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Mother of the Bride Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery #29) (Hardcover)
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As part-time Tinker’s Cove, Maine reporter Lucy Stone says “oui” to her daughter’s surprise wedding invitation in France, she must also make a different kind of vow—to catch a killer!
When Lucy Stone arrives at a sprawling French chateau with the whole family, it should be the trip of a lifetime—especially because she’s about to watch her oldest daughter, Elizabeth, marry the handsome, successful man of her dreams. But while navigating the vast countryside estate owned by her impenetrably wealthy in-laws-to-be, the jet-lagged mother of the bride has a creeping feeling that Elizabeth’s fairytale nuptials to Jean-Luc Schoen-Rene are destined to become a nightmare . . .
Maternal instincts are validated the moment a body is pulled from a centuries-old moat on the property. A young woman has dropped dead under mysterious circumstances—possibly at the hands of someone at the chateau—and unflattering rumors about the Schoen-Rene line and their inner circle flow like champagne. Then there’s the matter of Elizabeth’s hunky ex beau showing up on the scene as she prepares to walk down the aisle . . .
With tensions building, personalities clashing, and real dangers emerging at the chateau, Lucy is determined to protect her family, together for the first time in years, and expose the one responsible. She’ll have to locate the culprit among a list of worldly jilted lovers and potential criminal masterminds, or Elizabeth’s trip down the aisle could end in tragedy . . .
About the Author
Leslie Meier is the acclaimed author of over 25 Lucy Stone Mysteries. She has also written for Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, and like her series protagonist, Lucy Stone, she worked as a New England newspaper reporter while raising her three children. She is currently at work on the next Lucy Stone mystery and can be found online at LeslieMeierBooks.com.
Praise for Leslie Meier and her Lucy Stone Mysteries
“Danger, intrigue, and a dash of Easter fun abound in this quirky Maine-set cozy mystery.” —Woman's World on Easter Bonnet Murder
"The beloved author of quirky whodunits is serving up two Thanksgiving tales in one charming book!" —Woman's World on Gobble, Gobble Murder
“New York Times bestselling author Leslie Meier is the proof that no holiday would be complete without some hijinks.” —Suspense Magazine
“The frenzied pace of the city, effectively contrasted with the more tranquil atmosphere of a small town; the reappearance of familiar characters; and numerous plot twists all contribute to the appeal of this satisfying entry in a long-running series.” —Booklist on Silver Anniversary Murder
“Timely…Meier’s focus on racism gives this cozy a serious edge rare for this subgenre.” —Publishers Weekly on Turkey Trot Murder
“Counts, countesses, and corpses highlight Lucy Stone’s trip across the pond...A peek into British country life provide a nice break.” —Kirkus Reviews on British Manor Murder
“Even after 25 books, Lucy is fresh and interesting, and first-time readers will have no trouble following her story. Meier’s cozy mysteries, which are usually based around holidays and celebrations, are always a fun read.” —Mystery Scene on Silver Anniversary Murder