“ With Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, Matthew Sullivan has written – with great panache and suspense – a smart, twisty crime novel filled with compelling characters set in a world that book-lovers will adore. ”
Jess Walter, bestselling author of 'Beautiful Ruins'
“ A cleverly constructed thriller ... not for the faint-hearted. ”
“ A page-turner featuring a heroine bookseller who solves a cold case with clues from books – what is not to love? ”
Nina George, author of 'The Little Paris Bookshop'
“ This book ticked all the boxes for me: an engaging heroine, an intriguing premise, interesting characters and a plot that involved books, readers and the very darkest human passions. A fantastic, assured debut. ”
Elly Griffiths, author of 'Crossing Places'
“ There is a clever, erudite puzzle plot in this bookish mystery, along with whip-smart writing. Matthew Sullivan’s debut is stylish and entertaining. ”
Ellen Crosby, author of 'The Champagne Conspiracy'
“ Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore is a heart-pounding mystery that perfectly captures the intellect and eccentricity of the bookstore milieu. ”
The Gingerbread House Blog
“ A compelling read. ”
“ I have been looking forward to this title for a while now and it was without doubt just as good or even better than hoped. I had such a great time reading Midnight At The Bright Ideas Bookstore and the two mysteries/puzzles that are included are both fascinating and well executed. The bookish elements are a true delight and I had a great time discovering more about Joey and Lydia, their past and their development. The writing is wonderful as well and made me fly through the pages… All in all I can highly recommend this title. ”
It's All About the Books Blog
“ A superb and eminently readable novel … an intoxicating mix of horrific murders, suicide, and the withdrawn and introspective individuals who people the Bright Ideas Book Store in Denver, Colorado. ”
“ Deliciously twisty page turner. ”