Search Results: "Leslie Meier"


BOOK REVIEW

LESLIE by Omar Tyree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"Implausibly melodramatic portrait of a killer whose actions evoke horror rather than sympathy."
Tyree (Just Say No!, 2001, etc.), whose grim tales of life in the 'hood usually offer moments of grace or wisdom, tells a horrifying and essentially nasty story of a woman who murders those who get in her way. Read full book review >

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ENGLISH TEA MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"Short on sense but long on scenery, Lucy's 19th is best suited for those in search of a quick glide through England's top tourist attractions."
Tinker's Cove's star reporter Lucy Stone (Wicked Witch Murder, 2010, etc.) and three chums take an action-packed trip to England. Read full book review >

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TRICK OR TREAT MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Forget the mystery; the burning questions here (and the only time the tale flickers to life) concern the commercialization of rural Maine, the need of older drivers to turn in their licenses, and the breast-feeding of Zoe, the latest among fecund Lucy's progeny."
Not content with a flickering jack-o'-lantern for Halloween, somebody has torched the old Hopkins Homestead. Read full book review >

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Don't expect a pot of gold at the end of this one."
Yet more nasty newcomers invade the earthly paradise that is Tinker's Cove. Read full book review >

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BIRTHDAY PARTY MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Lucy's ninth offers less chat and more plot than usual, but still gratingly insists that residents of Tinker's Cove—even those who cheat on their wives—are morally superior to everyone else on the planet."
Gray hairs, wrinkles, pants that won't zip: yes, the years are finally catching up with part-time reporter and full-time mom Lucy Stone (Wedding Day Murder, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHOCOLATE COVERED MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"As usual, Tinker's Covers must huddle together to protect themselves from those nasty outsiders in Meier's numbing 21st."
Dueling chocolatiers spell trouble for the stalwart citizens of Tinker's Cove. Read full book review >

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WICKED WITCH MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Rather than offbeat, Lucy's dalliance with the occult manages to be both weird and pedestrian. It would take more than magic to make Tinker's Cove a happening place."
A coven of Wiccans brings murder and mayhem to Tinker's Cove. Read full book review >

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BACK TO SCHOOL MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Harmless ho-hum."
The Maine village of Tinker's Cove is again awash in murder and mayhem (Trick or Treat Murder, 1996, etc.), but not to worry- -Lucy Stone, wife to contractor Bill, mother of four; part-timer at the local paper; evening student at the local college; and above all, amateur sleuth—is on the case. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TURKEY TROT MURDER by Leslie Meier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Unlike the Public Theater's assassination of Julius Caesar, Meier's offing of a Trump avatar may fly under the radar. The dots between drugs, immigrants, and murder just can't be connected neatly enough to qualify this entry as either old-fashioned puzzle or contemporary social commentary."
Meier dips her toes into the issues du jour as opioid addiction and white supremacy invade Tinker's Cove. Read full book review >

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BRITISH MANOR MURDER by Leslie Meier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A peek into British country life provides a nice break, offering enough local color to excuse a rather tepid puzzle."
Counts, countesses, and corpses highlight Lucy Stone's trip across the pond. Read full book review >

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MOTHER’S DAY MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2009

"Subplots jostle like lobsters in a trap in Meier's 16th tale of murder in Maine."
A political rivalry ends in murder as the fate of the after-prom party hangs in the balance. Read full book review >

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BAKE SALE MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Although a little crisper than earlier entries, Meier's latest entry still lets small-town banter crowd its mystery into the back pages."
Life in a small Maine coastal town is disrupted by the advent of People Not Like Us. Read full book review >