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Monday, November 11, 2013

Book Review: Murder Is Binding (Booktown Mystery)

Murder is Binding (Booktown Mystery)

by Lorna Barrett

This is one of those books that you can't read fast enough. This one is a huge thumbs up from me. I loved this book and intend to read all the books in this series. Love, love, love.

Bookstore owner, Tricia Miles, has come to a unique town that has many different types of bookstores: history, cook books, and Tricia's specialty, mystery. It was easy for me to picture this bookstore. It was almost as if I jumped right into the author's mind and received the picture she created for the setting.

The whole mystery behind the death of cookbook store owner, Doris Gleason, really had me guessing. I thought for sure I knew who did it and reluctantly admitted the author got the best of me. Good on you,  Lorna! I love that. Each clue built on another and just when you thought the clues were already placed, another showed up.

All the secondary characters were well drawn and interesting and really key to the plot. There were no characters that didn't have meaning in the plot. I love that this author really thought the minor characters through. From Tricia's cat Miss Marple to the elderly patron Mr. Everett, this cast was stellar. Even Tricia's annoying sister found a place in my heart.

If you are like me, you will come to love the city of Stoneham with all its colorful characters and bookstores. I totally suggest you pick up this quick read and then all the other books in this series. Lorna Barrett will soon be one of those authors who write books and you automatically drop them into your cart because you know this will be one good read.

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds good. I just read The Sweetness at the bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley in my book club. I'm don't normally read mysteries but it was done wonderfully. I plan on reading the rest in that series too.