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Murder Is Binding (original 2008; edition 2008)

by Lorna Barrett

Series: Booktown (1)

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Title:Murder Is Binding
Authors:Lorna Barrett
Info:Berkley (2008), Mass Market Paperback, 288 pages
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A good cozy series about a town that is called the new book town, similar to the town in wales that resurrected itself selling books. Good concept with some interesting characters. And as always, it has a cat named Miss Marple that resides in the mystery book store. Definitely a recommend for those that like cozy mysteries. ( )
  JaneAustenNut | Mar 31, 2014 |
In Murder Is Binding, by Lorna Barrett, recently divorced, 40-something Tricia Miles moves from New York City to the small town of Stoneham, New Hampshire, drawn by the town's newly hatched plan for increasing tourism: converting a row of old buildings into specialty bookstores, featuring both modern bestsellers and rare first editions. Tricia has long loved mysteries and opening a mystery bookstore is the fulfillment of a dream, but the townspeople are suspicious of the incoming booksellers and when the owner of a nearby cookbook store is found murdered, with an important first-edition Revolutionary-War era cooking pamphlet missing, it takes almost no time for town sheriff Wendy Adams to zero in on Tricia as the prime suspect - after all, Tricia knew about the pamphlet and found the body. Now it is up to Tricia and her meddling older sister Angelica, who seems set for an indefinite visit despite their mutual antagonism, to prove Sheriff Adams wrong by finding the real murderer before he (or she) strikes again.... This is the first novel in a series of cozies featuring Tricia and the small town in New Hampshire; I thought it would be fine winter's reading and to some degree, it is, but it's very very slight and not terribly insightful about human behaviour. I don't usually include a character's age and marital status in reviewing books, but as these seem to be important "character traits" to the author, I've added them here to give a sense of the priorities of the book. Not bad, but not worth searching out - unless you have a hankering for a mystery novel that ends with a half-dozen or so recipes for various foods. Rather bland, overall. ( )
  thefirstalicat | Mar 10, 2014 |
Really a fun read. I'm a book collector myself and love mysteries. Combining the two is just perfect. The characters are believable and likable. I'm looking forward to reading more of this series. The plot is solid and not convoluted.It reminds me of another series that deals with books. I recommend this series. ( )
  etennyson | Nov 21, 2013 |
Not bad, although I am STILL looking for something as good as the China Bayles mysteries... ( )
  lisan. | Oct 4, 2013 |
A very good story, with interesting characters. Looking forward to reading Bookmarked For Death, the secon in the series. ( )
  yoder | Sep 20, 2013 |
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Stoneham, New Hampshire, was a dying town until community leaders invited booksellers to open shop. Now, its streets are lined with bookstores--and paved with murder…

When she moved to Stoneham, city-slicker Tricia Miles was met with friendly faces. And when she opened her mystery bookstore, she met with friendly competition. But when she finds Doris Gleason dead in her own cookbook store, killed by a carving knife, the atmosphere seems more 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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The streets of Stoneham, New Hampsire are lined with bookstores...and 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 more 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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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 more 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.… (more)

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