Bookmarked For Death by Lorna BarrettBookmarked For Death by Lorna Barrett

Bookmarked For Death

byLorna Barrett

Mass Market Paperback | February 3, 2009

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Tricia Miles, owner of the Haven?t Got a Clue bookstore, must solve her own mystery when a bestselling author is found dead in the washroom.
Lorna Barrett is the New York Times bestselling author of the Booktown mysteries. She lives in Rochester, New York.
Title:Bookmarked For DeathFormat:Mass Market PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 6.8 × 4.2 × 0.8 inShipping dimensions:6.8 × 4.2 × 0.8 inPublished:February 3, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0425226417

ISBN - 13:9780425226414


Rated 5 out of 5 by from great cozy mystery read love the concept Two sisters turn investigators. I love this. Tricia hosts a book signing for the towns best selling author Zoe Carter as part of her bookstore's anniversary celebration. But it quickly turns deadly when the author is found dead in the bookstore's washroom. It makes headlines not only because she's a well known international author but again its Tricia who finds another body quickly becoming the town jinx. With the murder happening in her store Tricia is forced to keep her store closed for the investigation and Tricia begins to start her own investigation on who is the murder. I've already ordered the remainder of this series. Can't wait!!! This one is A MUST read #BooktownMystery
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light Mystery Fun and easy reading mystery.
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quaint cozy mystery ***Possible spoilers*** The first book was a great read. It’s fun, it’s quick, and it’s light. Same goes for this one as well. It may help reading them in order, as it would be nice to know who’s who and how were they introduced in the book. What I love the most about these particular series is Booktown itself. It’s such a quaint little place and it’s written up so nicely it makes you feel like you want to visit this place yourself. The characters themselves give the setting a nice tone even though they’re a little more than just cookie cutter characters. Tricia is likable and her staff are always nice to read through. Angelica can get on your nerves like any sibling would. However when it’s all said and done they add to the quaint setting. The mystery itself was good. Although the crime is done ‘off stage’ things that happen to Tricia are a little more graphic than what I’m used to seeing in cozy mysteries. Which is not a bad thing. You’d have to wonder though, if it’s like this in every book, Tricia is in for a lot of surprises. There’s a mild twist in it but not enough to wow the reader. I don’t like what’s going on between Tricia and Russ. In fact I don’t really see the appeal in Russ at all. He’s not that great, he doesn’t have much of a personality and what’s happening between him and Tricia isn’t really fireworks either. I’m not expecting something incredibly romantic between the two of them. But, some chemistry would be nice at this point. There’s nothing like that between them. Overall, it’s still good for a fast quick read. Cozy mystery lovers would enjoy this one. I’m a sucker for the recipes in the back as well.
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Somewhat disappointing after the 1st one... Second in the Booktown Mysteries. Not bad, but appeared to be a pot-boiler WITH subtle little somewhat pointed remarks about other (?) BPC series - particulary the cookery ones. I wasn't impressed -it was irritating. Hence my rating... (but it could be just my personality). However, I will re-evaluate the series when I read #4 in series.
Date published: 2010-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very entertaining new series #2 in the Booktown series, by Lorna Barrett. Trisha is celebrating the anniversary of the opening of her bookstore in Stoneham, the so-called Booktown due to the Chamber of Commerce inviting bookstores to fill an area of town to bring in new tourism and brighten up the town a bit. She is hosting a booksigning for the one-and-only Stoneham celebrity in town, Zoe Carter, a hugely successful author. Toward the end of the event, Zoe is discovered by Tricia as a murder victim on her premises. Anyone who read book #1, "Murder is Binding", will recall that Sheriff Wendy Adams is definitely not friendly nor helpful toward Trisha and forces her out of her store for several days to do her "investigation". Trisha takes refuge in her sister Angelica's Cookbook store/living quarters. With many people attending the event, there are of course many suspects to go through, and with Tricia anxious to get back into her home and store, and with lack of trust in the Sheriff, she begins her own investigation. During her investigation she finds out more than she wants to know about Zoe, her niece and assistant, friends, and acquaintances around town and soon draws special attention to herself in a near miss accident. The book has many twists and turns, as did Ms. Barrett's first book and is an entertaining cozy read. It seems that every time Tricia thinks she is getting somewhere, someone else gets hurt with no apparent reason and that includes herself. I love the camaraderie of the booksellers and book clubs, the feel of small town unspoken separation between the originals and the newcomers is comical in its truth. I also got a kick out of the references to the Canada Goose problem around the town; anyone who has ever lived in their migratory route will certainly find the descriptions true to life and laughable in a "you have to laugh or you will cry" type of way. For a light-weight humourous read, fun yet focused, this series fits the bill. 4 1/2 stars.
Date published: 2010-01-05