Christmas Cookie Murder (Lucy Stone Series #6)

Christmas Cookie Murder (Lucy Stone Series #6)

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Overview

For Lucy Stone, the best thing about Christmas in Tinker's Cove has always been the annual Cookie Exchange. But the usual generosity and goodwill is missing from this year's event which turns out to be a complete disaster.

Petty rivalries and feuds that have long been simmering finally come to a boil, leaving a bad taste in the mouths of many guests, including Lee Cummings who accuses Tucker Whitney of stealing her recipe for low-fat, sugar-free cookies. But the icing on the cake is when Tucker is found strangled in her apartment on the following morning.

Who could've wanted Tucker dead badly enough to kill her? Despite all of the ingredients for danger, Lucy sets out on the trail of a murderer and soon uncovers a Christmas secret best left wrapped.

"As usual, Meier deftly combines a realistic depiction of Lucy's life as a hard-working mother with a satisfying mystery plot." —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781575664767
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 11/01/1999
Series: Lucy Stone Series , #6
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.26(w) x 7.33(h) x 0.95(d)
Age Range: 9 - 13 Years

About the Author

Leslie Meier is the New York Times bestselling author of over twenty Lucy Stone mysteries and has also written for Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. She is currently at work on the next Lucy Stone mystery. Readers can visit her website at www.LeslieMeier.com

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Christmas Cookie Murder 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
oldrip More than 1 year ago
Really good story line. Easy light reading although some of her other stories were better, this one is well worth reading. Leslie Meier is a great authoress that characters come alive for the reader.
Guest More than 1 year ago

Leslie Meier's latest Lucy Stone mystery is a pleasant way to spend a weekend. Nothing too deep or profound, Christmas Cookie Murder filled the bill nicely for me when I wanted a fast and fun read.

This was my first glimpse into the life of Lucy Stone, and I find now I should go back to book 1 and advance from there, for I think that I've missed out on much of the backstory of her life and family.

The story takes place in Tinker's Cove, Maine and features Lucy as reporter for the town's paper and inveterate amateur sleuth, this time the victim is a young woman rumored to be the reason for the breakup of the marriage of the town's dentist and his wife. Did the good doctor do it? The police think so and arrest him. But suspicion also hovers over the head of the good doctor's wife, who had been overheard to mouth vile thoughts toward the deceased. Add to this a growing concern over the use of alcohol by local teens, the influx of hard drugs into the tiny coastal town, a police chief whose ideas and attitudes come into direct conflict with just about everyone and Lucy has a lot to ponder and solve. And how she solves the mystery is quite by fluke.

Even though this is my first Lucy Stone mystery, I have the rest in my ToBeRead pile and look forward to learning more about Lucy and Tinker's Cove.

krissa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Well. First impressions. I had a great deal of trouble relating to the main character. A mom in a small fishing town, with 4 children? No where near my life, but as I went, I found it wasn¿t necessary to relate to Lucy Stone to enjoy the story. Set around Christmas time, Lucy is hosting this year¿s cookie exchange, which was a great opportunity to get to know many of the characters. A humorous calamity (I won¿t spoil the surprise for you) happens at the exchange, and we get to see many of the women¿s true colors. The sometime over the next couple days, one of Lucy¿s new friends is murdered, and as much as she tried to resist, she is drawn into the investigation, first by a friends pleading for help (apparently, she has done this type of thing before) and then by her own curiosity. Many of the characters don¿t have time to develop, and there are so many of them, and they don¿t get much face time. But that too could be because I started mid-series. I found myself drawn in, intrigued by the setting and lifestyle. And I did recognize many of the foibles of a small town. And they amused me. And in this case, the ending truly blindsided me. I don¿t know if I will be hunting out any more of these to read, although if it was offered to me, I wouldn¿t turn it down. And I am glad I read this one. It was a nice addition to my holiday break. =D
bearette24 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great addition to the Lucy Stone series. The ending is a little unbelievable, but it's a fun ride.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These Lucy Stone books get better with each new installment. They are easy to read and don't require much thinking on the reader's part. Perfect for a little relaxation reading between more serious heavier msterial. Stephanie Clanahan
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Love the homey style...
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