Sentenced To Death by Lorna BarrettSentenced To Death by Lorna Barrett

Sentenced To Death

byLorna Barrett

Mass Market Paperback | June 7, 2011

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As the owner of Stoneham, New Hampshire's mystery bookstore Haven't Got a Clue, Tricia Miles can figure out whodunit in the latest bestseller long before she gets to the last page. But when her friend is killed in a freak accident, Tricia must use her sleuthing skills to solve a murder mystery that promises to be much more sinister than the books on her shelves.
Lorna Barrett is the New York Times bestselling author of the Booktown mysteries. She lives in Rochester, New York.
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Title:Sentenced To DeathFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 6.71 × 4.14 × 0.92 inPublished:June 7, 2011Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0425241866

ISBN - 13:9780425241868

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Story I really enjoyed this novel.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read
Date published: 2013-10-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The last of "Booktown" mysteries??? This is the 5th in Barrett's booktown series & supposedly the final one. But the ending seems to indicate that another title is a possibility. "Sentenced" is what I'd expected after 'Murder is Binding' - a well-crafted mystery. Add this one to your summer reading list.
Date published: 2011-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strangest weapon used in a cozy mystery! Excellent series. What a slam dunk opening to a story! "Sentenced to Death" certainly grabbed my attention with an astounding Founders Day Celebration in Stoneham, New Hampshire. Who could guess that an innocuous celebration would change the lives of the town's residents so much, in particular the Booktown shop-owners? Lorna Barrett, you've done it again! Although new characters are introduced, some remain and some leave, one way or another. Other characters make changes in their lives as land developers descend on this typically quiet little town. The sudden death of Tricia's friend Deborah, by what must surely be the strangest weapon used in a cozy mystery, leaves the town in shock. Her devastating death leaves behind a toddler, Davey, husband David, and mother Elizabeth who is her store assistant-babysitter. Festivities are cancelled, and the National Transportation Safety Board arrives to take over the investigation. Everyone believes it is a tragic accident, but Tricia feels there is more to it than that. She is sure it is murder and she is also sure she knows who is involved. The speed with which David hires a lawyer in preparation for a lawsuit, disposes by cremation of his wife's body with no funeral, and the speed with which he sells the store Deborah owned with her mother, adds another nail to his coffin in Tricia's mind. But could that simply be the actions of a man suffering the trauma of losing his wife so suddenly? And what about the Nigela Racita Associates' rush to buy up properties in town, including Deborah's shop "Happy Domestic", partly owned by Elizabeth and sold out from under her? Lorna Barrett has a special knack for letting us picture the town and the townspeople with her descriptive voice. Her characterizations are human and consistent, not over-the-top. This is Book 5 in the Booktown series and we've come to know a lot about the residents. In this book, pestered by her ex-boyfriend and uncertain about her current unproclaimed beau, feeling the loss of her assistant Ginny as she furthers her career as the new manager of the Happy Domestic, Tricia is definitely stressed. She is confused by the discovery that though she was one of her best friends, Tricia seems to be out of the loop about much of Deborah's life. This story is full of secrets and conjecture. With two deaths and a town in turmoil, it appears that Tricia may just be right about the "accident" being murder, but what would be the reason for the second death in the same "accident"? Who could possibly want two such unconnected people dead? I always enjoy this series, it is cohesive, maintains its character, has a strong plot full of surprises, and is always entertaining. Well done, an excellent choice for readers of cozies and unique mysteries. Recipes included.
Date published: 2011-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great New Cozy Mystery! Wonderful to return to Stoneham, New Hampshire in Lorna Barrett's latest Booktown Mystery: Sentenced To Death. The fast paced action packed novel starts off with a plane careening into the town's square's gazebo on Founder's Day. Tricia Miles is stunned by the death of her good friend, Deborah Black, and the death of the pilot of the small plane. It's an accident....or is it? And what is with the company Nigela Racita Associates that are buying up all the property in town? All of your favorite characters are back in this wonderful cozy mystery. Tricia's sister Angelica continues to cook up a storm in her restaurant as well as writing a new cookbook. Captain Barker is still hanging around. And in Tricia's life, her bookshop, Haven't Got A Clue, is humming along with Miss Marple in residence. But there is an employee change up in the works. And what is with ex-husband Christopher and his extravagant gifts? Getting back to Deborah Black. Her husband David does not seem too heartbroken at the demise of his wife. In fact, he seems to be hurrying all the arrangements along. He's ignoring his son and being down right rude to his grief stricken mother-in-law. And suddenly the welder seems to have a career in sculpture that was not evident before. Another death proves to Tricia that she is on the right track. But who could the murderer be? Who benefits? This delightful cozy publishes in June just in time for a great summer read! Pre-order a copy today!
Date published: 2011-04-13