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Title:
Birthday party murder
Author:
Meier, Leslie.
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Publication Information:
New York : Kensington Books, 2002.
Physical Description:
265 pages ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781575668321
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Mystery lovers are invited to return to Tinker's Cove, Maine, for the latest sleuthing adventures of small-town homemaker and amateur detective extraordinaire Lucy Stone.


Author Notes

Leslie Meier was born in 1948;. She is the author of the popular Lucy Stone Mystery Series. The books take place in Cape Cod and the heroine, Lucy Stone, is a reporter in a fictional town. The books in this series include: Mail Order Murder, Christmas Cookie Murder, Turkey Day Murder, Wicked Witch Murder, and Chocolate Covered Murder. There are currently 24 titles in the series, Turkey Trot Murder being the most recent (2017)

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Believable and lovable characters, notably nonagenarian-to-be Julia Ward Howe Tilley (who wears "twinkling" sneakers), add freshness to a familiar story line in Meier's ninth mystery (after 2001's Wedding Day Murder) featuring Lucy Stone, wife, mom, part-time reporter and amateur sleuth. After a cold and cloudy March in quaint Tinker Cove, Maine, the sun is finally shining as Lucy joins her four friends for their weekly breakfast at Jake's Donut Shack. To fight the doldrums and to honor Miss Tilley, the former librarian, they decide to organize a townwide 90th birthday party for her. The anticipation of the party plus Lucy's resolve to lose weight, do something about her wrinkles and dye her hair to cover the newly discovered gray lift her spirits until she hears that respected lawyer Sherman Cobb has been found dead in his office. The police declare death by suicide, but Cobb's partner suspects murder and asks Lucy to investigate. Meanwhile, Miss Tilley is suddenly faced with a niece she never knew existed, who arrives with her biker son only to move in and take over, much to the dismay of the older woman's friends. As Lucy's inquiries lead to the disclosure of long-hidden Tilley family secrets, she must also deal with a teenage daughter and her co-ed sleepover, her son's troubles at college and her husband's accident. Mothers everywhere will identify with Lucy and the domestic problems she encounters, while established fans will find this one well up to standard. (Aug. 6) Forecast: Casual browsers should be attracted by the bright, bold jacket art depicting a death's-head decorated birthday cake and a pair of grim reaper salt-and-pepper shakers. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved