Wicked Witch Murder

Wicked Witch Murder

A Lucy Stone Mystery

Book - 2010
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With planning the town's annual Halloween Party, the drought wreaking havoc on her garden, and her brood of four children, Lucy Stone's got her hands full this fall. . .As the air turns crisp and the trees blaze red and gold in the tiny town of Tinker's Cove, Maine, a newcomer arrives who seems to suit the Halloween season. Diana Ravenscroft has just opened Solstice, a charming little shop featuring candles, crystals, jewelry, and psychic readings. But after an unnervingly accurate reading by Diana, Lucy starts to get more than a little spooked. . Then there's the dead body Lucy finds, way up on one of the old logging roads behind her house. The deceased is identified as Malcolm Malebranche, a seemingly harmless magician who worked at children's birthday parties. When it turns out that Diana knew the murder victim, Ike Stoughton, a prominent local businessman, starts a campaign against Diana, blaming "the witch" for everything from the unseasonal dry spell to his wife's illness and his pumpkins' lack of plumpness. But Lucy's not so sure that Ike himself is innocent. Still, as the town Halloween party approaches, Lucy's more concerned about the costume competition, pin-the-nose-on-the-pumpkin, and baking three dozen orange cupcakes and Beastly Bug cookies. But as the October moon rises, a killer plans a lethal celebration of his own--and Lucy's the guest of honor. . .
Publisher: New York : Kensington Books, c2010.
ISBN: 9780758229298
0758229291
Branch Call Number: M MEIER L
Characteristics: 298 pages ; 22 cm.

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dancy72 Jun 24, 2012

I loved this book and i've read the newest on chocoloate covered murder but that one was slower and took awhile to get into the book. but this one was very good I'll try one more.

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Palomino
Jan 18, 2011

I like this series, it's the typical small-town mom detective story.

samdog123 Jan 08, 2011

Lucy Stone, reporter for the Pennysaver weekly newspaper in a small town in Maine, has a new mystery to solve. When the burned body of a leader of a witch's coven is found burnt and tied to a tree, Lucy works to unravel what really happened. Always a pleasure to read Leslie Meier's books--I've been reading this series of cozy mysteries for years.

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lucero862004
Oct 21, 2010

I love to read the lucy stone mysteries, I prefer to read urban books or dean koontz, but i have definately become a fan of this series...i've tried getting into others like it, but eventually they got old...

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