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Cranky Chamber of Commerce receptionist Betsy Dittmeyer is done reading people the riot act. After she's crushed by a fallen bookcase, the next item to be read is her last will and testament - which is packed with surprises. It soon comes to light that Betsy was hiding volumes of dark secrets behind that perpetual frown of hers - and one of them just might have been a motive for murder. While Tricia tries to help Angelica, the newly elected Chamber of Commerce president and Betsy's boss, solve the mystery, she discovers a hidden chapter in her own family history that rocks her to her very core. Now, as Tricia and Angelica try to read between the lines, they need to watch their step - and make sure the killer doesn't catch them between the stacks.

©2014 Lorna Barrett (P)2014 Tantor Media

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Good cozy read, but an unlikeable main character

The main character (Tricia) is the most unlikeable character, but the other characters make up for it by being much more easy to love! Tricia obsesses a lot over weight, complaining about any food that isn't a salad & shaming people for eating more than a slice of pizza at once. It's a strange thing, but is just one example of how unlikeable she is as a character. However her character is written to be uptight and prickly so for that I give the author props, because she certainly did a good job!
Now on to the story, it's a good cozy listen & enjoyable to follow along and meet all the characters. Recommend it!

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 02-21-15

5 Stars

This is an entertaining series and a great book. In this book, there are lots of secrets, mysteries, murder. Lorna Barrett has left some interesting tidbits of what may be to come for Tricia and Angelica. I can't wait until the next book.

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love this series<br />

i love this series of books. i think the main character is string but caring. a good thing for readers to learn from. along w solving a mystery there in s the romance. cant wait to see who Trisha will finally love

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Another winner

Lorna Barrett is still keeping the series fresh. If you enjoy cozy mysteries, you won't want to miss this series.

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As always the best cozy author out there!

i always love these stories, the great friendships. and the cozy town. Ms. Marple is the icing on the cake!

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Good mystery

I have enjoyed all of the books in this series so far. The narrator's performance is good, but a little slower than I would prefer. The plot is interesting and the characters are well written.

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Hurry!

When is the next one? Love this series. Author developed great characters. Plot and ending were wonderful! Kept you guessing yet pleased with the outcome!

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too similar to her other books

like most of the cosy mysteries is homey and easy to read.
Sort of fun with the biblio mystery theme
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