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Sentenced to Death is a highly entertaining summer read with exciting plot twists, the most unique murder weapon of any cozy I've ever read, likeable characters, and a lovable feline. Pick up your copy, pour yourself a cold summer beverage of your choice, and enjoy this delightful cozy.
--The Conscious Cat

"Barrett is remarkable when it comes to weaving a mystery, she is elegant, creative and delivers the goods.  Sentenced to Death glistens like stars in an inky sky, sizzles like fireworks on the fourth of July, and serves you a complex puzzle to challenge your brain."
-- The Book Resort

About the Author

The immensely popular Booktown Mystery series is what put Lorna Barrett's name on the New York Times Bestseller list, but it's her talent -- whether writing as Lorna, or L.L. Bartlett, or Lorraine Bartlett -- that keeps her there. This multi-published, Agatha-nominated author pens the exciting Jeff Resnick Mysteries as well as the acclaimed Victoria Square and Lotus Bay Mystery series, as well as the Tales of Telenia adventure-fantasy series, and has many short stories and novellas to her name(s).

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Product Details

  • Series: A Booktown Mystery (Book 5)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley; First Berlley Prime Crime Edition edition (June 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425241866
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425241868
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The immensely popular Booktown Mystery series is what put Lorna Barrett's name on the New York Times Bestseller list, but it's her talent -- whether writing as Lorna, or L.L. Bartlett, or Lorraine Bartlett -- that keeps her there. This multi-published, Agatha-nominated author pens the exciting Jeff Resnick Mysteries as well as the acclaimed Victoria Square Mystery series and has many short stories and novellas to her name(s).

Lorna lives in Rochester, NY with her husband and three felines.

What others are saying about Lorna's books:

"Barrett is skilled at making her characters flawed and fully believable."
--Richard Times-Dispatch

"Tightly plotted and paced to keep you turning the pages, this series is indeed getting better with each book."
--Gumshoe Review

"Charming...an engaging whodunit."
--Publishers Weekly

"Sheer entertainment. A good rollicking read."
--Roundtable Reviews

Indulge yourself today! Pick up a Lorna Barrett Booktown mystery! For more information about Lorna and her books visit her blog at www.LornaBarrett.blogspot.com or her website: www.LornaBarrett.com

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78 of 94 people found the following review helpful By Terri Merritts on June 17, 2011
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Unlike the other reviews I see here, I purchased this book for myself and therefore can be completely honest about it with no obligation to anyone. I purchased this book on Amazon because I have read the other 4 books in the series last month and really loved them.
The series centers on Tricia, a divorced woman, who owns a mystery bookstore and lives alone over the shop with her cat Miss Marple. Her sister Angelica moved to town in the first book and this is a cause of some friction. The series is very well written and I feel like I know the characters. The author has a way of writing that is humorous and easy to read.
I didn't like this book as much as I did the others because of the much darker tone. In some ways, the light-hearted feel was gone and this book took on a tone that was not "cozy". It was depressing in parts. The interactions between Tricia and Angelica seemed cold most of the time. Tricia's relationships with men seemed ridiculous and dysfunctional. Ginny, the woman Tricia had done so much for in the series, just seemed to become whiny and selfish and got engaged to a man she just met despite just having gone through a terrible breakup. It also seemed unrealistic that the secretive outfit buying up stores would allow the store to be staffed by their agent's new girlfriend despite the fact that she had no management experience and would pay big bucks to buy into a sandwich cart. Tricia was quite calloused towards a poor woman with no friends who was so desperate to keep from being evicted, she called police to report a burglary, she was about to commit.
I hated seeing the character of Deborah dragged through the mud and her husband David made out to be some sort of bizarre monster who abandoned a small child after her death.
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It was Founder's Day Weekend in Stoneham, New Hampshire and the only thing buzzing, aside from the ever present gossip, was a small plane overhead. Deborah Black, owner of the "Happy Domestic" with her husband David, was the "architect of the celebration" and was poised to give her speech in the center gazebo. Meanwhile, the gossip was flowing as Tricia Miles held Deb's son Davey's hand and tried to ditch Russ Smith, her one time lover. Tricia was the owner of one of the ten book stores in town, "Haven't Got a Clue," and the only mystery to her was why some people didn't get the hint they weren't wanted. Russ was the editor of the "Stoneham Weekly News" and unbeknownst to him was going to get more than just a little blurb on a small town celebration. No sooner had Elizabeth Crane retrieved her grandson from Tricia, everyone saw the "small aircraft plummeting to Earth."

The screams began as the plane crashed into the gazebo and a sense of disbelief washed over the residents of Stoneham. Ginny Wilson, one of Tricia's employees looked at the carnage and exclaimed, "I just can't believe it." It wasn't all that long ago that Jim Roth, along with his store, "History Repeats Itself," was "blown to smithereens." Tricia was totally shocked at this turn of events because Deborah was one of her first friends when she came to Stoneham. Tricia's sister, Angelica, decided to be an insensitive clod and declared, "And what a way to go, squashed like a bug." After a sincere apology, Tricia began to think about Deborah's appalling death. Monty Capshaw, the pilot, might have encountered a problem, but seriously "what kind of idiot of a pilot lets his plan run out of gas?" Things were starting to brew again in Stoneham and this time it wasn't at the Coffee Bean.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Cozy Reader on November 29, 2011
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As a fan of the Booktown Mystery series I was so excited to pick up the latest book in the series.

SENTENCED TO DEATH takes place several months after the horrifying murder of Jim Roth, the owner of History Repeats Itself. Life in Stoneham is settling back to normal, or at least Tricia is led to belief. However, she is thrown in the middle of another murder mystery, when her close friend, Deborah, is killed.

I have raved and raved about how much I enjoy the Booktown Mysteries. Of all the contemporary cozy mysteries being published right now, it is my absolute favorite. The murder mystery aspect is always strong and well developed and the characters are always interesting and lively (well except for the murder victim!).

In my opinion, SENTENCED TO DEATH, is the best of the five novels published in this series. Lorna Barrett is keeping things interesting in the small town of Stoneham. When Deborah is killed, Tricia is left to re-assess everything she thought she knew about her close friend, and other friends in the small town.

The residents of Stoneham are constantly evolving. As with any small town (or any big town for that matter) nothing stays the same, and Lorna Barrett skillfully portrays this in the Booktown Mystery series. Relationships and friendships change and evolve, and all this happens skillfully in the background, while the murder mystery takes center stage.

With the combination of the murder mystery, and all the happenings in and around Stoneham, I was absolutely riveted through SENTENCED TO DEATH. By the last page, I gave a contented sigh at having finished another great Lorna Barrett mystery, and a little sad as well. Sad because now I have to patiently wait for the next book in the series to be released.
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