Monday, August 10, 2015

Candy Corn Murder by Leslie Meirer

I almost stopped reading this book. It was slow and confusing the first few chapters 
but then the story kicked into gear. I liked it! I would recommend this book but it does
start slow butkeep going. I liked the different characters and can relate to the 
differences within a small town. There were good details to follow and histories
of characters was good.

Candy Corn Murder

Leslie Meier
Kensington Books
Halloween is coming to Tinker's Cove, Maine, and local reporter Lucy Stone is 
covering the town's annual Giant Pumpkin Fest for the Pennysaver. There's the 
pumpkin-boat regatta, the children's Halloween party, the pumpkin weigh-in…even a 
contest where home-built catapults hurl pumpkins at an old Dodge! But not 
everything goes quite as planned…

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, bashed in the head and placed
in the trunk by someone long before the contest started.
Bill is on the hook for the Halloween homicide—he was the last one to see
Evan—so Lucy knows she's got some serious sleuthing to do. The crime's trail
seems to always circle back to Country Cousins, the town's once-quaint general
store that's now become a big Internet player. Though the store's founder, Old
Sam Miller, is long gone, his son Tom and grandson Trey now run the hugely
successful company. But whispered rumors say things aren't going well, and Lucy
finds that this case may have something to do with an unsolved, decades-old
Miller family mystery…
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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