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Lorna Barrett

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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 and novellas to her name(s). Check out the links to all her works here: http://www.lornabarrett.com

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Lorna Barrett I don't have to get up and drive through bad weather to get to my job. All I have to do is walk down the hall to my office.
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Murder is Binding (Booktown...

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Bookmarked For Death (Bookt...

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Bookplate Special (Booktown...

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Sentenced to Death (Booktow...

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Chapter and Hearse (Booktow...

3.84 avg rating — 3,149 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions
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Murder on the Half Shelf (B...

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Not the Killing Type (Bookt...

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Book Clubbed (Booktown Myst...

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A Fatal Chapter (Booktown M...

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October-the geece are restless

The leaves are starting to turn on the trees around Lotus Bay. Without boats, the geese, swans, ducks, and gulls have the bay to themselves. I love to hear the geese flying overhead. They get restless paddling around, take off, land somewhere else, and the cycle repeats. I'm pretty sure they stay in the area year round, thanks to all the farmland full of leftovers (corn and soybeans) and the r... Read more of this blog post »
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Murder is Binding Bookmarked For Death Bookplate Special Chapter and Hearse Sentenced to Death Murder on the Half Shelf Not the Killing Type
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Journey by Lorraine Bartlett
"Amanda Shelton finds herself banned by Prince Paxdon from Telenia’s Summer Palace. This act gives Amanda an idea of how to help Telenia’s oppressed women. With the threat of war increasing and the loss of many soldiers, Prince Paxdon welcomes Aman..." Read more of this review »
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Happy Holidays by Lorraine Bartlett
"This is a collection of holiday short stories. The stories have a common theme-family more accurately dysfunctional family. In “We’re So Sorry, Uncle Albert”, Mandy Nichols and family find out that the very miserly Uncle Albert, that has forever b..." Read more of this review »
Lorna Barrett and 1 other person liked Denise Neubauer's review of Eyewitness:
Eyewitness by L.L. Bartlett
"It's been two years since the mugging that left Jeff Resnick with psychic powers and four years since his ex-wife Shelly was murdered. When Jeff gets a call from the NYPD to report their progress, or rather lack thereof, Jeff offers his services.

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“Deception wasn’t Tricia’s strongpoint. Not when she’d been seven and blamed Angelica for a vase she’d broken, nor when coming up with excuses to avoid dating high school jocks who couldn’t spell, let alone comprehend, Sherlock Holmes.”
Lorna Barrett, Murder is Binding


Which short series (less than 10 books) would you be interested in reading as a group? You may use this link to see more information about each series.


Rev. Clare Fergusson & Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries by Julia Spencer-Fleming
  6 votes, 26.1%

Wine Country by Ellen Crosby
  4 votes, 17.4%

Kate Burkholder by Linda Castillo
  2 votes, 8.7%

Smoky Barrett by Cody McFadyen
  2 votes, 8.7%

Carolyn Sullivan by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
  2 votes, 8.7%

Tracers by Laura Griffin
  2 votes, 8.7%

Evan Delaney by Meg Gardiner
  2 votes, 8.7%

Booktown Mystery by Lorna Barrett
  1 vote, 4.3%

Suspicion by Barbara Parker
  1 vote, 4.3%

Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy
  1 vote, 4.3%

Britt Montero by Edna Buchanan
  0 votes, 0.0%

Samantha Adams by Sarah Shankman
  0 votes, 0.0%

Nikki Heat by Richard Castle
  0 votes, 0.0%

Alison Reynolds by J.A. Jance
  0 votes, 0.0%

Constable Molly Smith by Vicki Delany
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Ruth Galloway by Elly Griffiths
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Dianne Hall Have and read all your books except 7, 8, and 9, love your books!

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Leon Shure Thanks for adding me as a friend,

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Daniel De Culla I enjoy You and Yrs so much.
Kisses and Blessed Be¡

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Trine Thanks for inviting me. :-)

Looking forward to reading your upcoming book Chapter and Hearse. It's such a great series.

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Lorna Barrett Yvonne wrote: "Thanks for adding me to your friends! I love your books!"

I love to hear from readers. Have you checked out my web site? I offer bookmarks and/or bookplates to readers who request them. (Check out the contact page.)

All my best,

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Beth Hi Lorna,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author here on Goodreads as well as elsewhere!

Yvonne Thanks for adding me to your friends! I love your books!

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