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Irish Parade Murder

(Lucy Stone #27)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  24 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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Expected publication: January 26th 2021
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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
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
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
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.
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
More family and work drama than murder but Lucy Stone is always a welcome cozy.

Tinker's Cove & county seat Gilead are now part of Lucy's beat as an investigative reporter when her boss Ted buys "The Gabber". Ted also hired former Cleveland reporter Rob Callahan to help upgrade the papers to online daily news making Lucy nervous about keeping her job.

The Stone Family are rocked by Bill Sr.'s sudden passing in Florida. Bringing his widow Edna to Maine means trying to find time for her in their bi
Sarah  Woodhouse
Oct 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have been a huge fan of Leslie Meier's for a very long time. Her Lucy Stone novels never fail to entertain and I am always ecstatic to get my hands on the newest one. And this one was no different. Lucy Stone is as always a go getter, always there for her family and friends, and one heck of a good reporter.

Now, in this one, Irish Parade Murder, I definitely did not care for the newest character brought on: Rob Callahan. I thought he was a snot nosed little punk who was too big for his britche
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Irish Parade Murder by Leslie Meier is the newest (27th) book in the amazing Lucy Stone mystery series. I have to admit that I have read every single book Ms. Meier has written and I am always anticipating the newest addition to my favorite series. I have truly enjoyed these cozy murder mysteries since their inception, and after all of these years, I am still in love with this cast of characters. Tinker’s Cove, Maine feels like a second home to me, and the town’s inhabitants feel part of my own ...more
Oct 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Irish Parade Murder is a welcome and very entertaining addition to Leslie Meier’s long running Lucy Stone mystery series. It is difficult for a series to remain fresh when it has well over 20 entries, but this book manages to breathe fresh air into the series. One thing that I continue to appreciate about this series is that time passes, characters age, and the normal changes that occur throughout one’s life, including the death of a parent, all happen in this series. In this entry, Lucy is more ...more
Amanda Lavelle
Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for kindly providing me with a digital copy of this book for review.
I have just read the Christmas novella by Leslie Meier released in October this year, and it really put me in the mood to pick up another of her works. I really enjoy her writing.
This was quite a different and unusual plot line with it being focused around an Irish Parade- I do quite a few reading challenges around March time and those have prompts like read a book with Irish in the ti
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lucy Stone is astonished that her boss has purchased the nearby Gilead Gabber newspaper and is incorporating both it and the Pennysaver into a new joint paper called The Courier. He's hired a new big city reporter named Rob Callahan to develop the on-line edition and write up some of the big stories. Rob is investigating the Gilead sheriff for corruption. Meanwhile Lucy is interviewing the three candidates for the upcoming St. Patrick's day parade. Bill's father has died and his mother Edna come ...more
Oct 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of Irish Parade Murder through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Irish Parade Murder is the 27th installment in the Lucy Stone series and focuses on the St. Patrick’s Day parade, the corruption surrounding it and a murder. This is one of a few in the Lucy Stone series I have read and it was as enjoyable as all the others. The characters are well written, the storylines are intriguing as they intertwine together to form a sound mystery and the small town setting draws y
Sep 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lucy Stone returns to work after her father in law’s funeral in Florida and something is up with her boss, Ted. Suspecting he is selling the paper leaves her a bit nervous, but he announces an expansion and brings in a hotshot reporter, Rob Callahan, to help them up their game. When Rob is arrested for murder after digging into the county sheriff, Lucy suspects Rob was onto something and digs deeper. Hoping to uncover a blockbuster, Lucy finds she might just be silenced forever.

This is one of th
Karren Hodgkins
Oct 02, 2020 rated it liked it
Whilst this is a long standing series, this is the first one I have read and it was most enjoyable. There are a number of storylines, some personal and then the murder mystery! The characters have depth and are quite relatable. The dynamics of the relationships rang true for the most part. I didn't find it much of a mystery but did find the small town dynamics and power struggles intriguing. The resolution felt rushed, just a little too sudden for me and I found I reread that aspect a couple of ...more
Oct 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Kindle Copy for Review from NetGalley and Kensington Books.

I received a free, advance copy of this book and this is my unbiased and voluntary review.

Lucy Stone is back again to solve another case. Nothing says St. Patrick festivities like a parade and murder. Even the luck of the Irish could not save the victim.

When a new hire at the newspaper declines to report on the parade, she finds herself with the assignment. Things get strange when he is then charged with the death of a correction office
Krystyna Burnett
Thank you to NetGalley, the Publisher, and the author for letting me reading this book early in exchange for a honest review. I was excited to read a book by this author because I know her books are popular. The writing was excellent and the story flowed very smoothly. However, I just don't think book was my cup of tea. I can see why everyone loves this author and her stories, but I like books that get into the action fast. I am still giving this book five starts because of the writing and the s ...more
Steph Elias
Sep 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Irish Parade Murder is a fun St. Patrick's themed cozy mystery that revolves around a small town, a murder, and a parade. While it becomes a bit obvious what is going down about 3/4 of the way through, it is a solid mystery with well-done characters. The main character Lucy is a newspaper reporter for the Pennysaver which I think gives her kind of a cover to really look into the stuff happening in the town. I thought it was cool that it had some current issues trickled in the story. I think the ...more
Mickey Solan
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First time reading this author . Love reading new authors and these type of mysteries. Who doesn’t like anything Irish? Lucy Stone newspaper reporter ends up uncovering the corruption by the sheriff. The Murder of a correction officer and the disappearance of a young girl. While having a mystery women claiming to be a lost sister to her husband.

Fun read recommend to all.
Lacey Harrington
Sep 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Irish Parade Murder is a great addition to the Lucy Stone series. Her family is struggling with the loss of her father in law. Lucy loves being a reporter and is worried about her job at The Pennysaver. This was a great mystery with lots of twist and turns. Lucy is in her element uncovering lies and secrets! Looking forward to the next!
#IrishParadeMurder #NetGalley
Denice Langley
Oct 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Leslie Meier is a fan favorite of so many readers because her stories tell a great cozy mystery yet have a very entertaining cast of characters to keep the story moving and never dull. Irish Parade ends with a death or two, our intrepid reporter, Lucy Stone must investigate with ery surprising results!
Nov 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Great book! This tackled tough subjects well and interestingly for a cozy mystery. The writing was concise and captivating. The characters are like old friends that I love to come back to. I found myself pushing my reading pace to finish this because it was so good. I was drawn into the the writer’s world and caught up in the plot. Everything was resolved nicely and I cannot wait for the next book!
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lucy has been one of my favorite characters for years, this is a great boo for a great series, she loves her job and doesn't want to lose it, I just think this book is amazing
Oct 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. This series is always good. I liked the characters and enjoyed meeting Bill's mother. The book flows nicely and the bad guy isn't a surprise. #IrishParadeMurder #NetGalley
Oct 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lucy Stone solves another mystery while running a busy household, working as a reporter and maintaining long time friendships. An enjoyable addition to the series.
Chris gerst
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this series and 1 of my favorite authors
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