Clause of Death Clause of Death
Book 16 - A Booktown Mystery

Clause of Death

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Publisher Description

Bookstore owner Tricia Miles tries to open a new chapter in life, but murder mars the pages in the latest entry to Lorna Barrett's New York Times bestselling Booktown series.

Tricia Miles and her sister, Angelica, are the co-presidents of the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce. Things are changing in the booktown, and some merchants would say not for the better. They grumble that too many non-book-related stores are moving into the village, taking up the most visible storefronts on Main Street, diluting the “Booktown” moniker. Of course, the members with other businesses, like the latest, The Bee’s Knees, are fine with other businesses moving in. No matter what side of the argument they're on, all the business owners agree on one thing: Tricia and Angelica are to blame. 
 
Still, it's a pretty typical day in the life of a small-town Chamber of Commerce until one of the disgruntled bookstore owners is killed—Eli Meier from The Inner Light Bookstore, the most vocal of the Chamber complainers. He sold religious and other spiritual books, but also stocked books on wild conspiracy theories and sold incense, crystals, etc. Eli had never been a member of the Chamber until Angelica recently convinced him to join. He hit on her and she, having good taste, turned him down. He hounded (but not stalked) her, and some might think that was a motive for murder. 
 
Stoneham's new police chief is an old friend of Tricia's, but that doesn't mean he's going to go easy on her sister. One might even say that he's going to throw the book at her.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2022
June 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
2.6
MB

Customer Reviews

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Another Great Mystery

Tricia gets pulled into another murder investigation. She didn’t find the body this time but the person who did was hesitant to get involved. When the new police chief arrives on the scene Tricia is surprised it’s someone from her past. Could this be a positive change in her life? However Tricia is not the only one with a few surprises in store this time around.

Author Lorna Barrett does it again, she weaves together the main mystery with the secondary seamlessly. I always enjoy visiting Tricia and her family in Booktown. The characters are complex, realistic, and relatable. The mystery is full of surprises and the secondary story is a emotional roller coaster. This one one of my favorites in the series. I look forward to the next in the series.

All thoughts and opinions are my own, and in no way have I been influenced by anyone.

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