Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A Fatal Chapter (Booktown Mystery #9) by Lorna Barrett

Yay! A new part in the Booktown Mystery series will be available in paperback May 3rd, A Fatal Chapter (Booktown Mystery #9) by Lorna Barrett. I can hardly believe I am nine parts into this series. I honestly adore every part.

From the back of the book:

New York Times bestselling author Lorna Barrett presents another page-turning chapter in her Booktown Mystery series. This time mystery bookshop owner Tricia Miles is about to find out murder is no walk in the park… 

While out walking Sarge, her sister’s bichon frise, Tricia is led by the agitated dog to a man lying in a gazebo. She’s startled when she recognizes Pete Renquist, the president of the Stoneham Historical Society, who appears to be suffering from cardiac arrest. When Pete later dies in the hospital, the discovery of a suspicious bruise and a puncture mark on his arm suggests he may have been murdered.

Haunted by Pete’s enigmatic last words to her, Tricia begins to consider who had a motive to kill her friend. Did Pete take his flirting too far, only to have a jealous husband teach him a lesson? Or did he discover something in the town’s historical records that his killer wanted kept secret? Tricia is determined to get to the bottom of things before someone else becomes history…

My thoughts:

If you are just starting, you can jump in here but with all that has happened, I would recommend you start back at least a few books. Seriously, you will love them and might as well start at the beginning! I really do love the characters in this story. They continue to grow and I continue to deepen my attachment to them.

While this had a few surprises and some lovely twists, I was able to solve it. Even having figured it out, the ending still held a surprise and was both awesome and heartbreaking. If you haven't started this series yet, I recommend you do now. It's filled with crisply plotted mysteries and wonderful characters in a fun setting.

Take some time to browse the other great mysteries available from Berkley Prime Crime. While you are there, you can sign up for the newsletter so you never miss a new release. I must warn you though, after browsing my wish list is longer than I could probably read. You can also connect with them on Twitter where you can happen across a fun giveaway as well. 

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