Posted by Book Mavens on February 28th, 2012
Title: Chocolate Covered Murder
Author: Leslie Meier
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp. NY, 2012
Summary: Lucy Stone is at it again in the tiny New England town of Tinker Cove, Maine. A town where everyone knows everybody. It’s the middle of a frigid winter and the economy can use a real boost. Who would vacation in Maine at this time of year? The Chamber of Commerce is promoting a Valentine’s Day theme, “Love Is Best on The Coast” in an effort to draw Tourists to town. And what is Valentine’s Day without chocolate. Competing for “Best Candy on the Coast” award is the long standing winner, Fern’s Famous Fudge up against the new upscale arrival to Tinker Cove, Chanticleer Chocolates. Lucy Stone is a small Town Mom, trying to raise a Family, and make ends meet by working part time as a reporter at the weekly newspaper, the Pennysaver. One of her first assignments is to interview the handsome owner of the new chocolate shop. She also meets the Chanticleer’s Manager, who has more on her mind than boxing up fancy chocolates. And it seems the male population of Tinker Cove find her just as enticing as the chocolates on display. Lucy always manages to stumble upon a dead body and find herself in the middle of a police murder investigation. This book is no exception. Is there a killer on the loose in this quiet town? Could it be one of the locals? Even though Lucy has been warned to stay away from the official police investigation, she can’t help herself and starts doing her own snooping. This is an enjoyable read. As you read this book and the others in the series, you become part of this small community and get to know the residents. They are charming and funny, and quirky in their own way. It is small Town America at its best.
Keep your chocolates nearby as you read this one. It is mouthwatering delicious!
Who Will Like this? Anyone following the Lucy Stone Mystery Series by Leslie Meier. There are 16 books in this series. Those who enjoy a cozy mystery.
If you like this, try this: Joanne Fluke, Diane Mott Davidson, Livia J. Washburn, Isis Crawford, Laura Childs, Kaitlyn Dunnett
Recommended by: Laura, Library Associate
Does this sound delectably irresistible? Visit the Fairfield Public Library catalog to check availability and place a hold!