Posted by: Karen | August 5, 2016

TITLE WAVE by Lorna Barrett plus GIVEAWAY

Book 10 in the Booktown Mystery Series.


Available now from Tantor Audio.

From the Publisher:

“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 . . .”

My recording experience:

What was really fun to me about this title was pondering how much of it was based on author Lorna Barrett’s real life as a writer.  Hopefully not the murder, but did she go on a literary-themed cruise and get the idea to write a book about one, or did she have the idea and go on a cruise to gather the details? Also, Barrett does belong to a group of fellow Cozy writers called The Cozy Chicks which made me wonder if the “Lethal Ladies” in this story are based at all on them. I haven’t asked her, so we’ll have to keep pondering.

Perhaps more important, Tricia goes through a huge shift toward the end of this story. She’s been through a lot in her fictional life in the past few books, and without giving away too much, I’ll just say it was great to go through a change toward positive thinking with her.

Listen to a sample here:

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  Mary C. is the randomly selected winner and the CDs will be mailed out to her as soon as I get her address.  Thanks to all for entering!  I give away lots of books – to find out about them in the future, please consider following this blog, or my Facebook page, or on Twitter. Oftentimes, you can also enter there!



  1. I would prefer the mystery on the cruise to be planned, not a real murder! I love all her books, by all her various names. And audiobooks are great for the car, for exercising, for just relaxing.

  2. Love the series and the information about Tricia’s childhood was very informative.

    • Mary you are the randomly chosen winner! I will email you shortly.

  3. I woulld love to listen to Title Wave!

  4. The story sounds great, an author I have not had the pleasure to read yet. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂 jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  5. I have never been on a cruise but if I ever do, I hope that there is a murder mystery to solve. Unless it is my murder….. 😉

    • Yeah that would be awkward 😉

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