In between baking Valentine cupcakes, Lucy can't keep herself from trying to solve the local library murders. How could any upstanding Tinker Cove citizen possibly commit such horrendous crimes? The Sheriff thinks he found the murderer and closed the case. Lucy doesn't agree, so she pursues the case on her own. Aware of her sleuthing causes the 'real' killer to pursue not only Lucy herself, but her kids and her husband. I throughly enjoyed this book and will continue to read the rest of her series.
It's Valentine's Day in Tinker's Cove. And while the cupcakes Lucy Stone is baking for her children will have pink frosting and candy hearts, Lucy's thoughts aren't centered on sugary sentiments. She's barely arrived at her first board meeting of the newly-renovated library when Bitsy Howell, the new librarian, is found dead in the basement, shot only minutes before story hour was to start. The agitated board members assume that Bitsy was killed by an outsider, until Detective Lt. Horowitz arrives on the scene and announces that the killer is among them.
Lucy was already aware that Bitsy's uppity big city ways rubbed some people in Tinker's Cove the wrong way. But she has a hunch that motives for the librarian's violent death run a lot deeper. From Hayden Norcross' elegant antique shop to Corney Clark's chic kitchen, Lucy relentlessly snoops into the curious lifestyles and shocking secrets of Tinker's Cove's most solid citizens--secrets that will plunge her into a terrifying confrontation with a conniving killer...
In this fifth Lucy Stone mystery, small-town Maine mother of four and part-time newspaper reporter Lucy Stone has volunteered to be the newest member on the Tinker Cover Library board. Lucy begins to wonder what she's gotten herself into, though, when the town's librarian is found shot in the library's basement during the first library board meeting that Lucy attends.
The Lucy Stone mystery series is a lot of fun, and this story offers the reader another fun mystery!
Who knew volunteering to be on the board of directors for the town's library could be so complicated? Only if you are Lucy Stone, who starts out wondering what to wear for her first board meeting, and ends up trying to solve a couple murders and a theft. Good read! I also like the way the author is developing and maturing the peripheral characters in the book, her children, friends, etc. Not to mention Lucy herself. Highly recommend this series.