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Just when things are getting back to normal in Booktown, Tricia and Angelica have their lives turned upside down by a shocking visitor from their past in this cozy mystery in the New York Times bestselling series.
Tricia Miles, mystery bookstore owner and amateur sleuth, is in for a surprise when her ne’er-do-well father, John, comes to town—and promptly becomes a prime suspect in the murder of a woman with her own scandalous past. Even Tricia’s faith in the old man is shaken when the Stoneham police break the news that her father is a known con man who has done jail time.
But what about bestselling thriller author Steven Richardson? Is it a coincidence that he arrived for a book signing just before the crime or that the victim was found with a signed copy of his latest bestseller?
From merlot to murder, Tricia is determined to clear the family name before another body shows up and ruins Stoneham’s first—and highly anticipated—wine and jazz festival.
Set in Stoneham, N.H., a town that rivals Hay-on-Wye as a destination for book lovers, Barrett's delightful 11th Booktown mystery (after 2016's Title Wave) opens at a signing party for thriller writer Steven Richardson at Haven't Got a Clue, a bookstore owned by the intelligent and inquisitive Tricia Miles. The event is marred by the surprise arrival of Tricia's ne'er-do-well father, John Miles, and the slap in the face he receives from Carol Talbot, a recent widow and Tricia's rival in the village darts competition. Shortly after closing the shop, Tricia and her sister, Angelica, owner of the Booked for Lunch caf , find Carol dead; an autographed copy of Steven's book is nearby. It doesn't take long for Grant Baker, chief of the Stoneham PD and Tricia's former flame, to suspect John of the murder. With wit and verve, Barrett smoothly blends the story lines involving Tricia's dysfunctional family with her investigations into the death of Carol and of another seemingly upstanding member of the community.