Excerpt from Christmas Carol Murder

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My teaser this week is from Christmas Carol Murder. Christmas in August? I admit I like reading Christmas books all year long. But it was kind of funny listening to descriptions of snow and frigid weather while riding my bike in 32ºC weather! I quite enjoyed this cozy mystery by Leslie Meier. It is a Lucy Stone mystery. I have not read any others in the series, but there was sufficient information to understand the characters and their relationships.

Once inside, with the kitchen door closed behind him, he set the envelopes on the kitchen counter, on top of a stack of empty egg cartons, and carefully examined the package. Only one way to find out what was inside, he decided, and that was to open it. Practically bursting with anticipation, he ripped off the flap.

Christmas Carol Murder, Leslie Meier


Lucy Stone normally loves the holidays, but this year, Tinker’s Cove has fallen on hard times. The story’s not so bleak at Downeast Mortgage, whose tightfisted owners, Jake Marlowe and Ben Scribner, are raking in profits from everyone’s misfortune. Half the town is in their debt, so when the miserly Marlowe is murdered, the mourners are few and the suspects are many. Can Lucy solve the case and deck the halls before the killer strikes again?


  1. That’s exactly how I open packages, even when I know what’s inside! 🙂 Great teaser!

  2. Love that teaser! I’ve never read a “cozy” before. I might have to try one! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I love Murder Mystery stories, though Christmas Carol Murder sounds like a nightmare, haha.

  4. Oooh, I love cozy mysteries! This one looks really good!

    Thanks for having stopped by my blog!


  5. I feel like he’s being naughty, since it might be a gift.

  6. I wanna know now too! Great teaser!

  7. I wonder what’s inside! Great teaser! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  8. Loved the teaser. Makes me want to read more. Hope you enjoy the book! Thanks for coming by my blog.

  9. I don’t miss winter but a good cozy is for all seasons. Glad you liked this one.

  10. Sounds like a cool summer read.

  11. I love this series and need to get back to it. Great choice regardless of the season.

  12. I’m curious about a character who has a stack of empty egg cartons on his counter. I can see one, but a whole stack? Wonder what’s in that package!
    My Tuesday post features BETTER THAN YOUR DREAMS.

  13. Love the fact that Christmas has come in August for you. I want to know what is in that package though. Thanks for visiting my TT http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/teaser-tuesday-august-5/

  14. Who cares what the season is? I read a lot of mysteries.

    Mine this week is a 19th Century book: http://wp.me/pZnGI-aw

  15. Interesting teaser. Hope you enjoy. Here is my TT http://cynthiastacey.com/2014/08/05/teaser-tuesday-aug-4/

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