Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Review #33 and #34: Mistletoe Murder and Christmas Cookie Murder by Leslie Meier

Title: Mistletoe Murder

Christmas Cookie Murder
Author: Leslie Meier
Format: Mass Market Paperbacks from Libary
Publisher: Kensington Books
Genre: Cozy Mystery

Challenge: Fall and Winter Mystery Reading Challenge

Rating: 3/5 for both of them.

My Review and (very brief) Description:
My fellow bloggers, I have nothing new or exciting to say about this series. They are fun and silly. The fact that there are many murders that happen in the same town over the course of a few years, is a wee bit ridiculous but I read them anyway. Oh well! It may be safe for all of us to NOT move to Tinker's Cove. (wink wink, ha ha)

For those of you new to my reviews for these, I am reading them for a challenge that includes reading holiday themed books from Halloween to Valentine's Day. Leslie Meier's Lucy Stone series fits this challenge to a "T" for all of her books are murders that happen around holidays.

Lucy Stone, the main character, continues to make me giggle. She is a Stay At Home Mom who works part-time at the local newspaper as a reporter. These two books, as well, involved her being chased in a car by the murderer who wants her to mind her own business. For someone who has read these all in the course of a few months, this common trait was easy to pick up on.

As loopy as I sound in this review (lack of sleep, husband snoring), I really do enjoy flying through these and I am happy that I discovered them. I have two more to go to complete my challenge. New Year's Eve Murder and Valentine Murder.

Til next time, Happy Reading!

red headed book child


L. Diane Wolfe said...

Recommend them as a fun, out-of-the-ordinary Christmas read then?

Ann Elle Altman said...

They sound like nice little cozy mysteries I could curl up with. Nothing too deep or complicated.


Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Yes, I would recommend them as a fun out of the ordinary Christmas read. Nothing deep at all and super fast!

Ryan said...

I'm still thinking I need to read these some day just as light, fun reading.

Unknown said...

Those covers are cracking me up!

Have you read any of the Savannah Reid mysteries? They're a fun, fluffy read as well. :)

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Karen, I have not. I will check them out! The covers are quite silly, I know.

Lisa said...

These covers crack me up!

Anonymous said...

I've read a couple of her books. I so agree. Lucy Stone is a blasted hoot! And those titles, don't they make you smile?

Amy J said...

These are books that my mom would enjoy! She loves these kinds of books!

Tales of Whimsy said...

Ooo they sound fun!