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Tippy Toe Murder (Lucy Stone Series #2) [NOOK Book]

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With three kids underfoot, a fourth on the way, and an oppressive heat wave bearing down, homemaker Lucy Stone is hardly enjoying an idyllic summer. But her preoccupation with swelling ankles, Bavarian creme doughnut cravings, and sewing endless sequins on ballet recital tutus gives way to dread when Lucy learns that her waistline isn't the only thing that's recently vanished from Tinker's Cove...

The strange disappearance of a retired dance instructor has the tiny coastal town ...

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Tippy Toe Murder (Lucy Stone Series #2)

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Overview

With three kids underfoot, a fourth on the way, and an oppressive heat wave bearing down, homemaker Lucy Stone is hardly enjoying an idyllic summer. But her preoccupation with swelling ankles, Bavarian creme doughnut cravings, and sewing endless sequins on ballet recital tutus gives way to dread when Lucy learns that her waistline isn't the only thing that's recently vanished from Tinker's Cove...

The strange disappearance of a retired dance instructor has the tiny coastal town in a tizzy that turns to terror when a notoriously cantankerous shopkeeper is slain right on Main Street. Now Lucy's up to her bulging belly in local suspects and red herrings. Eluded by a cold-blooded killer, with her due-date looming and the thermometer soaring, Lucy figures something has to break soon. With any luck, it won't be her water...

"A solid mystery."--San Francisco Chronicle

"A surprising and intelligently constructed plot."--Cape Cod Times

"Lucy Stone is an endearing sleuth." --Dorothy Cannell

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Preparations for a ballet school recital in Tinker's Cove, Mass., provide the setting for this second, determinedly domestic, Lucy Stone adventure, after Mail-Order Murder. Lucy, in her sixth month of pregnancy, is fully enmeshed in family life with her husband and three youngsters when her neighbor Caroline Hutton, mentor to ballet instructor Tatiana, disappears. The police say the 70-year-old former dancer has simply gone on vacation without telling anyone. Lucy and Tatiana aren't so sure, but Tatiana's recital preparations and Lucy's domestic demands preclude further investigation. Lucy lends her video camera to her friend Franny, who has been falsely accused of stealing from the hardware store where she works. The owner finds the recorder, confiscates it and sacks Franny, but when Lucy goes to the store to demand its return, she finds that the owner has been bludgeoned to death with the camera. When Franny is arrested for murder, Lucy resolves to save her. Meier links the missing neighbor and the murdered hardware store owner in this quirky, low-key puzzle, which is packed with the details of small-town, family life. (Mar.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780758292957
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Series: Lucy Stone Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 20,718
  • File size: 804 KB

Meet the Author

Leslie Meier is the acclaimed author of thirteen Lucy Stone mysteries and has also written for Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island, where she is currently at work on the next Lucy Stone mystery.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    Great read

    Very good mystery.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    A enjoyable read! It is a book I kept turning the pages to see

    A enjoyable read! It is a book I kept turning the pages to see what was happening next. I liked that the reader knew what was going on before the characters had it figured out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Starrykit, author of the Runningkit Chronicles

    I'm glad to see his turnaround and Fernwhisker's kits!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2013

    Brambleblood's Story: The Unwinding Path (part 1)

    Four cats entered StoneClan camp. Fernwisker, Cloudear, Dogclaw, and Brambleblood. They needed to head to the medicine cat's den- they all needed help from the medicine cat, Fawntooth. Fawntooth looked at Brambleblood and yelped. "IT'S BRAMBLEBLOOD! HE'S IN OUR CAMP! HE'S GOING TO KIL US ALL!!!!!" "Would you hush-up!!!!!" Dogclaw mewed. Oh, great, he thought. Now you've gotton the wole clan's attention. The four cats sighed and heded up to Maskstar's den. Maskstar was getting old and frail and it won't be long until until he retires. Dowclaw, Fernwhisker, and Cloudear explained what happened to Brambleblood and asked if he could do a clan meeting for Brableblood to explain what he is doing in StoneClan camp. "Oh, all right," responded Maskstar. Then he stepped out of the den. "Let all cats old enough to catch their own prey join here at high stone for a clan meeting!" He called. Brambleblood stepped up next to Maskstar, looking embarassed. Fernwhisker, Cloudear, and Dogclaw stood on the side. The StoneClan cats hardly came out of their dens. They looked frightened and ready to flee out of camp. Brambleblood told the message that he got from StarClan and how he is a good cat again, but ChaosClan doesn't believe him and refuses to bring him back. "So," he concludes, "can i be a warrior of StoneClan?" Supprisingly, most of the cats nodded in sympathy and agreement. They all seemed to not mind having Brambleblood as a warrior of StoneClan expept one kit. "His name is scary!" Said the kit. Brambleblood looked at his new leader. "May you please change my name to something... more..... non-violent?" Maskstar nodded. "Your name shall be Bramblescratch." Bramblescratch nooded and grinned. "My red stripes on my fur DO kind of look like scratches, don't they?" He let out a mrrow of amusement. Bramblescratch padded up to find Cloudear sitting closely next to Fernwhisker. "Common," he mewed to them. "Lets find Dogclaw and head to Fawntooth's den." They found Dogclaw and padded over to their medicine cat's den. "We each have something you need to look at," mewed Cloudear. "I'll be first." He showed Fawntooth his stump of a tail. "I have stopped the bleeding, but now i'm afraid that it will get infected." Then Fawntooth took some cobweb and put it on his stumped tail. "Try not to wiggle your tail, or it will come off," Fawntooth suggested. Then Bramblescratch stepped up. "I think i still have the curse inside of me," he said. Fawntooth thought. "I have an idea", she said. "Come to me every day aftee you have eaten. Then i will give you yarrow. In a moon, you should be fully recovered from the curse." Then Fernwhisker stepped up with her mate, Cloudear. "We think that I'm expecting kits," she explained. Fawntooth looked at her swollen belly. "Possibly, and probably," said Fawntooth. "Wow, and mabe up to four kits!" Cloudear licked Fernwhisker's ear. Then Dogclaw said that his paw is sprained. "Yes, I think that you are right," replied Fawntooth, grabbing marigold out of her supplies. "Here, put this on it." "Thanks," he said. (Part 2 is in the next result)

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    Posted January 26, 2013

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