Cook the Books

Cook the Books, a cozy mystery by Marion Moore Hill

Cook the Books
(Scrappy Librarian Mystery #3)
by Marion Moore Hill
Softcover • $16.95 • 244 pages
Kindle eBook • $3.99

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Crispin Books
pub date: July 2014
244 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″
Mystery / Cozy / Women Sleuths /
(Oklahoma setting)
Softcover • $16.95 • ISBN 978-1-883953-66-9


Public Libraries (librarian as protagonist)

Adult Literacy Issues


In the Scrappy Librarian mystery series:
Bookmarked for Murder
Death Books a Return

“An appealing, tough-minded librarian looks beyond the obvious suspect . . . mixes mystery, humor, and literary nuggets. First rate and fun.”
– Carolyn Hart, acclaimed Oklahoma author of 49 novels,
honored as a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America


Cook the Books is a mystery novel featuring protagonist Juanita Wills, intrepid (aka nosy) public librarian in the small town of Wyndham, Oklahoma.

The story takes Juanita into the world of adult-literacy instruction, as she strives to prove the innocence of her student, Tracy Marie Riek, who is suspected of murdering her husband.

The late Bobby Riek seems to have consumed a tainted cupcake. Was it his wife who did him in . . . or a co-worker at the local do-it-yourself big-box hardware store?


Marion Moore Hill was herself a tutor of adult-literacy students for more than 20 years in Durant, Oklahoma. She has also been a reporter, copywriter, legal secretary, and college teacher.

This is her fifth mystery novel, the third in her Scrappy Librarian Mystery series. The first two, Bookmarked for Murder and Death Books a Return, have also been reissued by Crispin Books.

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Hill is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc., and Red River Writers.