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Murder in Three Volumes

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
Paperback, 592 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Berkley
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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
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
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.
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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
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