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Wedding Day Murder

(Lucy Stone #8)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  1,451 ratings  ·  82 reviews
Already juggling four kids’ hectic schedules, a rambunctious dog, an attention-craving husband, and a full-time reporter job, Lucy Stone can’t possibly squeeze in another responsibility…or can she? When Sue Finch asks for help planning her daughter Sidra’s wedding to Internet millionaire Ron Davitz, loyal pal Lucy willingly dives into the world of white lace, roses, and ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 1st 2002 by Kensington (first published 2001)
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Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-4
A great cozy mystery transports you to the character’s town for a mini-vacation, and this Lucy Stone mystery set in Down-East Maine has certainly done that with its clam chowder suppers, lobster research, and long summers ahead.

Lucy has too much on her plate, but is taking more on, planning the wedding of her friend’s daughter. But when the groom turns up dead, suddenly she has a new task: finding the killer. This was short and lots of fun. I love the way Leslie Meier writes quick-paced cozies
The last book I reviewed on this blog was Turkey Day Murder, so what would be more appropriate than reviewing the next in that series as the first after MoreMysteriesPlease's reboot? (At least those were the thoughts going through my head when I decided to read this book).

Leslie Meier has been a hit-or-miss author for me. Some of her books are absolutely delightful, but the next book will be terrible. I am extremely happy to say that Wedding Day Murder was one of the delightful books.

I love Lucy
Jul 11, 2013 rated it it was ok
Reporter Lucy Stone’s already busy life ramps up when her best friend, Sue, asks if her daughter’s wedding can take place in Lucy’s lovely gazebo. Although it will mean more work, Lucy’s thrilled at the prospect. She’s watched young Sidra grow up and although Sidra’s lived in New York a while, everyone’s thrilled that the wedding is at home in Tinker’s Cove. When the aloof groom and his overbearing mother arrive on a yacht, feathers quickly become ruffled as the groom’s mother commandeers the ...more
This is book 8 in the series. I like that the characters are not so perfect but Lucy’s husband Bill really shows what a jerk he can be in this one. The author either needs to bring him back around or kill him off in the next one. He’s had semi-asshole issues all along but he’s overall been a nice guy until this book. Actually, just about everyone in Lucy’s life is an ass in this one and she basically just lets them get away with it which makes her less likable. There are 26? in this series so I ...more
Jun 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cute story. I have enjoyed all the books in this series. I liked the characters, the setting, and the mystery contained in each book. I look forward to reading a new book each year. If you enjoy cozy mysteries, you will like this series.
Nov 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Summer is settling into Tinker's Cove, but that doesn't mean that Lucy Stone is going to get much in the area of down time to relax. Besides working full time at the local newspaper as a reporter, she is overseeing a house with all four of her children home and enjoying the break from school, both high school and middle school. To make things even more interesting, the daughter of her friend Sue Finch is coming home to get married. Sue has asked Lucy to help with planning the simple wedding, but ...more
Quite possibly my favorite Lucy Stone/Leslie Meier book ever. I'm not sure if it was the wedding, the town, or the family, but everything blended together perfectly for a classic cozy mystery in true Down East style. A+
Feb 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm finding it difficult to pinpoint what made this book great. I guess it was nice to see progress in the timeline of the Stone family. There's something ethereal and fairy like about the story. The mystery itself took a backseat to the social and familial events and dang, I'm at a loss again. I do know that the presence of classic villains helped. The lack of annoying persons here made it easy to love this book. This series will be almost a daily ritual for me until the very end of the ...more
Kim j
Nov 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: meier
This is the only book in the series that is decent and I have read about six of them. Lucy did not do any investigating at all just like the other books but this at least had a decent story. She still complained about her marriage issues and her horrible husband. I do not get that at all. What is the Lucy Stone series about because she does not investigate ever and her only contribution is complaining? I got the books cheap and I want to give it every chance but...
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Lucy Stone is back on the case! Where will she find the time, however, when a man's body is found floating beside his yacht? The situation is this: Lucy has agreed to have the wedding of her best friend's daughter in her newly built gazebo. Lucy and Sue Finch have been friends for years, and Lucy cannot tell Sue no, even though she is quite bothered by not talking to her husband Bill about it first. How Lucy will
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
#8 in the Lucy Stone Mystery series. This 2001 series entry by author Meier is below par; it lacks energy even for this low-key series. Our heroine is constantly criticized by her husband and her boss. Her "organized" best friend's idea of wedding planning is to delegate everything to Lucy - and Lucy stands for it. Endless speculation about the killer but the only attempt Lucy really makes to investigate is to point out two suspicious looking thugs, who are actually FBI agents. I'll try the next ...more
It's summer in Maine and Lucy's friend Sue has a daughter getting married. Sidra is marrying "the next Bill Gates" (he's called that throughout the book) named Ron Davitz. Lucy's husband Bill had built a beautiful gazebo in their back yard and Sue wants to have a small and intimate wedding there. Lucy is working full time at the Pennysaver for the summer so she can send her two daughters to summer camp, and doesn't know how she'll find the time to plan a wedding. But Ron's mother arrives and ...more
Nancy H
Another in the Lucy Stone mystery series, this story features Lucy trying to deal with the a friend who seems to be losing it, the wedding of said friend's daughter which is to be held in Lucy's gazebo, her son's possibly dangerous summer job, her unhappy daughter Elizabeth, a pushy, arrogant mother of the groom, a boss who wants her to work more, and a husband who wants her to work less. Despite all the roadblocks, Lucy finds out who murdered the groom right before his wedding and brings a ...more
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
I felt like she had really jumped the shark with #7 & #8. The subsequent ones did get a little better. This one presents a silly stereotype of rich people/people from New York (as opposed to all the good people in Maine who have been murdering people up to now.) And, then suddenly, a ridiculous ending which surely wouldn't have happened so soon after the murder.
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
I don't care what anyone says I love Lucy Stone. I am not a huge fan of her husband Bill I think he can be way too old fashioned but I think we need to take into account the time period of when these books were written as well.

I keep coming back for more and find these books to be light easy reads. I for one love them.
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Fairy Tale Comes True

5 gold stars for this series because Leslie Meier has on of the best mystery series around. The plot and storylines are great you get in with the characters. And Leslie brings in the family through out the books and that's important. I will tell everyone that this is a great series grab a book a start to read it.
Aug 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 4th-of-july, summer, cozy
It took forever to get to the murder in this book, and then there were an additional 2 chapters after they arrested the killer. Stick to the mystery and less about EVERYTHING going on in the kids peronal lives!
Sally Hannoush
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The fairytale ending... A couple flying off in a silver hot air balloon. But it is a story to get them up there. A millionair or is he? A bridal shower showdown- which side are you on? A surprise murder- not the victim but the attacker. All in all a very entertaining read.
Bonnie Drummond
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A wedding that was supposed to be for family and friends but the grooms mother has other ideals. So when BRIDEZIllA comes home for the bridal shower every thing starts to go down hill after the groom turns up flooring died in the harbor and two innocent people might be charged with murder. It's up to Lucy to find out who did it.
May 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
touching, innocent , lovely story and ending
Sue Mooney
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
light entertainment. easy reading
May 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Nothing fantastic but an easy read. It moved along really quickly and I wasn't sure "who dun it".
Jul 03, 2018 rated it liked it
3 - Good
Virginia Dixon
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I like the fact that Leslie Meier keeps you guessing with all the twist and turns that she comes up with to keep you guessing.
Susan Gazaway
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I enjoyed reading this book very much. It has a great plot and good characters. The story moved right along.
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kept me guessing till the very end, and the end had me holding back tears (good ones).
Cynthia Repsher
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Not only wedding plans can go awry with Lucy Stone involved but murder always seems to follow.
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I ended up liking this one more than I initially expected. It was another classic Lucy Stone. Whodunnit kept me guessing until just before the reveal. I do have to admit that I have a love-hate relationship with Lucy's family. though. On the one hand, the teenagers act like believable teenagers; on the other, they are really not all that likable and make me feel a little "wish I could smack them on their noggins." I also wish we'd learn what is eating Bill because he's been a grumpster for the ...more
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: maine-beach-town
Wife, mother of four, and newspaper reporter Lucy Stone has very little extra time on her hands; however, she happily agrees to host her best friend Sue's daughter's wedding at her house at Sue's request. Shortly thereafter, Lucy receives a long list of "to-do's" from Sue in order to make her home and yard presentable for the upcoming ceremony. As Lucy worries about her husband Bill's response to the wedding now taking place at their home in just a few short months, Sue meets Ron, her soon to be ...more
Tabby Kat
May 15, 2008 rated it really liked it
Tinker's Cove, Maine, is the cozily evoked setting of Meier's lighthearted Lucy Stone novels, which are usually set around holidays or significant life events. Here a harried Lucy is trying to juggle children, husband and a full-time job when her best friend, Sue Finch, asks for help in planning the wedding of Sue's mother, Sidra, and Internet millionaire Ron Davitz. Lucy agrees to let the ceremony take place in her backyard gazebo. When the groom and his social-climbing mother arrive on a large ...more
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