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When her part-time reporting gig gives Lucy the opportunity to attend a Boston newspaper conference, she looks forward to the vacation from domestic bliss. But upon leaving Tinker’s Cove, she quickly discovers that alone time can be kind of…lonely. And in between libel workshops and panel discussions, Lucy takes a guilt trip. She feels terrible that she won’t be home to he When her part-time reporting gig gives Lucy the opportunity to attend a Boston newspaper conference, she looks forward to the vacation from domestic bliss. But upon leaving Tinker’s Cove, she quickly discovers that alone time can be kind of…lonely. And in between libel workshops and panel discussions, Lucy takes a guilt trip. She feels terrible that she won’t be home to help her husband celebrate Father’s Day. But when Luther Read—head of a nearly bankrupt newspaper dynasty—suddenly drops dead, Lucy has other things to think about. Murder, for instance. She’s not buying the theory that Luther died of an asthma attack. The man just had too many enemies. Always the intrepid snoop, Lucy vows to investigate. But she can’t help wondering if her name will end up on a byline—or in an obit…


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When her part-time reporting gig gives Lucy the opportunity to attend a Boston newspaper conference, she looks forward to the vacation from domestic bliss. But upon leaving Tinker’s Cove, she quickly discovers that alone time can be kind of…lonely. And in between libel workshops and panel discussions, Lucy takes a guilt trip. She feels terrible that she won’t be home to he When her part-time reporting gig gives Lucy the opportunity to attend a Boston newspaper conference, she looks forward to the vacation from domestic bliss. But upon leaving Tinker’s Cove, she quickly discovers that alone time can be kind of…lonely. And in between libel workshops and panel discussions, Lucy takes a guilt trip. She feels terrible that she won’t be home to help her husband celebrate Father’s Day. But when Luther Read—head of a nearly bankrupt newspaper dynasty—suddenly drops dead, Lucy has other things to think about. Murder, for instance. She’s not buying the theory that Luther died of an asthma attack. The man just had too many enemies. Always the intrepid snoop, Lucy vows to investigate. But she can’t help wondering if her name will end up on a byline—or in an obit…

30 review for Father's Day Murder

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kat

    This was a change in pace for Lucy Stone. Sent to Boston for a newspaper conference, Lucy (as usual) becomes embroiled in a murder investigation when a local summer vacationer from Tinker’s Cove whose father owns a huge media corporation is accused of murder. But is he really the killer? And while Lucy is away, can her husband and kids keep from destroying her house, letting the dog eat the neighbor’s chickens and getting in fights without her there to keep the peace? Fun notes of touristy Bosto This was a change in pace for Lucy Stone. Sent to Boston for a newspaper conference, Lucy (as usual) becomes embroiled in a murder investigation when a local summer vacationer from Tinker’s Cove whose father owns a huge media corporation is accused of murder. But is he really the killer? And while Lucy is away, can her husband and kids keep from destroying her house, letting the dog eat the neighbor’s chickens and getting in fights without her there to keep the peace? Fun notes of touristy Boston! Please excuse typos/name misspellings. Entered on screen reader.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    I enjoyed the mystery a lot.. Lucy is sent to a reporter's conference in Boston because she has received an award for her story on conflict between local lobstermen's turf (no pun intended). During one of the dinners, newspaper owner Luther Read, suddenly dies. By strange coincidence, their family has a second home in Tinker's Cove and Lucy's daughter Elizabeth is employed by his son and daughter-in-law for their young son Trevor. Junior is quickly arrested in a rush to judgment but he is not th I enjoyed the mystery a lot.. Lucy is sent to a reporter's conference in Boston because she has received an award for her story on conflict between local lobstermen's turf (no pun intended). During one of the dinners, newspaper owner Luther Read, suddenly dies. By strange coincidence, their family has a second home in Tinker's Cove and Lucy's daughter Elizabeth is employed by his son and daughter-in-law for their young son Trevor. Junior is quickly arrested in a rush to judgment but he is not the guilty party. The conference goes on and Lucy quickly becomes immersed in the mystery. She also seems to have plenty of free time to explore the city's parks, museums, shops and evens goes to shopping at Filene's basement.. The murderer is not someone I would have immediately guessed so in that way, the mystery worked. But Lucy is back to her guilt about not being home for the kids. Like the whole house is going to self-implode because she's gone for 5 days? Then there was the statement about a politician being a "controversial champion for doomed initiatives like the Equal Rights Amendment and universal health care". Does the author realize women read these books? Hmm.. Oh, and the dog was running wild too...

  3. 5 out of 5

    Luffy

    As the book declares, the setting for the story made for a reflection on the seamy side of people. I can't believe I'm writing it, but this book just...just might, be better than Birthday Party Murder. It's as if the former was written pertinently for me. Each passage lasted exactly the required length, and the setting changed accordingly, coincidentally when my mind would start to tap its foot impatiently. There was not one single wasted word. The setting for this book was very different from T As the book declares, the setting for the story made for a reflection on the seamy side of people. I can't believe I'm writing it, but this book just...just might, be better than Birthday Party Murder. It's as if the former was written pertinently for me. Each passage lasted exactly the required length, and the setting changed accordingly, coincidentally when my mind would start to tap its foot impatiently. There was not one single wasted word. The setting for this book was very different from Tinker's Cove. It happened in Boston. Leslie Meier took the challenge easily in her stride. I'm so glad to have found this series. Time flies with books like these. Wonderful, a simply wonderful state of affairs, not counting the next few days when I'll be working my way through the ten books left. I know I haven't done justice to such a symbiotic book, but I'm grateful, believe me.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    As I read this mystery this weekend, I realized that one of the reasons why I like Lucy Stone so much as a sleuth is because she is so real and human and experiences everything from headaches to hunger to car trouble- all while being a wife, mom, newpaper worker, and sleuth. This mystery was particularly interesting because I learned a lot about the ins and outs of the modern newspaper world while Lucy attended a regional newpaper conference in Boston.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    Lucy heads to the big city (Boston) for a newspaper convention and there's (gasp!) a murder.....reporter Lucy Stone is on the case, and racing against the clock to make it back home to celebrate Father's Day with Bill and the kids. As usual, a great mystery from Leslie Meier. 5 stars to Father's Day Murder!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    Enjoyed this book,a variety of characters and situations keep me entertained throughout the story and also guessing till the very end.I also enjoy action but was pleased to have a resolution and a happy ending.To anyone who is planning to read this book a 👍🏼up.

  7. 4 out of 5

    JennyCash

    Not my favorite in the series. Lucy travels to Boston for a convention. I think location changes in a series like this are difficult with so many new characters and so few of the familiar ones. It has a nice ending though.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    A well-written cozy mystery fraught with murders and mayhem! The lights were turned off and the film began to roll. It was eerie, thought Lucy, watching the images of Luther Read flicking across the screen. Maybe he was dead or maybe he was fighting for his life, but in the darkened room he was an enormous, living presence. Then the film ended. The final image of Luther Read’s smiling face had hardly faded when the announcement came. “Luther Read, our Newspaperman of the Year, is dead.” That w A well-written cozy mystery fraught with murders and mayhem! The lights were turned off and the film began to roll. It was eerie, thought Lucy, watching the images of Luther Read flicking across the screen. Maybe he was dead or maybe he was fighting for his life, but in the darkened room he was an enormous, living presence. Then the film ended. The final image of Luther Read’s smiling face had hardly faded when the announcement came. “Luther Read, our Newspaperman of the Year, is dead.” That was incredible enough, but an even more shocking announcement followed. “Remain in your seats, please, as the police will be collecting information from everyone.” Father’s Day Murder by Leslie Meier is a well-written cozy mystery fraught with murders and mayhem. Even though it’s the tenth installment in her Lucy Stone Mysteries, I had no issue enjoying it as a stand-alone read. This book marks my first foray into the world of Leslie Meier’s books. The author has written “my books are classified as cozies but a good friend insists they are really “comedies of manners” and I do enjoy expressing my view of contemporary American life.” The main character is Lucy Stone, of course. She’s a stereotypical mother - juggling a myriad of tasks and responsibilities for her husband, son, daughter and the family dog. You can infer that the tale includes a plethora of household drama. The book’s title is derived from the fact that Father's Day is a big celebration at their house and Lucy is beset with worry that the preparations are not going as they should. Lucy works part-time as a reporter for The Penny Saver, a small-town newspaper in Tinker’s Cove, Maine. As the story opens, her boss wants her to attend a week-long newspaper conference in Boston. Her husband assures her that they can hold down the fort while she’s gone – so Lucy goes. While at the conference, Luther Read, the head of a nearly bankrupt newspaper dynasty, dies and his death is determined to not be an accident. Luther had a lot of enemies counting some of his own children. One of Luther’s sons is arrested for the crime, but Lucy questions his guilt and is determined to crack the case and prove his innocence. As she involves herself in the case, Lucy soon finds herself in danger… Karen White did a great job narrating. I actually picked up this audio because I saw that Karen had narrated it – and I’m glad that I did. I’ve discovered many new authors thanks to Karen. She is one of my favorite narrators as she can be relied upon to deliver a solid, polished performance – and she superbly did just that by acing a multitude of regional accents and capturing the essence of the characters. Her voices always sound genuine. Most notably, her male voices sound like males. I feel that her performance enhanced my enjoyment of this book. Following please find a few of my favorite quotes from Father’s Day Murder: As she dressed that night, Lucy remembered Catherine’s words: “If it’s true, it isn’t libel.” --- “I’ve been to livelier funerals,” grumbled Herb. --- “It’s a small-town rule: Never speak ill of the dead until the estate has paid the outstanding bills.” --- Murder was apparently too common-place in the big city to attract much notice. Poor Luther, thought Lucy, as she headed back to the hotel. Even in death he was only a big fish in a small pond. This cozy did not include any romantic elements – so if you are looking for a romance, you should look elsewhere. I was utterly stumped in the whodunit department. Lucy’s antics and some of the situations she found herself in along with the colorful array of possible suspects were both funny and intriguing. I admit to being bored at times and I freely admit that I wanted to strangle Lucy’s daughter. That said, I never considered not finishing the story. It actually appeared doubtful that Lucy would make it home at all – much less for Father’s Day! My review is posted at Reading Between The Wines Book Club. Please check it out there: http://www.readingbetweenthewinesbook... Story: 3 1/2 Performance: 5

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kin

    Sometimes, judging a book by how good it is depends on the relief you feel after finishing the book… If it’s a relief that all the hero/heroine’s struggles ended… It’s good because you did care for the character. If you don’t feel relief at all, then it’s good and the story haunts you. If you wish it didn’t end and it still have a sequel, then that was a really nice book. But if you’re so relieved because you finished it, damn. That was a waste of time… I’m so sorry, Ms. Meier… But I’m not really Sometimes, judging a book by how good it is depends on the relief you feel after finishing the book… If it’s a relief that all the hero/heroine’s struggles ended… It’s good because you did care for the character. If you don’t feel relief at all, then it’s good and the story haunts you. If you wish it didn’t end and it still have a sequel, then that was a really nice book. But if you’re so relieved because you finished it, damn. That was a waste of time… I’m so sorry, Ms. Meier… But I’m not really interested with Lucy Stone’s family dilemma… Her convention… The murder. I don’t know but I didn’t feel like I am in the story, like I am a part of the story… Like I always feel when reading something good… I’m not saying that you’re not a good writer… It’s just that, it felt like she didn’t open-up for me, Lucy Stone’s thoughts were quite limited. I don’t know… I just don’t feel the story. I half-wish that Ms. Meier won’t actually read this. Hahaha. Anyways, that’s impossible… The story was about Lucy Stone, her family and her career. Then, she encounters a murder in a convention. It bored me… I’m so sorry. I’m not really interested on who the killer was. The only thing I wanted to do is to finish it. I hate skipping books… It’s like, I don’t have respect if I don’t read and finish it. Even if the book was awful. I’m not saying that it was awful… I just didn’t feel like I’ve fallen into the book and lived with Ms. Meier’s characters… I’m so sorry.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Tabby Kat

    Lucy Stone gets an opportunity to attend a newspaper conference in Boston. She is a little concerned about leaving the family, but her husband encourages her to go saying they can manage a week without her. She leaves, but is worried about the preparations for Father's Day that are now in her children's hands. Father's Day is a big celebration at their house and it must be done right. Once at the conference, she finds that being alone isn't all it's cracked up to be. But, she meets many people an Lucy Stone gets an opportunity to attend a newspaper conference in Boston. She is a little concerned about leaving the family, but her husband encourages her to go saying they can manage a week without her. She leaves, but is worried about the preparations for Father's Day that are now in her children's hands. Father's Day is a big celebration at their house and it must be done right. Once at the conference, she finds that being alone isn't all it's cracked up to be. But, she meets many people and attends many workshops and panel discussions. At a big dinner, Luther Read, head of a nearly bankrupt newspaper dynasty, drops dead. First the police believe it was just an asthma attack. Lucy begins to look into things. She doesn't think this was a simple accident. She is afraid it might be murder. Luther had lots of enemies, some of them are his own children. Could one of his kids killed him? This is hard for Lucy to imagine. As she begins to look deeper into the situation, she soon finds herself in danger. Will she make it home in one piece and in time for Father's Day?

  11. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    This was my first time reading any of Meier's books. I'm so glad I did. I hesitated before reading this book because I always try to read a series in order. After reading other posts about this series, I decided I'd just jump in and try it. Well worth it! Meier has a fluid writing skill that makes the reader forget they are reading. The story itself was just what I was ready to read this weekend. So appropriate......for Father's Day weekend. My husband said, "Thanks a lot!". The story was captiv This was my first time reading any of Meier's books. I'm so glad I did. I hesitated before reading this book because I always try to read a series in order. After reading other posts about this series, I decided I'd just jump in and try it. Well worth it! Meier has a fluid writing skill that makes the reader forget they are reading. The story itself was just what I was ready to read this weekend. So appropriate......for Father's Day weekend. My husband said, "Thanks a lot!". The story was captivating from the beginning. Only a stay-at-home would appreciate the experience of being able to leave the husband, kids, animals and house duties for just a little while. (And still worry about them all.) Lucy isn't the typical "nosy" or overbearing type that some cozy authors seem to portray their heroine. She has an easy personality with enough wit to make her interesting. By adding the whole family drama and responsibilities, Lucy has become very realistic and believable. Thank you Leslie Meier for a great escape. I look forward to reading more in this series.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    Isn't it curious how there always seems to be a murder to solve? This time, it didn't happen in Tinker's Cove, but in Boston during a newspaper conference, where Lucy Stone received a reward for investigative reporting. I was able to figure out whodunit before she did. It really wasn't that hard. Even so, I can't help but like her, glad she made it home in time for Father's Day.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Karen (BaronessBookTrove)

    The Newspaperman of the Year is dead. Why would someone kill him? Father’s Day Murder by Leslie Meier is following Lucy Stone as she is in Boston for her newspaper and how the main attraction is murdered. Lucy is trying so hard to balance her work life and her personal life still, which doesn’t seem to be working. The sleuth, Lucy Stone Lucy Stone is the main character and the one that we follow around even though it’s in the third person. She is an investigative journalist and a mom that is tr The Newspaperman of the Year is dead. Why would someone kill him? Father’s Day Murder by Leslie Meier is following Lucy Stone as she is in Boston for her newspaper and how the main attraction is murdered. Lucy is trying so hard to balance her work life and her personal life still, which doesn’t seem to be working. The sleuth, Lucy Stone Lucy Stone is the main character and the one that we follow around even though it’s in the third person. She is an investigative journalist and a mom that is trying to do a lot of good. Lucy is a great reporter with a good head on her shoulders, who is trying to get her job done and keep her house sane. She makes some good acquaintances at the convention and is trying to hone her craft with their workshops. It seemed to be okay until the award ceremony. Let’s say Lucy is on the case even though she shouldn’t be. There is a lot of things that I like about Lucy. Including the whole thing about going after this story to uncover who the real murderer is. Even if it leads her and some other reporters down a dark hole, Lucy is great at meeting people and getting them to open up. The one thing that I disliked is that she didn’t trust Bill (her husband) to take care of the kids. The Mystery This mystery is different and so mysterious. Luther Read Sr was the president of a newspaper chain that has a bunch of other smaller newspapers as well. He was also going to be the newspaperman of the year. Everyone at the convention knew that he had asthma and that he could be triggered by anything.  Figuring out who killed him was so hard. Not only for me to figure out but because we didn’t know what killed him until later in the book. He was poisoned, which was so odd since no one else was. Luther Sr had a bunch of people upset with him. Having to narrow down the suspects is worse. Almost everyone that Lucy uncovered had a good motive for it. I didn’t guess who did it at the end, but after the motivation was brought up, it made sense. 5 Stars for Father’s Day Murder by Leslie Meier My rating for Father’s Day Murder by Leslie Meier is five stars. Everything about this book was excellent, and I loved it. The new setting, the mystery, Lucy learning about the way everyone else works for the different newspapers, and that she can trust Bill to watch the kids. I highly recommend this book to all Cozy readers. Thank you for dropping by! I hope you enjoyed this review of Father's Day Murder by Leslie Meier.  Until the next time, Happy Reading! This review was originally posted on Baroness' Book Trove

  14. 5 out of 5

    Aaron

    Since shortly after this series of cozies set in Maine began, Lucy Stone has been working at her small, local newspaper, the Tinker's Cove Pennysaver. With a staff of three, it is probably not a surprise that she has become key to the paper's success. As a reporter, she has covered some of the most important stories in the area while also finding time to solve nine previous murder mysteries. Now, she is taking her expertise (probably to the relief of the residents of her very small town who must Since shortly after this series of cozies set in Maine began, Lucy Stone has been working at her small, local newspaper, the Tinker's Cove Pennysaver. With a staff of three, it is probably not a surprise that she has become key to the paper's success. As a reporter, she has covered some of the most important stories in the area while also finding time to solve nine previous murder mysteries. Now, she is taking her expertise (probably to the relief of the residents of her very small town who must fear that her presence might lead to yet another murder to solve!) Luch and her boss Ted are off to a newspaper conference in Boston. It seems their paper is being recognized with an award at the conference. Lucy is looking at the opportunity to attend the conference as a chance to both learn a bit more about their craft while also having a little mini-vacation. Of course, she will have to get over the guilt of leaving her family behind to fend for themselves while she is gone. During the awards ceremony and meal on the first evening of the conference, Luther Read, the patriot of a family of newspaper leaders, rushes out of the room. While it seems to everyone that he just stepped out due to a coughing fit, in reality, he only had moments to live. Early theories are that he died of an asthma attack, but Lucy has seen some things that would make it clear that he had been murdered. Not the least of these things is the fact that she has met a number of people who aren't particularly fond of Luther. Lucy dives in and uses her investigative skills as a reporter and amateur detective to speak with as many people as possible in order to solve the case. I really have come to enjoy this series quite a bit. While I find Lucy's husband a bit annoying and having behavior that borders on emotional abuse, she really is a strong and interesting character. It was quite refreshing to get her into a new setting, and Lucy certainly brings readers on a mini-tour of Boston as she explores the city on her down time. This case was certainly interesting, and I was really drawn into the possibilities with the various suspects. I will certainly continue with this series.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Robin Loves Reading

    Please see all of my reviews on my blog at https://www.robinlovesreading.com. Part-time reporter Lucy Stone is about to get a break from her family to attend a newspaper conference. Unfortunately, it is just before Father’s Day, so Lucy has some juggling to do. It’s not as fun as she imagines. She misses her family more than she thought she would, the panels are rather boring, and some of the other attendees really get on her nerves. Shockingly, Luther Read, owner of a virtually bankrupt newspape Please see all of my reviews on my blog at https://www.robinlovesreading.com. Part-time reporter Lucy Stone is about to get a break from her family to attend a newspaper conference. Unfortunately, it is just before Father’s Day, so Lucy has some juggling to do. It’s not as fun as she imagines. She misses her family more than she thought she would, the panels are rather boring, and some of the other attendees really get on her nerves. Shockingly, Luther Read, owner of a virtually bankrupt newspaper suddenly dies, and the circumstances are quite suspicious, despite being first ruled an asthma attack. As a matter of fact, Luther had enemies, so there is more than one suspect. Luther Read is no stranger to Lucy. His family has a second home in Lucy’s hometown of Tinker’s Cove. So, per usual, Lucy decides to investigate. All the while, Lucy gets to enjoy parts of Boston and even has time to shop for her family. Meanwhile, husband Bill works hard at running their household. As Lucy goes further in seeking out Luther’s murderer, she again places herself in harm’s way. This cozy mystery is fast-paced with Lucy being out of her element, while she excels at being an amateur detective. Father’s Day Murder is book ten in the series. The next book is Star Spangled Murder with twenty-five to-date. These are all delightful reads and I look forward to continuing.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Ed

    #10 in the Lucy Stone series. This 2003 series entry is a slightly above average entry in the long running cozy series. Rural Maine housewife Lucy Stone leaves her family to cope during the week preceding Fathers Day when her part time job sends her to a newspaper convention in Boston. The Man of the Year suddenly dies and amateur sleuth Lucy suspects foul play. A mild cozy mystery interspersed with large doses of personal anguish as Lucy copes with worry and guilt over the fate of her family in #10 in the Lucy Stone series. This 2003 series entry is a slightly above average entry in the long running cozy series. Rural Maine housewife Lucy Stone leaves her family to cope during the week preceding Fathers Day when her part time job sends her to a newspaper convention in Boston. The Man of the Year suddenly dies and amateur sleuth Lucy suspects foul play. A mild cozy mystery interspersed with large doses of personal anguish as Lucy copes with worry and guilt over the fate of her family in her absence. Lucy escapes Tinker's Cove, husband, and family to attend a newspaper conference in Boston. She feels slightly guilty until plunged into another murder mystery: the head of a newspaper dynasty suddenly drops dead, supposedly from an allergy attack. Lucy sleuths, suspecting ambitious employees and fractious family.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Abbey Hauser

    Another fun, quick Lucy Stone book. Lucy's husband, Bill, really can drive me crazy with his actions and how quickly Lucy pardons him for everything he does. He spent a long time pouting because Lucy had to go away for a work event "the week before Father's Day" because he was worried he'd be forgotten about. He then proceeds to completely fail at taking care of his own children for the week, yet Lucy spends so much mental energy worrying about what she can do for Bill to make it up to him for h Another fun, quick Lucy Stone book. Lucy's husband, Bill, really can drive me crazy with his actions and how quickly Lucy pardons him for everything he does. He spent a long time pouting because Lucy had to go away for a work event "the week before Father's Day" because he was worried he'd be forgotten about. He then proceeds to completely fail at taking care of his own children for the week, yet Lucy spends so much mental energy worrying about what she can do for Bill to make it up to him for having to leave for the week to do her job. I'm sure it reflects a lot of marriages, but it seemed to go against Lucy's strong-willed character. However, the end of the book was sweet and made me not like dislike Bill quite as much.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Traci

    Lucy has been asked to attend a newspaper convention in Boston. As a mother of 4, she was nervous leaving her children and husband for the almost week. A leading newspaper figure was murdered. Should Lucy investigate the murder or just go to the panels at the convention? I've been reading the Lucy Stone mysteries for almost 18 years. In this book, Lucy felt guilty about leaving her family rather than enjoying her time away from mom commitments. I did not particularly like those part of the book. Lucy has been asked to attend a newspaper convention in Boston. As a mother of 4, she was nervous leaving her children and husband for the almost week. A leading newspaper figure was murdered. Should Lucy investigate the murder or just go to the panels at the convention? I've been reading the Lucy Stone mysteries for almost 18 years. In this book, Lucy felt guilty about leaving her family rather than enjoying her time away from mom commitments. I did not particularly like those part of the book. When Lucy went sightseeing, I enjoyed listening to the descriptions of the places she was visiting in Boston. I never figured out the murderer until he/ she was revealed. Then it made sense.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Lorraine

    Lucy is excited to go to Boston for a newspaper columnists' conference, and she's also won a prize! She's thrilled to be away from her house and the kids, but promises to get home on Father's Day. But when Luther Read, owner of Pioneer Publishers, dies at the conference banquet, Lucy wants to get to the bottom, even though Ted tells her not to investigate. But the Reads have a home in Tinkers Cove and Lucy can't stop herself. She has fun exploring some great stores and buying gifts for her famil Lucy is excited to go to Boston for a newspaper columnists' conference, and she's also won a prize! She's thrilled to be away from her house and the kids, but promises to get home on Father's Day. But when Luther Read, owner of Pioneer Publishers, dies at the conference banquet, Lucy wants to get to the bottom, even though Ted tells her not to investigate. But the Reads have a home in Tinkers Cove and Lucy can't stop herself. She has fun exploring some great stores and buying gifts for her family, but danger is waiting for her. This was a particularly good Lucy Stone book, and I look forward to more of the same.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Bonnie

    A Sad Ending 5gold stars . Leslie Meir was one great series in ( A Lucy Stone Mystery ) , Book 10 Father's Day Murder has Lucy torn into because she has to go to Boston to a Newspaper Convention and not home where things aren't going great at the moment. While there the man of the hour is murdered and Lucy try's not to solve it,but when another younger newspaper reporter is killed; Lucy has a hard time figurine who could have don't it. The story is for every one to enjoy. Ready to read the next A Sad Ending 5gold stars . Leslie Meir was one great series in ( A Lucy Stone Mystery ) , Book 10 Father's Day Murder has Lucy torn into because she has to go to Boston to a Newspaper Convention and not home where things aren't going great at the moment. While there the man of the hour is murdered and Lucy try's not to solve it,but when another younger newspaper reporter is killed; Lucy has a hard time figurine who could have don't it. The story is for every one to enjoy. Ready to read the next book.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Tarissa

    As always, a fun murder mystery. This one showed some real sleuthing skill for Lucy Stone. She was all over this mystery. The fact that this story had a different setting than Tinker's Cove (like most of the other books in the series), really sets it apart. This time Lucy is in Boston, and that elevated the story, sort of took it up to the next level, since she's not just looking for clues around Tinker's Cove anymore, but she has a hotel full of people to keep up with, not to mention a cool, sh As always, a fun murder mystery. This one showed some real sleuthing skill for Lucy Stone. She was all over this mystery. The fact that this story had a different setting than Tinker's Cove (like most of the other books in the series), really sets it apart. This time Lucy is in Boston, and that elevated the story, sort of took it up to the next level, since she's not just looking for clues around Tinker's Cove anymore, but she has a hotel full of people to keep up with, not to mention a cool, shiny city. And still get home in time to celebrate Father's Day with Bill. All in a day's work.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Christine Woinich

    This story kept me guessing, and the actual murderer was a bit of a surprise. When the murderer was revealed, I thought back and realized that I should have seen it coming. Lucy Stone was a wonderful character, and I loved how she would just stumble upon clues and such. This was my first story by Leslie Meier, and I recommend it. As this was an audiobook on discs, I listened to the entertaining Karen White who brought the story to life. I received this audiobook as a prize, and this is my unsolic This story kept me guessing, and the actual murderer was a bit of a surprise. When the murderer was revealed, I thought back and realized that I should have seen it coming. Lucy Stone was a wonderful character, and I loved how she would just stumble upon clues and such. This was my first story by Leslie Meier, and I recommend it. As this was an audiobook on discs, I listened to the entertaining Karen White who brought the story to life. I received this audiobook as a prize, and this is my unsolicited review.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Nancy H

    In this entry in the Lucy Stone Mystery series, Lucy goes to a newspaper convention, and realizes that the main owner of the newspaper chain is murdered when someone gives him poison during an allergy attack. Although Lucy is supposed to mind her own business and pay attention at the conference, according to her boss, she just can't resist the desire to look into the murder and find out who might have been responsible. She does find out in the end, of course, and is surprised by the identity of In this entry in the Lucy Stone Mystery series, Lucy goes to a newspaper convention, and realizes that the main owner of the newspaper chain is murdered when someone gives him poison during an allergy attack. Although Lucy is supposed to mind her own business and pay attention at the conference, according to her boss, she just can't resist the desire to look into the murder and find out who might have been responsible. She does find out in the end, of course, and is surprised by the identity of the murderer.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Dawn

    I have to admit, I usually expect a run-of-the-mill cozy from this series, but this adventure caught me off guard! I really enjoyed Lucy's change of environment. It provided a fresh setting for her sleuthing, but didn't lose the offbeat charm of our typical cast of characters. The mystery itself wasn't anything jaw-dropping and about the second time I met the culprit, I had them pegged, but I still found this a fun and engaging mystery, quite possibly my favorite yet in this series.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Lorraine

    Blah! Yes, she needs to get out of town, as all the murders can't happen in her little town. But, she spends a lot of time whining about her family. And, she assumes that they are all totally incompetent. Doesn't say much for her mothering abilities or her relationship to her husband. There are some good twists in the murder mystery, and lots of suspects. Of course, somehow it all is related to her town after all. Of course. But, Lucy is way too whiny here.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Tracy

    I enjoyed this book. Lucy Stone goes to Boston for a newspaper conference and of course someone drops dead. I liked reading about places in Boston and I didn't guess who did it until almost the end. If you're in the mood for a light hearted mystery this should fit the bill.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sally Hannoush

    Lucy Stone is on location in Boston for a newspaper convention. I was wondering what she was going to get herself into this time. It wasn't what I expected but she sure did have a close call. Another enjoyable cozy mystery by Leslie Meier.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    Kind of saw this one coming. I mean why else is the murderer hanging around and dropping hints everywhere? I also would have appreciated if Lucy didn’t complain so much about her family and had more of a life than just her kids and husband.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lori Wademan-Rodrigue

    Lucy Stone away from Yonkers Cove...and murder follows her! Great book did not guess the murderer st all!!! Leslie Meier is such a fantastic storyteller...cannot get enough of this series! Outstanding

  30. 4 out of 5

    Susan Gazaway

    Good This was a very good book. I enjoyed reading it very much. I will continue reading the books in this series.

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