Bake Sale Murder by Leslie Meier

By Leslie Meier

Ever on the grounds that neighborhood developer Fred Stanton and his spouse, Mimi, outfitted 5 modular houses round the corner to Lucy Stone's farmhouse, lifestyles simply hasn't been an analogous. With Mimi complaining approximately every little thing from the country of Lucy's garden to a different neighbor's lovely puppy, old fashioned Tinker's Cove, Maine, is now entangled in cul-de-sac politics and backstabbing. And while Mimi does not appear for her shift on the Hat and Mitten Fund bake sale, the odor of burnt sugar leads Lucy to a surprising discovery: Mimi, face down on her kitchen floor--with a knife in her again. whereas the police commence their research, Lucy will get busy writing up the homicide for the neighborhood Pennysaver--and following a number of leads of her personal. Lucy understands the ladies in her local did not like Mimi, yet they definitely did not want her dead...right? "I like Lucy Stone much, and so will readers." --Carolyn Hart "Leslie Meier writes with sparkle and warmth." --Chicago solar occasions "Mothers far and wide will determine with Lucy Stone and the family difficulties she encounters." --Publishers Weekly

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Asked Pam. “Beats me,” said Lucy, as the front door bell chimed. ” Willie was at the door, dressed tonight in a linen shift with a silver brooch in the shape of a horse’s head pinned to one shoulder, along with Chris, Pear and Apple’s mom. Chris was dressed in a sleeveless top and a pair of tailored slacks; it looked like a business outfit without the jacket. “Lucy, I don’t know if you’ve met Chris Cashman,” said Willie. “We haven’t met but I have heard about your babies from my daughter Sara,” said Lucy.

I know,” exclaimed Frankie, giving a little bounce. ” Bonnie gasped. ” “We were thinking of something different,” said Pam, to relieved sighs from the group. “We’re planning on holding a bake sale on Saturday. ” “Thanks,” said Sue, getting to her feet. “We decided on a bake sale because it’s a proven method of raising money fast. In the past, we’ve been able to raise at least two, sometimes three hundred dollars. So we’ve scheduled the sale for Saturday morning at the IGA downtown. ” She was just sitting down when Chris began peppering her with questions.

It seemed to Lucy that the houses had sprouted, like mushrooms on a rainy night. One day the old Pratt house was standing there, looming over them, and the next it was gone. Before they knew what had happened, their country road had turned into suburbia. Designed to have high curb appeal to the potential buyer, each little house had an oversized Palladian window front and center, and a double-door entry overlooking a landscaped front yard boasting two small yew bushes and a couple hundred square feet of sod.

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