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About Lorraine Bartlett
The immensely popular Booktown Mystery series is what put Lorraine Bartlett's pen name 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 in their hearts. This multi-published, Agatha-nominated author pens the exciting Jeff Resnick Mysteries as well as the acclaimed Victoria Square Mystery series, and now the fantasy Tales of Telenia series, as well as many short stories and novellas to her name(s). Check out the links to all her works here: http://www.lorrainebartlett.com/index.html
Lorraine Bartlett writes the Victoria Square Mysteries. Under the name L.L. Bartlett, she writes the Jeff Resnick suspense series. She also writes the Agatha-nominated, New York Times bestselling Booktown Mystery series under the name Lorna Barrett.
Lorraine says: "My mind has always been filled with what my father called "tommyrot." I called them stories. But it wasn't until I was a teenager that I started writing them down--and much later until I sold my first short stories. (Romance!) But in my heart I wanted to write mysteries."
What others are saying about Lorraine's books:
"Fun plot, fanciful characters, really fabulous crafts...Bartlett put her art and soul into this mystery."
--Laura Childs, New York Times bestselling author
"Bartlett combines murder, a touch of romance, and a lot of intrigue in this charming story. With a cast of personable characters and a lively, fast-paced story line, readers will be enthralled and delighted with this fresh new series."
"A fun new mystery with a cast of charming characters . . . Readers will look forward to more with Katie and the artisans from Artisans Alley."
--The Mystery Reader
"A sweet new mystery series by a top-notch author who writes under a few pen names. Katie is a likable heroine, fallible yet strong, tough but tender. A great book for readers looking for something light--and who also look for happy endings. I expect this series to go on for a long time."
--The Cozy Library
"[A] fantastic start to a new cozy series . . . A Crafty Killing kept my attention from the very first word until I turned the last page. The red herrings were aplenty, and the killer a complete surprise. Ms. Bartlett has created a crafty tale that must be read."
--The Best Reivews
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These are some of the recipes Katie and Telicious’s chef/manager, Brad Andrews, prepare for their customers. We hope you enjoy them, too.
If you enjoy this cookbooklet, please tell your friends and family about it and the Victoria Square Mysteries and Life on Victoria Square.
Included in A Cozy Sampler are selections of seven of Lorraine Bartlett’s novels. These include the opening
chapters of four of the Victoria Square Mysteries (A CRAFTY KILLING, THE WALLED FLOWER, ONE HOT MURDER, and
DEAD, BATH and BEYOND, as well as the companion cookbook, RECIPES TO DIE FOR); the opening chapters of the
first Lotus Bay Mystery (WITH BAITED BREATH), and a bonus feature of the first three chapters from the Tales of
Telenia adventure-fantasy series (STRANDED and JOURNEY).
These chapters give readers an overview of her various series as well as a chance to get to know the characters.
Vonne left a trail of men behind her so the suspects are many--but the clues are few. A broken teacup leads Katie to one of the suspects, but before she can investigate, she’s attacked. Katie may be closing in on a killer, but time is ticking because the killer is definitely closing in on her.
When Katie Bonner saw the police cars in Artisans Alley’s parking lot, she had no idea her life was about to change forever. With her business partner, Ezra Hilton, dead—and not from natural causes—Katie is thrust into the role of manager of the arts and crafts arcade; a going concern that was going downhill. Who had it in for Ezra? Can Katie figure that out and keep Artisans Alley from closing forever?
When Katie finds planted evidence, it’s her friend and former detective, Ray, who insists on concealing it. Is it his growing affection for her that causes him to act against his training and code of ethics, or could he be responsible for Erikka’s death? Katie is afraid to find out.
Meanwhile, tensions rise when a hot chef takes over the square's tea shop. Will Katie have three men vying for her affections, or will her rival take the tea cake?
With no faith from her grandfather that Tori can save the failing business and discover a murderer, all her eggs are in one basket as both her life and her future hinge on her sorting through petty jealousies and deadly consequences to find the truth. Can Tori save her family bait shop—after such a deadly catch?
This story takes place just before the events in the Victoria Square Mystery (#7) A Murderous Misconception but may be read as a stand-alone introduction to the series.
This story takes place between the Victoria Square mystery novels Yule Be Dead and Killer Ink.