Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Book Review: Candy Corn Murders by Leslie Meier


Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from kensington Books, via Netgalely, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it.

Halloween was the first big holiday after Hurricane Katrina, when we all had power back on and were able to celebrate it.

It might not have been as normal as the year before, some people were still in other cities and places, but the return the fun of the Fall season was a mixed blessing for many.

So sharing some Halloween themed items this week only makes sense, as we remember the 10th anniversary of Katrina!

This new book comes out today!

Candy Corn Murders cover

Synopsis:

Halloween is coming to Tinker's Cove, Maine, and local reporter Lucy Stone is covering the town's annual Giant Pumpkin Fest for the Pennysaver.There's the pumpkin-boat regatta, the children's Halloween party, the pumpkin weigh-in…even a contest where home-built catapults hurl pumpkins at an old Dodge! But not everything goes quite as planned…

Lucy's getting very annoyed that her husband Bill and his friend Evan have been working seemingly nonstop on their potentially prize-winning pumpkin catapult. But when the day of the big contest arrives, Evan is nowhere to be found…until a catapulted pumpkin busts open the trunk of the Dodge. Amid the pumpkin gore is a very deceased Evan, bashed in the head and placed in the trunk by someone long before the contest started.
Bill is on the hook for the Halloween homicide—he was the last one to see Evan—so Lucy knows she's got some serious sleuthing to do. The crime's trail seems to always circle back to Country Cousins, the town's once-quaint general store that's now become a big Internet player. Though the store's founder, Old Sam Miller, is long gone, his son Tom and grandson Trey now run the hugely successful company. But whispered rumors say things aren't going well, and Lucy finds that this case may have something to do with an unsolved, decades-old Miller family mystery…
With each new lead pointing her in a different direction, Lucy sees that time is quickly running out. If she wants to spook the real killer, she'll have to step into an old ghost story…


Review:

This is actually book 22 in the Lucy Stone series, and the second that I have read (French Pastry Murder being the first!

This was a fun read, that keeps you guessing most of the way through the book. It's a thoughtful look at small town life and the secrets that are kept hidden, from one generation to the next. It's a super quick read, I would have finished in one reading, if I hadn't been so tired, and it will definitely have you craving all things PUMPKIN, by the end of the book! The Pumpkin Festivities will have you thinking back on good old fashioned Fall parties, homemade Halloween costumes, and fun events, like guessing how much candy in a jar. It's a light read, that will have you eagerly awaiting Fall, and Lucy's next adventure!


About the Author

Leslie Meier lives in Harwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She is the creator of 'Lucy Stone', a reporter and amateur sleuth in New England. Check out her website for more info.

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