Monday, October 12, 2009

Review #16: Trick or Treat Murder by Leslie Meier

Title: Trick or Treat Murder

Author: Leslie Meier
Series: Lucy Stone Mystery
Format: Mass Market paperback purchased from local library.
Publisher: Kensington Books

Rating: 3/5

Challenge: 1st Book read for the Fall/Winter Mystery Reading Challenge created by Mysteries and My Musings.

My Review and Description:

This book is the third in the Lucy Stone series by Leslie Meier. She currently has 13 in this series and they all are based on murders and holidays.
Lucy Stone is the main character and she is a Stay At Home Mom with four kids, ages 6 weeks to teenager. She lives in the beautiful New England town of Tinker's Cove and is married to her handsome, rugged husband, Bill. They live in a giant house that was revamped by Bill, a home restoration genius!

Life is pretty ideal until all of these fires start to happen in their town. The town folk figure they are all accidents until a body is found in one of the fires. This body just happens to be a friend of Lucy and Bill. Now it becomes a murder investigation, one that Lucy can not seem to keep her nose out of.

She has newly given birth and full of emotion and lacking sleep but still can not rest until this arsonist is found. Being a small town where everyone know everyone else's business, it does not take long for her to be warned to stay out of it. Now she is in danger and her family is at risk and she still has to make 12 dozen cupcakes for the Annual Halloween bash. Oh boy!

I was in the perfect mood for this book, which is important when reading any book, I guess. It was easy, fast to read and all about Halloween. I rated it a 3 because of it's simplicity. Not much depth but I didn't expect any from it. No need to rush out and buy it. Definitely a good 50 cent find at your local library.

I really liked Lucy Stone's character so that is why I join the Fall/Winter Mystery Reading Challenge. I thought it would be a hoot to read her adventures during this holiday season. Tune in for November's read Turkey Day Murder!

Happy Reading!

* red headed book child


Krista said...

I may have to see if my library has this one. Great review, and very fun cover!

Jessica said...

I love the titles -- Trick-or-treat murder, Turkey Day Murder. ha

This sounds like a good October read; I'll have to look into it. I hope you enjoy November's read.