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Leslie Meier Books In Order

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Publication Order of Lucy Stone Books

with Lee Hollis, Barbara Ross
Mistletoe Murder / Mail Order Murder (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tippy Toe Murder (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trick or Treat Murder (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Back to School Murder (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Valentine Murder (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Cookie Murder (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Turkey Day Murder (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wedding Day Murder (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Birthday Party Murder (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Father's Day Murder (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star Spangled Murder (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Year's Eve Murder (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bake Sale Murder (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
St. Patrick's Day Murder (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mother's Day Murder (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wicked Witch Murder (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
English Tea Murder (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chocolate Covered Murder (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Easter Bunny Murder (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Carol Murder (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
French Pastry Murder (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Candy Corn Murder (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
British Manor Murder (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Turkey Trot Murder (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eggnog Murder (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silver Anniversary Murder (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yule Log Murder (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Invitation Only Murder (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Card Murder (With: Lee Hollis,Peggy Ehrhart) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Irish Parade Murder (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Halloween Party Murder (With: Lee Hollis,Barbara Ross) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Easter Bonnet Murder (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Haunted House Murder (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Irish Coffee Murder (With: Lee Hollis,Barbara Ross) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mother of the Bride Murder (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Thief (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Candy Canes of Christmas Past (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Easter Basket Murder (With: Lee Hollis,Barbara Ross) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Patchwork Quilt Murder (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lucy Stone Collections

Candy Cane Murder (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gingerbread Cookie Murder (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

A Winter Wonderland(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Haunted House Murder(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Sweets(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Card Murder(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Irish Coffee Murder(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Leslie Meier is the author of sixteen Lucy Stone mysteries novels. She is also the one who wrote Ellery Queen’s Mystery magazine. She resided in Harwich, Massachusetts. If you are a fan of Lucy Stone mysteries, keep in mind that Leslie Meier is still working on the next books.

She started writing in the 1980’s during her graduate classes at Bridgewater State College. Leslie Meier wanted to become a teacher but from the writings she provided, her professor told her that they were good enough to be published. They were sent to Ellery Queen’s Mystery magazine and she was paid $100. That is when it all began.

Mail-Order Murder (Mistletoe Murder)

This was the first book in Lucy Stone series. Lucy Stone’s friends who used to wear hoop earrings and driving old pick-up trucks are currently the owners of Jeeps and pearls. According to Lucy, she and her husband are living the perfect life in rural Tinker’s Cove. Lucy is an employee at a well-known mail company Country Cousins and during one of her night shifts, she gets a shocking surprise – a dead body of Sam Miller the man responsible for success of that company.

Out of curiosity, Lucy takes some time off from her Christmas schedule to investigate the murder. She discovers that Tinker Cove was filled with deep secrets ranging from a policeman advertising his services on a magazine to many couples having affairs. This is when Lucy lands herself in the way of the killer who is ready to kill again.

Tippy Toe Murder

This summer, Lucy has more than she can eat on her plate – ballet lessons, little league practice, taking her kids to school, a husband seeking attention and expecting a fourth child. However, when one of her closest friends disappears, Lucy’s love for mystery becomes the better part of her and everything is put to a standstill. She has to do the job…

Caroline Hutton, an ex-ballet instructor, disappeared during one of her afternoon walks when she decided to take a detour into the woods. This case becomes worse when a local storeowner reveals her death from a video recording. Lucy now owns the seven year old prima ballerina and makes sure she doesn’t miss any sessions while the murder is planning for a second hit.

Treat orTrick murder

This is going to be one heck of a Halloween for Tinker Cove and Lucy Ston. Haunted house parties,grinning pumpkins, ghostly galas, mayhem and murder are perfect ingredients for a spicy Halloween.

Since it is October, everyone in Tinker Cove is getting ready for the yearly Halloween festival. An arsonist sets loose in Tinker as Lucy Stone is preparing her children’s Halloween costumes while breast feeding her new born. Just after a recent fire tragedy claimed the life of the oldest house owner in town, arson becomes murder.

As the Tinker residents turn an abandoned mansion to a haunted house, hunt for the killer heats up. Trick-or-treat becomes a mysterious puzzle to Lucy Stone…

Valentine Murder

Its 14th February in Tinker Cove and as Lucy Stone is baking cupcakes for her children, her mind is out of place. She had just come from her first board meeting for the renovated library and before settling down, Bitsy Howell, the new librarian is found dead at the basement. The board members claim that the killing was from an outsider but when the Detective Lt. Horowitz arrives at the scene, he announces that it was an inside job.

Lucy was aware that Bitsy’s idea of expanding the town was rubbing some residents of Tinker Cove on the wrong spots. She has a reason to believe that the murder ran a lot deeper. During her quest for answers, she lands herself into a terrifying confrontation with the merciless killer…

Turkey Day Murder

There has been numerous Thanksgiving festivals at Tinker Cove town. Most captivating moments were the visits from Tom Turkey, annual Warriors High school football game and Lucy Stone’s famous pumpkin pie. However, this year, there is an added dish on the menu – murder. Lucy sets out to catch the culprit behind the murder of activist Curt Nolan.

Nolan seemed to be at logger heads with almost everyone and his made the list of suspects to be longer than expected. If Lucy is not careful, she mind be the dessert for the Thanksgiving festival.

Christmas Cookie Murder

The most enjoyable moment for Lucy Stone during Christmas in Tinker Cove was the annual cookie exchange. However, this year this goodwill will be stained by complete disaster.

There have been petty rivalries and feud for a long time which have left an awful taste on the mouths of many guests. Lee Cummings accused Tucker Whitney of stealing her recipe. The next day, Tucker is found dead – strangled to death I her apartment. Lucy sets out to find out the murderer and uncovers an astonishing secret.

Birthday Party Murder

Everyone at Tinker Cove town is looking forward for the 90th birthday party of a former librarian, Julia Ward Howe Tilley. Miss Tilley, who is Lucy Stone’s closest friend had been planning for this party for a long time.

Everything was in place until Lucy realized that her daughter’s birthday bash was around the corner. The coed sleepover from her daughter’s friends will make this night one of the longest. In her mind, the death of Sherman Cob was taking over. It has been stated that Sherman’s death was suicide but his law partner claimed that it was murder.

During the investigation, Lucy finds out that there was a hidden relationship between the dead man and Miss Tilley.

Father’s Day Murder

Lucy Stone is granted an opportunity to attend a Boston newspaper conference meeting by her part-time reporting gig. She thinks this is the best chance to escape from the domestic drama. Just before leaving Tinker Cove, she realizes that this alone time can be kind of lonely. She finally decides to take this trip and guilt eats her as she will not be home for her husband’s father’s day celebration.

But when Luther Read, a father to some resentful children drops dead, Lucy’s mind gets occupied with other things, one of them being murder. She is not ready to buy the Luther died of asthma’ story as he had too many foes.

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3 Responses to “Leslie Meier”

  1. Ryan James: 3 months ago

    I had read a couple of the books when I first discovered them. I liked them so well I went back to book one and am now reading them in order. I am on book 22 French Pastry Murder now.

    Reading them in order makes you feel you are growing with the characters since her family ages with each book.

  2. grace shirley: 7 months ago

    can i read the books out of order or is it a continuous storyline

    • Graeme: 7 months ago

      From looking at reviews of later books – while the storylines are different, there is a lot of character growth throughout the series so reading from beginning would be ideal.


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