Thursday, December 23, 2010

Book Review: Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier

In this first of the Lucy Stone murder-mystery series, we are introduced to the town of Tinker's Cove and its inhabitants. The series follows Lucy Stone and her family. After Lucy finds the very wealthy owner of her business, "Country Cousins" dead in his car of an apparent suicide, Lucy is suspicious that something else is afoot. The police declare it to be murder instead and Lucy begins to nose around to find the perpetrator.

Now, if my summary has just bored you to tears, it's because this book bored me to tears. It wasn't so much that it was terribly written or unimaginative (or other things that I hate). The issue I had was that this was barely a murder mystery. There were no clues that the reader could piece together themselves or any indication that Meier wanted to do anything in this novel beside let us get to know Lucy Stone & the small town she lives in. I don't mind character driven novels from time to time, but I do find that I need the plot to keep my interest. I have many of the other books from the series on my TBR pile, but I think I might pass on reading the rest of the series right this minute.

3 comments:

  1. Ok now you have me on the cover kick. I love the cover on this one. Think I might have to check it out!

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  2. I love the cover, but the book doesn't sound very appealing--I'm running into that right now with A Spy In the House where it's more about the character(s) when I want more of the PLOT!

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  3. @Lisa The cover is so cute!! You are right..let me know if you like it more than I did!

    @The Golden Eagle YEAH it's really misleading. I think if I knew what I was getting into beforehand, I would have had a better time with it!! And thanks for the heads up on Spy in the House!

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