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Born in the year 1948, Leslie Meier is an author of the exceedingly popular Lucy Stone mystery series. All her books takes place in Cape Cod a town in which she was born and raised. Her protagonist, Lucy Stone works as a reporter. Leslie Meier started writing in the late 1980’s when she was still an undergraduate student at Bridgewater State College. She she wanted to be a certified English language teacher, she was required to have completed a teaching and writing course. One of her professors had suggested that one of her articles was exceptional and it could be sent for publication. Leslie Meir decided to send off the article to one of the leading mystery magazines, Ellery Queen’s and the article was accepted for 100 dollars.
Order of Lucy Stone Series with Lee Hollis, Barbara Ross, Peggy Ehrhart
|1||Mistletoe Murder / Mail Order Murder||1991||Description / Buy|
|2||Tippy Toe Murder||1994||Description / Buy|
|3||Trick or Treat Murder||1996||Description / Buy|
|4||Back to School Murder||1997||Description / Buy|
|5||Valentine Murder||1999||Description / Buy|
|6||Christmas Cookie Murder||1999||Description / Buy|
|7||Turkey Day Murder||2000||Description / Buy|
|8||Wedding Day Murder||2001||Description / Buy|
|9||Birthday Party Murder||2002||Description / Buy|
|10||Father's Day Murder||2003||Description / Buy|
|11||Star Spangled Murder||2004||Description / Buy|
|12||New Year's Eve Murder||2005||Description / Buy|
|13||Bake Sale Murder||2006||Description / Buy|
|14||St. Patrick's Day Murder||2008||Description / Buy|
|15||Mother's Day Murder||2009||Description / Buy|
|16||Wicked Witch Murder||2010||Description / Buy|
|17||English Tea Murder||2011||Description / Buy|
|18||Chocolate Covered Murder||2011||Description / Buy|
|19||Easter Bunny Murder||2013||Description / Buy|
|20||Christmas Carol Murder||2013||Description / Buy|
|21||French Pastry Murder||2014||Description / Buy|
|22||Candy Corn Murder||2015||Description / Buy|
|23||British Manor Murder||2017||Description / Buy|
|24||Turkey Trot Murder||2017||Description / Buy|
|25||Eggnog Murder||2017||Description / Buy|
|26||Silver Anniversary Murder||2018||Description / Buy|
|27||Yule Log Murder||2018||Description / Buy|
|28||Invitation Only Murder||2019||Description / Buy|
|29||Christmas Card Murder||2020||Description / Buy|
|30||Irish Parade Murder||2021||Description / Buy|
|31||Halloween Party Murder||2021||Description / Buy|
|32||Easter Bonnet Murder||2022||Description / Buy|
Order of Lucy Stone Collections
|1||Candy Cane Murder||2007||Description / Buy|
|2||Gingerbread Cookie Murder||2010||Description / Buy|
|3||A Winter Wonderland||2012||Description / Buy|
Order of Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mysteries Series with Lee Hollis, Barbara Ross
|1||Death of a Kitchen Diva||2012||Description / Buy|
|2||Death of a Country Fried Redneck||2012||Description / Buy|
|3||Death of a Coupon Clipper||2013||Description / Buy|
|4||Death of a Chocoholic||2014||Description / Buy|
|5||Death of a Christmas Caterer||2014||Description / Buy|
|6||Death of a Cupcake Queen||2015||Description / Buy|
|7||Death of a Bacon Heiress||2016||Description / Buy|
|8||Death of a Pumpkin Carver||2016||Description / Buy|
|9||Death of a Lobster Lover||2017||Description / Buy|
|10||Death of a Cookbook Author||2018||Description / Buy|
|11||Death of a Wedding Cake Baker||2019||Description / Buy|
|12||Death of a Blueberry Tart||2020||Description / Buy|
|13||Death of a Wicked Witch||2020||Description / Buy|
|14||Death of an Italian Chef||2021||Description / Buy|
|15||Halloween Party Murder||2021||Description / Buy|
Leslie Meier Anthologies
A majority of her books draw heavily from her experience from her work as a reporter and as a mother of three children. Leslie’s books are classified as cozy mystery series. Through her books, Meier is able to express her view on modern American life. With that said, every year, Leslie normally writes one book in the Lucy Stone mystery series. The newest book in the series is Christmas Carol Murder, which has been loosely based on Charles Dickens classic. Since all of her kids are all grown up, Leslie has four grandchildren. She now shares an empty den with her husband and a frisky kitten.
Leslie Meier Books into Movies
So far, none of Leslie Mier’s books have been adapted into movies.
Leslie Meier Awards
Despite the fact that she is yet to win any award, Leslie Meier has still enjoyed a great deal of success with most of her books becoming New York Times best sellers.
Best Leslie Meier Books
Leslie Meier is widely known for her Lucy Stone mystery series. The first installment in the Lucy Stone series is Mistletoe Murder, which also happens to be one of the best performing books in the series. This book has been set in the fictional town of Tinker’s Town, which is located in Maine, and it takes place during Christmas festivities. Lucy is a mother of three kids and wife to one Billy. She works as a telephone operator for the biggest company in her community, Country Cousins. Upon finding her employer dead in his car, Lucy suspects that his death was not due to natural causes. However, she still tries to understand why someone would try to kill her boss. Despite the fact that Lucy is exceedingly busy with her Christmas preparations, she still cannot resist the urge of doing a little bit of investigation on her own. When Barney, the friendly local policeman is unable to control his vehicle and eventually ends up in a comma, the risks rises.
Lucy is an exceedingly intelligent amateur sleuth. Readers are definitely going to relate well with her conundrums as she tries to find the perfect balance between work and life, and they are also going to enjoy snooping around with her to establish whodunit. After working on this book series for more than twenty years, Lucy is currently at book 18 in the series. The Bake Sale Murder is also another book that performed extremely well and is also a part of the Lucy Stone Mystery series. In this book, Lucy Stone is not happy at all. Instead of living next to an exceedingly quiet road that she has always been used to, a tiny subdivision has developed next to her. Part of this subdivision includes an obnoxious motorcycle riding teenager who loves to spend most of his time reving up and riding his machine.
Lucy together with her two friends, Pam, Rachael and Sue have started working on a new idea, the Hat and Mitten Fund. From the look of things, a bake sale seems like an excellent idea to raise up cash. When she starts asking for support from her friends, she realizes that she has not stayed in touch with them for an exceedingly long time. Thus, the three friends decide that it can be an extremely great idea to get to know the people residing in the new subdivision while getting some baked goods sold at the same time. What appeared to be the selling of a few baked goods eventually turns out to be an important Cashman takeover. Instead of producing a few cakes and brownies, they are going to have bottled beverages and low cab snacks.
When Does The Next Leslie Meier book come out?
The next book by Leslie Meier is Easter Bonnet Murder and will be released on January, 25th 2022. It is the newest book in the Lucy Stone Series.