Search Results: "Leslie Meier"


BOOK REVIEW

EASTER BUNNY MURDER by Leslie Meier
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"What starts off as Easter eggs ends up as one big, shapeless omelet in Lucy's feckless 21st."
A holiday tradition turns lethal in small-town Maine. Read full book review >

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WEDDING DAY MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Meier's latest is perhaps her most repellent, with values toxic enough to annihilate this year's entire lobster catch."
Nestled on the rocky coast of Maine lies the town of Tinker's Cove, a world apart from Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon, yet boasting the same fine stock of strong men, comely women, and their gifted offspring. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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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VALENTINE MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Everybody's hiding some secret both decorous and potentially fatal, but only readers who survive 15 rounds of innocuous conversations and domestic details will find out which secret was worth killing for. (Author tour)"
Who had the supreme ill grace to execute disorganized librarian Bitsy Howell, in the brand-new workroom of the Broadbrooks Free Library, just in time for Lucy Stone to discover as she arrived for her first meeting as the newest member of the board of directors? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CANDY CORN MURDER by Leslie Meier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"All this musing and fretting pushes the murder, when it finally arrives, into the back pages of Meier's 25th, and the solution is barely a footnote."
The Tinker's Cove Giant Pumpkin Fest turns into a giant pain in the squash for The Pennysaver's intrepid reporter Lucy Stone (Christmas Carol Murder, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

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TIPPY-TOE MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1994

"An easygoing style, a few chuckles, but too heavy on cozy details, too lightweight in plotting and detection."
A second visit to Maine's Tinker's Cove and homemaker-sleuth Lucy Stone (Mail Order Murder, 1991), pregnant again (her fourth) and at the center of village activities. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS CAROL MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Meier, queen of WASP mayhem, ends by showing mercy to all her characters, even outside agitators with foreign-sounding last names. God bless us, every one."
A couple of Scrooges threaten to wreck the fragile economy of Tinker's Cove. 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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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 >