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Murder is Binding

Murder is Binding The streets of Stoneham New Hampshire are lined with bookstoresd paved with murder When she moved to Stoneham city slicker Tricia Miles met nothing but friendly faces And when she opened her myster

  • Title: Murder is Binding
  • Author: Lorna Barrett
  • ISBN: 9780425219584
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The streets of Stoneham, New Hampshire, are lined with bookstoresd paved with murder When she moved to Stoneham, city slicker Tricia Miles met nothing but friendly faces And when she opened her mystery bookstore, she met friendly competition But when she finds Doris Gleason dead in her own cookbook store, killed by a carving knife, the atmosphere seems cutthroThe streets of Stoneham, New Hampshire, are lined with bookstoresd paved with murder When she moved to Stoneham, city slicker Tricia Miles met nothing but friendly faces And when she opened her mystery bookstore, she met friendly competition But when she finds Doris Gleason dead in her own cookbook store, killed by a carving knife, the atmosphere seems 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.

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    About "Lorna Barrett"

    1. Lorna Barrett

      The immensely popular Booktown Mystery series is what put Lorna Barrett s name on the New York Times Bestseller list, but it s her talent whether writing as Lorna, or L.L Bartlett, or Lorraine Bartlett that keeps her there This multi published, Agatha nominated author pens the exciting Jeff Resnick Mysteries as well as the acclaimed Victoria Square Mystery series and has many short stories and novellas to her name s Check out the links to all her works here lornabarrett

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    1. 4 stars to Lorna Barrett's Murder is Binding debut in the Booktown Mystery series. I had my eyes on this one for awhile as a quaint little village full of bookstores in New Hampshire sounds a bit like heaven. And it didn't disappoint!StoryTrish Miles uses her divorce settlement to move from NYC to a Stoneham, a lovely little village on the New Hampshire and Massachusetts border, where she opens a mystery-focused book shop nestled amongst several other book shops. Soon after, the older sister she [...]


    2. Murder is Binding is a great cozy mystery book filled with excitement, twists, and interesting adventures. I certainly look forward to continuing the Booktown Mystery series over the winter, because winter just feels like the perfect time to read cozy books like this one.Trisha moved to a town in New Hampshire that is considered one of the safest, friendliest places in the U.S. She opened her mystery bookstore named "Haven't Got A Clue" in an area where all bookstores are grouped together and ca [...]


    3. First of a new series, for once! Every now and then I read a book and put it down thinking, "That author put a lot of work into coming up with that gimmick." I'm not knocking these gimmick-based mystery series - some of them are quite good, and anyway, what is Miss Marple if not a gimmick transformed into an icon through sheer venerableness? And her author's talent. Anyway - the "Booktown" series features not one but two winning gimmicks - Tricia MIles is owner of a mystery bookstore (in a small [...]


    4. Despite my dislike of the heroine's artificial Attitude and the unsurprising twist (view spoiler)[ twins(hide spoiler)] the choice of possible murderers hooks me to the end. I'll try the authors on the back page (Laura Childs - Charleston Tea Shop, Kate Kingsbury - Pennyfoot Hotel) before more Barrett. Familiarity questions: have I read this before, would then have rated higher, or is all just predictable?Tricia Miles uses last year's divorce alimony from handsome rich despicable Chris for five- [...]


    5. The book was okay. I didn't really connect with the protagonist, especially since she was unpleasantly snooty about her sister (although that seems to change over the course of the book). I get that the author is building up backstory and conflict to spice up the relationship, but the conflict is not really clear, just that the protagonist dislikes and judges her sister (there's a lot about her sister's size, and how the protagonist's robe is "a few sizes too small for her" or something like tha [...]


    6. Quit this book 1/3 of the way through. Did not like the main character and did not like the author's writing style at all.


    7. In the Cozy Mystery universe this is probably a 3 star. Maybe even a 4 star.In the general universe compared to other cheap novels & easy best sellers this is probably a 2 star. I had to settle on 2 stars regardless the plane of existence I might be careening through.I thought Cozy Mysteries were a fun guilty pleasure for me now and again, and maybe they still are. But they are also dumb and silly and cheesy and usually average.On the one hand this CM started out better than others, it didn' [...]


    8. Murder Is Binding is a definite must for cozy mystery fans.Lorna Barrett is the pseudonym of author Lorraine Bartlett aka L.L. Bartlett who pens psychological suspense & the Jeff Resnick mystery series.Let me say, I'd love to visit the charming town of Stoneham, New Hampshire. I mean after all, I'd be living in Kate Borden's incredible Cobbs's Landing so a day trip by bus or a stay @ The Brookside Inn for a four-day weekend would be sheer paradise.Stoneham is known as "Booktown" & consis [...]


    9. Just what I needed to break up reading the serious books I'm in the middle of - a worthy cozy. Stoneham, New Hampshire sounds like an epic little town - a bookish area that is covered with bookstores given by theme. Loved the names of the stores: The Cookery for cookbooks; Haven't got a clue for the mystery store and protagonist, Trish; History Repeats itself for the history; Have a heart for romance. How fun that little town would be.The protagonist is a likable enough sort - she loves books, s [...]


    10. Very good first book in a series. I love the idea of a town with its major tourist attraction different kinds of bookstores. The main character in this one owns the mystery shop (big surprise).This is one of those series where the sleuth DOESN'T sets out to get involved in a murder mystery, in fact she has to be dragged into the whole thing when it becomes obvious that someone is trying to frame her for the murder.The whole family dynamics aspect of this is interesting, as in, there is dysfuncti [...]


    11. This one was decent. I really liked the concept of a book town; that was the real plus for me. The mc's store being a mystery bookstore was cool (though cozies weren't really featured). Then there were things that bothered me, such as the mc being singled out as the main suspect when there was no motive. The characters seemed a bit flat. There was repetition, which seems to be a downfall in many cozies. Being that this is the first in the series I'm more than willing to try the next to see how i [...]



    12. Every once in awhile, a nice cozy mystery is exactly what I need to fill a rainy afternoon. And what better way to spend that afternoon than in Stoneham, New Hampshire- a town full of specialty bookstores which draws in tourists and book collectors. *sigh* If only Stoneham were a real place!Tricia Miles and her cat, Miss Marple, run the mystery bookstore, aptly called "Haven't Got a Clue"- cute, right? Newly divorced and new in town, the village welcomes her- that is until she discovers the murd [...]


    13. My actual rating would be 2.5 stars. I originally had 3 stars, but I knocked off half of one because something that irritated me to no end.Someone needs to inform the author that a character, especially a protagonist, using the term 'retarded' does not endear the character to others. No, I don't believe the character or the author herself meant anything offensive, and given the ages of both they were likely taught that it was the non-offensive term to use. Times have changed, and that is NOT an [...]


    14. This was really 2.5 stars, maybe 3 - for a cozy mystery. It was enjoyable but closely followed the cozy mystery formula: recently divorced woman (because who else has time to solve mysteries) who runs her own business (a mystery book store!) in atmospheric location stumbles on a dead body. While there was some character development, such as a relationship with her sister, some thoughts about her divorce, etc there are some things you cannot skip in a book. The only mention of her appearance was [...]


    15. In Lorna Barrett's Murder is Binding, the first installment in the Booktown Cozy Mystery series, a brand new series from Lorna Barrett with the theme of books and reading. For Tricia Miles, she was new to Stoneham New Hampshire and just opened her used bookstore, Haven't Got a Clue. It started out for her, when her neighbor Doris Gleason was killed in her store. As a fellow newbie, all eyes were on her as the prime suspect. Then when Winnie was hit by a car, this small town have been rocked by t [...]


    16. A cozy enough mystery, but the ending was more violent than I'd expect from the genre. I think it would have been more interesting if the author had delved into books more, perhaps the history of the antique cookbook and why it is so special. As a resident of New Hampshire, I didn't read enough sense of place. A minor character remarks during the conclusion that the mystery was so convoluted her head was spinning - mine too! I had trouble following which twin, which beneficiary etc. The sheriff' [...]


    17. The first in a series about a woman who owns a mystery bookstore in a small bookstore-filled town in New Hampshire (recursive much?). This got a lot of positive ratings on , but I was not impressed - very superficial both in terms of character development and plot.


    18. This was my first read by this author and it was pretty good,eventhough I guessed the killer half way through the book. All the characters were interesting, except for the sister. She was mostly annoying and I wanted to strangle her. It was an overly good light hearted read.


    19. I love the idea of a town whose economy is based on a row of different "themed" bookstores. I would love to be one of the many tourists bused in to visit. The thing that stinks is the typical "townies don't like the new people in town" which always gets on my nerves a little. I liked Tricia as a character, though I still feel like I barely know her after the book. Her car Miss Marple I was hoping would play a bigger role.This mystery was okay, but it seemed a little obvious to me. I liked the wa [...]


    20. Murder is Binding is a great murder mystery about a dying town called Stoneham, NH that regrew after community leaders invited booksellers to open shop. Tricia Miles, a city slicker, moved to Stoneham to sell her mystery books. When she finds her neighbor Doris Gleason dead in her own cookbook store, the atmosphere seems more cutthroat than cordial. Tricia is believed to be the murderer and to defend her case; she must take a page out of one of her own mysteries and hunt down the killer.I recomm [...]


    21. This book was ok. I love books about bookstores, however, I didn't enjoy this book very much. I felt it got bogged down with way too many adjectives used for the descriptions. Slow reading for me. Not sure if I will continue on with the series.


    22. Well, folks, I wasn't thrilled with this one, but am willing to try the next one -- really should be a 2.5 rating.I've enjoyed the author's series featuring reluctant psychic Buffalo sleuth Jeff Resnick (written as L L Bartlett), so thought I'd try the Booktown ones. From her other books, I knew she can write well, and tell a decent story. And, she does do a good job with setting and description here, which is fortunate, because there's a fair amount of it. As others have mentioned, I was left w [...]


    23. This was a fun, light read as these cozy mysteries usually are. I love murders that take place in small town settings. The characters and mysteries are generally pretty interesting and this book was no exception. The fact that the main character, Tricia Miles, owned a bookstore ramped up the entertainment value for me.Although Tricia was smart and likeable for the most part, she did have her faults as well. There were times when she seemed a little too whiny, sarcastic and snooty. But, I admired [...]


    24. Listened for Fun (Library Book)Overall Rating: 4.00Story Rating: 3.75Character Rating: 4.25Audio Rating: 4.00 (Not part of the overall rating)First Thought when Finished: Really strong beginning to a new to me cozy mystery series. :)Story Thoughts: This was a fun little cozy mystery. Tricia was pretty smart and savvy which made her approach to the case both interesting and fun. I am not a big fan of the plot device used for the "who dun it" but it was still really easy to read. Great for an afte [...]


    25. "All those years in Manhattan without a problem, and you move to a small town in New England to find chaos," says Tricia Miles' ex-husband to her when she 'phones to update him on what was happening. Incidentally they made no further contact thereafter.No wonder he made the comment for Tricia opened a mystery bookstore 'Haven't Got a Clue' in Shoreham, which was the New England equivalent of Hay-on-Wye; bookshops everywhere! Heaven.And heaven is where a neighbouring bookshop owner went rather my [...]


    26. A mystery set in and around a bookstore is intriguing, but when there’s a whole town dedicated to a slew of bookstores, how can any true bibliophile pass that up? Where this story lacks in intensity and real mystery, it makes up for in the whimsy of the village of Stoneham. While reading, I found myself not really caring so much who the murderer was as much as I was intrigued by the town and the bookshops. I kept hoping that our heroine would frequent more of them in an attempt to give the rea [...]


    27. Wow Tricia Miles, the main character, comes off as a real bitch in the first few chapters. She’s judgmental, blames her sister or her mother for why she feels certain ways, and is about as boring as a stick in the mud. Things just get worse from there.I didn’t like the way Barrett wrote, she was overly descriptive about the surroundings, and seemed to be forcing things to go a certain way. A lot of her terms and word choices seemed really dated and I was surprised to see the book was publish [...]


    28. The book was a slow starter that never really grabbed me. I tried to read the book earlier in the summer and I just never could connect with that mysterious something that draws us into a fictional world. I wasn’t as much left cold by the book as much as having a strong sense of just plodding along until the end but I thought maybe it was my mood and picked it up again this week for a future Group Read. The setting is a great one that I imagine appeals to all readers and though I’d never wan [...]


    29. I really wanted to like this book and I did in many ways. The setting is idyllic Stoneham, NH which hadn't had a murder in 60 years. Until now. The victim is one the booksellers who has revived the small downtown. She wasn't a very nice person but nevertheless, murder is murder. Tricia Miles, a fellow bookseller, found the body and the Sheriff is certain she is the murdered. Tricia is equally certain it is their landlord. There are not enough characters in the book for the killer not to be prett [...]


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