A Just Clause

A Booktown Mystery, #11

Tricia is shocked when her errant father John comes to town, but not so shocked when he becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation. Seems dear old dad is a con man who’s done jail time. With the suspect list on the downlow, Tricia has to find a way to clear her dad of murder before he puts a black blot on the family name and ruins the local jazz festival.

Another fine entry in this very entertaining series. The characters - and mysteries - continue to improve with age, like a fine wine. Four Stars

Book Blurb for A Just Clause

Just when things are getting back to normal in Booktown, Tricia and Angelica have their lives turned upside down by a shocking visitor from their past in this latest entry in Lorna Barrett’s New York Times bestselling series. 

Tricia Miles, mystery bookstore owner and amateur sleuth, is in for a surprise when her ne’er-do-well father, John, comes to town—and promptly becomes a prime suspect in the murder of a woman with her own scandalous past. Even Tricia’s faith in the old man is shaken when the Stoneham police break the news that her father is a known con man who has done jail time.  

But what about bestselling thriller author Steven Richardson? Is it a coincidence that he arrived for a book signing just before the crime or that the victim was found with a signed copy of his latest bestseller?  

From merlot to murder, Tricia is determined to clear the family name before another body shows up and ruins Stoneham’s first—and highly anticipated—wine and jazz festival.


Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2018 4.00