St. Patrick's Day Murder

St Patrick s Day Murder Not many people in Tinker s Cove Maine knew Old Dan Malone The grizzled barkeep s social circle was limited to the rough hewn lobstermen and other assorted toughs that frequented his bar a derelict

  • Title: St. Patrick's Day Murder
  • Author: Leslie Meier
  • ISBN: 9780758207036
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Not many people in Tinker s Cove, Maine, knew Old Dan Malone The grizzled barkeep s social circle was limited to the rough hewn lobstermen and other assorted toughs that frequented his bar, a derelict main street dive called, appropriately, the Bilge But when his body is found bobbing in the town s icy harbor, Lucy Stone, ace reporter for the Pennysaver newspaper, makesNot many people in Tinker s Cove, Maine, knew Old Dan Malone The grizzled barkeep s social circle was limited to the rough hewn lobstermen and other assorted toughs that frequented his bar, a derelict main street dive called, appropriately, the Bilge But when his body is found bobbing in the town s icy harbor, Lucy Stone, ace reporter for the Pennysaver newspaper, makes getting to know about Old Dan a priority And apparently, there s lots to learn Like the fact that local musician Dave Reilly insists Old Dan conned a winning lottery ticket worth five grand from him And that handyman Brian Donohue claims that Old Dan stiffed him for repair work he d done at the bar There are even whispers about some connection to the Irish Republican Army The confusion surrounding the death is only compounded by the arrival of actor Dylan Malone, Old Dan s brother and a prominent, if fading, attraction of the Dublin stage Dylan has come to direct the production of Finian s Rainbow, the featured event at Our Lady of Hope s annual St Patrick s Day extravaganza He s also come to help his brother renovate the Bilge, turning the dingy tavern into an authentic if decidedly upscale Irish pub.Was Old Dan killed by someone he d cheated, someone he d loved, or someone who just couldn t stand the idea of losing their favorite watering hole While Lucy can t be sure, one thing is abundantly clear the stage is set for a murder mystery with a killer ending

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    1. A captivating, light cozy mystery with a colorful array of characters, suspense, guffaws-galore and eerie entertainment! “The dead don’t give up anything, but the living do.”St. Patrick’s Day Murder by Leslie Meier is another intriguing installment in the author’s Lucy Stone cozy mystery series set in a small coastal town in Maine. Lucy is a reporter for the Pennysaver, the town’s newspaper. As the story opens, there’s a spooky murder… “And what do you think you’re doing?” [...]

    2. I enjoyed the 14th book in the Lucy Stone Series even though the motivation for this particular murder is more than a little far-fetched. A visit to Tinker Cove and it's residents is always fun. A quick read.

    3. I love the audiobook version as it is perfect for multi-tasking. This is perhaps my favorite Lucy Stone book.

    4. Rating: 3.5I love the tiny village of Tinker Cove Maine along with its citizens. Old Dan has been around forever and is the gumpy, elderly owner of the local tavern, the Bilge. On a cold wintry day in early February, Lucy Stone (the main character and sleuth), sees something unusual floating in the waters off their coast. The grizzly discovery of Old Dan's body begins a set of weird events that cascade from one to another as the town prepares for the annual St. Patrick's Day festival that this y [...]

    5. I borrowed this from the library in order to do a Book Challenge for St Patrick's Day. One of the other group members (thanks, Sharlene) had found and listed it, and it looked like it could be quite fun. Quite fun is an adequate description. Meier gives us what could be a fairly gory murder, some colourful characters, and a nice little plot twist. Lucy Stone's life is filled out for us quite nicely (and I daresay that comes out bit by bit if one starts the series from the beginning), and the tow [...]

    6. “The dead don’t give up anything, but the living do.”St. Patrick’s Day Murder by Leslie Meier is another intriguing installment in the author’s Lucy Stone cozy mystery series set in a small coastal town in Maine. Lucy is a reporter for the Pennysaver, the town’s newspaper. As the story opens, there’s a spooky murder… “And what do you think you’re doing?” he demanded, feeling a large hollowness growing inside him. “You know quite well, don’t you?” replied the crow, hop [...]

    7. Very nice mystery to keep me company on a cold day The plot was not too complex but just enough to keep me guessing as to how it would end. Comforting to know that in 2018, when so many series are "three and out" that the library will have more of Lucy's mysteries for me.

    8. One of the things I really enjoy about the Lucy Stone books is that there are so many centered around holidays, so I had to read this one for St. Patrick's Day and I was not disappointed.

    9. I was hesitant to read this mystery one, because honestly it just sounded kind of boring. It also took me longer than anticipated to finish this book, which is surprising because they are short fast reads. There were also many parts in the book that really bugged me. A few of the scenes were when Lucy mentioned that Toby should be married before having children, I know Meier seems to be an older author with certain views but that right there was just nonsense that should have been omitted from t [...]

    10. Waiting for an excellent Lucy Stone book is like trying to remember that bad boomerang joke. It'll get back to you. Quite a true return to form indeed. Very satisfactory reading. This book shared the unique characteristics that defines every Leslie Meier book plus it had the successful traits that help make a more than good cozy mystery. I enjoyed reading this particular book very much. Can't say that enough. I got the kind of joy and fulfillment that can't be quantified. If only the villain was [...]

    11. I liked the Irish mythology that was brought in on this one. It wasn't a lot, but it did add something to the story for me. Dylan and Moira were rather annoying and unlikable. The ending was good and somewhat exciting. I didn't want to put the book down for the last few chapters because so much was going on. All in all, not a bad book.

    12. Really a 2.5, not a 3, but since that is not an option OK cozy murder mystery set in coastal Maine town. Very light weight. Not nearly as well-written or endowed with local color as the Tea Shop cozies of Laura Child. Newspaper production part seems out of date, even for a small town. I did enjoy the bits of Irish folklore and sayings--reminded me of my great grandma and my Grandma Muncey.

    13. When Lucy Stone heads to the harbor to talk to the new harbormaster, for a newspaper story, she gets more than she could have imagined. The owner of the local dive bar, where all of the fisherman go for their cheap drinks, is found washed up, the body without a head. "Old Dan" as he was known, was not overly popular, but it's still puzzling to everyone how anyone in the town could have committed such a horrible crime.Old Dan's brother, sister-in-law (both actors in Ireland), and young niece arri [...]

    14. This is the 14th in the Lucy Stone mystery series by Leslie Meier. Lucy Stone is a wife, mother of four and part time reporter for a weekly newspaper in the town of Tinker's Cove, Maine. In this story a local bar owner of a dive joint is found in the ocean without his head. His brother shows up in town from Ireland to direct the local church play and the story begins. This is an enjoyable read.

    15. As usual Lucy Stone does not disappoint. Another easy to read, thoroughly enjoyable mystery - except for a few, I think unneccessary, gory parts. I'm not reading the series in order but each works well as a stand alone story.

    16. this is a very good cozy mystery i enjoy the Irish added fairies and other superstitions. It kept moving and helped you stay very interested in the story.

    17. I skipped over several in this series in order to read this one in March. There were lots of references to Irish folklore so it was fun to read it during this time of year. Now I need to go back and read the ones that I skipped. I think I'm going to really enjoy this series.

    18. This is a toss uo between 1.5 and 2 stars.Honestly, this was an overall miss for Meier. Not only was it riddled with relatively poor depictions of Irish tradition, but it made me uncomfortable to read it at times simply because of the way it depicted the Irish. The fairy bit wasn't horrible but it did get old quickly as well. And the motivation for murder seemed weak and was also biased against the Irish.

    19. Book #9 read in 2017This was a little slow-moving comparing to some others in this series. But it was a good read.

    20. This is one of the Lucy Stone mystery series, which I enjoy. This cozy series features a mom of four/small town newspaper reporter as the amateur sleuth and is set in the quaint New England town of Tinker's Cove, Maine.In this book the owner of the town's most disreputable bar is found in the harbor - minus his head.When his brother, an actor of some reknown in Ireland, arrives with his diva wife and imaginative child to take part in the parish church's production of the play Finian's Rainbow, i [...]

    21. Lucy Stone must untangle an Irish legend and catch a killer before she literally loses her head, literally during a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.*** Author Leslie Meier has added new colorful characters, Irish and Celtic mythology, and the missing “pot of money” to stir up action in her whodunit series. Everybody is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, but nobody expects to see a headless body floating in the bay. Was it just a coincidence that the victim’s brother and his family [...]

    22. **Spoiler** Easy mystery murder read that it moves along fine & characters are interesting enough & likeable. Lucy Stone is a part time journalist/report at the "Pennysaver" newspaper. Old Daniel Malone who owns a local bar called "The Bilge" where the working man can stop by after hard day of labor & wet their whistle. After 3 days of being missing he washes up in the harbor. Mind you he is headless. As Lucy begins to sleuth around she discovers he owes alot of people money and that [...]

    23. Another great cozy from Ms. Meier. This one involves a local pub owner, Old Dan, whose headless body is found floating in the harbor. His brother, Dylan,along with his brother's wife (Moira) and daughter (Deirdra), arrive in Tinker's Cove just about the time the body is found because the brothers were planning to revamp the pub into a fancy restaurant. Dylan has also been asked to help with the annual St. Patrick's day play that is being performed in town. Between trying to solve the murder, kee [...]

    24. At the start of Meier's charming 14th Lucy Stone mystery (after 2006's Bake Sale Murder), the Pennysaver reporter is on her way to interview the new harbormaster of Tinker's Cove, Maine, and relishing the unusually warm January day when she stumbles on a beheaded body at the end of the pier. The victim turns out to be Dan Malone, owner of the local dive bar. Lucy finds herself not only breaking the story but breaking the news to Dan's brother, Dylan, a famous Irish actor in town to direct a play [...]

    25. This book is #14 in Leslie Meier's cozy mystery series featuring reporter/homemaker Lucy Stone. Lucy Stone is a reporter for the local paper, The Pennysaver, in her hometown Tinker's Cove, Maine. Lucy (as always!) comes across the headless body of the owner of a local bar (dive) Dan Malone. One of the things that make Lucy Stone mysteries so fun to read is that despite the trouble she always gets into, Lucy cannot stop herself from doing her own, very dangerous investigations. In this case, Lucy [...]

    26. I should stop reading mysteries late at night. At least creepy ones like this one. As I was reading it, I realized that a lot of her books are a little creepy. Of course it really doesn't take much to creep me out. In this one, an Irish family comes to town and the mom is crazy and kidnaps Lucy's daughter, while her own daughter rambles on about how fairies and leprechauns are evil, and the dad possibly murdered his own brother. I'm not Irish so I don't know if the Irish stories that are in this [...]

    27. Thank you to my girlfriend Kelly for giving me a copy of this book. I had not yet read any Lucy Stone mysteries, and am glad I got the opportunity. Although this one was far into the series, I did not feel I was behind as a reader. It was engaging, the characters believable, and learned a few things about celtic folklore I never knew before. An enjoyable mystery read, and I will be seeking out more Lucy Stone mysteries.

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