One Hot Murder - Victoria Square, Bk 3 Author:Lorraine Bartlett Where there’s smoke ... — Katie Bonner, the reluctant manager of Artisans Alley in the quaint shopping district of Victoria Square, is no stranger to ambivalence. Things have been going hot and heavy with pizza maker Andy Rust -- so much so that Katie has moved in over his pizza parlor. But now that summer’s ushered in a heat wave, an... more » apartment above pizza ovens without an air conditioner is making Katie hot and bothered.
At the height of the heat wave, a tragic fire strikes Victoria Square. Wood U, a small store selling wooden gifts and small furniture, is destroyed. But the fire may just be a smoke screen -- for murder. A body is found among the charred wreckage, and the victim didn’t die from smoke inhalation. He was shot. Now -- despite making Detective Ray Davenport hot under the collar -- Katie is determined to smoke out a coldhearted killer ...« less
I enjoyed this book very much, the characters are fun and some of them are truly weird and help put the whole book together as a great mystery. I like how the author puts the good stuff almost in the first chapter helping to make for quick reading!
This one was just okay...Katie has gone Jessica Fletcher way too soon and her nosiness was not endearing in this one. Without giving too much away, I hope this was the last book that she harps on the B&B that will never be...it is already annoying. Not sure if I will read the next one or not.