Skip to Main Content (Press Enter)
A Cryptic Clue by Victoria Gilbert
Add A Cryptic Clue to bookshelf
Add to Bookshelf

A Cryptic Clue

Best Seller
A Cryptic Clue by Victoria Gilbert
Hardcover $29.99
Jul 11, 2023 | ISBN 9781639102525

Buy from Other Retailers:

See All Formats (2) +
  • Mar 05, 2024 | ISBN 9781639106417

    Preorder from:

  • Jul 11, 2023 | ISBN 9781639102525

    Buy from Other Retailers:

  • Jul 11, 2023 | ISBN 9781639102532

    Buy from Other Retailers:

Product Details


Praise for A Cryptic Clue:
“An offbeat pairing of sleuths enlivens this new mystery series.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Fans of Vicki Delany’s ‘Sherlock Holmes Bookshop’ mysteries will appreciate this new amateur detective team.”
Library Journal

“The care taken in crafting the scenes, in describing the world, and in building the relationships between the characters, is impressive. While remaining inviting and fast-paced, A Cryptic Clue manages to offer the same tone as the classic mysteries it is clearly built upon. This is a modern example of the golden age mystery tradition done right.”
The Strand Magazine

“Jane and Cam are delightful together . . . An enjoyable read.”
Kings River Life Magazine

“A fun start to this new series.”
Red Carpet Crash

“A successful series sure to delight traditional cozy readers for years to come.”
First Clue

“Cozy lovers will NOT want to miss this grand new entry into the cozy literary world.”
Wonder Women Sixty

“The mystery is well-plotted . . . Recommended.”
The Nameless Zine

“A charming new series from the always-entertaining Victoria Gilbert! Librarian Jane Hunter is a force to be reckoned with, and I can’t wait to see what mysteries she and her enigmatic boss Cameron Clewe investigate in the future.” 
—Gigi Pandian, USA Today bestselling author of the Secret Staircase Mysteries

“A booklover’s delight, A Cryptic Clue captivated me from the start. Credible characters, an absorbing mystery and fine writing make this a novel to put straight on your wants list.”
—Peter Lovesey, award winning author of the Peter Diamond series

“When Jane Hunter, sixty-year-old former university librarian turned archivist starts a new job working for thirty-something Cameron Clewe, who is as agoraphobic and socially awkward as he is rich and handsome, she expects to find an interesting collection waiting to be cataloged. Instead she finds a body in the library. The victim is Cam’s ex-girlfriend, which puts her new employer at the top of the suspect list. Having little faith that the police will look farther afield, Jane and Cam join forces to find the killer. With an interesting new crime fighting duo, a nice supporting cast and wide suspect pool, this well-paced and well-plotted mystery is sure to entertain.
—M.E. Hilliard, author of the Greer Hogan Mysteries

A Cryptic Clue brings Golden Age style detectives into the twenty-first century with a manor house, a reclusive millionaire, a body in the library, and a gaggle of suspects. Agatha Christie has some stiff competition in this new traditional mystery series by Victoria Gilbert. Move over, Miss Marple—make way for Hunter and Clewe!”
—Joyce Tremel, author of The Brewing Trouble Mysteries

Looking for More Great Reads?
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
Get the latest updates about Victoria Gilbert
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
By clicking “SIGN UP”, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use and understand that Penguin Random House collects certain categories of personal information for the purposes listed in that policy, discloses, sells, or shares certain personal information and retains personal information in accordance with the policy. You can opt-out of the sale or sharing of personal information anytime.
Something awesome is on its way.
Back to Top