Turkey Day Murder (Lucy Stone Mysteries, No. 7)

By Leslie Meier

Once more, Leslie Meier supplies secret enthusiasts a cause to provide thank you for the eccentric charms of Tinker's Cove and the interesting exploits of its resident novice sleuth, Lucy Stone.

Turkey Day Murder

Tinker's Cove has an extended heritage of Thanksgiving festivities, from visits with TomTom Turkey to the yearly Warriors highschool soccer video game and Lucy Stone's remarkable pumpkin pie. yet this 12 months, a person has extra homicide to the menu, and Lucy intends to find who left Metinnicut Indian activist Curt Nolan deader than the proverbial Thanksgiving turkey--with an historic warfare membership subsequent to his head.

The record of suspects isn't really precisely a quick one. Nolan had a behavior of disagreeing with almost about every body he met. among solving dinner for twelve and preserving her 4 children from tearing one another limb from limb, Lucy has an attractive complete plate already. So what is a bit research? but when she's now not cautious, she simply could locate herself served up as a last-minute direction, stone-cold lifeless with all of the trimmings. . .

"I like Lucy Stone much, and so will readers." --Carolyn Hart

"Meier writes with sparkle and warmth." --Chicago sunlight Times

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Stone,” he acknowledged while her name eventually bought via to him. “I used to be considering why I hadn’t heard from you. ” “I didn’t be aware of you cared,” stated Lucy, picturing his lengthy rabbit face and his drained grey eyes. “I care very much,” stated the lieutenant, including a protracted sigh. “It’s the hot buzzword within the division: group policing. We’re purported to get the general public concerned, hold strong kinfolk with the media. So what am i able to do for you? ” “Well, because you requested, i used to be pondering if Jonathan Franke is a suspect within the Curt Nolan research? ” there has been a protracted pause. “Well, in an research like this, the umbrella of suspicion covers lots of people. Why are you asking approximately Franke specifically? ” “I occurred to work out him on the funeral the day before today and he used to be being very responsive to Ellie Martin, who was Nolan’s female friend. ” “Hmm. Jealousy. can be a cause. ” inspired, Lucy endured. “Plus, he occurs to put on loads of tweed jackets with the type of button that used to be present in Nolan’s hand. ” “Who instructed you in regards to the button? ” From the lieutenant’s icy tone, Lucy guessed he was once now not drawn to cultivating strong media family members. “I can’t let you know that,” acknowledged Lucy. “My assets are exclusive. ” “I may well take you into court docket for witholding evidence,” acknowledged Horowitz. “I don’t imagine pass judgement on Ryerson might glance very kindly on you, specially contemplating the checklist of fees pending opposed to you. ” “You understand completely good that’s all an immense false impression. Now, to come back to Jonathan Franke, i believe you want to examine him a suspect. First there’s the cause: jealousy. Then there’s the query of no matter if he’d be able to committing homicide. i will be able to inform you he has a really scorching mood and I’ve visible him nearly come to blows with Nolan. ” “Mrs. Stone, simply carry on a minute. Curt Nolan nearly got here to blows, hell he did come to blows—with a lot of people. ” “What concerning the button? ” “Every guy in the US has a piece of writing of garments with that sort of button: a jacket, a sweater, a raincoat. belief me in this. ” “It isn’t who’s acquired buttons like that—it’s who’s lacking a button,” acknowledged Lucy, feeling fairly proud of her cleverness. “Have you checked his outfits? ” “Mrs. Stone, as a certified journalist—and i exploit the time period loosely—you comprehend completely good that I can’t display the main points of an research. yet off the checklist, i'll inform you that Jonathan Franke has been eradicated as a suspect within the homicide of Curt Nolan. ” “Eliminated? Why? ” “Again, off the list, he used to be having dinner together with his mom on the time. Thanksgiving dinner. ” “You think that? ” Lucy used to be incredulous. “You’re taking the observe of his mom? ” “Actually, no. He had evidence. Turkey leftovers, wrapped in foil. ” “You’re teasing me. you recognize you're. ” Horowitz chuckled. Lucy may perhaps hardly ever think her ears. “You comprehend, I comprehend your curiosity within the case. It’s a massive tale. and that i relish the assurance we’ve gotten from the Pennysaver long ago. The Pennysaver’s consistently been supportive and cooperative. yet I’ve acquired to inform you that an research like this is often most sensible left to the pros.

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