Tea Time Tuesday

Yule Be Dead

Every Tuesday come join me as I discuss a recent cozy mystery in review and have Goûter (tea time). Readers can enjoy a thoughtful review while sipping on their favorite teas, they may find new teas to love as well. I will be recommending a good tea for each book. Come cozy up with Tea Time Tuesday.

Grab some eggnog and curl up with a blanket because it is about to get really cozy up in here. I loved reading this book from the characters I have adored for years to the mystery each chapter held a reason to enjoy reading this holiday book.

This Week’s Tea Time Tuesday

Yule Be Dead

Victoria Square Mystery, Book 5

by Lorraine Bartlett, Gayle Leeson

  • Author: Lorraine Bartlett, Gayle Leeson
  • Publisher: Berkley
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Release Date: November 27, 2018
  • I Rate it:    
  • GenreCozy

Book Summary

A Christmas crime shocks the merchants of a quaint shopping district in this latest installment of The New York Times bestselling Victoria Square series.

It’s Christmastime, but not everyone is jolly–especially not Vonne Barnett. Her dead body has been found in Victoria Square. Katie Bonner, the manager of Artisan’s Alley, happens to be at the tea shop Vonne’s mother, Francine, owns when the news is delivered.

Vonne left a trail of men behind her so the suspects are many–but the clues are few. A broken teacup leads Katie to one of the suspects, but before she can investigate, she’s attacked. Katie may be closing in on a murderer, but time is ticking because the murderer is definitely closing in on her.

This Week's Tea & Cozy Mystery Author

The immensely popular Booktown Mystery series is what put Lorraine Bartlett’s pen name Lorna Barrett on the New York Times Bestseller list, but it’s her talent -- whether writing as Lorna, or L.L. Bartlett, or Lorraine Bartlett -- that keeps her there. This multi-published, Agatha-nominated author pens the exciting Jeff Resnick Mysteries as well as the acclaimed Victoria Square Mystery series, and now the Tales of Telenia fantasy saga, and has many short stories and novellas to her name(s).  She lives in Rochester, NY, with her husband and three cats.

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Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett

Gayle Leeson is a pseudonym for Gayle Trent. I also write as Amanda Lee. As Gayle Trent, I write the Daphne Martin Cake Mystery series and the Myrtle Crumb Mystery series. As Amanda Lee, I write the Embroidery Mystery series. I live in Virginia with my family, which includes her own “Angus” who is not an Irish wolfhound but a Great Pyrenees who provides plenty of inspiration for the character of Mr. O’Ruff. I’m having a blast writing this new series!

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Book Review by Bree Herron

Happy Holidays from Artisans Alley where the magic of the season is coming in fast. This had to be the most action-packed book in the series and I love that it came with the holiday theme. There was so much going on that I quickly realized at the end of the book that I had finished. Katie is such a great character and it has been neat to watch her develop through the series. She is one that brightens up the book and handles the mystery with ease, even when there is action happening. 

If you were looking for the cozy to brighten up your season this one fits the bill. I have found each visit to be more exciting than the last and with the holidays coming there was a touch of seasonal magic to this story. I look forward to Katie’s future adventures.

I Rate it

**DISCLAIMER: I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy in return for a fair and honest review.


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  1. johnna smith

    I love her ability to switch around even within a particular genre and make it work. Very talented storyteller

  2. Sheryl Sens

    I love the personalities that pours from the characters..Lorraine and Gayle are a wonderful team, writing fun, interest keeping books/series! Thanks Lorraine and Gayle for your hard work, bringing delight to your readers! Thank-you for this interview!!!


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