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A Killer Edition

A Killer Edition

Написано Lorna Barrett

Озвучено Cassandra Campbell


A Killer Edition

Написано Lorna Barrett

Озвучено Cassandra Campbell

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4/5 (8 оценки)
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9 hours
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Издано:
Aug 13, 2019
ISBN:
9781977337818
Формат:
Аудиокнига

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Murder's in the mix for mystery bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Tricia Miles, in the latest entry of Lorna Barrett's New York Times best-selling Booktown series.

With her assistant, Pixie, picking up more responsibility around the shop, Tricia Miles suddenly has a lot more time on her hands. Tricia decides to join the local animal-rescue board and enter the Great Stoneham Bake-Off, but neither pans out as smoothly as she'd hoped.

Balancing a bake-off that's heating up with a frosty reception from the board, Tricia stops by Joyce Whitman's romance bookstore looking for a book to get her fired up. She stumbles on something hot, but it's an argument between Joyce and her neighbor Vera Olson instead of a steamy read. When Vera turns up dead in Joyce's garden hours later, Tricia has to wonder - could Joyce be the killer? Or is the culprit still lurking in town?

One thing is for sure, someone in Stoneham is stirring up something more sinister than sweet. Tricia is determined to win the cutthroat cooking contest, but first she will have to make sure no one else is in danger of getting burned....

Издатель:
Издано:
Aug 13, 2019
ISBN:
9781977337818
Формат:
Аудиокнига

Об авторе

Lorna Barrett is the New York Times bestselling author of the Booktown Mysteries, including such titles as Book Clubbed, Chapter and Hearse, Bookmarked for Death, and Murder on the Half Shelf.


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  • (3/5)
    An interesting cozy mystery. I thought I'd read something from this series before, but now I am not sure. At first, I thought it was odd that with physical bookstores in such decline, especially independent ones, that the town had two--though each has its own genre. Then, I was charmed by the store names with book themes (and started thinking there were lots of bookstores but soon realized that wasn't the case)--until I realized that was part of the series name--and apparently the brainchild of someone to try to drive tourism. Though then it was weird that the series is named Booktown but the town is named Stoneham.I was a bit confused by how everyone is related--especially as Angelica and Tricia call their Sunday dinners "family dinners"--I wondered if there really was a blood relation or if they are just making their own "family". Then again, there seems to be a lot of contention between various town residents. Tricia has an ex-boyfriend who's not her biggest fan. This boyfriend then married someone else (but they're now getting a divorce) but the wife is not Tricia's biggest fan either. Tricia doesn't have a big fan in the Pets-A-Plenty director, and she ends up making an enemy of the other bookseller in town. Angelica has a bad history with 2 of the 3 Bake Off judges. Vera Olson seemed to have a bone to pick with many people. I liked Pixie and Mr. Everett, though I could understand Tricia feeling a bit superfluous at her own store after promoting Pixie. Angelica has her fingers in lots of pies. It's a bit amazing that they both manage to find really good, reliable employees. I'll be interested to see if Pixie ends up working for them both in future installments. I didn't guess "who done it" before it was revealed. That's not unusual for me, so other readers may have a different experience.
  • (4/5)
    Wonderfully humorous!! I loved the book, but have some issues with the narration. The voice of Pixie sounds like a 25-year-old bouncy person rather than the gruff “hooker with a heart of gold” voice I was use to hearing. Also, the pronunciation of Nigela Ricita was incorrect. It sounded like Richeetah. Finally, the editing of the tape cuts off the last few syllables or word at the end of each chapter. Still an excellent book!!!
  • (4/5)
    Another great whodunnit from Lorna Barrett!
  • (4/5)
    Tricia’s assistant manager, Pixie, is doing such a great job that Tricia feels unneeded in her own store and bored. She wants to be on the board of Pets-a-Plenty, the local animal rescue, but the head of the board doesn’t like her. She decides to enter a cupcake bake-off for charity. Meanwhile, Tricia witnesses an altercation between Joyce and Vera in a neighboring shop, then later finds Vera murdered in Joyce’s yard. Tricia isn’t sure what to believe...is Joyce the killer? Or does Vera’s death have something to do with the pets at the pet shelter being sent to an animal testing group? The Booktown Mystery series has wonderful characters, but this story centers around Tricia finding a balance in her life and trying to stay out of the murder investigation. Overall, this was a good, cozy light mystery.
  • (3/5)
    A Killer Edition is the thirteenth installment in the Booktown Mystery series and in this story, Tricia Miles was finding that she was quite unsettled with the way life in Stoneham was working out for her, which left her feeling untethered. She was still grappling with the murder of her ex-husband, feeling useless at her own bookstore because her new manager was performing exceptionally, and having developed a moniker with town residents as a “jinx,” because Tricia’s sleuthing seems to have made her quite unpopular, was not helping either. Tricia was seeking to find a place where she felt that she belonged personally, professionally, and romantically.The last thing Tricia needed was to stumble onto yet another murder because that would not help her popularity at all but stumble, she did, and despite wanting nothing to do with sleuthing, she couldn’t help herself. There was something just not quite right about the crime scene and her subconscious just couldn’t seem to let it go. Even though she had not really known the victim in life, in death she found that Vera Osborn was quite the enigma and finding her killer was going to require all the knowledge and stamina that Tricia possessed. The mystery behind who killed Vera was one that would take Tricia on a slippery path where any misstep could spell out the end to her life as well.I would have liked the mystery to have been the main attraction but this story seems to be more about Tricia and her life. Tricia did involve herself in the search for who killed Vera but it was mainly because her own personal life seemed to intersect with the life that Vera had been leading. Following Tricia’s everyday life was entertaining in its own way but not what I was looking for. Though, I did find the relationship between Tricia and her sister to be cute and entertaining. Also, the tension that came along with the baking competition added interest. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the romance element that was maybe? sorta? being introduced. I was never really sure what was developing between Tricia and a character named Marshall. Overall, the characters in this story were amusing and many readers would find this cozy mystery appealing, especially for those who enjoy baking contests. ?This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Berkley Prime Crime. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.