Bookmarked For Death by Lorna Barrett is the second book in the “Booktown” cozy mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime (Penguin), February 2009

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 Zoe 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….

This was a great story that held my attention from page 1 to the last sentence. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in this series. My rating: 4 stars

*pseudonym of author Lorraine Bartlett

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