I’ve been asked: “What’s it like to be Angelica Miles?”

Oh my, should I be modest or sing my own praises?

Do you even need to ask that question?

Life is sweet. Since I arrived in Stoneham, New Hampshire, a mere two and a half years ago, my life has changed considerably. I was a miserable, about-to-be divorced woman. Incredibly attractive, sexy, but sadly unhappy at the events that led me to visit my rather despondent, younger sister (although she didn’t know it at the time), who’d just opened a mystery bookstore.

A mystery bookstore–of all things!

Tricia’s neighbor was killed, leaving behind a cookbook store. What an opportunity! Of course, I snapped it up. I mean, after all, I was born to cook! And then it was just a natural that I’d open a lovely little retro café. And now I’m a nationally bestselling cookbook author.

In other words, I’m a supreme success! (Didn’t Susan B. Anthony say that “failure was impossible?” Well, it sure has been for me.)

The Sheer Comfort Inn is about to open in Stoneham. The village is in dire need of lovely accommodation and I’ve won the Chamber of Commerce raffle to spend a night of luxury in the third-floor master suite during their shakedown before they open next week. And I’ve got a secret that has to do with the inn that I haven’t even revealed to dear Tricia. After all, what’s a secret if you share it with others?

So, I’m off to pack. Just a few outfits. No doubt Tricia will chide me about packing too much, but a woman must be prepared for any situation–and since Stoneham is no longer the safest village in New Hampshire, well … just about anything can happen!


Tricia Miles’ stay at a B&B turns into a nightmare and she’s drawn into a web of deceit, duplicity, and even murder. Lorna Barrett’s MURDER ON THE HALF SHELF, #6 in the Booktown Mystery series and debuting on July 3rd, is the perfect book to download on your e-reader or pack in your suitcase for a great summer read.

** Thanks to the Lorna, I have one (1) Haven’t Got A Clue coffee mug to give away. Contest open to residents of the US only. Contest ends July 15. Leave a valid-email address with your comment. Mug will be shipped directly from the author. **

Meet the author
Lorna Barrett must be absolutely crazy. Why else would she write three different mystery series? In addition to the New York Times bestselling and Agatha-nominated Booktown Mysteries, she writes the bestselling Victoria Square Mysteries as Lorraine Bartlett, and as L.L. Bartlett the Jeff Resnick Mysteries. You can find MURDER ON THE HALF SHELF at most bookstores and online. Please visit Lorna’s website (www.LornaBarrett.com) or her Dazed and Confused blog: www.LornaBarrett.blogspot.com You can find her on Facebook.

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