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Cheryl Hollon. Are you an author? Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. Visit Amazon Author Central. But not everyone in town is so enchanted. And when Lucy stumbles upon a dead body near her home, she can't shake the feeling that something sinister is lurking in the crisp October air. Convinced Diana is an evil witch, prominent businessman Ike Stoughton blames her for a series of recent misfortunes, including Lucy's gruesome discovery and his own wife's death, and rallies the townsfolk against her.
But after Lucy learns the murder victim was a magician and close friend of Diana's, she starts to wonder who's really stirring up a cauldron of trouble. By Halloween, her suspicions lead her to a deadly web of secrets--and a spine-chilling brush with the things that go bump in the night.
Wedding Day Murder. Book 8. Already juggling four kids' hectic schedules, a rambunctious dog, an attention-craving husband, and a full-time reporter job, Lucy Stone can't possibly squeeze in another responsibility. When Sue Finch asks for help planning her daughter Sidra's wedding to Internet millionaire Ron Davitz, loyal pal Lucy willingly dives into the world of white lace, roses, and chair rentals. What could be more perfect than a backyard Summer wedding in the Stones' newly built gazebo? Yet when the groom's body is found floating beside his yacht, Lucy isn't convinced it was an accidental drowning.
Now, fresh from planning Sidra's wedding, Lucy finds herself contemplating her own funeral as she launches the harrowing pursuit of a killer who will do anything to keep from being unveiled. Eggnog Murder.
Previously published in the collection Egg Nog Murder. Has Imogene been double-crossed by an evil twin? Bake Sale Murder. Ever since local developer Fred Stanton and his wife, Mimi, built five modular homes next door to Lucy Stone's farmhouse, life just hasn't been the same. With Mimi complaining about everything from the state of Lucy's lawn to another neighbor's lovable dog, quaint Tinker's Cove, Maine, is now entangled in cul-de-sac politics and backstabbing. And when Mimi doesn't show up for her shift at The Hat and Mitten Fund bake sale, the scent of burnt sugar leads Lucy to a shocking discovery: Mimi, face down on her kitchen floor--with a knife in her back.
While the police start their investigation, Lucy gets busy writing up the murder for the local Pennysaver--and following a few leads of her own. Lucy knows the women in her neighborhood didn't like Mimi, but they certainly didn't want her dead. New Year's Eve Murder. After the annual parade of Christmas presents in Tinker's Cove has ended, Lucy Stone and her daughter Elizabeth are ready to ring in the new year in style.
But the all-expenses-paid trip is bound to have some hidden costs--and one of them is murder. After finally arriving at the offices of Jolie, meeting their fellow makeover candidates, and being treated to a fashion show, Elizabeth is enamored of the extreme outfits and stick-thin models--while Lucy's having some misgivings.
And things turn downright ugly when self-absorbed fashion editor Nadine Nelson falls mysteriously ill and then dies. Lucy saw first-hand some of the backstabbing going on at Jolie. And the red-hot rumor mill soon reveals that the cliquish connection among the magazine's cabal of high-style executives has stirred up plenty of bad blood over the years.
But this Manhattan murder mystery hits too close to home when Elizabeth gets rushed to the hospital with symptoms that are disturbingly similar to Nadine's. Now, it's up to Lucy to dress down a killer before the ball drops in Times Square. Father's Day Murder. But upon leaving Tinker's Cove, she quickly discovers that alone time can be kind of. And in between libel workshops and panel discussions, Lucy takes a guilt trip. She feels terrible that she won't be home to help her husband celebrate Father's Day. But when Luther Read—head of a nearly bankrupt newspaper dynasty—suddenly drops dead, Lucy has other things to think about.
Murder, for instance.
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She's not buying the theory that Luther died of an asthma attack. The man just had too many enemies. Always the intrepid snoop, Lucy vows to investigate. But she can't help wondering if her name will end up on a byline—or in an obit.
Candy Cane Murder
Patrick's Day Murder. Local musician Dave Reilly insists Old Dan conned a winning lottery ticket worth five grand from him. Turkey Trot Murder. But as the part-time reporter learns, this cold November morning will claim more than potted plants. Besides the annual Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving Day, Lucy expects the approaching holiday to be a relatively uneventful one—until she finds beautiful Alison Franklin dead and frozen in Blueberry Pond.
No one knows much about Alison, except that she was the daughter of wealthy investor Ed Franklin and struggled quietly with drug addiction. Now, in a race against time, Lucy must beat the killer to the finish line—or she can forget about stuffing and cranberry sauce. Silver Anniversary Murder. Many bake sales and holidays have come and gone since Leslie Meier first introduced her beloved sleuth Lucy Stone. But even after twenty-four books into the bestselling series, murder is never out of the picture.
Beth, who was in the process of finalizing her fourth divorce, had a reputation for living on the edge—but no one can believe she would jump off a penthouse terrace in New York City. Holiday Murder. But when long-simmering petty rivalries and feuds finally come to a boil, accusations of recipe theft lead to an act of murder.
Despite all of the ingredients for danger, Lucy sets out on the trail of a killer and soon uncovers a shocking Christmas secret best left unopened. Halloween Murder. When arson turns into murder, a little digging in all the wrong places puts Lucy too close to a shocking discovery that could send all her best-laid plans up in smoke. Yule Log Murder. Fresh-baked cookies, pies, and cakes can warm even the frostiest Christmases in coastal Maine. Not only has her daughter brought Conner—an infuriatingly perfect new beau—home to Bar Harbor, but a local troublemaker has been found dead with traces of her signature Yule log cake on his body.
As Conner becomes the prime murder suspect, Hayley must put aside her mixed feelings to identify the real killjoy. Onge, in hopes of mastering the dessert for Christmas. Kick back with something sweet and indulge in three bite-sized Yuletide tales too good to resist!
Haunted House Murder. Tricks and treats keep the Halloween spirit alive in coastal Maine. But this year the haunted house theme is getting carried a little too far. Now strange noises and flickering lights erupt from the house at all hours and neighborly relations are on edge.
The Salinger family has recently taken possession of the property, but the realtor behind the deal has vanished—after a very public and angry argument with Damien Salinger. A Winter Wonderland. Fern Michaels. Four special holiday offerings from today's favorite authors remind us that when love is on your list, you never have to stop believing.
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When she wakes up in the hospital, all she remembers is the handsome angel who saved her. Even years later, living with that decision isn't easy--until a familiar face comes to call her home for the holidays.
The sponsor's jewels have gone missing and the police are asking about her ties to a cute mystery guest. Good thing Elizabeth's mother, Lucy Stone, flew down to surprise her. But when one grandmother's keepsakes suggest a secret life, unwrapping the mystery leads Jenna--and her client's handsome grandson--to the true heart of the holiday spirit. Valentine Candy Murder. The agitated group assumes Bitsy Howell was killed by an outsider—until Detective Lt. Horowitz announces that the killer is among them. Lucy knew that Bitsy rubbed some people the wrong way.
But she has a hunch the murderous motives run a lot deeper. Lucy is assigned a puff piece on upscale Chanticleer Chocolate—and its deliciously handsome owner. And as Lucy closes in on the culprit, she may find herself locked in the clutches of a half-baked killer.
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Christmas Sweets. Gathered in one volume for the very first time, here are three yuletide tales of mystery, murder, and romance, featuring your favorite sleuths. Now all she wants for Christmas is to find the real killer. Includes Luscious Holiday Recipes! These cookies allow you to explore OverDrive services and use our core features. Without these cookies, we can't provide services to you. These cookies allow us to monitor OverDrive's performance and reliability.
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