Book Reviews of Mistletoe Murder (aka Mail Order Murder) (Lucy Stone, Bk 1)

Mistletoe Murder (aka Mail Order Murder) (Lucy Stone, Bk 1)
Mistletoe Murder - aka Mail Order Murder - Lucy Stone, Bk 1
Author: Leslie Meier
ISBN-13: 9781575663708
ISBN-10: 1575663708
Publication Date: 12/1/1998
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 55 ratings
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Mistletoe Murder (aka Mail Order Murder) (Lucy Stone, Bk 1) on + 10 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I just finished this one - the first of a new series for me. It was a little predictable and mild, but I enjoyed it just the same. I love mysteries with fun, real to life characters and Lucy Stone fits the bill. I liked it enought that I have already ordered the sequels!
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Helpful Score: 3
I knew I would enjoy this when I saw the setting (a small Maine town) and the heroine's job (telephone customer service), but I didn't realize how fun it would really be. I was totally clueless as to the guilty party until the very end and quick reads like this are a great break from daily chores. The book was long enough to be fully developed and short enough to read in a day--pure pleasure on paper!

I'll be returning to Tinker's Cove--the main characters are quirky and the small-town atmosphere comes alive. Since this was the first in a series, I hope to see the return of many of the "minor" characters. I am probably going to try to read the books in order; although they don't meet my "keeper" requirements at this time, Tinker's Cove will become a new, regularly-visited "vacation spot on paper".
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a cute wonderful story. Well ...Other then the murder of course. LOL Lucy Stone is such a likeable person. She is a great main character. Her little home town in Maine sounds so charming. I can't wait to read more about it.
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Helpful Score: 1
I absolutely fell in love with leslie meier about four months ago and am looking to read the entire lucy stone series!
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Helpful Score: 1
I thought that this book looked really good, but I just couldnt get in to it. I kept thinking it was going to get betterbut it didnt and I quit on chapter 7
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Helpful Score: 1
Liked it very much, look forward to the rest of the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
The first in the series. It is a really neat story with characters that could actually be part of small town life.
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Helpful Score: 1
Enjoyed this new series very much. Hope the characters continue to develop and it gets better and better. Fun read.
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Helpful Score: 1
First book in Lucy Stone mystery.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very interesting mystery. Keeps you interested and you want to keep reading til the end. Very intriguing. Keeps you guessing.
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While moonlighting during the Christmas rush for a trendy mail-order house, Lucy Stone stumbles upon the body of the company's founder and turns sleuth to find a killer in the small town of Tinker's Cove
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This was a cute, light story with enjoyable characters, although I found the ending a bit blah. I definitely plan to read the 2nd book.
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1st book in the series & I really enjoyed it! Can't wait to read the next one.
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This was my first Lucy Stone mystery; now I have to find the rest to read.
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Fun light, mystery. A Lucy Stone Mystery by Leslie Meier.
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Fun mystery with a very likeable protaganist. A great summer read.
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1st in the Lucy Stone Mystery series. Quick, fun read with a very likeable,believable main character. Story set in Maine.

Mail-Order Murder...
As if baking holiday cookies, knitting a sweater for her husband's gift, and making her daughter's angel costume for the church pageant weren't enough things for Lucy Stone's busy Christmas schedule, she's also working nights at the famous mail-order company Country Cousins. But when she discovers Sam Miller, its very wealthy founder, dead in his car from an apparent suicide, the sleuth in her knows something just doesn't smell right.

Taking time out from her hectic holiday life to find out what really happened, her investigation leads to a backlog of secrets as long as Santa's Christmas Eve route. Lucy is convinced that someone murdered Sam Miller. But who and why? With each harrowing twist she uncovers in this bizarre case, another shocking revelation is exposed. Now, as Christmas draws near and Lucy gets dangerously chose to the truth, she's about to receive a present from Santa she didn't ask fora killer who won't be satisfied until everyone on his shopping list is dead, including Lucy herself...
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An enjoyable holiday mystery. I look forward to the 2nd in the series.
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As if baking holiday cookies, knitting a sweater for her husband's gift, and making her daughter's angel costume for the church pageant weren't enough things for Lucy Stone's busy Christmas schedule, she's also working nights at the famous mail-order company Country Cousins. But when she discovers Sam Miller, its very wealthy founder, dead in his car from an apparent suicide, the sleuth in her knows something just doesn't smell right.
Taking time out from her hectic holiday life to find out what really happened, her investigation leads to a backlog of secrets as long as Santa's Christmas Eve route. Lucy is convinced that someone murdered Sam Miller. But who and why? With each harrowing twist she uncovers in this bizarre case, another shocking revelation is exposed. Now as Christmas draws near and Lucy gets dangerously closer to the truth, she's about to receive a present from Santa she didn't ask for---a killer who won't be satisfied until everyone on his shopping list is dead, including Lucy herself....
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The first in the Lucy Stone Series. I plan to read them all.

From FantasticFiction.com:
While moonlighting during the Christmas rush for a trendy mail-order house, Lucy Stone stumbles upon the body of the company's founder and turns sleuth to find a killer in the small town of Tinker's Cove, Maine.

List of series in order from http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/M_Authors/Meier_Leslie.html:

Lucy Stone, sleuthing wife and mother of four, in Tinkers Cove, Maine, is featured in:

Mistletoe Murder (1991) APA Mail-Order Murders
Tippy-Toe Murder (1994)
Trick or Treat Murder (1996)
Back to School Murder (1997)
Christmas Cookie Murder (1999)
Valentine Murder (2000)
Turkey Day Murder (2000)
Wedding Day Murder (2001)
Birthday Party Murder (2002)
Fathers Day Murder (2003)
Star Spangled Murder (2004)
New Years Eve Murder (2005)
Bake Sale Murder (2006) (from FantasticFiction.com)
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Another good Lucy stone mystery!
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First in the Lucy Stone series (AKA Mistletoe Murder), I liked best of all the ones I read.
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Another in the Lucy Stone series, this one set during the Christmas season. Lucy is working in a mail-order catalog business for a little extra money. Good mystery.
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Fun seasonal read with likeable Lucy Stone ~!!!
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A body is found on the parking lot of a catalog business. The police say the man was a suicide but an employee is convinced that the boss was murdered.
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Nice story. Nice town..
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Another of the Lucy Stone mysteries. Always a lot of fun
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This was a quick, enjoyable read. Look forward to reading more in the series.
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Funny, Quirky, entertaining.
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While working for Country Cousins, a mail order catalog simlar to LL Bean, Lucy find the company's owner dead in the parking lot. It turns out it's a murder, and naturally Lucy is on the case. Cute cozy mystery.
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1st book in the Lucy Stone, Tinker's Cover, Maine series. Cute holiday mystery!
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First book in the Lucy Stone series. Pretty good, but I have heard later books are better.
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excellent series
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book 1 in series
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Great Book.. would love to travel to Tinker's Cove.
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A fun,easy read,Christmas mystery.
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A great little story!
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As always another great mystery!! I give it 5 stars but pbs system isnt accepting my 5 star rating for some reason
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The first book in Leslie Meier's Lucy Stone Mystery Series...Lucy Stone...mother...wife...sleuth...discovers a body...dead in his car...from an apparent suicide...Taking time out form her busy holiday schedule...her investigation uncovers secrets of his life...long buried...she is convinced he was murdered...with each harrowing twist she uncovers in the bizarre case...another shocking revelation is exposed...as Lucy gets closer to the truth...she's about to receive a present from Santa she didn't ask for--a killer who won't be satisfied until everyone on his shopping list is dead...including Lucy herself...
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This book was great fun..I liked it!
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* This is an ex library copy, with stamps and writing inside it*

This is her first book and the first book I've read by the author. I could not put it down! There were some really funny parts in it and the story flowed and kept me guessing on who the murderer was.

I will be looking for her other books.