Bookmarked for Death (Booktown Series #2)

Bookmarked for Death (Booktown Series #2)

by Lorna Barrett
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Bookmarked for Death (Booktown Series #2) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 72 reviews.
Melt221 More than 1 year ago
I have now read the first two books in the series. The books are good but not great. The police are portrayed as incompetent. Due to the rivalry between the heorine and the sheriff, no one on the police force can make any connections that are obvious. The rivalry is between the sheriff and Tricia, so why are the other policemen blind? This one repetitious theme drops my grading of the books. The rest of the story line is pretty good. Tricia is cocky in her "smarts" and "ability". She is quick to point out others faults, whether they are too nosy, incapable, annoying... At the same time, she possesses a lot of the qualities she finds irritating in others. The author doesn't let her get off easily when one of these qualities offend someone else or she makes a mistake. I like that. Tricia becomes easily identifiable with her fallocies. I'd like to see her continue to grow. She has already shown growth with her sister. She got a little too much credit at the end, but hey, she is the star of the book. :) I will definitely give the next book a try but I hope that the police department gets a clue or gets replaced.
cozyaddict More than 1 year ago
Great characters and concept. If you like books you will love this series. A whole town filled with bookstores? I'd call that heaven. Throw in a mystery? Even better. Bravo, Lorna. Keep them coming!
nocows More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Murder is Binding so much that I pre-ordered this book. Stoneham, NH seems like such a nice little town - a tourist wonderland of books. Does life get better than a town of books???? NO!!
Lorna Barrett added a unique murder in Bookmarked for Death. Even at 2/3's of the way through the book I still had not figured out 'whodunit'. I like not knowing until the end! I enjoy that Lorna uses characters from the first book to keep their stories alive even though the focus is on a whole new mystery.
I'd heartily recommend this book for a fun read. You'll get to know Tricia, Angelica, Miss Marple, Mr. Everett, Ginny, Bob and Russ even better than from Murder is Binding. And if you're like me, you'll be anxiously awaiting the third installment in this series.
I'm fairly sure that no geese were harmed in the writing of this mystery!
Kat43KW More than 1 year ago
Very good read, keeps you guessing till the end.
ryanphoffmann88 10 months ago
after Reading Murder is Binding the first book in the series by Lorna Barrett. I decided to continue the series with Bookmarked for Death (book two in the series). In Bookmarked for Death, Tricia Miles is celebrating her one year anniversary of packing up her things and relocating to the small village of Stoneham, New Hampshire and opening up her own mystery bookstore, 'Haven't Got a Clue. Tricia marked the occasion by having a famous mystery writer, Zoe Carter, sign her latest book, the last book she'll ever write. She drops dead and is found in the washroom by Tricia, so Tricia is back on the trail of another mystery to solve, instead of read as she always does. I enjoyed the underlying premise of the series for the start. Not only does the heroine run a mystery bookstore, but the rest of the town is filled with bookstores. it mates me want to "visit" this location. the store is what I imagine in a mystery bookstore: Victorian façade and furnishings, old oak bookshelves, wood floors, portraits of the mystery writers past hung on the walls, maybe a portrait of Sherlock Holmes as well, finish off with the old black rotary phone that Tricia uses, and top it off with Miss Marple, the cat. The other characters are great, Tricia staff, Ginny and kindly old Mr. Everett.
Sensitivemuse More than 1 year ago
***Possible spoilers*** The first book was a great read. It’s fun, it’s quick, and it’s light. Same goes for this one as well. It may help reading them in order, as it would be nice to know who’s who and how were they introduced in the book. What I love the most about these particular series is Booktown itself. It’s such a quaint little place and it’s written up so nicely it makes you feel like you want to visit this place yourself. The characters themselves give the setting a nice tone even though they’re a little more than just cookie cutter characters. Tricia is likable and her staff are always nice to read through. Angelica can get on your nerves like any sibling would. However when it’s all said and done they add to the quaint setting. The mystery itself was good. Although the crime is done ‘off stage’ things that happen to Tricia are a little more graphic than what I’m used to seeing in cozy mysteries. Which is not a bad thing. You’d have to wonder though, if it’s like this in every book, Tricia is in for a lot of surprises. There’s a mild twist in it but not enough to wow the reader. I don’t like what’s going on between Tricia and Russ. In fact I don’t really see the appeal in Russ at all. He’s not that great, he doesn’t have much of a personality and what’s happening between him and Tricia isn’t really fireworks either. I’m not expecting something incredibly romantic between the two of them. But, some chemistry would be nice at this point. There’s nothing like that between them. Overall, it’s still good for a fast quick read. Cozy mystery lovers would enjoy this one. I’m a sucker for the recipes in the back as well.
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This was such a fun and enjoyable read! It kept you guessing who did it until the end! I am ready for the next one in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book loved the reference to the Jeff Resnick series
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debbieaheaton More than 1 year ago
In Barrett's mystery novel, bookstore owner Tricia Miles is hosting a book signing for bestselling author Zoe Carter to celebrate the bookstore's anniversary. Before long the police and the media are demanding answers when the author is found dead in the washroom. The prime suspect appears to the author's mousy niece and with an uninterested sheriff, Tricia takes the investigation on herself to solve the mystery. An excellent sequel to the A Booktown Mystery series. Tricia Miles is one tough sleuth!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this as much as the first. I just love this series. I can barely put them down. I just adore Tricia and Mrs Marple. I would love to take a long weekend trip to Stonehem, NH. So well written it seems so real. I am so glad to started this series.
luckylucyIA More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, as well as the first for the Booktown Series. The characters come to live off the page. The story plot line seems realistic. Look forward to next in the series.