Not the Killing Type - Booktown, Bk 7 Author:Lorna Barrett It’s November in Stoneham, New Hampshire, and that means it’s time for the Chamber of Commerce elections. The race is already a bit heated, as the long-standing Chamber president is being challenged by a former lover—Tricia’s own sister, Angelica. Then local small business owner Stan Berry throws his hat in the ring. — Unf... more »ortunately, it’s not there for long when he’s found murdered in the Brookview Inn. The murder weapon is a brass letter opener belonging to the inn’s receptionist. Tricia knows there’s no way the receptionist is a killer. And when Angelica asks Tricia to help clear her name and win the election, she sees little choice except to start snooping.
She soon uncovers a ballot box full of lies and betrayals, and a chamber full of people who had grudges against the victim. But were they serious enough to lead to murder? And who truly had something to gain? Tricia will have to do some serious sleuthing before she pulls the lever on a killer.« less
This installment in the series disappointed. This was in large part because it felt the subplotsthe real reason we read these bookswent nowhere. Not The Killing Type is not as terrible as the third book (Bookplate Special) with the Pammy Fredericks debacle, but it definitely was nowhere near as captivating and Book 6 (Murder on the Half Shelf), the completion of which made me desperate to read book 7. This 7th book (Not The Killing Type) was simply slow, neurotic, and very very very mediocre. Upon completing book 7, I hadand still haveno interest in reading the next one.
Tricia's sister, Angelica, decides to run for City Council President against long time incumbent, and former boyfriend. A third candidate announces his intention as well only to wind up dead before the vote can be taken. Tricia is on the hunt for who the killer is and dealing with an ex-husband, the would be suitor/police chief, and a newcomer who is showing an interest. All while being maid of honor at Ginny's wedding.