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Chocolate Covered Murder
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Chocolate Covered Murder
Lucy Stone Series, Book 18
It's frigid in snow-covered Tinker's Cove, and Lucy is fighting the winter blues--and her widening waistline. No one in their right mind would vacation in Maine this time of year, but to boost the economy, the town is launching a travel promotion for Valentine's Day. As a reporter for the Pennysaver, Lucy is assigned a puff piece on upscale Chanticleer's Chocolates, and its deliciously handsome owner, Trey Meacham.

Soon Lucy discovers there's another tantalizing tart behind the counter. Sultry store manager Tamzin Graves is only too eager to serve her male customers. Leaving a throng of jealous women in her wake, it's almost no surprise when Tamzin turns up dead, her body covered in chocolate. . .

Could a bitter ex-wife be behind the crimes? Or a candy shop competitor? There's no sugar-coating the truth, and as Lucy closes in on the culprit, she may find herself locked in the clutches of a half-baked killer. . .

"I like Lucy Stone a lot, and so will readers." --Carolyn Hart

"Fast-paced. . .intriguing." --Publishers Weekly

"An enjoyable story." --RT Book Reviews
It's frigid in snow-covered Tinker's Cove, and Lucy is fighting the winter blues--and her widening waistline. No one in their right mind would vacation in Maine this time of year, but to boost the economy, the town is launching a travel promotion for Valentine's Day. As a reporter for the Pennysaver, Lucy is assigned a puff piece on upscale Chanticleer's Chocolates, and its deliciously handsome owner, Trey Meacham.

Soon Lucy discovers there's another tantalizing tart behind the counter. Sultry store manager Tamzin Graves is only too eager to serve her male customers. Leaving a throng of jealous women in her wake, it's almost no surprise when Tamzin turns up dead, her body covered in chocolate. . .

Could a bitter ex-wife be behind the crimes? Or a candy shop competitor? There's no sugar-coating the truth, and as Lucy closes in on the culprit, she may find herself locked in the clutches of a half-baked killer. . .

"I like Lucy Stone a lot, and so will readers." --Carolyn Hart

"Fast-paced. . .intriguing." --Publishers Weekly

"An enjoyable story." --RT Book Reviews
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  • Leslie Meier is the New York Times bestselling author of over twenty Lucy Stone mysteries and has also written for Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. She is currently at work on the next Lucy Stone mystery. Readers can visit her website at www.LeslieMeier.com
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  • Publisher's Weekly

    November 28, 2011
    The discovery of fisherman Max Fraser’s body under the ice of a lake in wintry Tinker’s Cove, Maine, propels Meier’s fast-paced 18th Lucy Stone mystery (after 2011’s English Tea Murder). Lucy, reporter for the Pennysaver, the local newspaper, doesn’t believe Max’s death was accidental, and soon becomes embroiled in a plot that involves two rival chocolatiers, a wealthy elderly couple from Connecticut, and plenty of local gossip. An intriguing story line compensates only in part for patches of clunky prose and unconvincing dialogue (“I hope he doesn’t have post-traumatic stress syndrome like so many returning vets”). Some readers will be dismayed by the passive-aggressive way the often prudish, self-absorbed, and sexist residents of Tinker’s Cove treat Tamzin Graves, the manager of a chocolate shop with a taste for flirting with men. Agent: Meg Ruley at the Jane Rotrosen Agency.

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