MURDER ON THE HALF SHELF by Lorna Barrett
The town of Stoneham is a haven for bookstores, but it is sadly lacking in bed-and-breakfasts. Fortunately Pippa and Jon Comfort’s Sheer Comfort Inn is about to open, and the couple has offered some locals a free night as a trial run.
But it won’t be so easy to sleep after Tricia makes two startling discoveries: Pippa’s murdered body in the backyard, and the fact that Pippa’s husband, Jon, is actually Harry Tyler, a man Tricia loved—and believed dead—for nearly twenty years.
Though Harry is the prime suspect, Tricia doesn’t believe him capable of murder, even though he’s led a life of lies. Especially when she discovers that Pippa had a few secrets of her own—some that may have been worth killing for.
My Recording Experience:
It’s never easy to take over a series from another narrator, both because fans can be disappointed and because I don’t want to take work away from someone else. But I got the blessing of the series’ previous narrator and my good friend Cassandra Campbell before signing on to do the next three books in this delightful series (she simply couldn’t fit them into her committed schedule). And Lorna Barrett’s writing was so fun to bring to life in what I am appreciating as full on cozy mystery style: down-to-earth crime-solving heroine, quirky small town characters and cute animals in a whodunit – what’s not to love?
Listen to a sample here: