"Interesting characters, growing interrelationships, plausible reasons for crime and an amateur to get involved in finding the answers--it's like visiting friends and having an adventure rolled into one book after another."
Welcome to my web site. Here you'll find plenty of behind-the-scenes information, the real-life Lorraine--and
her alter egos (Lorna Barrett and L.L. Bartlett), links, and photos. Pour
yourself a cup of tea and make yourself at home!
A Crafty Killing: Young widow Katie Bonner discovers the body of Ezra Hilton, who ran the local artisan cooperative like his own fiefdom. Katie has little reason to mourn Ezra, who convinced her late husband to invest in the Artisans' Alley before he was killed. Ezra's will makes Katie the controlling partner in the enterprise--much to the chagrin of his nephew, who comes to town hell-bent on collecting money as quickly as possible...and barely arrives before one of the vendors also ends up dead. The entire co-op is in an uproar, and it seems like the detective in charge of the investigation does everything except investigate the murder. Everyone from the village's lawyer to the Internet entrepreneur had motive to want Ezra dead, and it's up to Katie to find out who before more of her vendors die.