Thursday, January 2, 2014

Christmas Carol Murder by Leslie Meier

Things are tough in Tinker's Cove.  Budget cutbacks, layoffs, and foreclosures are happening right and left.  However, it's Christmas.  Let's all get in the Christmas spirit, shall we?  Evidently not, because one resident gets an early Christmas present:  A wrapped package containing a letter bomb!

Kensington Books sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It was published in October, so you can find a copy at your local bookstore now.  This is part of a series, so check them all out.

The man murdered was a partner at the local mortgage company.  Since they were the ones foreclosing on all the houses, there are a lot of suspects.  Lucy works for the local paper and writes up her own article about the foreclosures only to have her editor doctor it and take the punch out of it.  Seems he owes them money, too.

Lucy is also involved in the play they are putting on for Christmas.  It should be fun to do but everyone is emotionally upset at the lack of finances and lack of health care coverage.  Needing a kidney is expensive and the policies most had were cut as their hours had.  Lack of money is making everyone anxious and worried.  Lucy is concerned about that, too, but she keeps wondering who could be a murderer in their small town.  Unfortunately, she finds out the hard way...

Why not take a walk with Lucy through Tinker's Cove?  Just don't go in that last door...

Happy reading.

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