“Interesting characters, growing interrelationships, plausible reasons for crime and an amateur to get involved in finding the answers–it’s like visiting friends and having an adventure rolled into one book after another.”
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… to the wonderful world of New York Times Bestselling and Agatha-nominated author Lorna Barrett. Okay, it’s not really a world, but it’s a place where she kicks off her Crocs and plays when she’s not writing. Have a cup of coffee from beans freshly ground at the Stoneham Coffee Bean, take a look around the site, sign up for Lorna’s newsletter, and find out more about the Booktown Mystery series.

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Now Available:  Not The Killing Type
the 7th Booktown Mystery!


Not The Killing Type
ISBN-10: 0425252221
ISBN-13: 978-0425252222
Available from:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books A Million
Chapters/Indigo | Indiebound
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It’s November in Stoneham, New Hampshire, and that means it’s time for the Chamber of Commerce elections. The race is already a bit heated, as  longstanding Chamber president Bob Kelly is being challenged by a former lover—Tricia’s own sister Angelica. Then local small business owner Stan Berry throws his hat in ring.

Unfortunately, it’s not there for long when he’s found murdered in the Brookview Inn. The murder weapon is a brass letter opener belonging to the inn’s receptionist. Tricia knows there’s no way the receptionist is a killer. And when Angelica asks Tricia to help clear her name and win the election, she sees little choice except to start snooping.

She soon uncovers a ballot box full of lies and betrayals, and a chamber full of people who had grudges against the victim. But were they serious enough to lead to murder? And who truly had something to gain? Tricia will have to do some serious sleuthing before she pulls the lever on a killer.

(read about it here!)


Did you know Lorna Barrett, L.L. Bartlett, and Lorraine Bartlett (author of the Victoria Square Mysteries) were one and the same? Check out my Alter Ego’s page.