Thursday, December 21, 2017

[Book Review] Christmas Cookie Murder by Leslie Meier

Book Review of Christmas Cookie Murder by Leslie Meier

Christmas Cookie Murder by Leslie Meier is book number six in the Lucy Stone series. Haven't read the previous five book? Not to worry! This is one that you can read out of order.

Let's dive in!

Christmas Cookie Murder by Leslie Meier

Synopsis:
For Lucy Stone, the best thing about Christmas in Tinker's Cove has always been the annual Cookie Exchange. But this year, she's busy counting suspects instead of calories, when one of the guests is found strangled.


My thoughts:
I usually really enjoy these cozy mysteries, but this one just fell flat for me. I didn’t care about any of the characters or their troubles. I wasn’t engaged with the plot. And at the end I didn’t even enjoy the murders reveal...

Another thing that bothered me quite a bit was the main characters overreaction to catching her eighteen-year-old son smoking pot. It was way too much. I have to admit, I started skimming over the instances where the main character went off on crazy rants about it... which continued on many pages after the initial incident.


My favorite passage:
Right now she needed some tea and sympathy.


My final thoughts:
Overall, I did semi-enjoy this read. I never once thought about DNFing, but it just ended up being a miss.

However, I would still recommend this book to readers that enjoy quick and easy to read cozy mysteries!


Thanks for reading!
What is your favorite cozy mystery?

6 comments:

  1. Oh sorry to hear that. I DNFed lots of books so I get it. It’s torture to finish the one you don’t like sometimes. I hope you enjoy your next books.

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  2. This series has always been popular at my library - never tried one before though. Too bad it didn't end up being your cup of tea.

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    1. Yeah... I think I still want to try another book in the series though! Perhaps I just snagged a rough one. :)

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  3. Aw. This title and cover were so catching.

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