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Tricia and her sister have their ups and downs, but they can count on each other in a crisis, which is a very good thing. Tricia kindly asked a visiting former school mate to move on, having over-stayed her visit, and the old friend winds up dead in the dumpster. Well, head-first in the trash container behind Angelica’s store. Turns out, the old friend wasn’t so nice, yet Tricia wants to find out who did her in. There is much interaction between the characters in this story, which furthers their development and adds to the enjoyment of the tale. ( )
  Maydacat | Nov 3, 2018 |
[Bookplate Special] by Lorna Barrett 7/10/18 Stars: 3
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Tricia Miles, owner of the town’s mystery book store has found another body. Only this time it is her ex-friend that she just tossed out of her house.
With plenty of suspects and myriad clues, Tricia Miles tries to find the murder of her college ex-friend Pammy Frederickson. Pammy wasn’t a nice person but she didn’t deserve to die.
A mystery where the author tends to hold back some of the evidence? Or supposition? Or Clues? A cozy mystery. ( )
  Bettesbooks | Jul 28, 2018 |
Tricia Miles, owner of Haven’t a Clue mystery bookstore, is still settling into Stoneham, New Hampshire, the kind of town where everybody knows your name and where everyone’s quick to lend a hand. The kind folks of Stoneham call Pammy Fredericks a free spirit. The less kind, a thief and a freeloader. Tricia has put up with her uninvited college roommate for weeks. In return, Pammy, has stolen from Tricia and others in the town long with scaring away customers from the stores in town. The day that Tricia kicks Pammy out of her apartment, her body is found stuffed in a trash can behind the diner that Angelica owns. Pammy leaves behind lots of unanswered questions, to find the answers to all the questions Tricia will have to head first dive into Pammy's life.

The mystery is filled with adventure and interesting twists that has a surprising conclusion when the killer is revealed. The characters story lines are continuing to grow and develop as the series progresses which helps them not seem boring and stale which happens in some series after a couple of books. The relationships between two couples comes to an end and one couple is walking down the aisle which adds to the series plot lines. I like that the author has added some new characters to the series so the older established characters can make some new friendships and relationships. I didn't like the Pammy character she seemed to be written as a flat one dimensional character who was destined to be killed off from page one. I'm also bored with the plot device of having Tricia being run off the road in every book, it reminds me of the Stephanie Plum series where Stephanie destroys one or more cars in every single book. ( )
  FaytheShattuck | May 23, 2018 |
Tricia Miles, owner of Haven’t a Clue mystery bookstore, is still settling into Stoneham, New Hampshire, the kind of town where everybody knows your name and where everyone’s quick to lend a hand. The kind folks of Stoneham call Pammy Fredericks a free spirit. The less kind, a thief and a freeloader. Tricia has put up with her uninvited college roommate for weeks. In return, Pammy, has stolen from Tricia and others in the town long with scaring away customers from the stores in town. The day that Tricia kicks Pammy out of her apartment, her body is found stuffed in a trash can behind the diner that Angelica owns. Pammy leaves behind lots of unanswered questions, to find the answers to all the questions Tricia will have to head first dive into Pammy's life.

The mystery is filled with adventure and interesting twists that has a surprising conclusion when the killer is revealed. The characters story lines are continuing to grow and develop as the series progresses which helps them not seem boring and stale which happens in some series after a couple of books. The relationships between two couples comes to an end and one couple is walking down the aisle which adds to the series plot lines. I like that the author has added some new characters to the series so the older established characters can make some new friendships and relationships. I didn't like the Pammy character she seemed to be written as a flat one dimensional character who was destined to be killed off from page one. I'm also bored with the plot device of having Tricia being run off the road in every book, it reminds me of the Stephanie Plum series where Stephanie destroys one or more cars in every single book. ( )
  FaytheShattuck | May 23, 2018 |
Audiobook performed by Cassandra Campbell

Book number three in the Booktown Mystery series. Tricia Miles, owner of Haven’t Got a Clue mystery bookshop can’t help but investigate when her college roommate, Pammy, is found dead in a garbage bin, a day after Tricia told her to find another “temporary” residence. It’s not just any garbage bin, either … it’s behind Tricia’s sister’s café, which is right next door to the book shop. Angelica had even hired Pammy, after hearing her sob story of how Tricia “kicked her out.”

This is a typical cozy mystery, with a cast of colorful characters, and a nosy amateur sleuth who simply cannot help herself when it comes to investigating a crime on her doorstep. There’s a little romantic tension as well, and a few recipes at the end. (Angelica has written a cookbook, and runs a bistro, after all.) It’s not great literature, but it’s entertaining and a quick read. And, I just love all the references to books.

The audiobook is performed by Cassandra Campbell, who is quickly becoming one of my favorite audio narrators. She has good pacing, and is an accomplished voice artist, able to handle the large cast of characters. ( )
  BookConcierge | Nov 10, 2017 |
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Tricia Miles, owner of Haven't Got a clue mystery bookstore, is still settling into Stoneham, New Hampshire, the kind of town where everybody knows your name-and where everyone's quick to lend a hand, even when murder is afoot...The kinder folks of Stoneham might call Pammy Fredericks a free spirit. The less kind, a freeloading thief. Tricia has put up-and put up with her uninvited college roommate for weeks. In return, Pammy has stolen one hundred dollars, among other things. But the day she's kicked out, Pammy's found dead in a trash cart, leaving loads of questions unanswered. What was she foraging for? Did her killer want it too? To piece the case together, Tricia will have to dive in headfirst...
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"Tricia Miles, owner of Haven't Got a Clue mystery bookstore, is still settling into Stoneham, New Hampshire, the kind of town where everybody knows your name--and where everyone's quick to lend a hand, even when murder is afoot... The kinder folks of Stoneham might call Pammy Fredericks a free spirit. The less kind, a freeloading thief. Tricia has put up--and put up with--her uninvited college roommate for weeks. In return, Pammy has stolen one hundred dollars, among other things. But the day she's kicked out, Pammy's found dead in a trash cart, leaving loads of questions unanswered. What was she foraging for? Did her killer want it, too? To piece the case together, Tricia will have to dive in headfirst..."--p. [4] of cover.… (more)

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