Murder on the Half Shelf

Murder on the Half Shelf

Book - 2012 | 1st ed.
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"If anyone has the formula for a frolicking fun mystery down pat, it's Lorna Barrett" ( Roundtable Reviews ), the New York Times bestselling author whose latest Booktown Mystery finds amateur sleuth Tricia Miles unexpectedly reunited with a man from a chapter of her life she closed long ago...

Stoneham, New Hampshire, is a haven to bookstores, including Tricia's own mystery shop, Haven't Got a Clue, but is sadly lacking in bed and breakfasts. Pippa and Jon Comfort's Sheer Comfort Inn opens its doors to the public in a week and the couple has offered some locals a free night as a trial run.

But what should have been a pleasant overnight stay for Tricia becomes a nightmare when she makes two startling discoveries: Pippa's murdered body in the backyard, and the fact that her husband Jon is actually Harry Tyler, a man Tricia loved--and believed dead--for nearly twenty years.

Now Harry is the prime suspect, but Tricia doesn't believe him capable of murder, regardless of her own feelings toward him. And even though Harry's led a life of lies, Tricia's learning that Pippa had her share of secrets that some people may have not wanted revealed...

Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780425247754
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 293 p. ; 21 cm.


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Jun 05, 2018

I couldn't take this story and found that the protagonist had no pride or backbone...Like the other said, not a lot of character development. I won't read this author again.

Oct 29, 2015

As usual Ms. Barrett comes through with a winner. I have been loving this series and hope that there are still many more to come. I am getting very fond of the characters and find myself rooting for Grant Baker to be the man for Tricia.

Apr 08, 2014

Only an OK read, though I may try others in the series. Characters don't have much depth and the heroine is almost pitiable in her constant need for a man in her life. The murder seems almost secondary. As for the setting, I guess it's a tourist town but with so many bookstores and cafes, how does such a small place sustain them. None ever seem to have any customers!

Jun 10, 2013

The scene where Angelica burns down the tv station is hilarious to me... and spooky! Great addition to the series, although I expected the "surprise" last sentence to happen at the beginning of the book based on the last couple of outings.

Love this series!

Aug 22, 2012

Good book as usual, but the characters don't seem to be going anywhere (i.e. not much character development).

sweetpea916 Aug 20, 2012

This series takes place in a cozy little book town. After reading each book it makes you wish there was a town like this that you could go visit. Of course, with out all the murder. Well written series. The author has started another series but I like this one a little better.

Jul 27, 2012

another murder in this cozy town, past and broken relationships add conflict and barriers to finding the culprit.


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