Lucy's getting very annoyed that her husband Bill and his friend Evan have been working seemingly nonstop on their potentially prize-winning pumpkin catapult. But when the day of the big contest arrives, Evan is nowhere to be found - until a catapulted pumpkin busts open the trunk of the Dodge. Amid the pumpkin gore is a very deceased Evan. Bill is on the hook for the Halloween homicide, so Lucy knows she's got some serious sleuthing to do. With each new lead pointing her in a different direction, Lucy sees that time is quickly running out. If she wants to spook the real killer, she'll have to step into an old ghost story....
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“Mothers everywhere will identify with Lucy Stone and the domestic problems she encounters.” (Publishers Weekly)
I have read every book in this series and have enjoyed them all. Leslie Meier has done a great job of letting her characters grow and develop over time (the first book was written in 1991). I love Lucy, the supporting characters and the town of Tinker's Cove. The mystery in this story is well developed and well paced. I truly enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next in the series.
When I first read the preview I thought this would be a lot of fun. But what was supposed to be a fun and happy read, turned out to be stilted, shallow and had heavy issues like abuse and rape tossed in. The battered women and rape thing was completely unnecessary and unrelated to the story! The author made police out to be brutal and villainous! And then the end was wrapped up in the most flippant cheesy way I've ever seen a book end.
The narrator seems to only be able to do a Latino/Russian accent and used it for English and French persons.
It could have been such a fun read but it was a serious disappointment.
Sorry – – but I felt like I needed to write this to warn other people to not waste their time.
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