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Title:
Star spangled murder : a Lucy Stone mystery
Author:
Meier, Leslie.
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Publication Information:
New York : Kensington Books, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
234 pages ; 22 cm
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English
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ISBN:
9781575668369
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Lucy Stone Is in the doghouse--with her next-door neighbor Mrs. Prudence Pratt. It seems that Kudo, the Stones' misbehaving mutt, has developed a taste for Mrs. Pratt's blue-ribbon winning chickens. And he's also developed an escape artist's talent for sneaking out, no matter how hard Lucy tries to keep him on her property. With the Fourth of July coming up, Lucy doesn't want to set off any more fireworks with the crabby Prudence. As if Lucy needed any other sign that the crazy days of summer are in full swing, a group of naturists--a.k.a. nudists--descends on Tinker's Cove, skinny-dipping at the pond which borders Mrs. Pratt's property, and giving her another reason to complain. To make matters worse, the local lobstermen are upset about poachers--and suspicion falls on Mrs. Pratt's husband and son. Then the July Fourth fireworks are canceled to protect a patch of extremely rare purple-spotted lichen. The whole town is in an uproar--and Lucy is kept on her toes covering the goings-on for the Pennysaver newspaper. But the biggest story of her career occurs right next door when Mrs. Pratt is the victim of a hit-and-run. Tinker's Cove is full of suspects, but none with so personal a motive as the Stones. Their feud with Mrs. Pratt has put Lucy and her family at risk of losing their freedom this Independence Day--unless Lucy can start things off with a hang by catching a red, white and blue killer...


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

In Leslie Meier's Star Spangled Murder: A Lucy Stone Mystery, the 11th in this holiday-themed cozy series (after 2003's Father's Day Murder), her intrepid reporter sleuth has to worry about only some nudists frolicking in the local pond and an endangered species of lichen putting off the Tinker's Cove Fourth of July fireworks, until the hit-and-run death of a difficult neighbor. As in the TV series Murder She Wrote, no characters are developed sufficiently to provide clues to the culprit's identity, and the solution to the crime relies largely on coincidence and a sudden confession, but fans should be pleased to revisit many old friends. Agent, Meg Ruley at Jane Rotrosen Literary Agency. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved