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Monday, July 4, 2016

Star Spangled Murder by Leslie Meier

Star Spangled Murder by Leslie Meier is a Lucy Stone Mystery and if you're joining me in the 50 State Reading Challenge, this book is set in Maine.

From the Cover:
Lucy Stone is in the doghouse - with her next door neighbor, Mrs. Prudence Pratt. It seems that Kudo, the Stones' misbehaving mutt, has developed a taste for Mrs. Pratt's blue-ribbon winning chickens . . . a group of naturists descends on Mrs. Pratt's property, giving her something else to complain about. Then the July Fourth fireworks are canceled to protect a patch of rare purple-spotted lichen.

My thoughts:
Lucy Stone has her hands full with working at the local newspaper, dealing with a crabby neighbor, unruly kids and a misbehaved dog. I like the dynamics of Tinker's Cove with it's coastal small town atmosphere, but for a murder mystery there was a lot of leading up to the murder and only the last half of the book was about the solving the crime.

Have a safe and happy July 4th everyone

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Joanne said...

murder by lobster pot? Hey, you checked off Maine. I've never been there - heard it's really pretty. And lots of lobster! Cheers

Harvee Lau said...

That's a nice challenge. Good luck with it!