Bookplate Special : Booktown Mysteries

  • by Lorna Barrett
  • Narrated by Cassandra Campbell
  • Series: Booktown Mysteries
  • 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Bookstore owner Tricia Miles has put up - and put up with - her uninvited college roommate for weeks. In return, Pammy has stolen $100. But the day she's kicked out, Pammy's found dead in a dumpster, leaving loads of questions unanswered.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Obnoxious, judgmental sleuth

What would have made Bookplate Special better?

The main character, Tricia Miles, is very annoying. She's judgmental and rather small-minded.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

It was utterly predictable. Predictability does not bother me when I read an excellent book, but this one does not meet that criteria.

What does Cassandra Campbell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Campbell has a good voice and I would seek out her other narrations. Her inflections are nice, and she is clear and a pleasure to listen to. Had I been reading the book in paper, I might have skipped parts or put it down.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It's very easy to listen to and I sort of enjoyed disliking most of the characters. There's a lot of implausibility. Side plots went nowhere and just took up space (smashing pumpkins, cats, the freegans).

Any additional comments?

I probably will not continue with this series. If the main character were a bit more amiable I might continue. It's odd that many reviewers say that the book has liberal viewpoints. I think that Tricia is very conservative and lacks imagination.

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- Natalie

The main characters have NO redeeming qualities

Let me start by saying that none of the main characters have any redeeming qualities. Trisha is self serving, entitled & bossy and it's not in a charming way. Her sister Angelica is truly the worst though, she acts like a snobby child despite being a grown adult & thinks everyone should idolize her. I read the first 3 books in order to give the characters a chance. I really hoped they would evolve and be less annoying, but truly you don't have any connection to the main characters at all. You want to read a book & feel like you like them, and you won't find that here.
However the actual story line was pretty good, it had a few twists & for a cozy mystery was pretty good. I gave the narrator 5 stars because she does a great job & it's not her fault the characters are awful. I wish the author would make them more like able!
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- Christina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-03-2010
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio