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Thursday, June 24, 2010

CHAPTER & HEARSE by Lorna Barrett (ARC)

A BOOKTOWN MYSTERY
RELEASE DATE AUGUST 3, 2010

This is our 4th adventure with Tricia, Angelica, Ginny, Mr. Everett and of course Miss Marple.  Angelica's cookbook has finally been released, but the launch party at her store is very poorly attended, not even her boyfriend Bob Kelly, Chamber of Commerce president, has shown up to support Angelica, before she takes off on her book tour.  Ginny tells Tricia that she had seen Bob's car, down the street in front of another bookstore, History Repeats Itself, owned by Jim RothTricia decides they have waited for him long enough and goes off to drag him to the party.  She gets right outside Jim's store when the front windows of the store explode, knocking her to the ground and everything goes black.

OK, that's enough of a teaser to make you put this book on your must have list.

I have really have enjoyed every book in this series, but this one was  the very best, and it even has a preview of the new book, the first in a new series, A Crafty Killing, by Lorna's alter ego Lorraine Bartlett and I can't wait to get that one in my hot little hands.  I think this one was the most suspenseful with characters we love as  prime suspects.  Some of the characters had weird behaviors, others went off in directions I never expected, and the backgrounds of some were quite a surprise. But being her usual self, Tricia puts herself right in the middle of the investigation, jumping to the wrong conclusions, and ends up putting herself and others in danger.  Sometimes Tricia really doesn't "Haven't Got A Clue".



LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT!!!







 
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

5 comments:

Jeanne C. said...

Ooh, this is a great review! This is one of my favorite series! Can't wait to read this one.

Lorna Barrett said...

So glad you liked it! Thanks for the lovely review.

Lorraine_Bartlett said...

Actually, the preview at the end of the book is for MY upcoming title: A Crafty Killing, first in the Victoria Square Mysteries. Glad you liked it, too!

Deb said...

Wow! I can't wait for this book.

Kris said...

Glad to see you are enjoying this series too. I loved the first one!