Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 1, 2023 by Crystal Uys


Not the Killing Type is the seventh in Lorna Barrett’s bestselling Booktown mystery series featuring Tricia Miles, the owner of the Haven’t Got a Clue mystery book store and her cat, Miss Marple. And can I just say how much I love this cover?

It’s November in Stoneham, New Hampshire, and Tricia’s life has become very complicated. Her romance with police chief Baker seems on the skids, her ex-husband Christopher is back in town, she’s getting ready for the busy holiday shopping season, and her sister is campaigning to be elected Chamber of Commerce president. And just when it seems life couldn’t get any more challenging, Tricia discovers another body. And of course, she can’t help herself – she gets drawn into investigating the murder.

I always enjoy visiting with Tricia and Miss Marple, and this series just keeps getting better and better. A fast-moving plot, likeable characters, and a cat – this book has all the ingredients for a purr-fect cozy mystery. Filled with humor, suspense, and as a bonus, delicious recipes, this book will entertain and delight fans of cozy mysteries and cat lovers alike. I highly recommend adding this one to your summer reading list.

Lorna Barrett is a New York Times bestselling and Agatha Award nominated author. You can learn more about Lorna by visiting her website and her blog Dazed and Confused.

I received an ARC copy of this book from the author. Receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

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