Saturday, April 21, 2018

Review: Bookmarked for Death by Lorna Barrett

Cozy Mystery

Audio Book

Penguin Audio

Release Date:
August 3, 2010

Synopsis from Goodreads:

What do a stone book and a stabbed cake have to do with Zoë Carter's death?

Once a struggling town, Stoneham, New Hampshire is now enjoying a renaissance--thanks to booksellers like Tricia Miles, proprietor of Haven’t Got a Clue. It’s a great place to find a good mystery to read--or to solve ….

To celebrate her bookstore’s anniversary, Tricia Miles hosts a book signing for bestselling author Zoë Carter. But the event takes a terrible turn when the author is found dead in the washroom. Before long, both police and reporters are demanding the real story. So far, the author’s obnoxious assistant/niece is the only suspect. And with a sheriff who provides more obstacles than answers, Tricia will have to take matters into her own hands--and read between the lines to solve this mystery….

My Review

It’s been a long time since I visited Booktown in Stoneham, New Hampshire. It’s a whole town with all different types of bookstores. This is the second book in the Booktown Mystery series.

Tricia Miles owns Haven’t Got A Clue which specializes in mystery books. She’s very excited to be hosting a booksigning with popular author Zoe Carter. However, things don’t go over very well when she discovers the author has been murdered in the store’s bathroom.

The local sheriff is not a fan of Tricia’s and closes the bookstore indefinitely. Tricia figures if she wants to stay in business, she better do her own investigating and get her store re-opened.  The main suspect is the author’s nasty niece, but Tricia is convinced there is more to this story than meets the eye.

This is a pleasure to listen to. The narrator, Cassandra Campbell, makes the perfect companion during my commute to and from work. It’s like listening to a friend tell you a story. It’s a fast-pace book with endearing characters. I won’t be waiting so long for my next visit to Stoneham.

For reading challenges:
Audio Book Reading Challenge 2018
Literary Escapes Reading Challenge 2018 (New Hampshire)
Cruisin’ thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2018

Disclosure: I borrowed this one from the library. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. I like the bookshop setting of course and I also like the title!

  2. I love the setting in this series but sometimes the characters irritate me so much! That said I do need to get back to it. I'm not sure if I ever got to this one.


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