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Christmas Cookie Murder (Lucy Stone #6)

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For Lucy Stone, the best thing about Christmas in Tinker’s Cove has always been the annual Cookie Exchange. But the usual generosity and goodwill is missing from this year’s event which turns out to be a complete disaster.

Petty rivalries and feuds that have long been simmering finally come to a boil, leaving a bad taste in the mouths of many guests, including Lee Cummings
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Paperback, 268 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Kensington (first published 1999)
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Cheryl Bradley
Dec 25, 2009 Cheryl Bradley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As always, it is a pleasure to return to Tinker's Cover and catch up with Lucy Stone once again.

Christmas is fast approaching and Lucy finds herself offering to host an annual Christmas cookie exchange to keep the tradition alive. The cookie exchange just serves to emphasize the friction between the women at the exchange. Lucy is doing her best to keep peace among the group, especially when Tucker Whitney, a new young coworker of Lucy's friend Sue at the childcare center shows up to the exchange
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Jen ƸӜƷ
An enjoyable earlier edition in the Lucy Stone mysteries.
She seemed less in the loop in this particular mystery, she gathered tons of crime facts, which she doesn't tie together until towards the end. This was great since I enjoy playing a role in solving mysteries. As usual, colorfully described characters with festive scenery, & a bit of comic relief along with real life drama.
RebeccaS
Dec 22, 2015 RebeccaS rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am starting to really love this series. Lucy is a great character and I love reading about her cozy home and town surrounded by friends. She is nosy, but not annoyingly so and she gets a lot of information through her job with the local newspaper. I didn't see the ending coming at all and was surprised when all the pieces came together. There is a heavy emphasis on underage drinking and drugs in this one, and it was interesting to see everyone's different POVs about that. This is just a cozy p ...more
Amber
Apr 30, 2015 Amber rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
With too many things going on, Lucy Stone wanted to cancel the annual Christmas Cookie Exchange this year. She decided to go ahead with it once she realized how much the event meant to the other ladies in town, however, Lucy got way more then she bargained for!

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With Christmas just around the corner, the ladies of Tinker's Cove were really looking for the Cookie Exchange. Nothing, however, would have prepared them for what was to come. With the murder of a fellow cookie exchange member,
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Zuleima
Jan 31, 2016 Zuleima rated it liked it
This book was a quick read but not very entertaining. The person who was murdered this time around was a person we really didn't get to really know right away. We found out bits and pieces all throughout. There was drugs, theft and murder all tied up in this story that it was sort of hard to really want to keep reading even though it was the Christmas season once again in Tinker's Cove. Also the fact that pretty much all three crimes were being done by the same person, that didn't help and it ma ...more
Mayda
Jan 01, 2015 Mayda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, christmas
There is a lot going on in Lucy Stone’s life – kids, work, housework, husband, friends, Christmas, murder – WAIT – did I say murder? When a young woman turns up strangled the day after she was a guest at Lucy’s cookie exchange party, Lucy feels compelled to unravel the mystery of her murder. Working for the local weekly newspaper, she uses that for a cover as she snoops around town. But her sleuthing gets her into deep trouble. Coping with everyday problems involving home and family, juggling he ...more
Sandra Hernandez
Feb 21, 2015 Sandra Hernandez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The more I get along in the story the more I see you get frustrated at some of the characters. I was happy to see there wasn't a big gap between this book and the last I feel like from the first book to now so much has went by that I feel like the kids grew up and I don't know what happened. I did agree with miss tilly I think Lucy was to annoying in this book. I hated how she just kind of took everything and didn't really question anybody at first and I hate how she just seemed too complacent. ...more
Bucket
Jun 01, 2014 Bucket rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Joanne
Jul 02, 2015 Joanne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is another charming, quick read about a murder committed in a small Maine town, which shakes the townspeople up as there has been no murder in this town for over 20 years. Lee Stone, a local mom and freelance reporter, isn't sure the police have the right man. She embarks on an adventure to find the real killer and as it turns out, at great risk to herself. In the end, she is kidnapped by local lobster men and inadvertently learns the identity of the real killer. Of course, she is at great ...more
Luffy
Feb 11, 2014 Luffy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It happens sometimes that a book with a low score still carries an entertainment factor. The cozy mystery genre is littered with examples. The plot and solution to the mystery is the real letdown. Here in this case, the book was too serious, and it could have been better if the characters had been more facetious. There was not enough of Bill Stone, and of Zoe Stone, who I had vied as the main attraction. I feel short changed. But even if most cozy mysteries are low key affairs as this book turn ...more
Kim
One of the great things about this book is how short it is. Took me maybe 5 hours of in and off reading to read the entire thing. Definitely would have been a good book around the holidays!

Lucy isn't as entrenched in the mystery this time around. She has good reasons, though, including problems with her teenaged children and drugs around Tinker Cove. I actually liked this, as it seems a bit more realistic, and honestly I feel like any mother would eventually decide to focus on family first aroun
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melissa
Well. First impressions. I had a great deal of trouble relating to the main character. A mom in a small fishing town, with 4 children? No where near my life, but as I went, I found it wasn’t necessary to relate to Lucy Stone to enjoy the story. Set around Christmas time, Lucy is hosting this year’s cookie exchange, which was a great opportunity to get to know many of the characters. A humorous calamity (I won’t spoil the surprise for you) happens at the exchange, and we get to see many of the wo ...more
April
Jan 18, 2011 April rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
‘Tis the Season for merriment and murder compliments of Leslie Meier and her tasty twist of murder in Christmas Cookie Murder.

Lucy Stone has been around the block a time or two when it comes to solving unexpected crimes—much to the alarm of the local police and her family and friends. With Christmas around the corner, Lucy hopes for festive merriment and peace. However, when she decides to take on the annual Cookie Exchange, she gets anything but merriment and peace –topped with a murder of one
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David Caldwell
Lucy Stone Mystery #6.

It is Christmas time in Tinker's Cove again. Lucy Stone is busy getting ready while keeping up with her part time job writing for the Pennysaver newspaper and getting her son to fill our his college applications. Lucy gets talked into hosting the annual cookie exchange but she didn't count on having to play referee to those who are attending. Then one of the women who came to the cookie exchange turns up dead. It is up to Lucy to figure out who the real killer is.

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Paula
Jan 20, 2014 Paula rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lucy Stone is busy working for the Pennysaver newspaper as a reporter and getting ready for Christmas. It seems no one wants to have the annual cookie exchange this year so Lucy volunteers. As the guests arrive, rivalries start erupting. Sue brings her new assistant from the day care, Tucker, but Lee is upset because she and her husband have split and Tucker and her husband are supposedly having an affair. The exchange is getting tense when Lucy's roof falls in from a faulty bathroom. The next d ...more
Laura
Dec 13, 2015 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wanted an easy read for my flight, which this book definitely was. I really enjoyed the beginning. I liked the realness of the family dynamics and just getting to know the characters. Unfortunately, the part I liked the least was the mystery. The main character's involvement in the murder investigation felt forced and unrealistic. In addition, the ending was just plain ridiculous. Still I enjoyed the other parts of the story enough to warrant giving this 3 stars.
Laura
Dec 31, 2014 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Light and easy reading for the Christmas week. Main character a mother of 4 who lives with husband and kids on the east coast. Not being married or have any children, interesting in seeing how those folks live. very 'homey' book which ended with 2 recipes for Christmas cookies. Will probably look into other of the series books.
Tabby Kat
The quiet town of Tinker's Cove, Maine is a place where everyone knows everyone else's business and doors or cars are never locked. It is Christmas time, but newspaper reporter Lucy Stone struggles with the season's spirit after an overflowing toilet drowned her cookie party. Lucy likes the newest female resident, Tucker Whitney, an assistant at the daycare center.

Before Lucy can truly pursue a friendship, Tucker is found strangled to death. All the townsfolk know that Tucker was having an affai
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Anastasia
Mar 04, 2014 Anastasia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first venture into this series, and I think I would like to read more. I've become kind of enamored of themed mystery series lately, and this one sounds like fun. I did figure out the killer early-ish, although the motive escaped me til the very end. Will definitely read more.
Tiffany-Rae Lowe
Dec 21, 2014 Tiffany-Rae Lowe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was pleasantly surprised. This book was really good. Not sure where I got it from but thought that it was only going to be just ok. I really liked it. When it started to get a little dull BAM plot twist and it picked right back up. Cute read. Glad I chose it.
Kari
Dec 29, 2015 Kari rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A young newcomer is murdered the night after she attends Lucy's cookie exchange. The building full of market stalls catches fire days before Christmas. All is not well in Tinker's Cove, but Lucy Stone helps navigate the clues and track down the killer.
Danielle Wardak
I picked up this book at the library because of the quirky book cover. The ending was a bit predictable as I pretty much figured out "who done it" half way through the book. Overall it was a fun, light read during this busy holiday season.
Gary E
Jan 12, 2016 Gary E rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These are just fun cozy mysteries. Do not go expecting a who-done-it because you will be disappointed. However if you like a good reluctant a mature detective story look no further!

These books are fun, fast paced, and quick to read! They are not literary masterpieces just fun enjoyable books with great characters that you want to learn more about!
Michael
Dec 04, 2015 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-challange, cozy
This cozy mystery had some grit to it! I was not expecting to enjoy it so much. I picked it up from the Dollar Store on a whim. I think I will read more Leslie Meier.
Elliedakota
I only stick with this series because I get them free through the library. The mystery was okay, but the main family is dysfunctional to the point of annoying.
Katherine
This book was a fun read, thought it was kind of slow and got off topic in a few parts, could have had more mystery but it was fun
Violet
Dec 09, 2014 Violet rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Seasonal fluff. This was a fun read. Yes, I had to roll my eyed occasionally, but I wasn't reading it for intellectual stimulation.
Linda Fast
Dec 11, 2012 Linda Fast rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
The "Christmas Cookie Murder" was a quick read which I was thankful for. It was not an exciting mystery but it had that hometown feeling to it.
The book takes place in Tinker's Cove, Maine right before Christmas and Lucy Stone, the towns newspaper reporter has a Christmas Cookie Exchange. The Cookie Exchange ends in disaster, cookies destroyed, hurt feelings and jealousy rear their ugly heads and then the new daycare helper is murder shortly after. Lucy Stone starts digging for clues and ends up
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Samuel Botha
Jun 28, 2015 Samuel Botha rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
As always a effortless read although, as has happened in the last few books, the unravelling happens from left field . Felt that the book moved at a comfortable pace and then the end just happened . But still an enjoyable book.
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Leslie Meier lives in Harwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She is the creator of 'Lucy Stone', a reporter and amateur sleuth in New England.


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