize In addition to working for years at Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver and at Brookline Booksmith in Boston, he has taught writing and literature at colleges in Boston, Idaho, and Poland, and currently teaches writing, literature, and film at Big Bend Community College in the high desert of Washington State He is married to a librarian, Libby, and has two children and a scruffy dog named Ernie.

    Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore By Matthew J. Sullivan

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    Chelsea Humphrey
    Have you ever been scouring and notice a particular book continues to pop up on your feed Maybe it starts slowly, just a glance here or there, but then turns into a full blown case of THE book everyone has just finished reading That s what happened to me with Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore In an attempt to be a good girl and show some restraint of my NetGalley clicking finger, I had passed early on and immediately regretted it Miracles do happen and I received a second chance with a hard [...]

    Jennifer Masterson
    5 Unexpectedly Wonderful Stars I absolutely loved this little gem of a novel I listened to the audio The narrator didn t grab me at first but the story did and within a half hour of audio I was hooked This novel is tough to describe because it s unlike anything I ve ever read I never expected this book to have so much dark to it and take so many unexpected twists Suicide, murder, books and so much Wow Just wow The characters in this novel were very well developed and fleshed out I just loved Ly [...]

    Larry H
    I d rate this 4.5 stars Nearly 5.How do you select the books you re going to read Oftentimes I m drawn to books written by authors I love and sometimes I decide to give an author another shot , and other times I choose books and or authors which have been hyped or those about which I ve heard good feedback And then sometimes, it s something intangible, like the cover design catches my eye, so it leads me to read the description, and I m hooked.This is the crazy way my mind worked when I decided [...]

    Paromjit
    This is a moving, multilayered, imaginative, brilliant, literary mystery novel set amidst the background of a bookstore, book lovers and books, set in Denver, Colorado The compassionate and sensitive Lydia is a book clerk at the Bright Ideas Bookstore inhabited by her beloved bookfrogs One night, one of her favourite bookfrogs, Joey, hangs himself in the history section A shell shocked Lydia is bewildered when she finds a photograph of a birthday party when she was 10 years old with her friends, [...]

    Linda
    How do you turn the page on one horrific, mind shattering experience that locks into your psyche like handcuffs on a wayward criminal Or in Lydia s case, make that two.Lydia Smith works as a dedicated clerk at the Bright Ideas Bookstore in Denver And no one had any idea of what would await her in the upper level of the store that day Lydia has her friendly BookFrogs who perch on chairs and seek out favorite niches within the shop on a daily basis She loves the banter and the warmth of this atmos [...]

    James
    3 out of 5 stars to Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, a new mystery and thriller novel set to release on June 13, 2017, by author Matthew J Sullivan.Why This BookFor all us readers, who wouldn t love a book with such a title And when you read the description, learning about a horrific murder from the past, a suicide in the present, and mysterious connections between all the characters, your intrigue and suspense spidey senses will climax I found it on NetGalley and thought it sounded like [...]

    Kaceey
    Wow Can I give this 6 stars please This was the perfect book for a traveling sister read with my Canadian sisters Norma and Brenda We literally read the entire book together chapter by chapter chatting constantly The author gave us so many paths to go down and yes, we ventured down each one trying to put the pieces of this mystery together Loved every step of this journey There were so many moments I caught myself smiling, only to be brought to tears in the end I am so sad it s finished I absolu [...]

    Lindsay
    4 stars I enjoyed this unique and clever mystery revolving around a past crime which is slowly unraveled through clues within several books.The main character, Lydia Smith, works at the Bright Ideas Bookstore Lydia gets to know all of the BookFrogs , the regular customers whose loneliness is cured by daily visits to the bookstore where they often are lined up before the stores opening hour I really liked Lydia s character and all of her quirks She has a tragic history that she hopes is left in h [...]

    Mary Beth
    Lydia Smith is a clerk at the Bright Idea Book Store She loves her books and the BookFrogs Joey Molina is one of the book frogs One night Lydia finds Joey hanging in the air A long strap was threaded over a ceiling beam and looped around his neck Lydia was so upset, because Joey just committed suicide Poking up from Joey s front pocket was a picture of her as a child It was a birthday picture of her when she was ten years old This haunted her from her past It reminded her of a terrible night wit [...]

    Carol
    4.5 Stars More than just your run of the mill whodunit When I first laid eyes on this book cover, I knew I had to read it, but the shocker of a beginning that leads to an even biggerch intenseocker along the way turned this DEBUT into a downright page turner for me.Lydia is a first rate bookseller and friend to ALL who enter The Bright Ideas Bookstore, bute has a haunted pastd after the tragedy of a troubled friend, she is left with a saddened heart and baffling mystery to solve.MIDNIGHT AT THE [...]

    Jen
    I would have bypassed this one if not for some rave reviews The cover not all that attractive the title, not all that luring But, a story about a bookstore, about books and a suspicious suicide Count me in for being intrigued Once I opened these pages and delved into the story it spun me into a world of death, secrets and deceit I will never look at a hammer the same way again.A surprisingly refreshing read 4

    Adina
    3.5 Midnight at the Bright Ideas Club is this summer new star of the bookish mystery genre For a novel that was first published only two months ago it got a lot of fans on Although I was reluctant at first to follow the buzz, I am glad I did because it was a fun read perfect for my summer vacation.The main reason why this novel is so popular is that it seems to be written specially to tingle every book lover s pleasure receptors First of all, the main character is a bookseller with a librarian f [...]

    Cathrine ☯️
    4.5 I confess to requesting this because what bibliophile can resist a cover with colorful books on it and a title indicating that the pages will turn a story inside an indie bookstore that s open till midnight.Right I knew almost nothing going in and did not read the preliminary book notes I was kind of expecting a cozy corner book shop tale with lovable, quirky characters and that is exactly what I did not get What I got was a decidedly un cozy tale of suicide, mystery, murder, mystery, and [...]

    Amalia Gavea
    This book came highly recommended by dear friends and the front cover was than inviting So, the time finally came for me to start reading during a week long seaside vacation It seemed to be the perfect spot for reading a literary thriller Almost two weeks later, I m writing this review It took me so long to gather my thoughts, because I m in the unpleasant position to say that this was a book I liked Just that And if I take all of my expectations into consideration, then simply liking it isn t [...]

    Meredith
    Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore is a beautifully sad, atmospheric mystery about the tragic events connected to a young man s suicide The majority of the story is told through the POV of Lydia, a 30 year old bookseller who witnessed the horrific Hammerman murders when she was 10 years old The murders went unsolved, and Lydia s survival story turned her into her a national sensation.Fast forward 20 years later, and Lydia has done all she can to bury the pastuntil Joey, one of the regular Bo [...]

    Liz
    This is a beautifully written book It drew me in from the first few pages Their fighting felt like weather, like clouds had been trapped behind that swinging kitchen door and were presently rolling down from the ceiling OMG, I was entranced by writing like that I wanted to highlight almost every other sentence, because they were like jewels on the page I can t believe this is a debut novel It portrays itself as a mystery, but it s much than that Sullivan s ability to describe characters is spot [...]

    Susanne Strong
    4 Stars.Lydia Smith loves books, she always has She also loves her job at the Bright Ideas Bookstore in Denver The BookFrogs who patron the store everyday make her job that much special You know who they are the down and out men and women who love to hang out at the store, to sit amongst the books, and talk to the clerks and other patrons and just chill.One of her favorite BookFrogs is Joey During the time that she has worked at Bright Ideas, she has gotten to know him quite well or so she thou [...]

    Brenda
    Traveling Sisters Review by Brenda, Norma and Kaceey.5 Shiny, Sparkling, and Bright stars from all of us When we first thought about reading Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore we wanted to read it with Kaceey and Lindsay, however, the timing was not on our side and we ended up only being able to read it with Kaceey We really missed Lindsay on this one and wished it would ve worked out for all of us Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore is an intriguing, dark, clever, and one of the most ori [...]

    Julie
    Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan is a Scribner publication Ingenious This book was everything I hoped it would be This book starts off on a shocking note, with the suicide death of Joey Molina Joey hung himself right there in the Bright Ideas Bookstore and poor Lydia was the one who discovered his body For Lydia, Joey s sudden death opens a Pandora s box from her past It all starts to unravel when her picture appears in the newspaper, and with the discovery she was bequ [...]

    Diane S ☔
    Another debut author who on this his first outing shows a considerable amount of talent A suicide in a book store of a young man with a short but sorry past, a book clerk with a terrifying event in her ownpast, the return of a childhood friend, and a mystery to solve.Hard to classify this one because it mixes many different elements of the mystery genre It starts as a puzzle mystery involving books and then turns into an exploration of the past of both the young man and Lydia s past It is well w [...]

    Cheri
    NOW AVAILABLE Matthew Sullivan s debut novel begins in a place that probably all of us are familiar with a bookstore That haven from the outside world that offers us a way to bring some of that essence home with us to keep for our very own, and in the case of the Bright Ideas Bookstore in Denver, it offers a special sort of haven for Lydia s BookFrogs, those patrons who come and settle in, read, on a daily basis They ve become part of the store s ambiance And on this day, at the end of this day, [...]

    Norma
    This time around our full Traveling Sisters Review can be found on Brenda s Review or on our Sister Blog Traveling Sister Read with Brenda Kaceey 5 Shiny, Sparkling, and Bright Stars Well that was one impressive and great read When I first noticed this book on my feed and seen that cover and read that awesome title, I just knew it was a book that I would have to read with my Traveling Sisters right away and what an enjoyable reading experience this was Our discussion along the way with this one [...]

    paulie
    4.5 stars we need to campaign for 1 2 stars my thanks to mr sullivan this was not a giveaway, but this was a glimpse back into my life in the metro area that soothed than stungthough it s not a traditional mystery, what are you trying to tell us, poor joey in the end, true to his character, he was always hanging around the bookstore lydia seemed to be the only one who really took to this introverted book frog regular and now he leaves her with this ___________________ it _______________________ [...]

    Karen
    4.5A young man named Joey commits suicide in the upper level of The Bright Ideas Bookstore at midnight one evening Lydia, one of the booksellers who works there is close to many of the Bookfrogs the ones who hang around the store and read Joey has bequeathed Lydia his belongings, as he has no family, including a lot of books that have been cut up to leave messages to her This is really good, in part a mystery, a little suspense, but also a story of friendship, sacrifice, and it s an emotional re [...]

    Morgannah
    What a surprise I expected this to be sort of a cozy mystery type book but it was far from it At just slightly over 300 pages the story was concise and to the point with excellent pacing If you enjoy a noir type mystery with fully realized characters and a nod to bibliophiles this is a must read and I highly recommend it.

    Pouting Always
    Lydia works at a book store and can t help her soft spot for the BookFrogs, lonely or troubled regulars that spend most of their time at the bookshop, that hang out there One BookFrog in particular named Joey becomes especially close to Lydia, and when Joey commits suicide in the shop, Lydia can t help but be affected Lydia is the one who happens upon the body, and while there she finds a picture of herself as a young child in Joey s pocket Lydia is taken aback by the discovery of the picture an [...]

    Book of Secrets ☘
    Poor Lydia, she s had a difficult life As a child, she was the lone survivor of a murderer the Hammerman who was never caught Estranged from her father, she now spends her days as a clerk in a Denver bookstore hiding from her past When Joey, one of her favorite young patrons, kills himself in the bookstore, Lydia is shaken Things get weirder when she finds out Joey has left his meager worldly possessions to her, and that they hold clues to why he committed suicide.Quirky characters, a couple of [...]

    Sarah Joint
    A book about books Count me in Even before I started reading glowing reviews about this story, I was attracted to the cover It s seemingly tailored to draw a book lover in and I m glad it did, because this was well worth the read I d recommend it to almost any kind of mystery fan Final rating 4.5.With as many mysteries as I read, I often figure them out far before the end This book kept me guessing It s cleverly written and hard to put down I managed it in two sittings, but if life hadn t done t [...]

    Carol (Bookaria)
    A mystery that begins with a death in a bookstore Yes, please Lydia works at the Bright Ideas Bookstore in Denver One day before closing the store she finds that Joey, one of the book patrons, has committed suicide in the back room, an event that saddened those who knew him After Joey s death his possessions are given to Lydia who realizes that he left behind books with strange inscriptions in it This is the beginning of the mystery as Lydia devotes herself to finding out about the puzzle of Jo [...]

    Phrynne
    Firstly, despite its cover and cheery title, this is not a cosy mystery It is a real honest to goodness mystery with several deaths and some suspense filled moments I did enjoy the setting though and sincerely wish there was a bookshop like that within driving distance of my house The author writes well nice prose and some great characters especially Joey who really deserved a much better time of things Lydia was a bit of a saint but she had her reasons The story was well thought out and I found [...]

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