Leslie Meier: Birthday Party Murder Lucy Stone Mystery Book 9

Air to cover the newly discovered gray lift her spirits until she hears that respected lawyer Sherman Cobb has been found dead in his office The police declare death by suicide but Cobb s partner suspects murder and asks Lucy to investigate Meanwhile Miss Tilley is suddenly faced with a niece she never knew xisted who arrives with her biker son only to move in and take over much to the dismay of the older woman s friends As Lucy s inuiries lead to the disclosure of long hidden Tilley family secrets she must also deal with a teenage daughter and her co Water Music ed sleepover her son s troubles at college and her husband s workplace accident Lucy Stone is starting to feel her age settling in Two of her kids are in college and her other new kids are in middle school andlementary school When she looks in the mirror she has started to notice a few lines around her Revived eyes and her mouth Then there is the increasing number of gray strands in her hair that have her bothered She doesn tven want to think about how her pants are feeling a little tight around the waistOf course some of the changes are probably the result of how busy she is as a mother and wife who works part time as reporter for the local weekly paper That doesn t Student Research Projects in Calculus even take into account her unofficial role as amateur detective That job kicks in when a lawyer friend in town finds his business partner Sherman Cobb dead in his office of a gunshot wound The local police have deemed it a suicide because he had recently learned that he had pancreatic cancer but no onelse really believes that to be the case As a result Lucy is on the job searching for the real killerUnfortunately this is all made difficult as she is pulled in helping plan two separate birthday party The first is for one of her daughters who is turning 14 Unfortunately her daughter has decided she wants a coed sleepover and Lucy makes the mistake of agreeing to that As you can imagine that doesn t come without some difficultiesSecondly she is helping to work on the 90th birthday of Julia Ward How Tilley the former public librarian who is turning 90 years old She is dearly beloved by veryone in town but Lucy is not sure that she is up to helping with the research that is necessary to make the party ven Love for Imperfect Things exciting To make things challenging Miss Tilly sstranged niece Shirley turns up wanting to reconnect While this seems like a good thing at first Shirley seems to be slowly worming her way into Miss Tilly s life and is cutting her off in the R white overnight What was she thinking when she agreed to let Sara have the party On her mind instead was the shocking death of Sherman Cobb the town’s oldest attorney an apparent suicide His law partner however thinks Sherman was murderedPoking about in Sherman’s papers Lucy turns up an intriguing tie between the dead man and Miss Tilley Meanwhile Miss Tilley’s own past has come back to haunt.

I m really A Heart of Stone enjoying this uick read series but I have to say that I m getting than annoyed at Lucy s husband Bill s misogynistic a woman s place is in the home attitude Comments like There s plenty for you to do around the house instead of working at the newspaper or at times when he calls her woman He struts around playing King of the Castle often muttering things like You need to clear this with me when Lucy has an independent thought of her own GASP or he just has a disinterested role in helping to raise his childrenleaving that to Lucyas in the case when one of the children gets into trouble and Bill literally growls at her and says I blame you for this When the author does try to give him some charm he utters phrases like wellverything still workswink wink when referring to an injury he sustained on the job GAGOn the whole however I will persevere and finish reading the series I njoy most of the characters and their uirks the honorary town treasure of 90 year old Miss Tilley the lovable cop Officer Barney Culpepper Lucy s circle of girlfriends are really what brings me back to keep reading Really njoyed this one Miss Tilley will soon be ninety and Lucy and her friends want to put on a party for the whole town to attend Then Lucy is asked to investigate the suspicious suicide of a lawyer in town Then Lucy s daughter wants a co Language and Linguistics ed birthday sleepover and she s taking on responsibility as the Pennysaver Then Bill falls out of a window at a barn restoration and breaks his leg How much can she do This was a fun read but she needs her kids and husband to help out 9 in the Lucy Stone Mystery series In this 2002 seriesntry author Meier has improved on the last outing It s a fairly standard small town cozy setting but part time reporter Lucy Is harassed by her boss nagged by her husband taken advantage of by her kids and prevailed upon by her friends Domestic touches add realism to the setting but sometimes you feel like telling Lucy to take a chill pill and ignore non ssential demands on her time After all she still has to solve the murder that the police think is a suicideAfter a cold and cloudy March in uaint Tinker Cove Maine the sun is finally shining as Lucy joins her four friends for their weekly breakfast at Jake s Donut Shack To honor Miss Tilley the former librarian they decide to organize a town wide 90th birthday party for her The anticipation of the party plus Lucy s resolve to lose weight do something about her wrinkles and dye her The whole town of Tinker’s Cove is looking forward to the celebration marking former librarian Julia Ward Howe Tilley’s ninetieth birthday Lucy Stone Miss Tilley’s closest friend dreamed up the party idea at about the same time she decided she’s not getting old without a fightThat sounds like a plan until Lucy realizes her daughter’s fourteenth birthday bash a coed sleepover may turn her hai.

Rocess Lucy and her friends can t help but worry about Miss Tilly since they can t seem to connect with herWill Lucy be able to figure verything out before the worst happens Will she be able to continue to balance Love Is a Fairy Tale everything that is going on in her life This proves to be another fun and interesting addition to the series They are always fun to read and I am definitely looking forward to the next one in the series Loved it Ms Tilley reminds me if my mother in law so the memories flowed Lucy and friends decide to throw Miss Tilley a birthday party for her 90th birthday At the same time a local attorney appears to have committed suicide but his business party doesn t believe it and asks Lucy to investigate it Meanwhile she is struggling with life and getting older as well as her daughter wanting cod slumber parties and her son struggling in college Lucy never can say no a habit that has made me want to shake her many times throughout this series Yet she is very likeable and the stories always interesting I also love Miss Tilley and I loved much of the story being about her and her past Very Promise at Dawn enjoyable Thentire town is working together to celebrate Miss Tilley s 90th birthday but murder gets in the wayLucy Stone to the rescue A This is one of my very favorite cozy mystery series I always love coming back to Maine to see what Lucy Stone is up to with her family and neighbors This time it s a blustery spring and Lucy is dealing with a cranky teenager who wants to do a co d sleepover a birthday party for Ms Tilly Tinker s Cove s oldest resident and of course a murder investigation The police have ruled the death a suicide but friends of the victim are convinced they re wrong and when Lucy takes on the case clues start adding up Please xcuse typosname misspellings Entered on screen reader At last this series gets a second book that reached 5 stars It was long due in coming I have a great fondness for the style and rythm and class of this series This book is one of the strong 5 star Bangkok Wakes to Rain earners It s right there among the best books I vever read The interaction between the Stone family members may have looked ordinary if adapted onscreen but in book medium it s absolutely brilliant The murder obligatory ingredient that it is is solved but it s not the main attraction in the book I still don t like Miss Tilley And it s not fair that they have changed her personality to make her likeable Everything The Right Sort of Man (Sparks Bainbridge Mystery else balances beautifully here and I ve got no complaints. Her in the form of a mysterious niece named Shirley and a biker great nephew named Snake Soon no one can get to see thelderly librarian because the brash bossy Shirley says she’s “failing” Now as a killer’s ruthless plan rushes toward a conclusion Lucy needs answers fast or Darkmere else she and Miss Tilley won’t live longnough to make a wish and blow out the candles on this year’s birthday cak.

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Leslie Meier lives in Harwich Cape Cod Massachusetts She is the creator of 'Lucy Stone' a reporter and amateur sleuth in New England