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


  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. :)


  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

  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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