BOOKMARKED FOR DEATH
A BOOKTOWN MYSTERY
By Lorna Barrett
In the second book of the Booktown Mystery series, Tricia hosts a book signing at her bookstore, Haven’t Got a Clue. The guest of honor is New York Times bestselling author Zoe Carter. With this special guest, her nasty tempered niece who is her manager, all the members of her Tuesday Night Mystery reading club, and a delicious cake from Nikki’s patisserie, the evening promises to be an exciting event. How exciting no one can imagine.
Everyone wonders what happened to Zoe when they can’t find her at the end of the evening. It seems like a true mystery has begun when Tricia finds Zoe strangled to death, sitting on the toilet, with a bungee cord around her neck. A bungee cord that came from Tricia’s stockroom… Her mean-spirited niece had left earlier after they had a public spat during the book signing. She’s the likely suspect, yet Sheriff Adams can’t wait to make Tricia’s life miserable as she did in the first book. She closes down Haven’t Got a Clue for an inordinately long period of time. She won’t listen to any of Tricia’s suggestions. Tricia decides with the help of her sister, Angelica, that they will have to solve the murder even though it puts the two of them in danger.
To make matters worse, Canadian geese have flocked into town and are leaving their icky sticky droppings everywhere. Everyone is disgusted, including the tourists, who gripe at every turn because it is nearly impossible to avoid stepping in the stuff. People are becoming sick with Salmonella poisoning. How can they get rid of the geese before the tourists decide to never come back?
On top of that Tricia’s relationship with Russ, the editor of the town newspaper is circling the toilet, too. Will the murder be solved? Will the geese move on to poop somewhere else thus saving the tourist industry which is vital to Stoneham’s economy? Will Tricia and Russ get everything worked out? The only way to know is if you read the book.
I enjoyed this book as well as much as I did the first one. It was clever and funny. Also full of surprises. If you have read the first book, you’ll enjoy the second one. I would give this 5 of 5 stars as it was an enjoyable, relaxing fun read.
Cozy up with a good cozy and enjoy!