Not the Killing Type by Lorna Barrett


Not the Killing Type by Lorna Barrett
A Booktown Mystery, Book 7
Publisher: Berkley Books
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Nymphaea

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.

A cute read with mystery and a little bit of mayhem.

Angelica is running for mayor. Her sister Tricia is sort of helping, but sort of staying out of the way. Angelica’s major opponent is found dead by Tricia. Hijinks will ensue.

This is a cute read. The writing flowed well and it was hard to put it down (I had to sleep sometime). I wanted to know what would happen next and how it all shook out. I like these cozy mysteries and like knowing there will be resolution at the end. It might not happen the way I expect and that’s good. I have to admit there is a lot going on in this book. It’s almost overwhelming just how much is going on, but I didn’t mind. Other readers might take note and it might not be their cuppa, but that’s okay.

If you’re in the mood for a mystery that’s got a neat ending and will leave you feeling cozy, then this is the book for you.

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