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Title Wave

(Booktown Mystery #10)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  2,268 ratings  ·  297 reviews
Tricia and Angelica leave Booktown behind for a pleasure cruise, but they’re going to need their life jackets because a murderer has also booked passage—in Lorna Barrett’s New York Times bestselling series.
While her bookstore, Haven’t Got a Clue, is rebuilt following a devastating fire, Tricia Miles and her sister, Angelica, decide to book a cruise for some much needed R
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published June 14th 2016 by Berkley
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Dec 06, 2017 rated it did not like it
I saw this at my local library and picked it up because I read the first 9 books, and I forgot why I stopped reading them. I stopped reading them because Tricia is a judgmental piece of 💩. I forgot that Tricia is a trash person who claims to be broken up about her ex being murdered, but she accused him of stalking her because he tried to be her friend. I forgot that Tricia was human garbage that once discounted a rape victim because she was large and "who would want to have sex with her?" Tricia ...more
Oct 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If your longing for an escape from your chaotic and hectic life and want to be on a cruise on the high seas. If you are a book fan, like myself and that cruise was a bookish cruise, geared to nothing but being able to relax with a good book,poolside, take in a show, pamper yourself or have a book by a favourite author signed or hear them talk but you can not find a cruise like this then reading Title Wave is your answer.

Haven't got a Clue, bookstore owner, Trisha Miles and her sister, cookbook a
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from Berkley and Netgalley. This title will be released on June 14. All thoughts stated in this review are entirely my own.*

The Booktown series was one of the first cozy mysteries I started reading; they have consistently been solid, engaging mysteries. This one was no different. Ms. Barrett took a tried-and-true setting (a cruise ship) and put her spin on it to create a wonderful book.

Tricia is dealing with emotional struggle
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
This is the 10th book in this series, which is one that I normally enjoy. This was a struggle to read, taking me far longer than it usually would and I found it difficult to connect with or care about any of the characters, old or new. I have zero interest in cruises so that could definitely be part of the problem, although I AM glad that Trisha is *finally* over her ridiculous eating restrictions. That had become beyond tiresome.

Apart from lots of walking around the ship, eating and drinking, a
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jeanie

Title Wave
Booktown Mystery #10
By Lorna Barrett
ISBN 9780425282717
Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Jeanie


Tricia and Angelica leave Booktown behind for a pleasure cruise, but they’re going to need their life jackets because a murderer has also booked passage—in Lorna Barrett’s New York Times bestselling series.

While her bookstore, Haven’t Got a Clue, is rebuilt following a devastating fire, Tricia Miles and her sister, Angelica, decide
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, my-reviews
"Title Wave" by Lorna Barrett is Book 10 in the Booktown Mystery series. However, it is the first book I have read in the series, and I must say that I was able to quickly and easily figure out all the characters and their relationships to one another. I did not feel at any disadvantage for having missed the earlier books, and this is rare in series works, especially when starting so late in the game. I appreciated the effort the author took to provide all the relevant information in an interest ...more
Michael Brown
Oct 16, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: series-reading
About 1/3rd into this book I was ready to take it back to the library and forget the series. Tricia our lead busybody was on a cruise with various family and friends from town. While Barrett has portrayed her as a snoop and know-it all with various quirks, she has never really pushed the odd behavior outside of the snooping and interference in police matters. But early on we had her portrayed here as definitely mentally unstable. But as I hate dropping a read I plodded on and about 2/3rds in we ...more
Lisa Morin
Apr 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my fair and honest review. All thoughts are my own.

I really love this series. I have read all of the books over and over again and always anxiously await the next in the series. Tricia and Angelica are great characters and the author has brought them to life with her incredible style of writing.

In this particular story, the sisters are on a Mystery Lovers cruise with their extended family and friends. While Angelica
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Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another wonderful installment to the bestselling Booktown Mysteries!

I was a bit hesitant when I first started reading TITLE WAVE. I don’t normally care for books that take the main character away from their hometown. I needn’t have worried. Author Lorna Barrett transitioned her protagonist and friends perfectly. The cruise ship themed story made for a marvelous whodunit!

A tale of murder on the high seas, TITLE WAVE was a fast moving thrill ride. Chapter after chapter this story was filled with
Stacie Amelotte
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This series just keeps getting better and better. After the emotional rollercoaster ride in the last book, I wasn’t sure if Barrett would be able to top it, but I was not disappointed. It was fun to join the characters for a “relaxing” vacation aboard a cruise to Bermuda. Cruising and cozies are two of my favorite things, so this was the perfect book for me. The author’s descriptive writing style transports you onboard and you quickly get lost in the adventure. A possible murder committed out at ...more
Doward Wilson
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recovering from a recent tragedy, mystery bookstore owner Tricia is persuaded to take a cruise featuring mystery writers. She and her sister, Angelica, set out to relax and network but end up discovering the body of a very unpleasant famous mystery writer. Suicide is the official verdict by shipboard security but Tricia has serious doubts based on what she saw when she found the body. This is the tenth book in the series and it continues to entertain with wonderful characters and a twisted myste ...more
Nov 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Some murder mystery series get better with each book, and some of them start gradually winding down, losing steam with each book. Although this is one of my favorite series, I am afraid, it is in the second category. This book almost has no story line and hardly has a murder mystery. (While on a cruise ship, the main and the supporting characters get up in the morning, eat breakfast, go to a bar, eat lunch, go to a bar, eat dinner, go to a bar, go to bed, and start all over again the following d ...more
Mar 05, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
I have loved this series since it came out, it's a cute cozy series. But I have not enjoyed the last two books. Tricia has become very annoying. This book focused on her food intake to a distracting degree. Angelica is also a vapid, annoying, beast of a character. The who done it was easy to spot from minute one. ...more
Aug 17, 2016 rated it it was ok
I'm in the middle of this book but am confused, was does Tricia keep going on about her ex-husband? First, it's her ex. Second, in the last book she wanted nothing to do with him? But now she's sad? Very confusing. ...more
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
The parts of the book I enjoyed were the detailed descriptions of the food and drinks on the cruise. I was more interested in the final tally of all the times the characters surrendered their key cards than I was in learning who the killer was.
Alas, the author did not satisfy my curiosity.
Sep 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bibliomysteries
Sisters, Tricia and Angelica, set off on a mystery writers cruise. Both own bookstores, while Angelica owns a couple other businesses and most of the town.

With extended family, employees and the town’s chamber, it’s an excursion to sail with authors, fellow bookstore owners, fans, and affiliated book related people.

When one of the more famous of the sea farers is found hanging in her suite’s shower (of course, by Tricia) it’s off to venture it a murder and solve the mystery behind it. One would
Jessica Wilhoite
I love the characters of Booktown and was surprised to see them out of the town in this book. We meet Tricia and Angelica's parents in this story and they are definitely not parents of the year. Maybe someone else can find the body next time and Tricia can shed the nickname of town jinx. :) ...more
Nancy Bradford
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another great book by Ms. Barrett.
May 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, cozy-mysteries
Title Wave by Lorna Barrett is the tenth book in A Booktown Mystery series. Tricia Miles and her sister, Angelica Miles are going on a Mystery Lover’s cruise on the Celtic Lady along with family members (Antonio and Ginny Barbero and their daughter, Sofia) and colleagues from the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce. Milford Travel proposed the excursion and it is taking place during the slow period for their town. They are all looking forward to spending some time in the sun (and away from the snow). T ...more
Pamela Priest
Jun 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love this series, and was kind of hesitant when I heard everyone was going on a cruise. but true to form, Lorna didn't disappoint me. This is another excellent book in this series. You can read what it is about in the description. I found it interesting that we found out why Tricia doesn't/ didn't eat much, but now, we'll have to see. And the ending! Lorna always makes me want to read the next book in this series right away because she left us hanging. Alas, I have to wait a year to find out w ...more
Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fun one.
I like how we only see what they see.
Watch for the "red herring".
There is more going on then you know.
Teresa Kander
full review soon
An author/book cruise is just what the Miles sisters need to relax. Only this one has just got deadly!

While her bookstore, Haven’t Got a Clue, is rebuilt following a devastating fire, Tricia Miles and her sister, Angelica, decide to book a cruise for some much needed R&R. Naturally they choose a Mystery Lovers cruise, where they can ponder whodunnit in Adirondack chairs while sipping colourful drinks and soaking up some rays.

But the fun is cut short when a fellow passenger is murdered for real.
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
This was a very different setting for the sister sleuths, Tricia and Angelica Miles. Angelica, cookbook author and busy business owner, convinces the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce to join her on a cruise to Bermuda. Tricia is still reeling over the death of her ex-husband and comes aboard the trip to get away for awhile.

This is a special cruise. The main celebrities are celebrated fiction book authors, for the most part. Tricia is excited to be among several authors she has hosted at her book sto
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
Devastated after the death of her ex-husband, Tricia Miles agrees to go on a cruise with her sister Angelica and several of their friends and neighbors. Since this cruise is all about books and authors Tricia hopes it will be a nice relaxing vacation. But Tricia is known as the Town Jinx back in Stoneham New Hampshire and that reputation seems to follow her on the cruise when a fellow passenger dies and it may be murder. The ship’s crew seems reluctant to investigate the death so Tricia does som ...more
Gretchen Fatouros
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
I saw a few people disappointed that they left Stoneham. I like that we get to understand Tricia even better in this book. She does, too.

Still very sad how the last 2 books ended. Christopher dying last book & the bookstore burning up the one before.

Guess I didn’t see much in the way of the mystery because you really don’t get any clues along the way to help you figure it out. But like I said, enjoy seeing the characters. Would be fine without a murder & just enjoying the characters.

1 - murder
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Feb 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
Loved this one! Here we see Tricia, Angelica and the gang out of Stoneham and on a cruise to Bermuda. Locked room mystery anyone? Title Wave takes on a Bookish themed cruise and of course Tricia comes across the dead body of a famous author staged to look like suicide.
It also is like the “meet the parents” of this book series. We finally meet Tricia and Angelica parents and boy does it explain why poor Tricia has that giant stick up her a#%.
It was great getting a little more insight into Angeli
Jul 11, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-cozy
The 10th book in the Booktown Mystery series by Lorna Barrett. Tricia lives a small town and runs a mystery bookstore. Tricia is also an amateur sleuth when it comes to local crimes. In this book, Tricia goes on a cruise with some other characters in the series. One of the cruise passengers is killed, and Tricia sleuths to solve the crime. An entertaining cozy mystery. Delightful and charming.
Aug 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: cozy, mystery
Book ten in this series has the usual crew taking a cruise (mystery themed) but it wouldn't be much of a plot unless Tricia found a dead body. The usual drama and character interactions abound.

Extremely light on the actual "mystery".

Even for a cozy mystery this was light on suspense, intrigue, danger etc.

A palate cleanser if nothing else.
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