Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Murder in Three Volumes” as Want to Read:
Murder in Three Volumes
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Murder in Three Volumes

by
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  80 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Stoneham, New Hampshire, was a dying town until community leaders invited booksellers to open up shop. Now, its streets are lined with bookstores—and paved with murder…

Murder is Binding: When she opened her mystery bookstore, city slicker Tricia Miles met friendly competition. But when she finds Doris Gleason killed by a carving knife, the atmosphere seems more cutthroat
...more
Paperback, 592 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Berkley
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Murder in Three Volumes, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Murder in Three Volumes

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 320)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Michelle
This is a compilation of the first three books in the Booktown cozy mystery series (Murder is Binding, Bookmarked for Death, and Bookplate Special). The first introduces us to Tricia, who has a fairly new mystery bookstore in a small town in New Hampshire that has been promoted as a book haven. She is surprised by an extended visit from her sister, who is now separated. When she accidentally discovers the body of a fellow bookstore owner specializing in cooking, she gets pulled into the investig ...more
Beth
This particular volume contains the three books: "Murder in Binding," "Bookmarked for Death," and "Bookplate Special."

The series of cozy mysteries involve Tricia Miles, a bookshop owner, her cat- Mrs. Marple, and her sister Angelica Miles. Angelica opens a small restaurant and cookbook shop next to her sister.

Each book was enjoyable, with little repetitive material. They are very similar in type to other cozy mystery novels.
Nancy Bennett
This version is actually the first 3 books in the series, so I'll write a review for each as I finish them.

1. Murder is Binding -- 3 stars
Parts of this book were definitely a 2 because they just seemed rather unbelievable, but overall I liked the book. It is setting up the life of Tricia as she sets up a Mystery book shop in Stoneham, a quaint town in New Hampshire. I liked the set of characters that were introduced and look forward to seeing how they develop.

2. Bookmarked for Death -- 3 stars
Ag
...more
Margaret
I loved this book. It is a comfortable mystery, great characters, and set in a mystery bookstore in a small town.kind of an american agatha christie.light reading, but but great.
Ann Boytim
Three books in one. New series for me Tricia Miles owns a book store and it seems that in each of these stories Tricia finds a body and the sheriff in town is very much against Tricia and us determined to make her the killer. Tricia sister buys a store next door to her and they team up to try and solve the murders.
Barbara Ginn
This was 3 books in one. I enjoyed the characters. It is very 'cozy mystery' and I like that. I look forward to reading more of this series and author!
Chris Eirschele
Murder in Three Volumes is the first three Booktown Mysteries stories packaged in one cozy-mystery book. Though Lorna Barrett's books can be read individually and out of order, the first story lays out the characters and scenery in detail. The third book had an unusual plot and added threads at the end for future stories.

Definitely "safe" murder stories, but with good mysteries that keep you hanging until the end. A must for the summer read list.
Audrey Jones
Fun light reading. Really enjoyed the references to other mystery authors.
Karrie Stewart
Good in between reads.
Marie Geisel
Marie Geisel marked it as to-read
Aug 26, 2015
Missy
Missy marked it as to-read
Aug 24, 2015
Sally Lindsay-briggs
Sally Lindsay-briggs marked it as to-read
Aug 07, 2015
Chelle
Chelle marked it as to-read
Aug 06, 2015
Julie
Julie marked it as to-read
Aug 01, 2015
Bill Hudson
Bill Hudson marked it as to-read
Jul 17, 2015
Joyce
Joyce marked it as to-read
Jul 14, 2015
Ladan
Ladan marked it as to-read
Jul 11, 2015
Maryalene
Maryalene marked it as to-read
Jul 03, 2015
Marcia Schmit
Marcia Schmit marked it as to-read
Jul 02, 2015
Lisa
Lisa marked it as to-read
Jul 02, 2015
Martha
Martha is currently reading it
Jun 16, 2015
Nancy Luebke
Nancy Luebke marked it as to-read
Jun 16, 2015
Karen
Karen added it
Jun 15, 2015
Tom
Tom marked it as to-read
Jun 13, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Death By Design (A Scrapbooking Mystery, #1-3)
  • Let It Sew (A Southern Sewing Circle, #7)
  • Herald of Death (Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery #19)
  • The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller (Haunted Bookshop Mystery #6)
  • Double-Booked for Death (Black Cat Bookshop Mystery, #1)
  • Chocolate Dipped Death (A Candy Shop Mystery, #2)
  • Grace Among Thieves (Manor House Mystery, #3)
  • Uncommon Grounds (Maggy Thorsen Mystery #1)
  • The Brim Reaper (Style & Error Mystery, #3)
  • Murders on Elderberry Road
  • Cookie Dough or Die (A Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery, #1)
1142669
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 ...more
More about Lorna Barrett...
Murder is Binding (A Booktown Mystery, #1) Bookmarked For Death (A Booktown Mystery, #2) Bookplate Special (A Booktown Mystery, #3) Sentenced to Death (A Booktown Mystery, #5) Chapter and Hearse (A Booktown Mystery, #4)

Share This Book