Wicked witch murder : a Lucy Stone mystery

by Meier, Leslie.

Format: Print 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. . .
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Wiccan shopkeeper Diana Ravenscroft and her cat familiar, Piewocket, stir up trouble in Tinker's Grove, Maine, in Meier's clever 17th Lucy Stone mystery (after 2009's Mother's Day Murder). Soon after Lucy, "a hardheaded reporter" for the town's weekly newspaper, receives a reading from Lady Diana, high priestess of the Silver Coven, warning her of approaching danger, Lucy and her Labrador, Libby, stumble over a burned corpse during a woodland walk. The victim turns out to be the Silver Coven's Malcolm Malebranche, a magician whom Diana believed to be in England. Later, Lucy's two teenage daughters, Sara and Zoe, and Abby, the daughter of Lucy's new neighbor, religious zealot Ike Stoughton, become entranced by the bewitching Diana. When Ike's ill wife dies, Ike blames the high priestess. As Abby sickens, Lucy feels increasing pressure to find out what's going on. The intrepid journalist uncovers no magic in the dark heart of murder in this neat little cozy. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Lucy Stone mystery
Features Lucy Stone, a newspaper reporter in Tinker's Cove, Maine
#1 - Mail-order murder
#2 - Tippy-toe murder
#3 - Trick or treat murder
#4 - Back to school murder
#5 - Valentine murder
#6 - Christmas cookie murder
#7 - Turkey day murder
#8 - Wedding day murder
#9 - Birthday party murder
#10 - Father's day murder
#11 - Star spangled murder
#12 - New Year's Eve murder
#13 - Bake sale murder
#14 - St. Patrick's Day murder
#15 - Mother's day murder
#16 - Wicked witch murder
#17 - English tea murder
#18 - Chocolate covered murder
#19 - Easter Bunny murder
#20 - Christmas carol murder
#21 - French pastry murder
#22 - Candy corn murder
#23 - British manor murder
#24 - Turkey trot murder
#25 - Silver anniversary murder
#26 - Invitation only murder
Subjects Stone, Lucy (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Halloween -- Fiction.
Women journalists -- Fiction.
Women detectives -- Fiction.
Witches -- Fiction.
Maine -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Kensington Books,2010
Language English
Description 298 pages ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9780758229298 (hardcover)
0758229291 (hardcover)
9780758229304 (mass mrkt. pbk.)
0758229305 (mass mrkt. pbk.)
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