Sentenced to Death

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Sentenced to Death

A Booktown Mystery

Founders' Day is a busy time in the sleepy town of Stoneham, New Hampshire and the whole town is out to celebrate their first annual town holiday. Deborah Black, owner of the "Happy Domestic", has been chosen to lead the festivities and is in the middle of giving her speech to the townspeople when a small airplane crashes into the town square killing both Deborah and the pilot flying the plane. Tricia Miles who just happens to be good friends with Deborah and owner of the "Haven't Got A Clue" bookstore was witness to the event and shocked at the loss of her confidante. The whole town is in mourning over Deborah's death and can't believe the turn of events of this horrible accident. Tricia begins to pick up the pieces when she discovers that things weren't so rosy at home for Deborah before the accident and things are appearing as though the plane crash was more than just an accident. Tricia is involved in another mystery and tries to find out what really happened to cause the death of a good friend.

I have always enjoyed the "Booktown" mysteries and this is another great installment to the series for me. I was sad to see the loss of the character, Deborah, who has been seen since the beginning of the series and was one of Tricia's first friends when she arrived to the town of Stoneham after her divorce. This book was a little darker than the rest of the series but I enjoyed it immensely. I understand that Lorna Barrett is set to write more novels in this series and I can't wait to read each and every one of them.

Book Blurb for Sentenced to Death

As the owner of Stoneham, New Hampshire's mystery bookstore Haven't Got a Clue, Tricia Miles can figure out whodunit in the latest bestseller long before she gets to the last page. But when her friend is killed in a freak accident, Tricia must use her sleuthing skills to solve a murder mystery that promises to be much more sinister than the books on her shelves.

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2011 4.75