Saturday, August 21, 2010

Newly Released—Chapter and Hearse by Lorna Barrett

chapter and hearse

According to the gossip around Stoneham, New Hampshire, Tricia Miles cannot put down a real murder mystery. After all, the owner of the mystery bookstore, Haven’t Got a Clue, has been spending more time solving whodunits than reading them…

Tricia’s sister, Angelica, considers herself to be the next celebrity chef. To celebrate her first cookbook, Angelica hosts a launch party, but sadly the only guest is an oversized cutout of herself. Worse than the lack of fans is a nearby gas explosion that injures her boyfriend, Bob Kelly, the head of the Chamber of Commerce.

Tricia’s never been a fan of Bob, but when she reads that Bob is being tight-lipped about the “accident” and how it killed the owner of the town’s history bookstore, it’s time to take action. As the incriminating details emerge, Tricia gets wrapped up in a murder that proves to be as spine-tingling as the books that line her shelves…


Romantic Times
"In Barrett’s newest Booktown Mystery, bookseller Tricia Miles is stunned when her sister’s boyfriend is involved in a deadly explosion that changes the landscape of downtown Stoneham, New Hampshire forever. Great pacing and enjoyable characters enhance this mystery, which includes many red herrings and suspects that will keep readers guessing until the very end."

The Feathered Quill
"This “explosive” Booktown series is now hitting its stride when an explosion rocks the quiet of Stoneham, New Hampshire. This lighthearted cozy has a bit of romance, plenty of intrigue, just the right amount of fandango, and one more explosive murder to keep the reader burning the midnight oil!"

Lori's Reading Corner
"Author Lorna Barrett keeps the pace moving, and there is never a dull moment in the book. The ending is wonderfully sweet, and we are reminded of the proverbial expression about one chapter ending and another beginning. Let me know when the next bus is heading out to Booktown because I will most definitely be on it!"

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  1. I hope to finish the book this weekend. Loving it.

  2. this is on my August order to High Crimes Mystery Bookshop. It should be here any day. Can't wait!

  3. Another winner! And what a fabulous cover...