Lucy Stone Mystery #15
On Sale: April 1, 2009
Featuring: Lucy Stone
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Mystery Woman Sleuth | Mystery Cozy
Spring in Tinker's Cove, Maine, finds local reporter Lucy
Stone wishing she were digging in her garden instead of
languishing in her office at the Pennysaver newspaper. But
flowerbeds will have to wait when Mother's Day rings in a
feud between two neighborhood moms—and the fallout is fatal...
Two of her four kids may be out of the nest, but Lucy knows
only too well that mothering is a lifetime commitment. At
least she gets to kick back and enjoy a fancy Mother's Day
brunch with her brood—that is, before the festivities are
interrupted by a nasty scene courtesy of Barbara Hume and
Tina Nowak. Opposites in every way, the only thing these
mean moms have in common is the need to best each other at
every turn, using their teenage daughters as pawns in
elaborate games of one-upsmanship...
The hostilities only escalate when Bar and Tina team up to
host an after-prom party for local teens. Lucy—persuaded to
participate so she can keep an eye on her own daughter,
Sara—has a front row seat for the fireworks. But even after
witnessing the women's claw sharpening rituals, she never
expects to see actual blood spilled—until Tina is shot dead
on the public tennis court, right in front of Lucy.
Having witnessed Tina's death, Lucy naturally expects to
cover it for the Pennysaver, but when her boss snatches the
story, she's relegated to backing him up instead of taking
the lead. It's an exercise in frustration, especially since
Lucy can shake neither the image of Tina's last moments nor
the suspicion that the evidence against prime suspect Bar
isn't as cut and dried as it seems...
Lucy is determined to unravel the close-knit knot of
suspects, even if she doesn't get the byline. But when the
threads threaten to entangle one of her own, Lucy will come
face-to-face with a killer who has a thing or two to learn
about motherly love...
1 comment posted.
Re: Mother's Day Murder
I just read the excerpy and I would love to win this book. Thanks.
(Lorraine Larose 4:22pm May 8, 2009)
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