“Reading a new Lucy Stone mystery is like catching up with a dear old friend.”
—Kate Carlisle, New York Times
It’s late autumn in Tinker’s Cove, Maine, and the last surviving flowers on Lucy Stone’s porch have fallen victim to the first frost of the season. But as the part-time reporter learns, this cold November morning will claim more than potted plants . . .
Besides the annual Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving Day, Lucy expects the approaching holiday to be a relatively uneventful one—until she finds beautiful Alison Franklin dead and frozen in Blueberry Pond. No one knows much about Alison, except that she was the daughter of wealthy investor Ed Franklin and struggled quietly with drug addiction. Police blame her death on an accidental overdose, but Lucy can’t understand what terrible forces could lead a privileged woman to watery ruin . . .
Alison’s funeral service is just as puzzling. Many believe Ed’s young—and very pregnant—new wife, Mireille, divided the family, leaving Alison to wither on the vine. Did Mireille truly adore her stepchild as Ed claims, or did she pit father against daughter for personal gain?
As a state of unrest descends on Tinker’s Cove, Lucy is thrown into a full-scale investigation. Now, in a race against time, Lucy must beat the killer to the finish line—or she can forget about stuffing and cranberry sauce . . .
Praise for Leslie Meier and her Lucy Stone Mysteries!
British Manor Murder
“Counts, countesses, and corpses highlight Lucy Stone’s trip across the pond . . . A peek into British country life provide a nice break.”
Candy Corn Murder
“Meier continues to exploit the charm factor in her small-town setting, while keeping the murder plots as realistic as possible in such a cozy world.”
French Pastry Murder
“A delight from start to finish.”
Christmas Carol Murder
“Longtime Lucy Stone series readers will be happy to catch up on life in Tinker’s Cover in this cozy Christmas mystery.”
Easter Bunny Murder
“Delightful . . . cozy fans will enjoy Lucy’s hunt for the truth.”
“A fun and engaging read. It is quick and light and has enough interesting twists and turns to keep you turning the pages. If you like this type of mystery and this is your first meeting with Lucy Stone, it will probably not be your last.”
—The Barnstable Patriot