A Just Clause (A Booktown Mystery)


by: Barrett, Lorna
Format: Hardcover

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Product Description Just when things are getting back to normal in Booktown, Tricia and Angelica have their lives turned upside down by a shocking visitor from their past in this cozy mystery in the New York Times bestselling series.  Tricia Miles, mystery bookstore owner and amateur sleuth, is in for a surprise when her ne’er-do-well father, John, comes to town—and promptly becomes a prime suspect in the murder of a woman with her own scandalous past. Even Tricia’s faith in the old man is shaken when the Stoneham police break the news that her father is a known con man who has done jail time.   But what about bestselling thriller author Steven Richardson? Is it a coincidence that he arrived for a book signing just before the crime or that the victim was found with a signed copy of his latest bestseller?   From merlot to murder, Tricia is determined to clear the family name before another body shows up and ruins Stoneham’s first—and highly anticipated—wine and jazz festival. INCLUDES RECIPES Review "Author Lorna Barrett has always delivered fun mysteries with characters that are so vibrant they practically jump off the page. And with this latest Booktown Mystery, she continues to deliver just that." --Suspense Magazine Praise for the New York Times Bestselling Booktown Mysteries "Diverting entertainment...An engaging story line, an intrepid heroine...Good for lovers of intrigue."-- Richmond Times-Dispatch "Lorna Barrett never fails to offer a suspenseful cozy mystery...Entertaining, highly enjoyable."--Cozy Mystery Book Reviews "Fans of Carolyn Hart and Denise Swanson, rejoice!...This first-rate cozyartfully blends crime, cuisine, and even bookselling in a cheerful,witty, well-plotted puzzler."--Julia Spencer-Fleming, New York Times bestselling author of Through the Evil Days "A mystery bookstore in a sleepy New England town, a cat named MissMarple, a nasty murder, and a determined heroine...Delightful...Everything a cozy lover could want and more. Bravo!"--Leann Sweeney, New York Timesbestselling author of The Cat, the Vagabond and the Victim "Lorna Barrett's new cozy creation...has it all: wonderful old books, quirkycharacters, a clever mystery, and a cat named Miss Marple!"--RobertaIsleib, author of Asking for Murder "[A] delightful, andoften funny, mystery series about a town that lives and dies by the love of books."--Kings River Life Magazine "Tightly plotted and paced to keep you turning the pages, this series is indeed getting better with each book."--Gumshoe Review "Charming...An engaging whodunit."-- Publishers Weekly About the Author The immensely popular Booktown Mystery series is what put LORNA BARRETT's name on the New York Times Bestseller list, but it's hertalent -- whether writing as Lorna, or L.L. Bartlett, or LorraineBartlett -- that keeps her in her readers' hearts. This multi-published,Agatha-nominated author pens the exciting Jeff Resnick Mysteries as well as theacclaimed Victoria Square Mystery and Lotus Bay Mysteryseries, the Tales of Teleniaadventure-fantasy saga, and has many shortstories and novellas to her name(s). Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. One Tricia Miles almost always felt a thrill to host a book signing at her mystery bookstore, Haven't Got a Clue, especially when it involved a favorite author. Tonight that author was Steven Richardson, known for writing New York Times and USA Today bestselling thrillers. Stacks of his latest hardcover, A Killing in Mad Gate, sat on a table at the front of the store. The weather was perfect for a signing: drizzling and gray. Now all she needed was for the guest of honor to arrive. Tricia's assistant, Pixie Poe, checked the big pink watch on her left wrist. "He's late," she sang. To honor the author, Pixie had chosen a fuchsia floral dress that had been made at least six decades before, and, despite her rather chunky frame, the dress not only fit as though it had been made for her, but was actually


Product Code: 9780399585913
ISBN: 0399585915
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: 2017-06-13
Number of Pages: 320 pages
Languages: english
Edition: No Information
Dimension: 6.46 x 1.34 x 9.37 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.15 pounds