Back to School Murder (Lucy Stone Series #4)

Back to School Murder (Lucy Stone Series #4)

by Leslie Meier

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"I like Lucy Stone a lot, and so will readers."
--Carolyn Hart

Tinker's Cove's Own Amateur Sleuth Lucy Stone
Discovers That School Days Can Be Murder.

It's back to school time in the peaceful Maine town of Tinker's Cove, and for mother-of-four Lucy Stone it isn't a moment too soon. But trouble at the local elementary school soon has the sometime crime-solver juggling family, job, and night classes with another mystery to solve. And it starts with a bang.

A bomb goes off with the noon lunch bell, but not before all the kids are safely evacuated, and Carol Crane, the new assistant principal, is hailed as a hero. But days later, Carol is found murdered and everyone is stunned when the most popular teacher at the school is arrested for the crime. However, not everyone is buying the open-and-shut case, including Lucy Stone, who senses there's more to things than meet the eye.

It soon becomes clear that Lucy is flirting with danger, as sizzling secrets and explosive surprises provide a primer for the most diabolical of motives. Hot on the trail of a clever killer, the dedicated mom and seasoned sleuth must harness the courage and cool aplomb to uncover a crime that just might give her an education in the fine art of murder.

"Captivating, well-written, and just plain fun." --Tulsa World

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758288356
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 07/02/2013
Series: Lucy Stone Series , #4
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Leslie Meier is the New York Times bestselling author of over twenty Lucy Stone mysteries and has also written for Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. She is currently at work on the next Lucy Stone mystery. Readers can visit her website at

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Back to School Murder (Lucy Stone Series #4) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
doodlesnana More than 1 year ago
I love all of the books in this series I am waiting for the last to come out in paper back and hope she is going to be writing more I love all her books
Guest More than 1 year ago

After reading The Christmas Cookie Murder, I decided to read Back to School Murder because, well . . . it's back to school time.

I was so disappointed. I couldn't believe these two novels were written by the same person! In Back to School Murder, Lucy seems more concerned about her feelings for her night school professor, her older kids are quite a bit more than handfuls and Bill is not someone I would want to know, much less be married to (which could account for Lucy's feeling toward her night school professor.) In Christmas Cookie Murder, Lucy came across more sympathetically, her older kids weren't quite as bad and Bill's *moments* were not as many. The mystery seemed to take back seat to the trials and tribulations of Lucy Stone. By the time I finished the book, I didn't care who the murderer was, nor did I care about any of the characters.

When I posed this opinion to a mystery fan list, it was suggested I skip the author's earlier works and try the one coming out in November, Turkey Day Murder. I think I will take this suggestion.

Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Delilah.... Hey! wow... idk y i used my full name. but I got my nook taken away and am writing this from my computerat school. yeah the one i acccidently stole then toook back xD. anyways i am not dead or missing but i  am gonna b gone a couple days to maybe a week... idk :) Maybe i can be a thief in the night and steal it back... lol. But I luv you luke and i will see every one in a few days! :) ♥ *steals Ghost's "stetson" hat and dissapears* 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bo will you be here tonight? Whyd cam leave?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why wait until september i live in tennessee and go to dresden middle and i go back on the 8th if august
BeagleGirl123 More than 1 year ago
Another Lucy Stone re-read for me, and I had forgotten the ending so that was a plus! Excellent story with a clever mystery. A+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Third book in and I'm loving Lucy Stone and her Family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book with interesting plot for light reading. Stephanie Clanahan
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Delilah... woops i forgot to mention that ill be gone because i got my nook taken away... :) silly me.. * gives hat back* i would not like death by beans... whatever that is... bye ALL!!!!
jingleJE More than 1 year ago
This series is engaging, entertaining, and enjoyable! Start with the first one and you HAVE TO read the rest!!!
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Hey. U ok?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brees locked out next res
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok on september 1 st there will be a back to school party here . Sorry about the name of book i chose.i just put back to school res 1 and i thought it would come up something more back to school apropriate.anyway im ipodgirl and ( i actually dont have a ipod yet but for my b day on september 16 i will) and i hope you enjoy the party back to may chat tell what grade you are in and every thing but NO AND I MEEN NO INAPROPRIATE LANGUAGE!!! THIS PARTY IS FOR ALL AGES SO NO BAD LANGUAGE!!! IF THERE IS YOU OR THE PERSON WHO SAYS IT WILL BE DISCLINED FROM THIS BACK TO SCHOOL CELEBRAITON PARTY!! THANK YOU AND HAVE A GREAT TIME!!! LOVE, IPODGIRL
Guest More than 1 year ago
all Lucy Stone's books are great