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Saturday, March 19, 2011
A Crafty Killing
MURDER IS RIGHT UP HER ALLEY...
The last thing Katie Bonner wanted was to become the manager of Artisans Alley. But when her business partner, Ezra Hilton, is found lying at the bottom of a staircase, bludgeoned to death, she has no other choice. A collection of booths for artisan and craft sellers in a renovated apple warehouse, Artisans Alley is the main attraction in the quaint Victoria Square shopping area. But business under Ezra had been faltering--enough to provoke someone to murder?
Katie has had more than her share of death--her late husband (and Ezra's former partner), Chad, died in a car accident six months ago. But as she digs deeper into Ezra's murder, her husband's death starts to look suspicious. While the cops are proceeding by the book, Katie is investigating by the booths--for the answer to the killer's identity lies in the hidden secrets of Artisans Alley itself.
This is the first book in a new series, A Victoria Square Mystery, by the author, Lorraine Bartlett. From the first chapter, I was totally captivated. Just when you think that you know who could have committed the crime, the author brings a new twist to the story. I have loved all of her books that she has written under the name Lorna Barrett. I would highly recommend this author to all my friends and would give it a rating of 5 stars.