Valentine Murder Kindle Á Paperback

Valentine Murder Kindle Á Paperback
  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • Valentine Murder
  • Leslie Meier
  • English
  • 01 November 2019
  • 1575664992

Valentine Murder❴EPUB❵ ✸ Valentine Murder Author Leslie Meier – Essayreview.co.uk It s Valentine s Day in Tinker s Cove And while the cupcakes Lucy Stone is baking for her children will have pink frosting and candy hearts, Lucy s thoughts aren t centered on sugary sentiments She s It s Valentine s Day in Tinker s Cove And while the cupcakes Lucy Stone is baking for her children will have pink frosting and candy hearts, Lucy s thoughts aren t centered on sugary sentiments She s barely arrived at her first board meeting of the newly renovated library when Bitsy Howell, the new librarian, is found dead in the basement, shot only minutes before story hour was to start The agitated board members assume that Bitsy was killed by an outsider, until Detective Lt Horowitz arrives on the scene and announces that the killer is among themLucy was already aware that Bitsy s uppity big city ways rubbed some people in Tinker s Cove the wrong way But she has a hunch that motives for the librarian s violent death run a lot deeper From Hayden Norcross s elegant antique shop to Corney Clark s chic kitchen, Lucy relentlessly snoops into the curious lifestyles and shocking secrets of Tinker s Cove s most solid citizens secrets that will plunge her into a terrifying confrontation with a conniving killer.


About the Author: Leslie Meier

Leslie Meier lives in Harwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts She is the creator of Lucy Stone , a reporter and amateur sleuth in New England.


10 thoughts on “Valentine Murder

  1. says:

    I finished this right in time for the Valentine s Day holiday I like these Lucy Stone stories, they are always light and easy to read and this one wasn t any different Lucy is one the board of directors for the new library in town when the librarian is found shot to death, from there Lucy becomes entangled in a mystery about money, murder, and fraud The ending was the best part for me because I honestly had no clue who the killer was Meier did a great job of wrapping the story up.

  2. says:

    I ve been enjoying some of Leslie Meier s backlist of cozy mysteries set in Tinker s Cove, Maine In this one, mother of four Lucy Stone must figure out who is behind the murder of local librarian Bitsy, while trying not to become a target herself The Valentine s Day theme and cold, snowy blizzards made for a fun winter treat Please excuse typos name misspellings Entered on screen reader.

  3. says:

    I love mysteries based around a library as libraries are one of my favorite places and I also had no idea when I started reading the book It s Lucy s first day as a member of the Board of Directors of the library and she brings her young daughter to storytime as they are at the same time It s noisy in the library with all the kids They find out no one is doing storytime so Lucy goes in search of the librarian and finds her in the lower level At first she is a suspect but quickly eliminated I love mysteries based around a library as libraries are one of my favorite places and I also had no idea when I started reading the book It s Lucy s first day as a member of the Board of Directors of the library and she brings her young daughter to storytime as they are at the same time It s noisy in the library with all the kids They find out no one is doing storytime so Lucy goes in search of the librarian and finds her in the lower level At first she is a suspect but quickly eliminated I enjoyed the book and the mystery I m glad I don t have to put up with snow any Yuck

  4. says:

    I read these kind of mysteries because I can read them quickly, they re entertaining, and just because I have a child under 2 doesn t mean I can t take some time for myself I have to say that I will not be reading any Leslie Meier books unless someone can tell me if the tone of the books change Bill is a jerk When women read these novels about women in everyday jobs doing extraordinary things, we don t want to read about controlling husbands She acts helpless Her car caught on fire and I read these kind of mysteries because I can read them quickly, they re entertaining, and just because I have a child under 2 doesn t mean I can t take some time for myself I have to say that I will not be reading any Leslie Meier books unless someone can tell me if the tone of the books change Bill is a jerk When women read these novels about women in everyday jobs doing extraordinary things, we don t want to read about controlling husbands She acts helpless Her car caught on fire and she was afraid to tell her husband because he might get mad at her So she told him after he had time to settle down and open a beer Lucy s kids are jerks too Her oldest daughter was cute once upon a time and now she is disrespectful and Lucy spends the entire novel saying she is too tired to correct their behavior I know it was 1999 when she wrote this and things have changed dramatically in 14 years since, but the comments about two of the characters who are gay weren t necessary If the author has issues with our GLBT friends, fine To each their own However, if you are writing a novel for the general public and don t like the gay and lesbian lifestyle, don t write about characters who are gay The way the book plays out she didn t need to include sexual orientation It wasn t integral to the plot The only reason I gave it two stars instead of one, is because it wasn t poorly written necessarily and I did keep reading until the end One star books for me are those novels I can t get past page 100 on

  5. says:

    Valentine Murder was another enjoyable addition to Meier s Lucy Stone series Thebooks that I read in this series thethat I enjoy them This holiday themed mystery tackles Valentine s Day, and instead of just baking cupcakes with her daughter, Lucy finds herself investigating another murder Meier does a great job at making the reader feel a part of Tinker s Cove with each book, and I enjoyed seeing the familiar characters that I have grown to love in the book Lucy does seem to have Valentine Murder was another enjoyable addition to Meier s Lucy Stone series Thebooks that I read in this series thethat I enjoy them This holiday themed mystery tackles Valentine s Day, and instead of just baking cupcakes with her daughter, Lucy finds herself investigating another murder Meier does a great job at making the reader feel a part of Tinker s Cove with each book, and I enjoyed seeing the familiar characters that I have grown to love in the book Lucy does seem to have bad luck with always discovering murders, but in this case it was joining the library board that leads her into this one Meier does up the stakes in this installment when Lucy s family finds themselves in danger as well Overall Valentine s Murder was an enjoyable read, and I look forward to readingof Meier s books in this series

  6. says:

    This was a really good one The entire mystery centered around a library and the murder of a librarian and an antique dealer all during a winter snow storm Three of my favorite things libraries, antiques, and snow

  7. says:

    Lucy Stone is the newest member of the Tinker s Cove library board and her first order of business is to discover who murdered the librarian Another nicely woven tale of murder and mystery in Maine, where Lucy must do everything she can to protect her family and the town she loves A

  8. says:

    Please see all of my reviews on my blog at www.robinlovesreading.blogspot.comLucy, in addition to being a busy mom of four, and an occasional freelance feature writer for the local newspaper, is now a member of the board of directors at the town s library She is one of seven directors, and imagine her horror, on the very first day of her new duties, when the librarian, Bitsy Howell is murdered The detective on the case, Lieutenant Horowitz, is certain that one of the directors is responsible f Please see all of my reviews on my blog at www.robinlovesreading.blogspot.comLucy, in addition to being a busy mom of four, and an occasional freelance feature writer for the local newspaper, is now a member of the board of directors at the town s library She is one of seven directors, and imagine her horror, on the very first day of her new duties, when the librarian, Bitsy Howell is murdered The detective on the case, Lieutenant Horowitz, is certain that one of the directors is responsible for Bitsy s death She met Hororwitz before and as he knows of her propensity to get involved, he strictly warns her to leave things to the police.Over the past few years, several cases have arisen involving the gruesome act of murder, and Lucy was right in the thick of things with the very intent of solving them, which she did admirably Things will be no different this time she will not wait around for the police She intends on finding the murderer as soon as possible, despite being commanded by the detective to stay out of it.Per usual Lucy Stone style, Lucy knows just who to talk to and just what questions to ask She is superb when it comes to digging to the bottom of matters All the while playing sleuth, she is living a real life with relationships and situations that cannot be ignored I especially love her role as a mother it brings to much to an already well written story and series.However, I want to mention two things that kept me from giving thisthan four stars For one thing, the parents were quite lax with their computer and there was no internet safety for their children Also, while running to the store, she left her four year old Zoe in the car in order to avoid an argument over what the little one might want her to buy Actually, she left Zoe in the car alone one other time come to think of it While the story may be set in small town Maine, real dangers well, fictionalized, but real, you know do exist and I feel that these matters weren t handled right Also, a small thing irritated me ten year old Sarah is in the 3rd grade Hopefully just an editing error.As with all connected series and books, familiar characters are back We don t see as much as one of my favorites in this book, however, Barney Culpepper, but with 24 books in this series, I do hope to see himMs Tilley remains as cantankerous as ever, but I still feel a bit of patience for her Bill, Lucy s husband, is growing on me Then, of course, there is the mystery of the murder It is handled well and efficiently, with enough twists and turns to keep the story at a fast pace With only a handful of suspects, it was great fun trying to pinpoint the murderer For an enjoyable and quick read for lovers of cozy mysteries, even with the problems in the story, be sure to pick up this next installment in the series I am looking forward to reading Christmas Cookie Murder next

  9. says:

    I didn t like the character of Miss Tilley at all It beggared belief that Lucy Stone would get emotional enough to shed tears for the former This is not progress This is back to square one I was aware that the writer tried to work out an unusual climax to this story Also the balancing act between the investigation and the private life of the amateur sleuth lay anchored at a place where the focus on family life is less considered I just think that further loss of that factor would not make I didn t like the character of Miss Tilley at all It beggared belief that Lucy Stone would get emotional enough to shed tears for the former This is not progress This is back to square one I was aware that the writer tried to work out an unusual climax to this story Also the balancing act between the investigation and the private life of the amateur sleuth lay anchored at a place where the focus on family life is less considered I just think that further loss of that factor would not make me a happy bunny I may lose interest in what, in my opinion, made this series attractive My thoughts veered on the practical and the episodic shenanigans of Mr and Mrs Stone Lucy had confessed in the previous book that she enjoys marital blissandrarely Yet in this book it seemed, it was hinted, that the couple took the initiative equally I think this is dishonest and makes the growing up of the souls peopling Tinker s Cove, a side note Lucy Stone started as a strong character in this book Her troubles were less formidable in this book I think her best point here is her interaction with her 4 year old daughter Zoe It is safe to say that she is not developing her detective side She will remain a mom and a woman though for how long in her early forties, I don t know There has been a two year gap for the last three books Lucy may well reach her mid fifties by book nineteen I have fresh doubts now, and I do wish feverishly that the future tomes do not take a turn for the worse I cannot believe I read this book in one day That must mean something about the quality of the book, no Not all is lost Not yet

  10. says:

    This was my first Lucy Stone novel as I just randomly picked it from my library based on the cover I didn t love it or hate it, overall it was just mediocre The mystery was standard with nothing exceptional or unique occurring I was a little shocked with how useless the cops were but I have found this is to be pretty standard for cozy mysteries The location was good but nothing really stood out for me, it was a small town in Maine The characters were by far the worst part of the novel Lucy This was my first Lucy Stone novel as I just randomly picked it from my library based on the cover I didn t love it or hate it, overall it was just mediocre The mystery was standard with nothing exceptional or unique occurring I was a little shocked with how useless the cops were but I have found this is to be pretty standard for cozy mysteries The location was good but nothing really stood out for me, it was a small town in Maine The characters were by far the worst part of the novel Lucy was too much of a damsel in distress as she panics over nothing, like worrying about what her husband Bill will think after her car was destroyed I also found she was too much of a housewife I don t care what peoples professions are in novels but the characters should have a personality beyond their job And what was up with Lucy s opinions on LGBTQ relationships I understand this novel was written twenty years go but don t put your personal opinions into you novels I ll probably give this series another shot as I love the covers I don t expect to be blown away but hopefully the later novels have better, less annoying characters

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