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Eggnog Murder

(Lucy Stone #23.5)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  1,081 ratings  ·  197 reviews
With the fireplace crackling, the tree twinkling, and the carols humming, few things in life are as picture perfect as Christmas in Maine—until murder dampens the holiday spirit. It must be something in the eggnog . . .
When a gift-wrapped bottle of eggnog—allegedly from the Real Beard Santa Club—proves to be a killer concoction for a Tinker’s
ebook, 320 pages
Published October 25th 2016 by Kensington (first published October 24th 2016)
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Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-2, christmas
This was a wonderful collection of cozy mystery novellas with a Christmas theme. Eggnog galore! In the first, which I particularly enjoyed, reporter Lucy Stone has to track down the culprit after a bottle of eggnog turns out to be deadly. Also, her daughter Elizabeth is home from France for the holidays and with a full house at the Stone residence and everyone forced to share sleeping corners, sibling fights abound. This one was super-funny and extremely well written, a perfect combination of my ...more
Jody McGrath
Oct 15, 2016 rated it liked it
This collection is three short stories all featuring eggnog. All of the stories come from current cozy series, so some of the characters and situations will be familiar to readers. I will preface my review by letting you know I have only ever read the Leslie Meier series before.

Story#1 :: Eggnog Murder by Leslie Meier
When a bottle of eggnog, supposedly from the Real Beard Santa Club poisons a woman with a nut allergy, it is shown that the eggnog was made with cashew milk instead of dairy. The Sa
 Readaholic Jenn
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Three excellent stories.
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery, holiday
Eggnog is a holiday drink people love or really hate.

I love Eggnog.
My love is for it’s rich, creamy, taste and choice of brandy .....or you could bourbon If you like it below...

Book divided into 3 stories
(1) Eggnog Murder
(2) Death by Eggnog
(3) Nogged Off

Death by Eggnog ending was the best chapter it’s good structure, contributions to clarity and bringing simple flow of the story.

“In a punch bowl combine your eggnog and bourbon until well blended. Add scoops of the softene
Sally Hannoush
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book has three stories in it. Eggnog Murder, Death by Eggnog, and Nogged Off. I had never heard of any of these authors and was pleased I got to discover them in this book. It makes me happy to know I can visit these characters several times over in many other books.

Eggnog Murder by Leslie Meier
"The Red Beard Santa Club" was awesome because I had actually saw a convention in Tampa, FL. that had real Santas and my friend's little boy had his picture taken with all the Santas. They grew real
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
"A great blend of charm, mystery, and Christmas cheer!"

Read this review in its entirety at Fresh Fiction
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2016
Dollycas’s Thoughts

I will start this review by saying I have read all of Barbara Ross’s Maine Clambake Mysteries, I have read many of Leslie’s Lucy Stone Mysteries and there are some screaming at me from my To-Be-Read shelf, and Lee Hollis is a new author to me. So I will start my review will Barbara’s story.

NOGGED OFF focuses on Julia cleaning out her old apartment in New York since she has decided to stay in Busman’s Harbor. When she meets her subletting tenant her quick trip to the city gets
Janet Robel
Nov 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Three irresistible holiday mysteries in this anthology are a delight to read and perfect for the season. These really hit the spot for me, maybe because it's that wonderful time of year again. A joy to read and they will certainly make you think twice before drinking the eggnog. My favorite was Nogged Off by Barbara Ross because I just adore the Maine Clambake series featuring Julia Snowden. Even if you're not fa
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Totally enjoyed this anthology
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: challenge, christmas
I really enjoyed these 3 short stories. I've read books before by Leslie Meier and Barbara Ross but the Lee Hollis series was new to me. All 3 stories centered around eggnog and I liked that 2 out of the 3 came with recipes. All of them were series set in Maine which was fun as well to see some of the similarities due to the location. ...more
Dec 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Our group was seeking a Christmas mystery loaded with holiday spirit and as Lesie Meier usually delivers, we voted for hers. Still love her books but wish she'd leave politics for the news channels, papers not a cozy mystery platform. We read mysteries to escape politics not enter into them.
Nov 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Liked the first two stories, but could have done without the last.
I was not aware that this book has 3 different stories in it by 3 different authors, so that tells you how little I pay attention to the blurbs. I saw the title and I could use it for a challenge so I chose it. lol

The first story is Eggnog Murder by Leslie Meier. I guess you could say it's the story of a murder meant for someone else. When things go awry, an innocent woman dies due to a nut allergy when she drinks the tainted-with-cashews eggnog. I was fine with the bit of "mystery" this story h
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: all-ages, cozy, mystery, maine
So I've actually only read 2/3 of this book because I haven't caught up this far in the Lucy Stone series. I did read the Maine Clambake and Hayley Powell stories because I'm up-to-date with those series. Although I'm not generally a fan of short stories - because they leave me wanting more - I did enjoy both of these. I love these series, and these shorts tie in really well to the full-length books. I'll read the remaining Lucy Stone story once I've finished #23 in the series.
Sep 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Eggnog Murder
Authors: Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, Barbara Ross

**I received a copy of this upcoming book from Kensington Press via NetGalley in exchange for a fair, honest review**

Eggnog Murder is a collection of three Christmas themed cozy mysteries. Twinkle lights, Christmas carols....and murder. Perfect combination for mystery lovers!!

I loved this collection, as the stories are by 3 of my favorite cozy authors!

First up -- Leslie Meier. In Eggnog Murder, Lucy Stone is on the case looking for the
Aug 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book. Three deliciously devilish cozies in one. All three are well written Christmas shorts of popular cozy series by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis and Barbara Ross. All feature eggnog as a deadly device, and all are full of intrigue, holiday cheer and delicious recipes. I realize that after reading 3 stories where eggnog proved very bad for your health, I can't help but crave it now! Nogged Off, Barbara Ross' contribution to the festive cozy is my favorite, b ...more
Christopher Hicks
I used to really love this series because of how the characters aged in real life. We've actually seen Lucy's kids grow up. Problem is. They haven't become likable people!! They are shallow, pretentious and snotty. This series has also become so "preachy" in a liberal political kind of way. I'm just Happy it was a quick read.
Dawn Frazier
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved all the stories, perfect Christmas read
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Three really great cozies by three really great writers. What a fun Christmas themed book, but when you have stories this good any time of year is the perfect time to read them.
I love cozies and I'd read two of these authors before so this book appealed to me right off the bat. As it turned out, the stories by the authors I was already familiar with were pleasant, if not great, while the new to me author was a huge disappointment. Two of the stories were met the anthology's theme and also lived up to their story titles. The third one had a more peripheral eggnog connection but it was set at Christmas, and there was definitely a murder.

Eggnog Murder by Leslie Meier: It
Karen B.
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a great audiobook containing three cozy mysteries; each involving eggnog in some way. I have previously read books by Leslie Meir and Barbara Ross so the settings were familiar to me. This was the first time reading Lee Hollis and the book fit right in with the other two. I loved the mysteries and the sleuths as well as the additional characters. This worked out well listening to while doing other tasks as I could easily focus on both the book and the chore. Highly recommended to those who ...more
Sep 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
With the holidays coming up, this is the perfect title to add to your "to be read" pile! Three short stories written by today's hottest cozy mystery writers are included. Each story is centered around our favorite holiday beverage - eggnog! Enjoy stories featuring our favorite small town citizens, turned detectives, in Lucy Stone, Hayley Powell and Julia Snowden! If you haven't been introduced to some of the greatest cozy mystery characters, this would be a great place to start your introduction ...more
Jan 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Okay, in the interest of full disclosure I have to admit that I hate eggnog, I don't understand the concept of eggnog, and I will never willingly drink eggnog. However, my beloved grandmother was a different story. She was totally against drinking EXCEPT when she made her, in her mind, famous eggnog for Christmas. It had so much bourbon in it that it took on a brownish tint and was only consumed by my grandparents, some of their Eastern Star and Masonic friends, and, unfortunately, my husband wh ...more
RO G'ma
Eggnog Murder is comprised of three well-written Christmas stories that take place in Maine. Eggnog Murder by Leslie Meier, Death by Eggnog by Lee Hollis, and Nogged Off by Barbara Ross and all three stories are awesome. These are clean cozy mysteries featuring no gratuitous sex, violence, or foul language and based on the authors’ popular cozy series. All three authors provide enough character background that readers who are new to these series will not feel lost. I highly recommend this book.

Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This eggnog themed anthology is a cozy mystery fan’s holiday delight!

By Leslie Meier
Based on the Lucy Stone Mysteries

A fast, fun Christmas mystery treat!

Author Leslie Meier takes readers back to Tinker’s Cove, and into another investigation with her series lead, Lucy Stone. Lucy gets on the case after a local is killed from drinking eggnog.

This short story, EGGNOG MURDER, manages to pack everything readers like about the Lucy Stone Mysteries into a tale half the size of a full book
Fluff Smut & Murder
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
Thank you to for the opportunity to read an Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Short stories aren’t my favorite things to read – I am always wanting more of the story and when they are bundled with multiple authors, there’s a strong change I only know one of the authors. This is the case with “Eggnog Murder”. I tried to get through the other stories by Lee Hollis and Barbara Ross, but since they are also part of their own series with regular charact
Nov 01, 2019 rated it did not like it
I was so disappointed in this book that I didn't finish it. I didn't like the storylines of the first 2 novellas and took exception to the portrayal of the characters as stereotypical "cranky Yankees." While some Mainers are challenging personalities, not all of us are. This portrayal of the characters was very off-putting.
RO G'ma
Dec 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Nogged Off by Barbara Ross takes place in Busman’s Harbor where Julia Snowden runs a restaurant with her boyfriend during the winter and helps with her family’s clambake business in the summer. Julia travels to New York to pick up the last of her personal possessions and officially turn her apartment over to Imogen Geinkes who was subleasing the unit and keeping Julia’s furniture. Julia finds Imogen in tears and learns that she quit her job after giving her co-workers food poisoning at a holiday ...more
I read this book for Barbara Ross! I am addicted to her Maine clambake series, and I own them all.

I had never read Leslie Meier or Lee Hollis. To me their stories seemed a little similar, and I think I enjoyed Lee Hollis' novella, "Death by Eggnog," better. I loved how the library was such a prominent place in the story!

Barbara Ross did not disappoint, with a chilling murder yet again in her world of Busman's Harbor, Maine. Like in another story in this trilogy, Santa arrived by boat and eggnog
Shelleen Toland
Jan 04, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a quick read of 3 short stories by 3 different authors. Cozy mysteries all having to do with eggnog.
In the first story a bottle of eggnog is left for someone but then is taken to the pennysaver and served to guests. Someone drinks it and dies. Come to find out it wasn't an accident.
2nd story is about a librarian that nobody likes and she is given the wrong glass of eggnog to drink.
the 3rd story is about a woman subletting an apartment and she comes into the life of the person who reall
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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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  • Turkey Day Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #7)
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