Synopses & Reviews
- Star Spangled Murder was a Featured Alternate Selection of the Mystery Guild and large print rights were sold to Thorndike.
- Father's Day Murder, Birthday Party Murder, and Wedding Day Murder were all Alternate Selections of the Mystery Guild.
- Father's Day Murder, Birthday Party Murder, and Wedding Day Murder, Turkey Day Murder, and Valentine Murder were all sold for large print to Thorndike.
- Will appeal to lovers of cozy mysteries, especially fans of Jill Churchill, Mary Daheim, and Carolyn G. Hart.
- Features an excerpt from the next Lucy Stone Mystery, New Year's Eve Murder (Kensington Hardcover 11/05).
- Cross-promotions with the next Lucy Stone Mystery, New Year's Eve Murder (Kensington Hardcover 11/05)
- Internet marketing on kensingtonbooks.com
Lucy Stone is in the doghouse--with her next-door neighbor, Mrs. Prudence Pratt. It seems that Kudo, the Stones' misbehaving mutt, has developed a taste for Mrs. Pratt's blue-ribbon winning chickens, as well an escape artist's talent for sneaking out. With the Fourth of July coming up, Lucy doesn't want to set off any more fireworks with the crabby Prudence.
Another sign that the crazy days of summer are in full swing arrives when a group of naturists--a.k.a. nudists--descends on Tinker's Cove, skinny-dipping at the pond that borders Mrs. Pratt's property, giving her something else to complain about. Worse still, the local lobstermen are upset about poachers--and suspicion falls on Mrs. Pratt's husband and son. Then the July Fourth fireworks are canceled to protect a patch of extremely rare purple-spotted lichen, and Mrs Pratt is the victim of a hit and run.
Tinker's Cove is full of suspects, but none with so personal a motive as the Stones. Their feud with Mrs. Pratt has put them at risk of losing their freedom this Independence Day--unless Lucy can start things off with a bang by catching a red, white and blue killer. . .
Praise for Leslie Meier and Her Lucy Stone Mysteries
"Leslie Meier writes with sparkle and warmth." --Chicago Sun Times
"Leslie Meier has created such a wonderful series, I always look forward to reading the next book, and I'm never disappointed."--I Love a Mystery
"A truly American version of the English 'cozy.'" --Tulsa World
As the Fourth of July approaches, small-town homemaker and part-time reporter Lucy Stone starts things off with a bang as she sets out to catch the killer of the crabby neighbor with whom Lucy and her husband have a long-standing feud. Reissue.