Sunday, September 12, 2010

Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett


Synopsis:

Stoneham, New Hampshire, was a dying town until community leaders invited booksellers to open shop. Now, its streets are lined with bookstores--and paved with murder…

When she moved to Stoneham, city-slicker Tricia Miles was met with friendly faces. And when she opened her mystery bookstore, she met with friendly competition. But when she finds Doris Gleason dead in her own cookbook store, killed by a carving knife, the atmosphere seems more cutthroat than cordial. Someone wanted to get their hands on the rare cookbook that Doris had recently purchased--and the locals think that someone is Tricia. To clear her name, Tricia will have to take a page out of one of her own mysteries--and hunt down someone who isn’t killing by the book…


I love cozy mysteries!!! I had been wanting to read this book and the rest of this series for a while, so I finally decided to make them my 'purse book'!! What is that? Well, I keep the book only in my purse and read it only when I am at work on break or somewhere waiting and needing to pass the time.

Murder is Binding is the first book of the series called "A Booktown Mystery" by Lorna Barrett. It has all the things I love in it. A strong single woman, a bookstore, a small town and a murder to solve! I could live in this book and be very happy (except I would change Tricia's cat to a dog if I lived there). The author has written some great quirky characters that make you smile and laugh throughout the book. The mystery of who-dun-it is very well written and makes you wonder who it is up until the very end of the story. Sister rivalry, a sheriff that holds grudges and men who only think of business are only a few side stories that fill the many pages of this murder mystery.

I am already reading the next book in the series "Bookmarked for Death" and am enjoying it just as much!!

Rating:

4 out of 5 stars!!! Go buy it now!!!




CymLowell

8 comments:

Julie P said...

I love a good cozy mystery! This one is on my TBR list already, so it is nice to read a good review....

Hannah Stoneham said...

This sounds like an interesting read - is there really somewhere in New Hampshire called "Stoneham"?! I should go there...

bermudaonion said...

A mystery with bookstores in it? I'm sold!

Kate said...

Thanks for the heads up sounds like fun. The town sounds a lot like a Hay-on-Way here in Britain. I was once take on a first date to Hay-on-Wye during their annual book festival - obviously I didn't let him go :)

Mystica said...

The author and book are both new to me so thanks for the post. Mystery and a bookshop intertwined - you have all the bloggers sold on the book!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Love mysteries, thanks! for sharing.

Elie said...

I love your description-cozy mysteries. Sounds like a great start for first in a series. Thanks for the review.

Cym Lowell said...

Thanks for linking this review to the party. Glad to have you this week!

-CYM