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Dec 30 1999 Lucy Stone Mysteries
While working the night shift at a famous Maine mail-order company called Country Cousins, Lucy Stone discovers the dead body of Sam Miller, the company's founder, and she sets out to find the truth about Sam's murder. Reprint. AB.
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From Publishers Weekly

Although its language is frequently sophomoric, this debut mystery introducing sleuth Lucy Stone does feature some nice plot twists. At the height of the Christmas season, Stone, an employee of Maine mail-order house Country Cousins, finds her wealthy boss, Sam Miller III, dead inside his car in the company parking lot. The police quickly determine that the popular Miller was murdered. His beautiful wife is initially a suspect, but she had neither motive nor opportunity. When two other suspects are also cleared, Stone convinces officer Barney Culpepper to help her spring a trap to flush out the killer. Soon after, she discovers a genuine suicide and Culpepper suffers a near-fatal traffic accident. Stone concludes that the two events are related to the Miller slaying and executes a plan to catch the murderer in another homicide attempt. Neither particularly readable nor particularly plausible, the novel deserves some credit for an interesting cast of characters.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Back in Maine, three-time mother and part-time mail-order business employee Lucy Stone discovers the apparent suicide of her boss one cold night during her break. Things begin to change at work and Lucy grows suspicious, despite the demands of the Christmas season: perhaps someone murdered Sam Miller in order to take over his successful business. Lucy contributes a bit of sleuthing, but domesticity sidetracks her life and this plot. Those in search of a mystery to solve will not find it here.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Mistletoe Murder Dec 29 2003
By Riley
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is a quick read, but I doubt that I will ever pick up this author again. The cover is much more interesting than the story inside, which is as flat as a soda without its fizz. Don't waste your time with this one.
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1.0 out of 5 stars The "mystery" is, where is the mystery? Oct. 27 2003
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This isn't a mystery...this is a compendium of shopping notes, cookies, children's problems, antiques, etc....and, oh yes, someone gets murdered at the beginning of the book...and the killer is discovered at the end...with very little pertinent detecting in between. One good thing about misteltoe....I can kiss this "author" goodbye!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Merry Murder Oct. 24 2003
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The small town flavor of this book drew me to it right away. Lucy Stone is a character that many of us can relate to, especially during the holidays. If you are looking for light reading with enough suspense to keep you hooked, then Misteltoe Murder is the perfect mystery. Bake some gingerbread men, warm some cocoa, and snuggle up for a Christmas caper.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Reissue of first in series Dec 15 2002
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is a reissue of the first in this series, originally titled "Mail-order Murder." The charm of the series is in the recounting of the mundane details of everyday life. Characters you care about and watch as they develop - what could be better!
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3.0 out of 5 stars an average read Dec 7 2002
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The writing is not that good and certainly not very suspenseful. Filled with mundane details about the main character's daily life. Not very compelling. Three stars is probably too generous. I wouldn't read this author again. A much better read is Simon Brett's The Christmas Crimes at Puzzel Manor (Amazon spells it "Puzzle").
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite holiday mysteries Feb. 12 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Lucy Stone is completely busy with the holidays. From baking cookies to knitting sweaters. If you name it, she's doing it. But her holiday preparations come to a halt when she finds Sam Miller, the founder of the mail-order company Country Cousins dead in his car. The police are calling it a suicide, but Lucy knows that that's not the case. Now she's got to find the killer before she's the next one dead.
This was my first and favorite Lucy Stone Mystery. This book will get you hooked on the series before you can say Merry Christmas.
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