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One Hot Murder (Victoria Square #3)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  789 Ratings  ·  110 Reviews
Where there's smoke...
Katie Bonner, the reluctant manager of Artisans Alley in the quaint shopping district of Victoria Square, is no stranger to ambivalence. Things have been going hot and heavy with pizza maker Andy Rust--so much so that Katie has moved in over his pizza parlor. But now that summer's ushered in a heat wave, an apartment above pizza ovens without an air
ebook, 304 pages
Published February 5th 2013 by Berkley Books
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Andrea Wahle
Nov 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book as a Goodreads Giveaway.

I didn't realize this was book 3 in a series when I entered the giveaway - that didn't matter. Lorraine Bartlett has a wonderful way of bringing a reader up to date on the happenings in her world without it feeling like exposition. I got enough background of the goings on in the first two books to understand the relationships, but not so much that I don't want to go back and read the first two. I know who was murdered in the first two books, but not t
Jan 18, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, ebook
One Hot Murder by Lorraine Bartlett is the third book in the Victorian Square series.  I find myself with mixed feelings on this one.  On the positive I very much enjoyed the mystery.  The clues kept me guessing and there were plenty of false leads.  Two separate murders kept you wondering if there was a connection or not. There was also the little other problems that kept cropping up in Artisan Alley.  Part of me felt certain that some had to do with the mystery, others not so much.

The one big
Mar 04, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the other books in this series but for some reason I was disappointed in this one. I still don't like Katie and feel no connection between she and Andy. The character of Det. Davenport is unbelievable. There are too many rabbit trails that lead no where or seem contrived to fill in a plot line. I'll read the next one to see where the story goes.
Janet Sampurdanis
Love this series. Kept me guessing practically to the end. Interesting bunch of characters. Each book you learn more about the people of Artisan's Alley. Keeps you interested till the end.
Can't wait until the next book in the series.
Based on Advance Reading Copy (ARC)
Third in the Victoria Square Mystery Series, this book does not disappoint, in fact if anything, it surpasses with a mysterious fire and death in Artisans Alley. As Katie's mind races between one suspect and another, one victim and another, the reader is hard put to try and outguess the protagonist. With her keen sense of intuition, she needs to talk her ideas out with someone. What a time for Detective Davenport to retire! So many loose threads, but who is hol
Widow Katie Bonner’s dream of running a Bed and Breakfast is shattered when she learns her late husband used all their savings to purchase a struggling craft mall. Katie is now the reluctant manager of Artisan’s Alley and also the president of Victoria Square’s merchant association. Both roles require Katie to deal with quirky characters and strong personalities, but she still finds time for a little romance with pizzeria owner Andy Rust as well as help the local police force solve a few murders ...more
Amy Lignor
Jul 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This is the third installment in the Victoria Square Mysteries, and it’s just as cool as books one and two.

Katie Bonner is roasting to death in her apartment located over a pizza parlor. She has always dreamed of owning a B&B, but she found out - when her husband passed away - that he had used all of their savings to buy a mall that handled local crafts. This mall is already going down the tubes and Katie now finds herself the manager of a business she never even wanted.

Her job is to deal wi
Jan 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One Hot Murder is the third book in the Victorian Square Mystery series. And a very welcomed and enjoyable book, too.

It seems to be a hot time in the square this July. The annual Christmas In July pot-luck is coming up and everyone is excited to be able to get together and party. Putting a damper on the festivities for Katie, begins when she looks out of her apartment, over her boyfriends pizza parlor, and that the shop Wood U is on fire. The fire is quickly extinguished, but a body is found ins
Nov 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Katie Bonner, the reluctant manager of Artisans Alley, is hot, literally hot from a heat wave. It doesn't help that she moved into the apartment over her boyfriend, Andy's pizza parlor without air conditioning, however, it's hot everywhere. Artisans Alley doesn't have air conditioning either. When a fire strikes a small woodworking store Wood U in Victoria Square, the store is destroyed, but there is a dead body inside. It seems that the victim was not killed by the fire, he was shot. Katie is d ...more
Sue Ross
Nov 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lorraine Bartlett wrote more twists and turns than a cobra being chased by a mongoose this time. Just when you think you know who the killer is, oops maybe not!! It's hot and sticky the middle of July and Katie and her friends for Artisian Alley are planning a Christmas in July party, but it sure won't feel like Christmas if she can't get the air conditioning fixed. Not only that but one of the memebers of the Merchants association is murdered, the big brown delivery guy is missing and what is t ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Victoria Square (4 books)
  • A Crafty Killing (Victoria Square, #1)
  • The Walled Flower (Victoria Square, #2)
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