Monday, August 31, 2015

Tippy Toe Murder by Leslie Meier

Tippy Toe Murder by Leslie Meier, 252 pages

Leslie Meier writes cozy murder mysteries.  I have read most of her books. This is one of her early novels, which I found a little disappointing.  Her books follow amateur sleuth Lucy Stone around Tinker's Grove, Maine as she tries to solve local murders. This one is no different and finds Lucy trying to prove her friend innocent of murdering the cranky, old, local hardware store owner.  Lucy manages do this while taking care of her husband and three young children with another on the way.  The side story of a local dance teacher gone missing reveals a story of domestic abuse and incest that also involves Lucy coming to the rescue of the young victim.  The side story was a little dark and disturbing to read in a cozy mystery.  The author could have left the incest out and possibly just dealt with the domestic abuse issues.

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