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'tis the Season Murder

(Lucy Stone #12 & 20)

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4.34  ·  Rating details ·  53 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Christmas has come to Tinker's Cove, Maine, and sleuthing skills are at the top of Lucy's Stone's wish list in these two beloved mysteries--now collected in one festive volume for the very first time! . . .

NEW YEAR'S EVE MURDER

After the annual parade of Christmas presents in Tinker's Cove has ended, Lucy Stone and her daughter are ready to ring in the new year in style.
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Paperback, 416 pages
Published October 29th 2019 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Taryn
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lucy's daughter Elizabeth won mother/daughter winter makeovers in New York from a popular magazine and the two are looking forward to spending some time together.
With Christmas over they are excited to head off on their adventure and be pampered for a few days. When one of the beauty consuls dies and it ends up being murder and not the flu Lucy can't help but to look at all those around them. She soon learns that things are much worse than she thought and when Elizabeth ends up very sick she
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Samantha Fraenkel
I had never read any Leslie Meier but she had always been on my list of cozy authors to check out since I love holiday themed mysteries and many of hers seemed to fit the bill. Unfortunately it seems that she just might not be an author for me.
I read half of the first book in this collection, New Year's Eve Murder, and I've lost interest, so much so that I won't be reading the second book, Christmas Carol Murder. While parts of the story appealed to me (the mother-laugher bonding, the New York
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Valerie
Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is made up of two books, New Year's Eve Murder and Christmas Carol Murder. Both are very good although there's no true investigating. In the first Lucy Stone the main character is in New York city with her daughter for a makeover and gets dragged into an anthrax scare. Eventually she finds that a terrorist group is operating in New York and she is instrumental in catching them. In the second book Lucy is mostly working for and investigating stories for her newspaper focusing on the ...more
Denice Langley
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When anyone asks for a cozy mystery recommendation, the top of the list is Leslie Meier. Her family of characters and their communities may see the scene of many a crime, but they always manage to solve the mystery in the nick of time and still keep their sense of humor. The holiday editions are always a favorite and this re-issue of a couple of my favorites is indeed a nice holiday gift to me!!! Join Lucy and her co-horts as they do what they do best...solve crime.
Keith Chawgo
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
‘Tis the Season Murder includes two previously released seasonal murder mystery by Leslie Meir which packaged together work very well together. Whilst on one hand they have season tidings, the other hand provides a cosy, hot chocolate by the fireplace domestic mystery that warms the heart..

The first of these two tales is New Year’s Eve Murder which leaves the town of Tinker Cove for the big city lights of New York City. Lucy Stone and her daughter win a makeover trip with a leading fashion
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Kathy
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book contains two short books by Leslie Meier that are set during the Christmas season. In the first, New Year’s Eve Murder, Lucy Stone and her daughter Elizabeth travel to NYC to participate in a holiday mother-daughter make-over contest, sponsored by the magazine Jolie, along with nine other mother-daughter couples. During the contest, one of the editors of the magazine is killed, and Elizabeth Stone falls ill, from anthrax exposure. You can bet Lucy is going to be closely involved in ...more
Coralee Hicks
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Leslie Meier practically created the holiday themed cozy mystery. Beginning in 1991, her sleuth, Lucy Stone has moved from a call center worker for LL Bean to a seasoned reporter for the Tinker Cove Pennysaver. The books are not time locked, Lucy Stone's family has aged appropriately and her family life has had ups and downs of normal living. The author's writing style is self reflective comedic which skillfully lends to social commentary as well as plotting captivating mysteries.

"Tis the
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Christi
'Tis the Season Murder is a "box set" of two previously published holiday themed books.

New Year's Eve Murder (originally published 2006) 1 Star
This is not very holiday themed. It seems as if the original intent of this book was a love letter to NYC post-911 and it was shoehorned into the week after Christmas to give it a holiday title.

I had to go check the original publication of this book because I would have thought it was 2002/2003 based on the dated pop culture references.

If the book was
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Toni
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Stars

What a great book for the holiday season! Both of these stories are bang on amazing!! I think they are among my most favorite in the entire series. I like the addition of the kids Zoe and Elizabeth in both of the books. It made it seem more real somehow.

I loved the trip to New York and the whole anthrax connection. I believe this particular book was written around 9-11 so I understand why it was brought into the story. Real life jumps into fictional life. I hated that Lucy’s daughter got
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Susan Johnston
Nov 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Princess Fuzzypants here: I have enjoyed the Lucy Stone novels I have read but I have not read them all by any means. So it is a delightful treat when two that I had not read were released in a Christmas duo. They are both set around Christmas time. The first one dates to just after 911 when a theme of terrorism was top of mind. Lucy’s daughter won a mother-daughter make-over contest where the final contestants are invited to NYC to compete for the prize money that would come in very handy for ...more
Teresa
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a combination of two books...New Year's Eve Murder and Christmas Carol Murder.

New Year's Eve Murder
This book in the Lucy Stone series was a little different than the others because it takes place outside of Tinker's Cove. This time, Lucy gets involved in her typical sleuthing in New York. I always enjoy the books in this series and though different than usual, still very entertaining. There are lots of characters to keep track of, but it keeps your interest. So a fun cozy mystery that
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Teresa
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a combination of two books...New Year's Eve Murder and Christmas Carol Murder.

New Year's Eve Murder
This book in the Lucy Stone series was a little different than the others because it takes place outside of Tinker's Cove. This time, Lucy gets involved in her typical sleuthing in New York. I always enjoy the books in this series and though different than usual, still very entertaining. There are lots of characters to keep track of, but it keeps your interest. So a fun cozy mystery that
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Melissa
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tis the Season Murder gives us two Lucy Stone mysteries. I love coming back to visit Lucy and her family even though these were previously released. So waiting on the new Lucy Stone to come out. Lucy is a small town reporter who many times ends up sleuthing a mystery she finds. Readers have watched Lucy's children grow and leave the nest. They have seen how her family has changed. I love when you can follow so closely.
New Year's Eve Murder: After all the Christmas jolliness has commenced, Lucy's
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Melissa
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tis the Season Murder gives us two Lucy Stone mysteries. I love coming back to visit Lucy and her family even though these were previously released. So waiting on the new Lucy Stone to come out. Lucy is a small town reporter who many times ends up sleuthing a mystery she finds. Readers have watched Lucy's children grow and leave the nest. They have seen how her family has changed. I love when you can follow so closely.
New Year's Eve Murder: After all the Christmas jolliness has commenced, Lucy's
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Angela Williamson
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you so much NetGalley and Kensington Books for the chance to read a review this book.
Lucy Stone is here with two previously published novels in one book.
New Year's Eve Murder is set in New York City as Lucy and oldest daughter, Elizabeth, take part in a Mother/Daughter makeover contest for a fashion magazine. Along with makeovers, new clothes and maybe a few catty competitors, Lucy has to deal with a dead Fashion Director, a mysterious illness which lands Elizabeth in the hospital and
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Rachel
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tis the Season by Leslie Meier is a compilation and reissue of two previous Lucy Stone mysteries.

Even though I have read every Lucy Stone installment, I enjoyed going back and reading # 12 and 20 again. ( I am a huge fan.)

I will always love Lucy. She is real, relatable, strong, resourceful, and hilarious.

This combo got me into the holiday spirit (woohoo) despite the current hot weather and is great for long-term fans to reread, or for fans reading Lucy Stone for the first time.

Excellent

5/5
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Donna Hines
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, arc
A makeover to start off the New Year in fashion is on the minds of this mother daughter duo as it sounds delightful except for the fact that murder may be on the horizon...
I guess Jolie magazine didn't mention the extra hidden costs or hidden story line in there somewhere.
Oh and don't forget the second mystery involving a real life scrooge.
No it's not my ex husband (enter sarcasm) but it's quite the mystery as two men are lining there pockets on other's misfortunes only to have Karma rear its
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Judy
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You get two “Lucy” stories in this book. The first stars her and Elizabeth and what a story it is. They win make-overs, but get involved in a whole lot more. The second has us learning more about Sara. College age can definitely have a lot to deal with. Both these story lines are very good and deal with problems that someone you know or have known has dealt with. They are written in a way that makes them good reads, but you just might have some deeper thoughts that are closer to home. I enjoyed ...more
Rachel
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tis the Season by Leslie Meier is a compilation and reissue of two previous Lucy Stone mysteries.

Even though I have read every Lucy Stone installment, I enjoyed going back and reading # 12 and 20 again. ( I am a huge fan.)

I will always love Lucy. She is real, relatable, strong, resourceful, and hilarious.

This combo got me into the holiday spirit (woohoo) despite the current hot weather and is great for long-term fans to reread, or for fans reading Lucy Stone for the first time.

Excellent

5/5
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Elida Liederbach
You have two Lucy Stone mysteries in one book and they are wonderful for the Christmas season in Tinker's Cove, Maine! New Year's Eve finds Lucy and Elizabeth in New York after winning a mother/daughter makeover. Elizabeth inhales a powder and ends up in hospital, Lucy is set to find out who poisoned the magazine consultant who is murdered and is responsible for her daughters illness. The second story is The Christmas Carol Murder where Lucy is cast in the Christmas Carol Play and the story ...more
Becky
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Leslie Meier’s series about Lucy and her family/ friends in Tinker Cove. And awesomely enough, there are two books in one for this book. In one, she and her daughter win a trip to NYC! A dead fashion editor, a crazy illness for her daughter, and figuring out how to squeeze a $10,000 college tuition bill into their house budget are things that Lucy needs to solve. In book 2, Lucy lands a part in the local play, houses are being foreclosed on, and the local bad banker gets blown up. ...more
Pernette
Oct 16, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
I have seen Ms. Mier's on several websites and I ran across this new book "Tis the SeasonMurder (A Lucy StoneMystery) and the cover looked like a fun cozy mystery that I might enjoy. I was mistaken. I thought the book was extremely slow going. Everything under the sun was discussed before the murder even took place. I was not interested anymore at this point and though I tried I could not finish it.
Stephanie Mercer
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lucy Stone is at it again with her sleuthing and getting into predicaments. The book has 2 stories being told and it makes for a fun holiday mystery read. The Christmas Carol Murder and New Year's Eve Murder were so fun to read and Tinker Cove may never be the same again after the holidays.
Annarella
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Two entertaining and engrossing mystery series full of festive spirit and fun to read.
As usual they're well written and the cast of characters if fleshed.
A good read, recommended!
Many thanks to Kensington Books and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
Vonda
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
Two holiday Lucy Stone murders. Christmas Carol murder and New Years Eve murder were delicious holiday stories . Whilst they have already been published they were as enjoyable as the first time I read them.
🌈⭐️RoseOfRainbows⭐️🌈💕
Two remarkable holiday tales that exceed every expectation and then some. I loved it. Every minute and every second. 5/5 stars.
Arlene Arredondo
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Love Leslie Meier's work, and these Christmas cozy mysteries are really good.

Marsha
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good one. Murder for the Christmas season with some happy things happening to give the story some Christmas cheer.
Nicole
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
'Tis the Season Murder combines two of Leslie Meier's beloved Lucy Stone Christmas novels (Christmas Carol Murder and New Year's Eve Murder) into one cozy holiday collection!

In Christmas Carol Murder, hard times have fallen on Tinker's Cove, and when one of the owners of the mortgage company that's calling in homeowners' loans is killed by a package bomb there aren't a lot of broken hearts. Who killed Jake Marlowe, and will surviving co-owner Ben Scribner change his miserly ways before
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Angela Williamson
hank you so much NetGalley and Kensington Books for the chance to read a review this book.
Lucy Stone is here with two previously published novels in one book.
New Year's Eve Murder is set in New York City as Lucy and oldest daughter, Elizabeth, take part in a Mother/Daughter makeover contest for a fashion magazine. Along with makeovers, new clothes and maybe a few catty competitors, Lucy has to deal with a dead Fashion Director, a mysterious illness which lands Elizabeth in the hospital and
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