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As if baking holiday cookies, knitting a sweater for her husband's gift, and making her daughter's angel costume for the church pageant weren't enough things for Lucy Stone's busy Christmas schedule, she's also working nights at the famous mail-order company Country Cousins. But when she discovers Sam Miller, its very wealthy founder, dead in his car from an apparent suicide, the sleuth in her knows something just doesn't smell right.
Taking time out from her hectic holiday life to find out what really happened, her investigation leads to a backlog of secrets as long as Santa's Christmas Eve route. Lucy is convinced that someone murdered Sam Miller. But who and why? With each harrowing twist she uncovers in this bizarre case, another shocking revelation is exposed. Now, as Christmas draws near and Lucy gets dangerously closer to the truth, she's about to receive a present from Santa she didn't ask for--a killer who won't be satisfied until everyone on his shopping list is dead, including Lucy herself. . ."Lucy Stone is an endearing sleuth."
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Leslie Meier is the New York Times bestselling author of over twenty Lucy Stone mysteries and has also written for Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. She is currently at work on the next Lucy Stone mystery. Readers can visit her website at www.LeslieMeier.comFrom Kirkus Reviews:
A first mystery whose main charm lies in the yuppie accouterments (plaid wool neckties, earthenware jam pots, etc.) that are offered through the Country Cousins Christmas catalogue. One of the order-takers at the store's headquarters in Tinker's Cove, Maine, is chatty, snoopy Lucy Stone, who, on her break, discovers co-owner Sam Miller dead in the parking lot. Suicide or murder? Officer Culpepper and Lucy think a killer may have been hired. so they place ads in Soldier of Fortune-like magazines. When Culpepper is waylaid, ending up comatose in the hospital, Lucy investigates on her own--and is most disgruntled when her first choice for murderer, the officious customer-service manager, has an alibi. But what about Sam's younger brother, who now owns all of Country Cousins? Or Sam's snobby wife Marcia, who may have been having an affair? Lucy suspects everyone, even the minister and his arty wife, but eventually accosts the guilty at Culpepper's bedside. Quaint Maine types dart in and out of the plot's holes, shedding mittens and clich‚s as they go. A cute venue but a flat delivery. -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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