Title Wave (Booktown Series #10)

Title Wave (Booktown Series #10)

by Lorna Barrett

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Title Wave (Booktown Series #10) by Lorna Barrett

Tricia and Angelica leave Booktown behind for a pleasure cruise, but they’re going to need their life jackets because a murderer is also on board in this mystery in Lorna Barrett’s New York Times bestselling series.

While her bookstore, Haven’t Got a Clue, is rebuilt following a devastating fire, Tricia Miles and her sister, Angelica, decide to book a cruise for some much needed R & R. Naturally they choose a mystery lovers cruise, where they can ponder whodunit in deck chairs while sipping colorful drinks and soaking up some rays.

But the fun is cut short when a fellow passenger is murdered for real. Is the killer a famous mystery author, one of her fans, or a member of the ship’s crew? As Tricia tries to find the killer before they reach port, she may be cruising for a bruising...

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425282717
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/06/2017
Series: Booktown Series , #10
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 62,620
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Lorna Barrett is the New York Times bestselling author of the Booktown Mysteries, including Poisoned Pages, A Just Clause, Title Wave, A Fatal Chapter, and Book Clubbed. She lives in Rochester, New York.

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Title Wave 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
csrsvivr More than 1 year ago
A relaxing author fans themed cruise was suppose to exhilarate Trisha and Angelica, but something goes wrong. Someone is murdered and the past comes face-to-face towards Trisha. This is the 10th. installment of the “A Booktown Mystery” series and I have to say it was my favorite so far. This installment has most of the main characters but new ones that bring an intriguing twist. Lorna Barrett continues to bring us exciting storylines and characters that feel like family. LOVED IT!
MandaLuvsToRead More than 1 year ago
My favorite thing about this series is that it's focused on one of my favorite things, books! This one did not disappoint. Imagine being on a cruise ship full of some of your favorite mystery authors. What a great opportunity! Now imagine the most famous of those authors has the most abrasive, horrible personality ever. The open sea is a good place to bump off such a horrible character, and there is certainly no shortage of suspects. Mystery authors trying to solve a real life mystery with nowhere to hide? I loved it. Great read for the summer.
Chewie_the_Mouse More than 1 year ago
"Title Wave" by Lorna Barrett is Book 10 in the Booktown Mystery series. However, it is the first book I have read in the series, and I must say that I was able to quickly and easily figure out all the characters and their relationships to one another. I did not feel at any disadvantage for having missed the earlier books, and this is rare in series works, especially when starting so late in the game. I appreciated the effort the author took to provide all the relevant information in an interesting way, without it coming across as a recap of the earlier books. So, if you like everything else you're heard about "Title Wave", dive right in with no worries! This book tells the story of two sisters (Tricia and Angelica) who are enjoying an author-themed cruise along with their friends and fellow Chamber of Commerce members from home. Of course, there is a murder onboard, and Tricia is drawn in to help solve it. The mystery is engaging and particularly enjoyable because both the victim and suspects are all in some way associated with the world of writing. The clues are provided gradually without being too obvious, allowing the reader to try to figure things out along with Tricia. Essential to any good mystery, everything makes logical sense in the end when the crime has been solved. In my opinion, this book really stands out from others in its genre due to its focus on the relationship between the two sisters, as well as their relationships with their extended family (both biological and chosen). Tricia herself is a truly likable character; I especially appreciated the fact that, unlike so many heroines who spend much of their books cooking/eating/enjoying incredibly rich foods while never gaining an ounce, Tricia is focused on healthy eating and exercise. The depictions of others trying to encourage her to break her resolve and indulge are incredibly realistic. Because Tricia is such a great character, I very much enjoyed her interplay with two potential romantic interests. Since she's not likely to see them again after the cruise unless one (or both) men make a special effort, I'm interested to see what happens with these relationships in future books. Of course, I plan to read future installments of Tricia's story, and seek out the first nine as well. Five out of five slices of incredibly sharp cheddar!
john19713 More than 1 year ago
The adventures of Trisha and Angelica take an interesting turn as they go on a weeks cruise to Bermuda, with many of the other Stoneham regulars as well. And of course there is a murder on board the ship, and Trisha finds the body. This installment of the Booktown series was especially interesting to me, having taken a cruise to England in 1996 on the Queen Elizabeth II, and a return cruise after a few weeks on continental Europe. Ms. Barrett's descriptions of the empty corridors as Trisha wanders around the ship are quite accurate. Many times when I was wandering around the QE 2 the corridors below the weather deck were mostly empty except around meal times, when passengers were making their way to and from the dining rooms. In that regard, and other descriptions of life on a cruise ship (looking for a quiet place to read, rough seas, etc.) I felt as if I was on the cruise with Trish and the gang. As for the murder, Trish did her sleuthing of course, but not to the same extent as the murders that occurred in Stoneham. And the revelation and conclusion was a surprise to me, as it will probably be to you as well. One thing that did bother me in this installment of the Booktown series; we find out that Trisha now owns the building that houses her store and apartment. But there was no explanation as to how the purchase came about. It's not really a big deal, and it does not detract from the enjoyment of the novel. But this isn't the first time that Ms. Barrett (or more likely her editors/proof readers) have missed a detail like this. Even so, I have already received the next book in the series and will look forward to reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I love the little book themed village of Stoneham, it was nice to see Tricia and Angelica finally getting to take a vacation and have some time to relax. If I were to take another cruise this is the type of cruise I would enjoy, a cruise dedicated to books and reading. Although I wouldn’t want a dead body to turn up on my ship. This book is a little slower paced than previous books but most everything takes place on a ship, there are only so many place you can go or people to see on a small ship. I didn’t mind the slower pace because in this book we get a little more insight of why Tricia is the way she is when it comes to food, exercise, and relationships. Author Lorna Barrett doesn’t disappoint with this book she keeps you guessing until the end of the book even with a limited cast of characters. This book is slower paced but still has a well told storyline. Characters are well developed; this book hints that we may see more character development for especially Tricia in future books. True to cozy mystery form no graphic violence, sex, or bad language. I would definitely recommend this book and look forward to the next. This book can be read as a stand alone although some of the references about a few characters would be better understood if you read the earlier books.
BookloverUT More than 1 year ago
While her bookstore, Haven’t Got a Clue, is rebuilt following a devastating fire, Tricia Miles and her sister, Angelica, take a Mystery Lovers cruise. All Tricia wants to do is read whodunits and spend some quality time with her sister. But the fun ends when Tricia finds an author dead. Who is the killer? Can Tricia find out before they reach port? This story was a welcome departure from the usual books in this series. Lorna Barrett took the most endearing characters from the series and placed them on a ship where no one and nothing is as it seems. It reminded me of a locked room mystery where you have a set number of characters that can’t escape, and a detective/sleuth trying to figure out who the culprit is before the door is opened. The best part of this story was when Angelica and Tricia went to meet with their parents. Even though it was a tough encounter, it was a healing moment for Tricia. I learned more about Tricia’s character in that moment than the entire book as a whole. What bothered me about this story was the indifference of the security officer. I hope cruise lines are not that scared to identify a crime correctly. I would recommend this story to anyone who is interested in cozy mysteries.
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Linda-D More than 1 year ago
It's winter and Tricia and Angelica are on a cruise sponsored by the town's Chamber of Commerce. It is an important get-away for Tricia, who has had a lot on her mind with her ex-husband murdered and the fire at her store. I really liked how Lorna Barrett still kept enough ties for fans of the Booktown Mysteries. I think the cruise was a nice change of pace for the series. Even though the location was different, you had plenty of the same characters and a few new ones. And of course, someone is murdered! Tricia may be considered the village jinx but she's an excellent sleuth. I felt that this book also gave an interesting angle into Tricia's personality. This book gives us a little more insight to her character. The character murdered was a famous mystery writer. She was a rather unlikable character, with many people that would have reason to kill her. I felt that there were lots of twists that kept me guessing. This book is a great addition to the series and I really enjoyed the read!
LisaKsBooksReviews More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful installment to the bestselling Booktown Mysteries! I was a bit hesitant when I first started reading TITLE WAVE. I don’t normally care for books that take the main character away from their hometown. I needn’t have worried. Author Lorna Barrett transitioned her protagonist and friends perfectly. The cruise ship themed story made for a marvelous whodunit! A tale of murder on the high seas, TITLE WAVE was a fast moving thrill ride. Chapter after chapter this story was filled with enough twists and turns to capsize a ship. With more suspects then a few, I kept second guessing myself on the killer’s identity. When the reveal came, I was taken by surprise, and even more so at how that scene ended! Booktown Mystery fans, and new readers alike are going to be thrilled with TITLE WAVE! Make sure not to miss the tasty recipes at the back of the book!
Kuzlin More than 1 year ago
Tricia and her sister, Angelica, are off on a much needed vacation, courtesy of a Mystery Cruise sponsored through their town's Chamber of Commerce. Several other town members have also joined them on the cruise, including Antonio and his new family, and Mr. Everett and Grace. It has been a tough year for Tricia but she is looking forward to this cruise. Unfortunately, she once again stumbles over the dead body of one of the mystery authors, and while the authorities seem to be leaning toward suicide, Tricia is not so sure. I enjoy this series and the developing relationship between Tricia and her family and friends. In this story, the mystery takes a slight back step to Tricia's own journey of self-discovery as she thinks more about what her sister means to her, how she relates to her friends, her mother and father, and more importantly, takes a good look at her own internal struggles with relationships, food and family. The final resolution for the murder was just icing on the cake in this story. I look forward to the next book in this series. Disclosure: I received an advance copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Kuzlin More than 1 year ago
Tricia and her sister, Angelica, are off on a much needed vacation, courtesy of a Mystery Cruise sponsored through their town's Chamber of Commerce. Several other town members have also joined them on the cruise, including Antonio and his new family, and Mr. Everett and Grace. It has been a tough year for Tricia but she is looking forward to this cruise. Unfortunately, she once again stumbles over the dead body of one of the mystery authors, and while the authorities seem to be leaning toward suicide, Tricia is not so sure. I enjoy this series and the developing relationship between Tricia and her family and friends. In this story, the mystery takes a slight back step to Tricia's own journey of self-discovery as she thinks more about what her sister means to her, how she relates to her friends, her mother and father, and more importantly, takes a good look at her own internal struggles with relationships, food and family. The final resolution for the murder was just icing on the cake in this story. I look forward to the next book in this series. Disclosure: I received an advance copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
CozyMysteryLover1 More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my fair and honest review. All thoughts are my own. I really love this series. I have read all of the books over and over again and always anxiously await the next in the series. Tricia and Angelica are great characters and the author has brought them to life with her incredible style of writing. In this particular story, the sisters are on a Mystery Lovers cruise with their extended family and friends. While Angelica is busy looking for ideas for her next cook book, Tricia is looking forward to catching up on some reading while enjoying the peace and quiet. Anyone who is familiar with this series knows that peace and quiet just won't happen. I cannot wait to read more in this wonderful cozy mystery series! I will be recommending this book to other cozy mystery lovers!