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Christmas Carol Murder (Lucy Stone Series #20)

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Christmas Carol Murder by Leslie Meier This Tinkers Cove, Maine

Christmas Carol Murder by Leslie Meier
This Tinkers Cove, Maine story starts off with a protest due to the bankruptcies and mortgage company run by Jake Marlow and his partner have had to foreclose on many of the houses.
Jake's house, being the hoarder he is loses his h...
Christmas Carol Murder by Leslie Meier
This Tinkers Cove, Maine story starts off with a protest due to the bankruptcies and mortgage company run by Jake Marlow and his partner have had to foreclose on many of the houses.
Jake's house, being the hoarder he is loses his house to a fire.
Lucy Stone was one of the first on the scene as she was witnessing the protest with her daughter Sara-who had skipped college class. Lucy worked at the Pennysaver newspaper.
The mail bomb had killed Jake and now Lucy was hot on the trail to find out who had sent the bomb in the mail. Lots of town meetings depending on the day and location where many would meet and just talk. Small town community where everybody knows about everybody.
Things escalate as other events occur around town: ghosts in the Christmas Scrooge play and also in real life to the other owner of the mortgage company...
Every little clue is very important to solving the mystery, even the tiny clues...
The story she was to investigate leads to many more sad facts then what she was prepared for that involved town employees...
There are many uprisings in town as the residents protest with hopes to change things...
Lots of good Christmas traditions and some new ones.
I received this book from The Kennsington Books in exchange for my honest review

posted by jbarr5 on December 19, 2013

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Disappointing! I've read - and enjoyed - most of the other books

Disappointing!
I've read - and enjoyed - most of the other books in this Lucy Stone series, but not this one. It's a poor take-off on a Dickens' Christmas Carol, complete with a character named Jake Marlowe and a sick child, but as a "cozy" mystery it just di...
Disappointing!
I've read - and enjoyed - most of the other books in this Lucy Stone series, but not this one. It's a poor take-off on a Dickens' Christmas Carol, complete with a character named Jake Marlowe and a sick child, but as a "cozy" mystery it just didn't work. Financial problems and foreclosures were a running theme, and those are not things I want to see in light fiction. I guessed who the murderer was early on, and was REALLY disappointed to find I was right (I like to be surprised), and found it completely improbable that Lucy would be the only one putting the clues together. Also, the student action thing was just an odd diversion.

Leslie Meier has and can do much better.

posted by Madriver on October 22, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2014

    Ice to to ice

    I see. Yes I was there... no one would imposter me. It wouldnt be worth it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2014

    MERRY TO IMPOSTER

    U lamo! >:( ! &infin HOW G****** dare u.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    Striking

    Ok. And oh well it was bound to happen anyway

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    By far the worse bookshe has ever written

    By far the worse bookshe has ever written

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