While Tricia tries to help Angelica, the newly elected Chamber of Commerce president and Betsy's boss, solve the mystery, she discovers a hidden chapter in her own family history that rocks her to her very core. About Book Clubbed The New York Times bestselling author of Not the Killing Type is back in Booktown with another page-turning mystery. And underneath it lay Betsy Dittmeyer. Lorna Barnett made the characters real for me. Tricia ponders events and the people surrounding them as the case slowly but surely unfolds.
Book Clubbed made me feel very at home with the characters. Betsy Dittmeyer's acerbic tongue and penchant for stirring up trouble has left her with a long list of enemies. 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…. The most unlikeable person in town beside Tricia of course everyone at least wished she was dead. She has her ex-husband, Betsy's financial adviser, to thank for the first clue, but she and Angelica rapidly realize that Betsy was more than annoying, she was weird, and concealed many secrets--but most of them seemed too petty to drive anyone to murder. I'm an avid dog lover that works with rescues and transports. The series is currently ongoing.
When he's found dead in the new septic tank on her property, the police immediately suspect Meg, whose only ally in town is the plumber Seth Chapin. I have loved this series, but I am not loving Tricia lately. What is she hiding and who didn't want anyone to find out? He handed the bills and junk mail to Angelica. It could only do her some good and maybe she'd be less of a supercilious prude. Where does all the cash come from that is found in Betsy's belongings? The Chamber's receptionist is making Angelica's newest venture anything but smooth sailing. Could her secrets be the reason why someone wanted her dead? Eddie followed Minnie home one day, and now she can't seem to shake the furry little shadow. With this latest book, aside from the secrets, mysteries, murder and possible attempted murder, the author has left some tantalizing bits of what may be to come in a future book and indeed I, for one, am hoping that Booktown will survive it's latest crisis.
How did the bookcase fall on her? The strength in this entertaining and suspenseful mystery lies with the colorful secondary characters and the strong plotting. Bob Kelly is still avoiding the police, and his business is suffering. There were some occurrences within the pages of this book that tested the strength of our heroine and I like how she prevailed in the aftermath. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. It's really great to see them helping each other out with each other's businesses rather than sniping at each other. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions.
Tricia Miles helps out her sister, Angelica in this episode. This time bookstore owner Tricia Miles and her sister, Angelica, put their own problems on the shelf to catch a killer who turns a bookcase into a murder weapon… Cranky Chamber of Commerce receptionist Betsy Dittmeyer is done reading people the riot act. Having said that-why am I being given a main character who is sooo unlikeable? Action packed with one exciting story twist after another, I was left breathless by the end. I really like how close Tricia and Angelica have become since being estranged in the first book. Some other characters have some special announcements too that will be changing their lives. But the biggest thanks goes to my elementary school librarian who made sure we all had something we'd enjoy to read.
It soon comes to light that Betsy was hiding volumes of dark secrets behind that perpetual frown of hers and one of them just might have been a motive for murder. I liked the relationship between Tricia and Angelica and the dialogue is very realistic. Trisha is smug, judgmental, prissy, prudish, and full of herself. By the end of this book, tragedy strikes when Tricia's beloved bookstore is burned to the ground. Did her killer want it too? The man of a thousand twists is back with his latest edge of the seat thriller. It seems Betsy also has a few secrets that could have led to her demise. I really hate the way she treats Pixie as well.
Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. The mystery was ok, I didn't feel like there were enough clues to really have me guessing the murderer on my own. The bed-and-breakfast is open for business, and best-selling author Tom Cook is among its first guests. And it's also no surprise that Tricia investigates with a little help from her sister. So why is she caught up in the business of murder? And with her ex-husband and the chief of police vying for her affections, it's doubly hard to focus on who might have buried Betsy in a tomb of tomes. For reasons unknown, he has disappeared. Author Lorna Barrett held nothing back with this one, calling on al of her talent as a writer.
Some other characters have some special announcements too that will be changing their lives. When Tricia's ex-husband Christopher tells her Betsy was a Use your little gray cells for this one. I was in need of just six more library books to fulfill the I Love Library Books reading challenge and this seemed like a perfect entry--a quick, cozy read. Book Clubbed is an excellent addition to the series. And with her ex-husband and the chief of police vying for her affections, it's doubly hard to focus on who buried Betsy in a tomb of tomes. This book is 8 and it was so comforting to see my friends.
Angelica owns the Cookery store, a cute little dog and is the president of the Chamber of Commerce. Tricia soon learns that Betsy had a lot of secrets, and there's a lot of potential suspects. The last few pages had me reading with my heart in my throat! Before long, both police and reporters are demanding the real story. Her small story, Cold Case, feature Jeff Resnick, appear in Mystery in Mind: A compilation of Mysteries of the Paranormal, an anthology issued in spring 2003. This book was a fast read and the story flowed well.