Monday, August 17, 2015

Candy Corn Murder by Leslie Meier

Lucy Stone is back and finds herself forced to try to solve a murder.  After all, they've arrested her husband for the crime!

Kensington and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published August 25th, so watch to grab a copy then.

I've been reading about Lucy Stone for a while but this one is the best so far in my opinion.  It's a unique blend of a story from the past and a murder covered up then that merges into a current murder.  The murderers are not the same and motive for the murder is not the same, but there's a family connection.

Lucy knows Bill didn't kill anybody but the murder weapon was found in the back of his pickup.  To her, that means someone was setting him up.  Her life is already tied up with her job as a journalist, she's taking care of her grandson for four months, and her oldest daughter at home has hooked up with a young man she likes but she's not sure she wants her daughter getting serious about.  Now throw a murder in there and it's too much at once.

The Halloween event is new and she's writing articles about the events.  Someone is sabotaging the events.  The police try to say it's vandals, but Lucy isn't buying that.  Who wants to stop the Halloween festivities and why?

It's a good mystery and has a good ending.  I wonder if Lucy will still have her grandson in the next book.  He's a cute little tyke and he says what he thinks.  I like kids like that.

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