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Star Spangled Murder (Lucy Stone Series #11)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2004

    Great cosy

    Star Spangled Murder Leslie Meir Kensington, June 2004, $22.00, 240 pp. ISBN 157566836X While Tinker¿s Cove, Maine is in an uproar, Lucy Stone, a reporter for the weekly Pennysaver, is worried about her family, her dog and the schism in the town. Lucy¿s canine Kudo keeps escaping from his pen no matter what she tries to keep him home. Her neighbor Pru Pratt want the dog put down because he keeps killing her chickens. To make matters worse their sons lobster fisherman Toby Stone and Pru¿s Wesley get into a fight over poaching and both are arrested. The town is forced to cancel the Fourth of July fireworks because the purple spotted lichen is an endangered species that might get harmed......................... The town is also suffering from an influx of naturists and Pru is calling for a law to be passed to ban nude bathing. The veterans are angry that the holiday parade is being cancelled because the naturalists want to take part in the festivities and the church groups are vehemently opposed to that. On a heartbreaking note, Wesley accidentally runs over Kudo and when Lucy decides to visit Pru she finds the woman dead, the victim of murder. Now Lucy¿s family are suspects because they all had a motive to kill her................................. STAR SPANGLED MURDER is an enthralling cozy that verges on the farcical at times especially when one disaster after another keeps on happening to the town and the folks who live there. The heroine is determined to catch the killer so she can get rid of the pesky media, makes the Stone¿s good name and return to the job she quit when the editor wouldn¿t let her report on Pru¿s murder. Leslie Meir keeps getting better with every book she writes............................... Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2004

    Lots of Mayham and a murder in Tinker's Cove!

    Once again Lucy Stone is sleuthing. The Fourth of July is coming. At the town selectman meeting they vote to cancel the fireworks. No one can believe it. And why? To save the purple-spotted lichen, a plant that grows mainly on rocks. The town is divided. There are protests and many letters to the editor. Then there are the naturists down at the pond. They are sunbathing nude. Pru Pratt has called for a law banning nude sunbathing. Lucy is having a hard time handling the naturists. Her boss makes her go down to interview some of them. She is appalled to find one of her own children down there sunbathing nude! Plus there is the upcoming selectman¿s meeting where they will decide the fate of their dog, Kudo. He is an escape artist. This wouldn¿t be so bad if he didn¿t make a beeline for the neighbor¿s chicken coop every time he escaped. Lucy¿s son Toby and Wesley Pratt get into a fight over lobster poaching. They are both arrested. Will Toby end up in jail? Then Lucy finds Pru Pratt (the neighbor complaining about her dog¿s activities) dead, the victim of murder. Out of concern that the naturists would participate in the parade, they cancel the parade. What is happening to this quiet little town? Lucy decides she¿d better find out who killed Pru before one of her own family is charged. I really enjoy this series. Lucy and her family are such fun characters. They really come to life through her writing. And Tinker¿s Cove is such a great town. Even with all the recent problems, I¿d still want to vacation there! Leslie Meier has created such a wonderful series, I always look forward to reading the next book. I¿m never disappointed. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013


    Thank you for this news. But why would you tell me this? You tried to kill me. More than once.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Good mystery

    Very good.

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  • Posted January 8, 2012

    highly recommended

    The book was a fast read,funny,light,and great characters. I really enjoyed reading this book, I couldn't put it down. I found myself laughing out loud, which tell me that I am getting a kick out of what I have read.

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  • Posted October 26, 2008

    Murder in the Suburbs!

    I always love Leslie Meier books! Lucy Stone, the main character, feels like an old friend to me! I am excited to see how this mystery plays out!

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