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Title Wave (A Booktown Mystery) by [Barrett, Lorna]
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Length: 319 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Tricia and Angelica leave Booktown behind for a pleasure cruise, but they’re going to need their life jackets because a murderer has also booked passage—in Lorna Barrett’s New York Times bestselling series.
 
While her bookstore, Haven’t Got a Clue, is rebuilt following a devastating fire, Tricia Miles and her sister, Angelica, decide to book a cruise for some much needed R&R. Naturally they choose a Mystery Lovers cruise, where they can ponder whodunnit in deck chairs while sipping colorful drinks and soaking up some rays.
 
But the fun is cut short when a fellow passenger is murdered for real. Is the killer a famous mystery author, one of his fans, or a member of the ship’s crew? As Tricia tries to find the killer before they reach port, she may be cruising for a bruising...


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1260 KB
  • Print Length: 319 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (14 June 2016)
  • Sold by: Penguin US
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B016VRFUDC
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #62,079 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars 74 reviews
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Deep Six Thoughts Of Spending Enjoyable Time Reading This Book 27 July 2016
By Washington DC - Published on Amazon.com
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There is no smooth sailing for the characters or the readers. The protagonists in this series have become even more unlikeable, manipulative, elitist, judgmental, superficial, and smug. The author takes them out of their small New Hampshire town, places them on a cruise ship, and does not expand or otherwise extend their world, their world views, sensitivities, sensibilities,or empathy. A protagonist does have a miraculous "breakthrough" about her psychological barrier to enjoying eating -- and then proceeds to binge; another protagonist over imbibes. If this novel is intended to provide a porthole glimpse into the world of likeable, convivial travelers/family members and affluent generous people aware of their blessings ...it fails. They grow tired of the ship and of fine dining... and one may well grow annoyed with their whining. Think of sitting in a salon and watching your nail polish dry, sitting in a cruise ship pub to read a book, hearing about someone wanting to attend panels and programs but failing to get up in time...this book is BORING. One may not remember the identity of the victim in the novel's plot -- but may feel victimized having bought and read the book. There is little caring about the protagonists elicited; there is much cause for annoyance -- including for having expended time to read through this novel with the optimistic hope that each page would justify the expenditure of time. Deep six thoughts of spending enjoyable time reading this book. The only challenge is to finish it.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I have read all of the previous books in this series and enjoyed each of them 18 June 2016
By Avid Reader - Published on Amazon.com
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Well, I shall be the first not to give this book 5 stars. I have read all of the previous books in this series and enjoyed each of them. This book just didn't live up to the previous ones in this series.
There were many twists and turns in the plot, but none were satisfactorily explained in the end. We were left hanging with too many of the characters in the story. Too many dead ends. I also really got tired of hearing what, and how little, Tricia ate.
$12.99? Really. The price has no bearing on my review, just an opinion that I thought it was very expensive for a cozy mystery in Ebook form.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amusing Read 29 August 2016
By Mac - Published on Amazon.com
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Inadvertently, I have become an aficionado of cozy mysteries. I have a favored four which revolve around some of my own interests, tea, coffee, baking and books. I like this genre of mystery not so much for the intrigue of a murder mystery as for the description of the main characters’ occupation, their surroundings and the events of their daily lives. Accordingly, I am not so upset when on occasion I can solve the murder mystery long before the final chapter. If I were interested in an intricately woven murder mystery, I would read Agatha Christie.
Given that context, I have given this book a 4 star rating. I took a star off for a couple of reasons. First, there are not a sufficient number of viable suspects. Clearly that was lacking in this book. However, based upon my read of prior books, this author has in the
past successfully developed a plot with several potential suspects each of whom had opportunity and motive. Perhaps she took a vacation along with her characters when it came to this.
I noted that some of the low reviews were focused on the lack of character development. My experience has been that when reading a series like this, it is important to start at the beginning of the series or as close to the beginning as possible. Over time in prior books, the characters have evolved and true to life their past experiences have shaped who they are and what they believe. By reading the most current book in a series, it is understandable that a reader may not appreciate how these characters are depicted or why they act the way they do.
However, having said that, my second criticism is that everyone loves everyone all the time; very facile and too much goodness and light. All of the principle characters get along all of time; so not realistic. I have been on a few family/friends outings and let me state for the record, there were times I wish we all were back at home and in separate rooms. Vacations no matter how fabulous can sometimes be trying.
In conclusion, this is a light read with an excellent depiction of the setting. Note that it is by far not the best book in this author’s series. However, I do believe through this book the author is attempting to interject new story lines for future books. It is not coincidental that at the end of the book a parent appears to be settling in as a potential character for future plots. I am curious to see how this evolves.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent new book in a Great series! 15 June 2016
By P. Priest - Published on Amazon.com
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I love this series, and was kind of hesitant when I heard everyone was going on a cruise. but true to form, Lorna didn't disappoint me. This is another excellent book in this series. You can read what it is about in the description. I found it interesting that we found out why Tricia doesn't/ didn't eat much, but now, we'll have to see. And the ending! Lorna always makes me want to read the next book in this series right away because she left us hanging. Alas, I have to wait a year to find out what is going to happen. I highly recommend this book and this series!
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars kinda boring 23 June 2016
By Spicejar - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the first book i have read in this series. Even so, i had enough information to say that I found the main characters quite annoying. I could not take more of Trish's annoying food habits. Really. No one goes on a cruise and only eats yogurt and a small salad every day and then drinks like a fish to save on calories. The author has experience with cruises based on the story or did a ton of research. even so no one goes on a cruise to Bermuda in January as there are no lines that go there at that time of the year.
i could have cared less about who killed EM since she was such a miserable cow. i did not care if the mystery was solved or not. i doubt very much is i will read any more books in the series.

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