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A Killer Edition

(Booktown Mystery #13)

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4.10  ·  Rating details ·  70 ratings  ·  33 reviews
Murder's in the mix for mystery bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Tricia Miles, in the latest entry to Lorna Barret's New York Times bestselling Booktown series.
 
With her assistant, Pixie, picking up more responsibility around the shop, Tricia Miles suddenly has a lot more time on her hands. Tricia decides to join the local animal-rescue board and enter the Great Stoneha
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Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published August 13th 2019 by Berkley
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Minx
A Killer Edition is the thirteenth installment in the Booktown Mystery series and in this story, Tricia Miles was finding that she was quite unsettled with the way life in Stoneham was working out for her, which left her feeling untethered. She was still grappling with the murder of her ex-husband, feeling useless at her own bookstore because her new manager was performing exceptionally, and having developed a moniker with town residents as a “jinx,” because Tricia’s sleuthing seems to have made ...more
Kristina
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, cozy-mysteries
I thought the story was well-written with developed characters. It was easy to read with good wrap up of the mystery. Recipes at the end. I will share my complete review soon.
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)


As I sit down at the computer to write this review, I really am not sure about my thoughts. While I do enjoy aspects of the book, I just don’t know if it’s a good fit with my reading style.

Lorna Barrett’s writing style is unique because she has quite a large cast of characters and therefore, I think if you’re just trying to dip your toes into this series, it might be hard. Since I haven’t read too many of the other books in this series, I feel like that might be why I feel a little indifferent
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Beth
A Killer Edition provides a quirky hometown murder mystery with amazing cooking recipes to boot. A story that is guaranteed to delight and make you a bit hungry.

Book store owner and amateur sleuth finds herself in the middle of another hometown murder mystery all the while plotting her up and coming bake-off. The closer Tricia gets to the truth the higher the danger level rises.

Great hometown feel, wonderfully twists and turns and some great family dynamics make for a book vacation you won't wan
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Kim
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tricia Miles has more time on her hands these days since she promoted Pixie to assistant manager. Tricia makes up her mind to fill this time by joining the board of an animal rescue but is getting some resistance from one particular member. While deciding what to do next she makes plans to enter an amateur baking competition. But in between her plans Tricia stops by Joyce Whitman’s book store looking for a new book with a little romance and suspense but what she finds is an argument between Joyc ...more
Betty
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It has been a while since I have read one of the fun and fast read. The Booktown mystery this the 13th tale and it did not disappoint. It was a pleasure to spend time with them. Tricia and Angelica Miles are sisters that work will together, both own a different store.
Pixie has been promoted to manage Tricia bookstore leaving Tricia with time on her hands. Her attempt to volunteer at the animal shelter is not working out. Tricia present when Cora verbally balls out Joyce, her next door neighbor.
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Book
Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Tricia Miles witnesses Joyce Widman and Vera Olson arguing over the fact that Joyce called a tree surgeon to cut off a branch of Vera’s tree that hangs over Joyce’s property. Invited to see Joyce’s garden the next day, Tricia finds Vera’s body in Joyce’s backyard – murdered.

As Tricia begins to investigate who had a motive to kill Vera she finds that the victim was an active volunteer for Pets-A-Plenty Animal Rescue. The non-profit is missing a board member and Tricia hopes to fill the vacancy. T
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The Cozy Review
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Series: A Booktown Mystery - Book 13
Author: Lorna Barrett
Genre: Cozy Mystery/Bookshop
Publisher: Berkley
Page Count: 318

Publishing Date: August 13, 2019

The newest addition in the “A Booktown Mystery” series written by Lorna Barrett is A Killer Edition. Published by Berkley. This is the thirtieth cozy book in this series.

Tricia is an unusual business owner. She has far too much time on her hands and has allowed her assistant manager to take over running everything. She fears she is losing control
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Toni
Aug 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25 Stars

This is the thirteenth book in the Booktown mystery series by Lorna Barrett.

Tricia Miles has one of the many bookshops located in Booktown. Her vintage mystery shop called Haven’t Got A Clue is doing well and she has made her assistant Pixie more of a general manager while she has time to do other more relaxing things … like entering a amateur baking contest and of course, solving the newest murder in town!

While visiting a fellow bookstore owner to learn about gardening and planting a
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Amy
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is book 13 in The Booktown Mystery series, with recipes at the end.
Now that Pixie is the assistant store manager Tricia has found a lot of time free to get her hands into other activities.
An animal shelter, a baking competition, gardening on her balcony don’t seem to be enough to keep Tricia occupied.
Once again Tricia finds herself in the middle of a murder. Can she discover the truth with out putting herself in danger?
I always enjoy my time back in Stoneham, and Tricia and Angelica.

Tha
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LORI CASWELL
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Business is better than ever at Haven’t Got A Clue Bookstore. Pixie Poe’s is an excellent assistant manager and Mr. Everett is an excellent clerk. That means it isn’t necessary for Tricia to spend much time in her store. To fill her time she wants to become a board member for a local animal rescue shelter. Since she has almost been baking the snacks for the store she also decides to enter the Great Stoneham Bake-Off going up against her star baker sister Angelica.

Also in her e
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Taryn
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tricia is feeling at odds, every since giving her assistant Pixie more responsibility she isn't needed much at the bookstore leaving her with the perception that she is unneeded. With so much time on her hands Tricia realizes she would love to give back and decides to join the board of the local animal rescue. Tricia also decides that she would love to show off her new cooking skills and enters a local baking competition. Her sister has also entered the competition and the rivalry between them i ...more
Kim
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tricia Miles has more time on her hands these days since she promoted Pixie to assistant manager. Tricia makes up her mind to fill this time by joining the board of an animal rescue but is getting some resistance from one particular member. While deciding what to do next she makes plans to enter an amateur baking competition. But in between her plans Tricia stops by Joyce Whitman’s book store looking for a new book with a little romance and suspense but what she finds is an argument between Joyc ...more
Linda
Tricia is looking for tasks to occupy her time, now that Pixie has expanded her role as Assistant Manager in the Haven't Got a Clue Bookstore. She wanted to join the board of directors for the Pets-A-Plenty animal rescue, but its president doesn't seem to like her. So she has decided to sign up for the Great Booktown Bake Off. Her cooking and baking skills have drastically improved and she has time before the event to practice making a cupcake that would rival those of professionals. But of cour ...more
Mary
Notice: I received an ARC copy of A Killer Edition from Berkley Publishing Group. This is my honest and voluntary review.

Tricia and Angelica are back in this quick, compelling read, and it's always a pleasure to be back in Stoneham. Pixie's shining as the assistant manager at Haven't Got a Clue—so much so that Tricia's feeling a bit unnecessary. After Tricia decides to visit another bookshop in the village, she's shocked to find a corpse in the shop owner's backyard. Who could have killed Vera,
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Brenda
Jun 15, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really love this series, but this book fell short for me. I felt like I missed a book (I didn't), because I didn't remember the whole Marshall storyline and it was just strange. It seemed like the author was trying to become more modern (maybe) and it didn't work for me. I always like how the killer is in front of you, but someone you wouldn't expect, which is what happened this time as well. There were a lot of things happening in this book, and the end rushed to get everything tied up. The P ...more
Jacque
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Tricia’s assistant manager, Pixie, is doing such a great job that Tricia feels unneeded in her own store and bored. She wants to be on the board of Pets-a-Plenty, the local animal rescue, but the head of the board doesn’t like her. She decides to enter a cupcake bake-off for charity. Meanwhile, Tricia witnesses an altercation between Joyce and Vera in a neighboring shop, then later finds Vera murdered in Joyce’s yard. Tricia isn’t sure what to believe...is Joyce the killer? Or does Vera’s death ...more
Barb
With Pixie capably handling more responsibility around the bookshop, Tricia is trying to find something to do with her unexpected free time, so she enters Stoneham's bake-off and applies for membership on the executive board of the local animal rescue. But neither goes as she had hoped, and she is determined to figure out what is going on and who is responsible.

This has been one of my go-to series for years, and I eagerly look forward to the release of each new book. While I enjoyed the book, I
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Sharon
May 09, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley, reviews
A cozy mystery involving books, a murder, cooking and an animal rescue shelter - what's not to like? Tricia has hired a manager for her bookstore, and finds herself at loose ends, with too little to do. She is considered by the residents of Booktown somewhat of a jinx, always seeming to be mixed up in whatever adventure or mystery or murder taking place in town. Here we find Tricia, amateur sleuth, again in the middle of another hometown murder mystery.She rarely cooks, but decides to enter the ...more
Jeannie
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my favorite series. I have always liked the dynamics of the sister's Tricia and Angelica's relationship. The small cozy town of bookstores has some interesting characters. I like Barrett's descriptive writing style and she pulls you into the storyline from the beginning. The books can be enjoyed as a series or stand-alone. There is enough background that you are not lost if you start in the middle or the end of the series. This finds Tricia entering a baking contest and it has a f ...more
Elissa
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The thirteenth book in the Booktown series finds the town gearing up for a baking competition and Tricia at loose ends. Pixie has been promoted and Tricia has a lot of time on her hands and tries to become more involved at the local pet shelter and takes up gardening. When visiting fellow bookstore owner Joyce's garden Tricia finds Joyce's neighbor and pet shelter volunteer murdered Tricia once again is on the hunt for a killer.
Amber Dawn
Jun 02, 2019 rated it liked it
It’s a cozy little read but I never saw who the killer was. I couldn’t even remember their role in the book before they were revealed as the killer. I might have enjoyed this more if I had read the other books in the series and understood the relationships but there wasn’t anything that completely drew me in.

I received an e-arc copy from First to Read in exchange for an honest review.
Jenny
I've reached the point in this series where I'm starting to forget what happened in earlier books. I do like that there's a character list in the front of the book.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review.
Toni  (T.C.) LoTempio
This was my first Booktown mystery and I loved it. Will be reading the others in the series.
Norma
May 21, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't really get into this, It's a decent mystery so there's that. I will have to go back and read the rest of the series to see if that helps.
Pamela Priest
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVE reading the latest Tricia / Angelica saga. I love these two sisters, and I also enjoy the other main characters in these books. I'm always so happy to return to Booktown to find out what is going on in their lives. There's always a murdered person for Tricia to discover and try to figure out whodunit. Along with a little love sprinkled in. And other things for Tricia to figure out. All in all, this is a great addition to this series. A very enjoyable read!
Gail
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Number 13 is definitely not jinxed for this delightful cozy series, although heroine Tricia Miles feels the sting of being Stoneham, New Hampshire's town "jinx" again as she stumbles across another dead body. This one is Vera Osborn, an animal rights proponent, who had just had a heated argument with romance bookstore owner Joyce Whitman.

Tricia is witness to the argument and is with Joyce when the body is discovered. Tricia's sure that Joyce's backyard where the body was dumped holds a vital clu
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Janilyn Kocher
May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Killer Edition is a good mystery, although the mystery plot seemed a bit muted. Tricia finds a body in a garden which leads to her informal sleuthing as to who was the killer. That wasn't the main focus of the story. Out of it revolved around Tricia having meals with her sister and drinking, which was a little redundant. The shelter animals' descriptions were heartbreaking and the author didn't follow through with the outcome for the two little beagles, which I was disappointed in. The story j ...more
Anna Fox
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book 13 in the series and continues with an interesting mystery or two. One dead body, one non-profit not wanting Tricia on their board, a cupcake bake-off with both Tricia and Angelica competing against each other.

I enjoy this series and look forward to meeting up with the cast of characters in future books.

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for my eARC in exchange for an honest review.
TC
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve read most of this series and always enjoy Tricia and Angelica’s adventures in Stoneham. In #13 Tricia’s uberly efficient bookstore assistant Trixie leaves Tricia with time on her hands. While I missed the bookshop (I’m very partial to book stores), new interests in a baking competition, the animal shelter, and gardening expanded the cast of characters while not abandoning friends from previous books. I thoroughly enjoyed this contribution to the series and look forward to the next one.
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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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