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Irish Parade Murder

(Lucy Stone #27)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  1,451 ratings  ·  208 reviews
Lucy Stone's late-winter blues usually vanish by the time Tinker's Cove goes green for its annual St. Patrick's Day celebration. There's just one wee problem that not even the luck of the Irish can fix--murder!

After returning from her father-in-law's funeral in Florida, Lucy can almost hear the death knell of her part-time reporter job the instant she meets new hire Rob Ca
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Published January 26th 2021
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Aug 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-2
This Lucy Stone Mystery had a lot going on! We start out with the funeral of Lucy’s father-in-law. As Lucy and Bill get back to Tinker’s Cove, Maine, they discover Lucy’s boss, Ted, has bought the newspaper at the nearby town of Gillead, and they’re going to be expanding and consolidating some services with the reporters there. What this means for Lucy is that a reporter young enough to be one of her kids is now in charge of her and doing everything he can to undermine her at every turn (oh, I l ...more
Aug 09, 2022 rated it really liked it
The 27th book in the Lucy Stone Mysteries, Irish Parade Murder, is a great story about town rivalries, secret children / DNA tests, and newspaper drama. Three different stories collide together in Leslie Meier's latest book, and I was glad to see the series back on a positive path. I loved the various Irish themed scenes and characters, plus the ode to many Irish people in history. Poor Lucy always gets herself stuck in a bad situation. Enjoyed this one, but the last 5 books have ended super abr ...more
Feb 21, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I like the adventures of Lucy Stone, however, I like to escape the world when I read. The movements such as Me Too, Gay Vietnam Vets, and Black Lives Matter mentioned was off putting and unnecessary. If I wanted to read the news, I wouldn’t have picked up this book in the first place.
Cathi - LovesBooksMore
My absolute favorite Leslie Meier to date!

When Lucy’s father in law passes , the family gathers in Florida to say goodbye. Grandma Edna is now by herself with just Bill as her only son. A strange letter pops up from a woman claiming to be an estranged daughter- Katie Klein. Bill doesn’t trust it although Edna feels a pull toward this kind woman.

Meanwhile, St Pattys Day is coming and Tinkers Cove is excited for the big parade in Gilead. The small newspaper has now bought the county newspaper and
Feb 22, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Predictable but I do enjoy the characters I've come to care about over the years. And while I do agree with the views written, I personally don't like political themes in a cozy mystery book (but, of course, that is certainly the author's right). 😊 ...more
Shawna Shaheen
Jul 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I have read Leslie series for awhile. Like most of them. This is the 27th book in series. Bill (Lucy husband) dad died. They went to Florida for the funeral. Lucy seem a woman that she thought was not related to any of Bill family there. Come to find out she said ( Catherine) that she was Bill Half sister. At Lucy job ( The Penny Saver) Ted the owner told everyone he was expanding the news room with another news room too and her hired a man to help out Rob. It was St. Patrick Day and Lucy went t ...more
Elizabeth Plunkett
I was so excited to see Leslie Meier had a new Lucy Stone Mystery out, Irish Parade Murder! I was reading another cozy mystery one of many in the series and was struggling to get into it. At first I though I might be off of the genre or just burned out books after quite the reading streak, but when I picked up Irish Parade Murder and read half in the first sitting I knew that this was a good one and I wasn't off cozies. Lucy Stone is back to her daily life as reporter, mom and wife in her coasta ...more
Apr 28, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Go woke - go broke.
I read cozy mysteries for escape. If you want to be a contemporary, social commentary type mystery, then don't put a cartoon leprechaun on your cover.

With its constant theme of police brutality, sexism in the workplace, metoo moments and fake news, I was unhappy throughout most of the book.

I also figured out the murderer fairly early on and the resolution was strangely sudden and more violent than expected.

This is a long, long standing series, which has somehow managed to kee
Jan 26, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Back home after attending her father-in-laws funeral Lucy is met with some changes at the paper. The paper has hired a young new reporter, Rob Callahan, who has tons of new ideas and wants to change things to suit him. When assignments are given out and Lucy is only given the story that the new star has passed on she knows she herself needs to turn the tides to her favor and away from Rob. Rob soon finds himself in trouble when he is charged with the death of a corrections officer. Lucy may not ...more
Apr 12, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Irish Parade Murder by Leslie Meier is the 27th A Lucy Stone Mystery. I have been enjoying Lucy Stone’s adventures since the beginning. Lucy is a part-time reporter with The Pennysaver in Tinker’s Cove, Maine where she lives in a quaint farmhouse with her husband, Bill plus her two youngest children, Sara and Zoe. The family is devastated when Bill’s father passes away. They all go to Florida for the funeral and comfort Edna, Bill’s mother. Lucy returns to work to find Ted is making changes at T ...more
Jan 19, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lucy Stone doesn’t know what to think about her job. First she thinks she’s about to lose her job as part-time reporter for the local newspaper in Tinker’s Cove, Maine. Then, she learns her boss is actually expanding the paper, which would be a good thing except he has also hired a young, know-it-all reporter who is being given all the top assignments. Even though Lucy doesn’t care much for Rob’s journalistic talent or his people skills, when the brash reporter is accused of murder, Lucy has dou ...more
Jennifer J Martin
May 10, 2021 rated it did not like it
Last Book I'll ever read by Leslie Meier

I have read all of Ms Meiers books, but this will be the last. The entire book was a litany of support for "social justice" issues where it is very apparent that Meier strongly supports, BLM, climate control, Me Too, and drags down law enforcement as corrupt. I don't know the last time I've been so disgusted with a book and author. Yes we get is're a card carrying liberal and have definately drunk the kool-aid. God job. You've lost this reader.
Irish Parade Murder by Leslie Meier is the 27th Lucy Stone Mystery.

I have only read two other Lucy Stone Mysteries but I do enjoy Leslie Meier’s conversational writing style which makes her stories a pleasure to read. Lucy has gone from working as a customer service rep many years ago while taking care of her four children to a reporter at the Pennysaver. She has solved many mysteries, and in this tale of mayhem and murder Lucy has returned home from her father-in-law's funeral just in time
Angela (Kentuckybooklover) Brocato-Skaggs
This is my third Lucy Stone mystery and I’m enjoying the series more each time I visit Tinker’s Cove, Maine. This is book 27 in the series and obviously I’ve not read in order. Like any series you probably should read in order.

Irish Parade Murder has three storylines going on. One is the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade which has some questionable practices. Two is the death of Lucy’s father-in-law and the “discovery” of a immediate relative. The third storyline is the new reporter Rob and his a
chels marieantoinette
This is by far my favorite Lucy Stone mystery yet (and, yes, I’ve read them all). It’s ripe with current issues: racism, political corruption, police misconduct, sexism... it covers so much while flowing smoothly without overwhelming.
I’ve been disappointed in Meier’s recent releases, honestly, as she’s tried to stay hip with the times while sometimes falling short or under-developing topics, but Irish Parade Murder was spot-on.
As per usual: cozy mysteries are unrealistic, tying everything up in
Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy, mystery, holiday
Lucy Stone is back in another exciting adventure! Back home after her father-in-law’s funeral, Lucy walks into some major changes at work. And little does she know that her own personal life is about to change, too. Throw in a couple of suspicious deaths, a new reporter who looks like he might want Lucy’s job, and a mysterious woman with an unusual claim, and you have what turns out to be a great tale, straight from the wonderful imagination of author Leslie Meier whose capable hands have penned ...more
Apr 19, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read quite a few books in this series and generally love them. Several books in this series have addressed issues that are going on in the world, but this book seemed a little heavy on politics. Small amounts of current affair topics are fine but I read to escape reality I don't want a ton of it in the book I'm reading for fun. Lucy's husband has always been kind of irritating but he wasn't that bad in this book. I still enjoy Lucy's character and the mystery is well-written with its twis ...more
Lisa Morin
Irish Parade Murder is an excellent addition to this long time series by Leslie Meier.
Lucy Stone has been one of my favorite characters, and her role in this book really impressed me.
After the loss of her father in law, Lucy suddenly senses that things aren’t going right at her job as a reporter for The Pennysaver. Lucy loves her job, and the thought of losing it is tearing her apart.
Lucy doesn’t think things can get worse, when a stranger shows up, saying she is related to Lucy’s husband, Bill.
Carol Deegan
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ve read all the books in this series, and I think this latest one is the best yet. All the main characters are very likable and after all this time they feel like friends. Lucy is a part time newspaper reporter for her small town paper, and finds herself in jeopardy often while trying to solve a mystery. It’s fun to see how she gets herself out of predicaments and moves forward. There were lots of twists in this storyline. Complete with an Irish parade and a festival, this is a not to be misse ...more
I enjoyed the earlier books in the series, but the later ones starting getting too political. This one was way too much. The politics get in the way of the mystery. I read cozies for escape and the mystery, not to have the author’s political views shoved down my throat.

Good-bye, Lucy. It was fun for a while, but you’ve worn out your welcome.
Enjoyed the mystery part of the book and the mother-in-law part, but was turned off by all the “politically correct” and cancel culture elements. One or two issues are o.k. to weave into a storyline, but it felt as if the author had this checklist of things she wanted to include.
May 21, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this series I’ve read them all ! this one was especially good, except for the part about Kate, that was just dumb at the end .
Jan 29, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozies
This is the 27thbook in the Lucy Stone series. Lucy is a reporter for the local paper, The Pennysaver. The paper merges with another local paper and a big shot reporter, Rob, joins the team. But when he has an altercation with a corrections officer and the CO ends up dying in a car accident under suspicious circumstances, Rob is arrested. This forces Lucy to do some digging into the sheriff's department. I liked this more than the last few books in the series. It felt more like the older books t ...more
Jan 30, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another enjoyable Lucy Stone mystery.
Dilia Narduzzi
Apr 26, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good one! book 27 in the series. I remember thinking the last one was bad, after having read all the rest in one go a few years back. This one was really quite contemporary, addressing some political issues in the space of the cozy. The writing was good, too!
Jul 29, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lucy Stone’s job as a reporter of Tinker Cove Maine’s Pennysaver is about to change. Because of the public’s demand for more news on line or on tv, newspapers throughout the county are disappearing. She fears that is what will be happening to her only to find out the change will be quite different. With a grant from the TRUTH Project, established to help small newspapers survive and cover local events, the paper will be expanding. Her boss is taking over a larger paper in the county.
A new hire,
Thomas Bruso
Jun 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tinker’s Cove, Maine, prepares for the annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade when murder strikes in Leslie Meier’s solid 27th Lucy Stone mystery, “Irish Parade Murder.”

The Pennysaver is in flux when Ted Stillings, owner, and publisher of the small New England newspaper, announces that he is buying the county newspaper, the Gilead Gabber. Muddling the waters further, he hires a new reporter from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Rob Callahan. But unfortunately, the tall, dark stranger sets off red flags fo
Feb 28, 2021 rated it liked it
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Mar 06, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I always enjoy taking a break with a cozy from Leslie Meier. I'm getting pretty close to finishing this series...until she writes a new one. And I'm assuming she's planning to continue because a new character was introduced in this book and it feels like she'll be a recurring participant. As the title indicates, Tinker's Cove is ramping up for the annual Irish Parade. Some want to keep it absolutely the same and some want it to be a little more inclusive. In the midst of all the excitement and c ...more
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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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