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Sealed with a Kill (A Decoupage Mystery #3)

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Autumn in New England brings out the changing leaves, and the leaves bring out the tourists. When Brenna Miller gets stuck as the tour guide for a group of leaf peepers, she tries to make the best of it. But it's hard to stay enthusiastic after the trial leads them straight to a dead body.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Berkley (first published February 4th 2011)
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Jenn C
May 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery, read-2015
The mystery was decent (though really, there were only two obvious "suspects" from the beginning, and it's never the in-your-face one (unless the author is really devious ;)

The "love triangle" wrapped up nicely (cue sarcasm). It was too neat for me - I liked Dom and it would have been nice to have him actually give Nate a run for his money (which he really didn't). I actually liked both boys better than Brenna herself.

My other problem was that we were introduced to characters in the first book,
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Kimberly
Apr 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
I guess this is the last book in this series. With Nate and Breanna finally resolving their issues, Dom and "evil" Julie, LOL, appearing, and Tenley dealing with all her family issues, everything came together quite nicely. 
The mystery was well crafted. There were some things that were left open and will make me wonder what is going on in Morse Point. But I think that doesn't matter because the best books for me are the ones that resolve things realistically, yet make me wonder what has happene
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Sarah
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I feel like this is the end of the line for the characters of Morse Point! I love this series and this setting. I want to read more!!

I facebooked the author - this is the last decoupage mystery. She did say that the characters might appear in other books but their storyline as main characters is completed.

I'd love to see them in Arizona, on vacation, buying cupcakes from our favorite duo down there!!!
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
This was a nicely quiet read. It also comes with some decoupage suggestions at the end for crafters. The characters were clearly crafted and the story moved forward in a predictable formula.
meghann
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this last book in this series. I was just getting to the point where I was ready for the 'who will she pick' relationship drama to come to an end, and then it did. I was happy with how all of that worked out, but I do think there was some unfinished business there. I loved getting to see Tenley's dysfunctional family and how she and Brenna handled them. Standing up to others was definitely the theme of this book, which was much needed. Ella and Marie stole the show in this one, ...more
Melissa
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this series and I am so sad to see it end. This was a fun set with lovely characters, great mysteries, a beautiful setting, and lots of humor. This story was a fun read set in the fall and a good mystery of who killed the man found when Brenna's leading a group on a leaf hunt. When the body is identified as the longtime business partner of Brenna's best friends father, Brenna and Tenly go on the hunt. This story had several twists and turns and a satisfying conclusion. This is a fun seri ...more
Suzanne
May 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
3.5 stars - wish there were more books in this series!
LORI CASWELL
Jan 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Third Book in the Series

ISBN-10: 0425240258
ISBN-13: 978-0425240250
RELEASE DATE: March 1, 2011


It's Autumn in New England and Morse Point has colors bursting out all over which draws the tourists to the little town. The problem is the colors are not just bursting on the leaves on the trees, some of the wonderful people of Morse Point are showing their true colors as well.


Brenna is helping out a friend by acting as tour guide to a small group touring around Morse Point Lake. One of the tourists thi
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Kaye
Feb 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011-challenge


In Sealed With a Kill we find Brenna Miller agreeing to lead a group of "leaf peepers" on a tour. The leaves they gather will then be used in a decoupage project at Vintage Papers, a business run by Brenna and her best friend Tenley Morse. What she expected was a leisurely walk with some pleasant people; what she got was a big surprise in the unpleasant discovery of a dead body buried under some leaves. Oh, no! This just can't be happening to her again.


No one at the crime scene knows who the vi
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Suspense Magazine
Jun 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
“Sealed With a Kill” is the third in Lucy Lawrence’s Decoupage mysteries. Normally, I’m not drawn to “craft” mysteries, but when I saw the book was set in New England—my home base—I decided to give it a try. And I’m so glad I did.
Likeable heroine Brenna Miller is a whiz at all sorts of craft projects, like creating a special decoupage pumpkin for Halloween or a decoupage tray decorated with the autumn leaves that are falling all over her home town of Morse Point. That’s why she loves her job at
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Penny McGill
Aug 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy
Well, I started off really liking this book because of the side-kick twin 70-year olds but they played a smaller part than I'd wished. It turned out to be a bit more of a romance and friend-related cozy and that is just fine.

They had all the basic ingredients in there, small-town where everyone knows everyone (Autumn so lots of tourists visiting to see the leaves) and an artists' collective + a specialty paper shop but few of these elements were used to the fullest and I still think that is all
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Michelle Randall
Book Three of the decoupage mystery series is another excellent book set in the small village of Morse point.

On a walking tour of the lake, a number of visitors to Morse Point on a "Leaf Peepers" tour, lead by Brenna, find more than just leaves, they discover a dead body. At first Brenna thinks she will be able to walk away from it, but it turns out that the dead person is Tenley's father's business partner. Well, so much for leaving it alone and letting Chief Baker take care of this one.

Along w
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Connie
Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in this series and it was very satisfying. Brenna Miller, once again discovers a body, which happens to be the business partner of Rupert Morse, who is the father of Tenley Morse, Brennas business partner. Tenley is terribly shaken up by this and with her father being the main suspect, she turns to her best friend Brenna, to help her solve this murder. Join Brenna on a great hunt for the truth, while trying to also figure out her own mixed up love life, and trying to figur ...more
Amy
Jan 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
A quick yet enjoyable read and conclusion to this three book series. Brenna's best friend, and business partner, Tenley Morse's father is under arrest for the murder of his long-time business partner and family friend. His body is discovered by.... none other than Brenna! Surprise. And if only all the characters would stop grinning and the Porter twins would stop falling over each other, literally, to chase down the gossip surrounding all the updates in the case.. then it really wouldn't be an o ...more
Liz
Apr 10, 2016 rated it liked it
I dislike giving bad reviews, but I honestly would give this book more like two and a half stars.

I enjoyed the first two books of this craft series, I understood why Brenna felt driven to solve the murders when the wrong person was accused of the crime.

The first part of the book went along fine. Great way for the body to be discovered. However, the Porter sisters went a step to far for me and their constant bickering wore me to a nub.

Brenna's waffling between Nate and Dom is over the top alon
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Sandybear76
Jul 29, 2011 rated it liked it
Brenna is busy with her decoupage classes when she is asked to lead a leaf peeper group through the woods. Brenna is not excited about the group of people but she takes to see the beautiful leaves. As the group walks, enjoying the fall foliage, they gather leaves for a decoupage project with Brenna in a few days. Unfortunately, one of the group sees something unusual off the trail in the woods. That unusual something is a hand poking out through the leaves. Brenna's best friend Tenley's dad is b ...more
Jennifer Brown
Jun 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Is this the end of the series?? It seemed like a final book, but I want more! I love this series. They are fast reads that keep you guessing. **SPOILER** While I guessed who the young girl was that was having the affair with Lester, I didn't realize she was going to also be the long lost daughter! I definitely didn't see the undercover FBI agents! I was in the dark for most of it and that's what I liked about it. Thanks for the great series!
Brenda Kirton
Jan 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
A good cozy mystery read. I enjoyed the characters and the plot. I like that Brenna didn't get herself in the dicey situation but that it was out of her control. I liked that the book wasn't full of red herrings. I like what happened with the different relationships between friends and family. An enjoyable read
Emilia
Nov 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: cosy-mystery
very fast paced, nicely flowing little cosy mystery :) liked it a lot, will check more of that series for sure :)
you get your list of suspects kind of from the beginning, but then keep revising it until the last few pages when all becomes clear :) good one!
Mackenzie Goodwin
May 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
I was on the edge of my seat the entire time while reading this book. I figured out the killer a little bit early, but that's to be expected being the crime nerd that I am. "lucy lawrence" is a fabulous author and she has yet to disappoint me. Hope she writes something new soon! ;)
Heidi
Apr 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Good thing I'm an optimist and read the entire series today. This was my favorite of the three - much more suspenseful! Plus, I'm a sucker for happy endings : ) Don't worry, that doesn't give anything away!
Natalie
Nov 05, 2012 rated it liked it
This was a fun, quick read. I liked the characters, I liked the New England setting, etc.

Who'd have thought I could get so much enjoyment out of a stack of cheesy mysteries that were a buck each? :-D
Brian Frauenknecht
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery
I absolutely loved this book and this series. I'm so sad that it ended at just 3 books in the series. I wish there were many more adventures with Brenna, Tinley, Nate and everyone. I absolutely loved this series.
Lorinda Byelich
Jun 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Another great book to another great cozy mystery series!!
Grey853
May 08, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, cozy
A solid cozy with interesting characters, it actually has a decent plot. I did get annoyed with the whole love triangle thing, but it was resolved nicely in the end.

Eileen
Jun 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this 3rd in the series book by Lucy Lawrence. Lots of mystery and surprise. The characters
are so likable.
ChrisGA
Jan 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: z-read-2014
This was an enjoyable three-book series.
ette
Apr 09, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, cozy-mystery
Fine for bubblegum-/the foreshadowing was so heavy-handed it was funny.
Linda
Apr 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A charming cozy mystery with a ending that delights in every way! Highly recommended, especially to cozy lovers.
Jill
Dec 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this series! I wish it would have been around a bit longer. The characters are very easy to fall in love with.
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Lucy Lawrence is a pen name for Jenn McKinlay.

Lucy Lawrence (a pseudonym for Jenn McKinlay) took her first decoupage class when she was twelve years old. Since then, cutting and pasting have become a way of life. With two small children at home, she finds decoupage a fun craft as well as a very handy tool, especially when used to cover up doodles made in permanent marker on otherwise lovely furnit
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