Chesli Lobue, at Murder By The Book since 2023.
After briefly living out of state, Chesli is happy to be back in her hometown of Houston. While away, she fell in love with working in the indie bookstore scene and is happy to continue exploring this career path with Murder By The Book! She has always enjoyed reading and pretty much will go for any genre if it grabs her attention. Lately, she has been captivated by horror and fantasy books. When not in the bookstore, Chesli enjoys catching up on new tv and movies, crafting props and costumes for cosplay, and working through her never-ending "to be read" list.
Chesli's favorite authors include: Grady Hendrix, Kazuo Ishiguro, Leigh Bardugo, Hanna B. Hölling, Christopher Moore, Madeline Miller, Shirley Jackson
THE Iconic Haunted House Tale!
This Gothic horror novel is perfect for those who enjoy subtle terror and a hint of fear. Expertly written, Jackson hooks the reader with just enough disquiet and ambiguity so we're left questioning whether the phenomenon experienced are real or crafter by one of the cast of characters. Choose this for a quick read to keep you on the edge of your seat. - Chesli
Secret Societies and encoded texts!
After being hired by an unusual bookstore in San Francisco, Clay Jannon's interest is piqued after noticing a pattern with certain patrons checking out obscure tomes from the back of the store. Upon further investigation, Clay realizes the mysteries hidden within the bookshelves expand far beyond Mr. Penumbra's store. This is the perfect read for the bibliophile in you life. - Chesli
A sarcastically comedic noir with a touch of sci-fi!
This parody of detective fiction will keep you on your toes. Join Sammy "Two Toes" Tiffin as he gets wrapped up in the chaos of finding a dead body, dealing with a missing snake, falling in love, and chasing after... aliens? It will all make sense when you've started reading it. Give the book a shot if you're up for some fast-paced action and non-stop laughs. - Chesli
THE MUST-READ MULTIMILLION BESTSELLING MYSTERY SERIES • Everyone is talking about A Good Girl's Guide to Murder! With shades of Serial and Making a Murderer this is the story about an investigation turned obsession, full of twists and turns and with an ending you'll never expect.
Everyone in Fairview knows the story.
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
VOTED GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD BEST HORROR NOVEL OF 2021
A Good Morning America Buzz Pick
“The horror master…puts his unique spin on slasher movie tropes.”-USA Today
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TEEN VOGUE
"A dark feminist tale spun with blood and gold. Must read!" –Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Belles