'Tis the Season Murder

'Tis the Season Murder

by Leslie Meier


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Christmas has come to Tinker’s Cove, Maine, and sleuthing skills are at the top of Lucy’s Stone’s wish list in these two beloved mysteries—now collected in one festive volume for the very first time! . . .
After the annual parade of Christmas presents in Tinker’s Cove has ended, Lucy Stone and her daughter are ready to ring in the new year in style. Elizabeth has won mother/daughter winter makeovers in Manhattan from Jolie magazine! But the all-expenses-paid trip is bound to have some hidden costs—and one of them is murder. Soon it will be up to Lucy to dress down a killer before the ball drops in Times Square . . .  

Lucy Stone is excited about acting in the town’s production of A Christmas Carol. But a real-life Scrooge has everyone feeling frosty. While Tinker’s Cove has fallen on hard times, Downeast Mortgage owners Jake Marlowe and Ben Scribner are raking in profits from misfortune. So when Marlowe is murdered, the suspects are many. But Scribner claims Marlowe’s ghost has come to warn him of his own impending demise—and he’s soon receiving death threats. Now Lucy will have to solve the case faster than she can say “Bah! Humbug!”. . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496726742
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 10/29/2019
Series: Lucy Stone Series
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 27,748
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

LESLIE MEIER is the acclaimed 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 www.LeslieMeier.com.

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'Tis the Season Murder 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
ArleneArredondo 12 days ago
Love Leslie Meier's work, and these Christmas cozy mysteries are really good. Great to read in your Holidays and relax with this theme book,
chicpanda 19 days ago
Leslie Meier practically created the holiday themed cozy mystery. Beginning in 1991, her sleuth, Lucy Stone has moved from a call center worker for LL Bean to a seasoned reporter for the Tinker Cove Pennysaver. The books are not time locked, Lucy Stone's family has aged appropriately and her family life has had ups and downs of normal living. The author's writing style is self reflective comedic which skillfully lends to social commentary as well as plotting captivating mysteries. "Tis the Season Murder is a compilation of 2 earlier books: New Year's Eve Murder (2005) and Christmas Carol Murder (2013). New Year's Eve Murder was book 12 in the Lucy Stone series. Here she and her daughter, Elizabeth leave Tinkers Cove ME for a trip to New York City. They are part of a mother/daughter make over sponsored by "Jolie" magazine. The behind the scenes descriptions of magazine life provide the only dated aspect of this book. Thirteen years later, the glossy fashion magazines have all but disappeared. Nevertheless Meier;s tale still holds interest. Meier's mentioned in an interview that she does not know much about guns. She tests herself by providing a multitude of other ways to kill a character. Nadine's death is particularly intriguing. This was a quick read that did reflect the tenor of the mid 2000's The second book, Christmas Carol Murder is set in Tinker's Cove. Here Meier has created her own retelling of Dicken's A Christmas Carol. Lucy has joined the town players taking the part of Mrs. Cratchitt. In Tinker's Cove, Ben Scriber stands in for Scrooge, complete with his own 'ghost' Jake Marlowe. In the previous book Lucy and Elizabeth had some mother daughter confrontations. Here Sara, the middle daughter, is completely insufferable. Among Meier;'s talents is the ability to write lovable characters that the reader still would like to send to time out. This is not a Christmas tale oozing with sweetness. It is a wry take at Maine winter and what is needed to wake up a modern day Scrooge. This novel aged well. One can not go wrong with a Meier cozy. Two books for the price of one.. such a great bargain. Full disclosure: I received this ARC copy from Netgalley and Kensington in exchange for an unbiased review. Thank you for this opportunity.
ELLABELLA01 21 days ago
New Years Eve Murder It was so good! I loved the setting being in New York for New Years. It was so fun to hear about the makeover and the different things that Lucy and Elizabeth got into while they were there. The mystery was great!!! It was a shock to find out who did it. I enjoyed every minute of it! Christmas Carol Murder. My favorite Lucy Stone books are the ones at Christmas! The holidays in Tinkers Cove are amazing! This mystery was really good and I loved the ending. It definitely got me in the Christmas spirit. Don't hesitate to read these books! You won't regret it!
Denice_L 26 days ago
When anyone asks for a cozy mystery recommendation, the top of the list is Leslie Meier. Her family of characters and their communities may see the scene of many a crime, but they always manage to solve the mystery in the nick of time and still keep their sense of humor. The holiday editions are always a favorite and this re-issue of a couple of my favorites is indeed a nice holiday gift to me!!! Join Lucy and her co-horts as they do what they do best...solve crime.
WildFlowerBookBlogs 29 days ago
Two remarkable holiday tales that exceed every expectation and then some. I loved it. Every minute and every second. 5/5 stars.
kaitlynspet 3 months ago
I have seen Ms. Mier's on several websites and I ran across this new book "Tis the SeasonMurder (A Lucy StoneMystery) and the cover looked like a fun cozy mystery that I might enjoy. I was mistaken. I thought the book was extremely slow going. Everything under the sun was discussed before the murder even took place. I was not interested anymore at this point and though I tried I could not finish it.
Svara 4 months ago
Two holiday Lucy Stone murders. Christmas Carol murder and New Years Eve murder were delicious holiday stories . Whilst they have already been published they were as enjoyable as the first time I read them.
BeagleGirl123 4 months ago
'Tis the Season Murder combines two of Leslie Meier's beloved Lucy Stone Christmas novels (Christmas Carol Murder and New Year's Eve Murder) into one cozy holiday collection! In Christmas Carol Murder, hard times have fallen on Tinker's Cove, and when one of the owners of the mortgage company that's calling in homeowners' loans is killed by a package bomb there aren't a lot of broken hearts. Who killed Jake Marlowe, and will surviving co-owner Ben Scribner change his miserly ways before Christmas? Lucy's on the case! In New Year's Eve Murder, Lucy and her oldest daughter, Elizabeth, head to New York after winning makeovers in a magazine contest. Of course murder interrupts their pampering, and Elizabeth falls seriously ill, but Lucy Stone rises to the occasion once again to discover the murder! In my opinion, you can't go wrong with a nice cozy holiday themed Lucy Stone mystery, and 'Tis the Season murder is twice as nice!!! A+
TarynLee 4 months ago
Lucy's daughter Elizabeth won mother/daughter winter makeovers in New York from a popular magazine and the two are looking forward to spending some time together. With Christmas over they are excited to head off on their adventure and be pampered for a few days. When one of the beauty consuls dies and it ends up being murder and not the flu Lucy can't help but to look at all those around them. She soon learns that things are much worse than she thought and when Elizabeth ends up very sick she knows she must find the culprit in hopes that no one else will fall ill. In this second story Lucy can't wait to participate in A Christmas Carol, a production the town puts on every year. When one of her cast mates is murdered she wants to find the killer so the show can go on. With death threats showing up it looks like another murder is set to happen but Lucy hopes that she can figure out what's going on before another death occurs. The show must go on but will all the actors be alive to pay their parts? This is a wonderful combination of two holiday stories that gives you a look into the Stone's holiday season. A fun read that will have you looking forward to the holidays.
Rachel_Denise01 4 months ago
Tis the Season by Leslie Meier is a compilation and reissue of two previous Lucy Stone mysteries. Even though I have read every Lucy Stone installment, I enjoyed going back and reading # 12 and 20 again. ( I am a huge fan.) I will always love Lucy. She is real, relatable, strong, resourceful, and hilarious. This combo got me into the holiday spirit (woohoo) despite the current hot weather and is great for long-term fans to reread, or for fans reading Lucy Stone for the first time. Excellent 5/5 stars
suesue62 4 months ago
I've enjoyed reading Leslie Meiers Lucy Stone series for many years now and, I admit to being hooked on Christmas books so it was a pleasure to revisit the series, beloved characters, and the town in this set of Christmas mysteries! Each story is unique but with the familiar characters we have come to know and love. I 'd recommend this book for those cozy mystery reader's and Christmas book lovers :)
AMGiacomasso 4 months ago
Two entertaining and engrossing mystery series full of festive spirit and fun to read. As usual they're well written and the cast of characters if fleshed. A good read, recommended! Many thanks to Kensington Books and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.