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12 December 2014

Leslie Meier's Mistletoe Murder - A Spoiler-ish Partial Review

Every year I start reading nothing but Christmas-themed books as soon as Thanksgiving has come and gone. The next holly-jolly read is another cozy mystery - Leslie Meier's Mistletoe Murder. Rather than try to remember everything I want to touch on ... this time I'm just going to write little bits as I go.
This is the first book in the Lucy Stone series and I really didn't know much about it before starting aside from the cozy Christmas mystery thing.

Lucy Stone is a wife and mom-of-three living in Tinker Cove, Maine, and working at a customer service call center for an LL Bean-ish type store called Country Cousins. The book starts out with Lucy at work one night where she goes outside for a short break and discovers her super-wealthy boss in his car with a hose going from the tailpipe to the window. The boss is dead and the authorities say it's murder. Of course, her husband is all "oh just let the police handle it" ... but it's still only chapter two so we know that's not going to happen.

As if poor Lucy didn't have enough of her mind with all the baking and knitting and sewing she has to get done for the holidays!

Tinker Cove is one of those towns where everyone seems to know everyone else ... and everything about everyone else. I've lived in places like that. I didn't much like it.


Okay, authors of the world? Know this : some murders in a murder mystery are just NOT okay.

Included in this category are family pets -- cats especially.

Made it into Chapter Six and I'm done.

Maybe at some point in the future I'll revisit the story and find out who actually did in the boss ... but for now I'm going to go snuggle with my cat and carry on with something else to read.

Cats should not be strangled & left lying around in a freaking "cozy."

That's just so so SO not cozy.

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