Tuesday, July 22, 2014

LET'S GET COZY! NOT THE KILLING TYPE: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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NOT THE KILLING TYPE
A Booktown Mystery
BY LORNA BARRETT

ABOUT THE BOOK:
In the latest New York Times bestselling Booktown Mystery, amateur sleuth and bookstore owner Tricia Miles gets caught up in a local election that turns lethal . . .

It’s November in Stoneham, New Hampshire, and time for the Chamber of Commerce elections. The long-standing Chamber president is being challenged by a former lover—Tricia’s own sister, Angelica. Also throwing his hat in the ring is small business owner Stan Berry. Unfortunately, Stan isn’t in the race for long.

When Stan is found murdered, his political rivals become suspects. Angelica is going to need more than a vote of confidence from her sister—she needs Tricia to clear her name so she can win the election.

Tricia 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? It’s up to Tricia to pull the lever on a killer before it’s curtains for someone else.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Pseudonym: Lorraine Bartlett.

Lorna Barrett is the nom de plume of author Lorraine Bartlett.

Lorraine's other alter ego, L.L. Bartlett, writes psychological suspense and the Jeff Resnick mystery series.

She's done it all, from drilling holes for NASA to typing scripts in Hollywood, and lives a life of crime in western New York.

Her first sales were to the confession magazine market. In all, she's sold nine short stories, including one on Amazon Shorts.

The Booktown Mystery series concerns a mystery bookseller who deals in rare, out-of-print, and used books. What does "L" know about bookselling? A little. She, too, has sold used books.

Authors are split on the whether "used" bookstores are good for building their careers. From a reader's perspective, they're a great way to find new authors or find out-of-print books by their favorite authors. Sadly, authors make no money from the sales of used books—and this is a business where unless you're Stephen King, Nora Roberts, or John Grisham, you aren't going to make enough money from your writing career to cover the mortgage and groceries. So it's a catch-22.

Tricia Miles, the owner of the Haven't Got a Clue bookstore that's the heart of the Booktown Mysteries, also sells new books, thus helping current "real" authors (who are mentioned in the Booktown Mysteries) stake out some kind of living, as well as keeping "alive" the works of long-dead authors.

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Karen B said...

Local politics can be so intriguing - and rotten! Makes for great reading.
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An amateur sleigh and a bookstore owner, what a great combination for the main character. Thanks for the giveaway.
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I wonder how Tricia sifts through the clues to find out which of the many hated Stan Barry enough to kill him and soon enough to clear her sister.

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