A Treacherous Tale by Elizabeth Penney

320 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction mystery lighthearted mysterious medium-paced


A Treacherous Tale is the second in a charming new cozy series from Elizabeth Penney, set in an English bookshop and following Molly Kimball, who has a habit of bookmarking trouble...Lately, Molly has been feeling that she might have fallen into a...

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Community Reviews Summary of 46 reviews


mysterious 100%
lighthearted 61%
adventurous 38%
tense 30%
funny 15%
relaxing 15%
hopeful 7%


fast 50%
medium 41%
slow 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 85% | A mix: 14%

Strong character development?

No: 66% | N/A: 16% | Yes: 16%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 87% | N/A: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 83% | Yes: 16%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 66% | N/A: 16% | Yes: 16%

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