A Day In The Life of Katie Bonner by Lorraine Bartlett

dead-bath-and-beyondBoats, boats, boats and boats. Whoever thought so many vendors at Artisans Alley would own boats. And it’s not just the vendors. Quite a number of the merchants in and around Victoria Square have boats, too.

So what’s what all the boat-afloat talk? Or rather – non-talk. Because despite the fact so many people around me seem to own boats, nobody wants to talk about it. That makes me curious, and when I’m curious, I tend to be a tiny bit nosy.

For instance; spying on my friends—following them—just to make sure everything is on the up and up. I also have a fierce desire to protect my friends, and sometimes that gets me into trouble. Oh my goodness, you don’t want to know just how much trouble I got into this fall.

Then again, maybe you do. And if so, you might want to read about my latest adventure: Dead, Bath and Beyond.

Dead, Bath, and Beyond is the fourth book in the Victoria Square mystery series, published by Penguin Random House, December 2016.

The New York Times bestselling series is back, as Katie Bonner—owner of Artisans Alley in the quaint shopping district of Victoria Square—attempts to solve a murder at a nearby B & B.

Katie Bonner feels like nothing can spoil her perfect day off, sailing Lake Ontario with her good friend, lawyer Seth Lander. Then she runs into her ex-boss Jake on the dock. It was never smooth sailing with Jake, and Katie is only too happy to get away from him as he makes a scene.

Unfortunately, the next day her unpleasant former employer is found drowned in a bathtub at a bed and breakfast in Victoria Square. Who would pull the plug on Jake? When an autopsy reveals lake water not bath water in his lungs, Katie quickly finds herself in over her head. She ll need to race to find the killer before her business and her freedom both go down the drain. . .”

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About the authors
Lorraine Bartlett is the New York Times bestselling Author of the Victoria Square and Lotus Bay Mysteries, and as Lorna Barrett, the Booktown Mysteries. She also writes the Jeff Resnick Mysteries under the name L.L. Bartlett. Laurie Cass writes the Bookmobile Cat Mysteries. Connect with Lorraine at lorrainebartlett.com and Laurie at catmystery.com.

All comments are welcomed.


14 responses to “A Day In The Life of Katie Bonner by Lorraine Bartlett

  1. I enjoy this author and all her series.

  2. Thank you for featuring Dead, Bath and Beyond!

  3. I love this series. I cannot wait to read the next adventure of Katie. Thanks.

  4. The bathtub on the cover was the updated version of the one that I grew up with. The most comfortable one! I love this author and want to read every book that she has written.


  5. Barbara Hackel

    A fun series and now with two great authors! I can’t wait to see how the style of this book compares to others in the series! Thanks Dru Ann for today’s blog. 🙂

  6. I am so excited there is a new book in this series. I can’t wait to get my hands on it and read it.

  7. Two really good mystery authors in one book. Yay! The storyline sounds intriguing and the characters seem like ones you would like to get to know.

  8. This is a new series to me. I’m looking forward to reading the series.

  9. Jane R Leslie

    You rock. I love your reviews and would really like to start a blog of my own to increase my chances of getting ARCs from Netgalley. Since you specialize in cozy mysteries, my focus could be Regency Romance or Historical Fiction and mystery or perhaps a cozy that you haven’t reviewed. Would you be willing to share some tips with me? It is totally up to you and I’ll understand if you don’t have the time or desire to help a newbie. I’ll still continue to read and enjoy your wonderful blog. It really helps us bibliophiles to narrow down our book choices to a semi-managable level (I have over 5,000 books on my Kindle so now you know my deepest, darkest secret). Keep writing, ’cause we keep reading
    Much love,

  10. Linda Holland

    Really looking forward to reading this book since I’m a big fan of the authors!

  11. Looks like a great book

  12. I really enjoy the series and look forward to this one.

  13. Does look like a most interesting, and amusing read. Thanks for the heads up Dru. Love the cover, too.

  14. Sounds like a great series and perfect for a cozy evening. Thank you for the entry.
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