Title- Mistletoe Murder
Author- Leslie Meier
Genre- Mystery, Cozy Mystery, Fiction
Publication Date- July 10, 2012 (First Published 1991)
Publisher- Kensington Books
# of Pages- 236
As if baking holiday cookies, knitting a sweater for her husband’s gift, and making her daughter’s angel costume for the church pageant weren’t enough things for Lucy Stone’s busy Christmas schedule, she’s also working nights at the famous mail-order company Country Cousins. But when she discovers Sam Miller, it’s very wealthy founder, dead in his car from an apparent suicide, the sleuth in her knows something just doesn’t smell right.
Taking time out from her hectic holiday life to find out what really happened, Lucy’s investigation leads to a backlog of secrets as long as Santa’s Christmas Eve route. She is convinced that someone murdered Sam Miller. But who and why? With each harrowing twist she uncovers in this bizarre case, another shocking revelation is exposed. Now, as Christmas draws near and Lucy gets dangerously closer to the truth, she’s about to receive a present from Santa she didn’t ask for – a killer who won’t be satisfied until everyone on his shopping list is dead, including Lucy herself…
I rated this book 3 out of 5 stars due to the fact that after reading the synopsis and deciding to pick it up. I was intrigued by the synopsis although after I picked up this book and started reading it the synopsis sort of felt like it was overselling the book. This book was slow-moving and didn’t really feel like much of an investigation of a murder case.
I was expecting more out of this book for sure. But I did enjoy the rest of the story outside of the murder. Lucy had all of these things she had to do for Christmas. While she worked at Country Cousins, I really enjoyed those parts.
Overall, I think I will continue with this series. I feel that I should at least give the second book a fair shot.
Leslie Meier was born in 1948; she is the author of the popular Lucy Stone Series of books. The books take place in Cape Cod and the heroine, Lucy Stone, is a reporter in a fictional town.
Want to know more about this author? Check her out here www.lesliemeierbooks.com
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