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Lorraine Bartlett
Rochester, NY
I'm the author of the Jeff Resnick Mysteries, The Booktown Mysteries, and the Victoria Square Mysteries..
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You can have a wonderful tea party for not a lot of bucks -- when you hit the yard sales. Can you believe this hammered aluminum teapot and bone china teacup cost me just two bucks? It's always time for... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Dazed and Confused
We moved into our home 24 years ago. At that time, the next-door neighbors had teenage boys. In the summer, they would be out in the driveway from about seven in the evening (along with a host of their friends)... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
A writer never knows when inspiration is going to hit. Sometimes you get it from reading something in a newspaper (yes, I STILL read (and highly enjoy) newspapers, both the local rag and USA Today), or hearing something on the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
Even though it's summer, I still wear sweaters ... a lot. First, the house is often cold because of the air conditioning. Mr. L likes it around 72. I could be happier at 75, but ... I just put on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
One of my latest acquisitions. The tea tastes delicious out of this cup! Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
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My Victoria Square Mystery series has had a few ups and downs. It came out like gangbusters in 2011--and bam bam--two of the books hit the New York Times bestsellers list. But then ... there was a nearly four-year lag... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
YAY -- the 2nd installment in Life On Victoria Square series, A BASKET FULL OF BARGAINS, is now available! Iris Drake is an odd duck. She knows everyone at Artisans Alley arts-and-crafts arcade, but nobody knows her. When she walks... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
The roses are just starting to bloom in my garden. This was supposed to be a climbing rose, but after a decade, I've given up hope. Three of my knockout roses are in bloom, with another two waiting in the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
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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... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
Haven't ordered it yet? What are you waiting for? Tricia and Angelica leave Booktown behind 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... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
If you haven't already ordered, you can do it now! Tricia and Angelica leave Booktown behind 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... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
Ah, Bermuda. Breathtaking views, beautiful beaches .... there's just one tiny problem. It's January and it's not even 60 degrees out. TITLE WAVE ARRIVES IN PAPERBACK ON JUNE 6th Tricia and Angelica leave Booktown behind for some much needed R&R.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
The big dance competition was all set to happen, and Stoneham's Mary Fairchild has a hot lead over the other contestants. Tricia and Angelica leave Booktown behind for some much needed R&R. Naturally they choose a Mystery Lovers cruise, where... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
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When on an Irish ship, should one indulge by having the full Irish breakfast? Mmm ... eggs, rashers, fried tomatoes and mushrooms, and beans. Yum-yum. Tricia and Angelica leave Booktown behind for some much needed R&R. Naturally they choose a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
Tricia received a box of chocolates. Not only was she tempted ... she actually ate some of it! Tricia and Angelica leave Booktown behind for some much needed R&R. Naturally they choose a Mystery Lovers cruise, where they can ponder... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
Stalkers, it seems, come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. Could this man have stalked thriller author EM Barstow? Tricia and Angelica leave Booktown behind for some much needed R&R. Naturally they choose a Mystery Lovers cruise, where they can... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
Love boat? Maybe the Celtic Lady was just an alcoholic's cruise for it seemed like everybody had a drink in their hand--especially the writers on board this mystery readers cruise. Tricia and Angelica leave Booktown behind for some much needed... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
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Seems odd to say "happy" Memorial Day as we honor our fallen soldiers, but ... happy Memorial Day. I got my poppies from vets from the VFW and American Legion. I have quite a collection of them. Since I always... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
Isn't the bond between a mother and her child supposed to be the strongest? Not in Tricia's case. Tricia and Angelica leave Booktown behind for some much needed R&R. Naturally they choose a Mystery Lovers cruise, where they can ponder... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
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If you've already read MURDER ON THE MIND (my, you have good taste!) maybe you'll tell your friends about it. #FREE for all ebook formats. Kindle US Kindle Worldwide Nook iBook Kobo Smashwords Trade Paperback Website HAPPY READING! Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
Christopher wasn't a part of her life anymore. Was it time to break all the ties? Tricia and Angelica leave Booktown behind for some much needed R&R. Naturally they choose a Mystery Lovers cruise, where they can ponder whodunnit in... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
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That's what I'm doing this morning. What's on your agenda today? Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
TITLE WAVE ARRIVES IN PAPERBACK ON JUNE 6th Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
Can Tricia have her cake and eat it, too? Not on board the Celtic Lady cruise ship to Bermuda. Tricia and Angelica leave Booktown behind for some much needed R&R. Naturally they choose a Mystery Lovers cruise, where they can... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Dazed and Confused