Welcome to the next chapter of Murder by the Book,
Portland Oregon’s mystery bookstore.
Jill Hinckley began Murder by the Book (not surprisingly, one of her favorite authors is Rex Stout) in 1983, and she was joined shortly afterward by Carolyn Lane. After Jill's retirement in 2008, Barbara Tom became a partner. Jean May was the store manager and Nick, Jackie and Chuck rounded out the team. We were proud to be a
locally-owned independent bookstore for thirty years.
Our brick and mortar store closed in April of 2013 but our website will continue under Jean's guidance. Rest assured that MBTB will continue to provide news and reviews of things mysterious.