Thursday, September 25, 2008

151 - Murder is Binding; Lorna Barrett


From time to time when I need some fluff, I enjoy a good cozy mystery. Loving books, bookstores and life in a sleepy New England town, Murder is Binding, by Lorna Barrett, seemed like the perfect book for me. It is the first book in Booktown Mystery Series. I was not disappointed.

Set in fictional Stoneham, N.H., the streets in this town are lined with bookstores (my dream town). Tricia Miles is a mystery bookshop owner, who soon becomes a suspect when a fellow bookstore owner, Doris Gleason is murdered---stabbed to death and a rare cookbook is missing. Determined to clear her name, Tricia, and some other locals help her to try and clear her name.

This was a really fun cozy mystery. The book had quirky characters, was plot driven, and had me anxious to turn the pages. I can't wait for the second installment: Bookmarked for Death, scheduled to be released in February of 2009.

RATING - 4/5 - Completed - 9/25/08

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for the lovely comments on Murder Is Binding. Have you checked out my website? The cover for BOOKMARKED FOR DEATH is now up, along with a couple of photos to tease you about the plot. :)

    Lorna
    LornaBarrett.com

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  2. I just finished reading this one as well and really enjoyed it. I'm going to look into some of Lorna's other books written under her pseudonyms.

    Happy trails!

    Robin of mytwoblessings

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  3. I have this one at home too...can't wait to read it as I have read several great reviews.

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