Book Review: Bookplate Special by Lorna Barrett

Bookplate Special

Bookplate Special is the third in the Booktown mystery series from Berkeley Prime Crime and will be released November 3.  The first book, Murder Is Binding, was published in April 2008. The second book, Bookmarked for Death, was a Feb. 2009 release.  If you love books, cats and food, you will love this series!

The protagonist of the series, Tricia Miles, owns Haven’t Got a Clue, a mystery book store located in the charming small town of Stoneham, New Hampshire.  It’s the kind of town where everybody knows your name.  In Bookplate Special, Tricia discovers the body of her former college roommate.  Never satisfied with letting the police handle a murder investigation, Tricia launches her own informal investigation to find the killer, and encounters all sorts of trouble.   This is a wonderful story with immensely likeable characters, a cat names Miss Marple, and mouth-watering recipes.  The author also includes a subplot about a topic that is clearly important to her, and she manages to do so in a way that’s thought-provoking rather than preachy.  A thoroughly enjoyable book – be sure to add it to your winter reading list!

You can learn more about Lorna Barrett by visiting her website.  You can also find her at her delightful blog Dazed and Confused.

And look for a guest blog by author Lorna Barrett right here on The Conscious Cat next week!

6 Comments on Book Review: Bookplate Special by Lorna Barrett

  1. Ingrid
    November 27, 2009 at 10:22 am (10 years ago)

    Michele, that has been my experience with the series, too. I’ve learned to not even start until I know I’ll have some uninterrupted reading time!

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  2. Michele
    November 27, 2009 at 9:39 am (10 years ago)

    I am a big fan of this series, the stories zip along and the characters are totally believable. Trouble is once I start reading them I find it impossible to put them down.

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  3. Ingrid
    October 30, 2009 at 1:10 pm (10 years ago)

    Always happy to help grow your list, Tammy! I’m glad you’re enjoying my book reviews.

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  4. Tammy
    October 30, 2009 at 11:09 am (10 years ago)

    Uh oh! My “to be read” list is growing!! Another book series that sounds like a lot of fun!!

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