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When her part-time reporting gig gives Lucy the opportunity to attend a Boston newspaper conference, she looks forward to the vacation from domestic bliss. But upon leaving Tinker’s Cove, she quickly discovers that alone time can be kind of…lonely. And in between libel workshops and panel discussions, Lucy takes a guilt trip. She feels terrible that she won’t be home to heWhen her part-time reporting gig gives Lucy the opportunity to attend a Boston newspaper conference, she looks forward to the vacation from domestic bliss. But upon leaving Tinker’s Cove, she quickly discovers that alone time can be kind of…lonely. And in between libel workshops and panel discussions, Lucy takes a guilt trip. She feels terrible that she won’t be home to help her husband celebrate Father’s Day.But when Luther Read—head of a nearly bankrupt newspaper dynasty—suddenly drops dead, Lucy has other things to think about. Murder, for instance. She’s not buying the theory that Luther died of an asthma attack. The man just had too many enemies. Always the intrepid snoop, Lucy vows to investigate. But she can’t help wondering if her name will end up on a byline—or in an obit…...

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Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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Father's Day Murder Reviews

  • Amy
    2019-02-23 11:31

    I enjoyed the mystery a lot.. Lucy is sent to a reporter's conference in Boston because she has received an award for her story on conflict between local lobstermen's turf (no pun intended). During one of the dinners, newspaper owner Luther Read, suddenly dies. By strange coincidence, their family has a second home in Tinker's Cove and Lucy's daughter Elizabeth is employed by his son and daughter-in-law for their young son Trevor. Junior is quickly arrested in a rush to judgment but he is not the guilty party. The conference goes on and Lucy quickly becomes immersed in the mystery. She also seems to have plenty of free time to explore the city's parks, museums, shops and evens goes to shopping at Filene's basement.. The murderer is not someone I would have immediately guessed so in that way, the mystery worked. But Lucy is back to her guilt about not being home for the kids. Like the whole house is going to self-implode because she's gone for 5 days? Then there was the statement about a politician being a "controversial champion for doomed initiatives like the Equal Rights Amendment and universal health care". Does the author realize women read these books? Hmm.. Oh, and the dog was running wild too...

  • Luffy
    2019-01-28 15:20

    As the book declares, the setting for the story made for a reflection on the seamy side of people. I can't believe I'm writing it, but this book just...just might, be better than Birthday Party Murder. It's as if the former was written pertinently for me. Each passage lasted exactly the required length, and the setting changed accordingly, coincidentally when my mind would start to tap its foot impatiently. There was not one single wasted word. The setting for this book was very different from Tinker's Cove. It happened in Boston. Leslie Meier took the challenge easily in her stride. I'm so glad to have found this series. Time flies with books like these. Wonderful, a simply wonderful state of affairs, not counting the next few days when I'll be working my way through the ten books left. I know I haven't done justice to such a symbiotic book, but I'm grateful, believe me.

  • Linda
    2019-01-31 17:16

    A well-written cozy mystery fraught with murders and mayhem! The lights were turned off and the film began to roll. It was eerie, thought Lucy, watching the images of Luther Read flicking across the screen. Maybe he was dead or maybe he was fighting for his life, but in the darkened room he was an enormous, living presence. Then the film ended. The final image of Luther Read’s smiling face had hardly faded when the announcement came. “Luther Read, our Newspaperman of the Year, is dead.” That was incredible enough, but an even more shocking announcement followed. “Remain in your seats, please, as the police will be collecting information from everyone.”Father’s Day Murder by Leslie Meier is a well-written cozy mystery fraught with murders and mayhem. Even though it’s the tenth installment in her Lucy Stone Mysteries, I had no issue enjoying it as a stand-alone read. This book marks my first foray into the world of Leslie Meier’s books. The author has written “my books are classified as cozies but a good friend insists they are really “comedies of manners” and I do enjoy expressing my view of contemporary American life.” The main character is Lucy Stone, of course. She’s a stereotypical mother - juggling a myriad of tasks and responsibilities for her husband, son, daughter and the family dog. You can infer that the tale includes a plethora of household drama. The book’s title is derived from the fact that Father's Day is a big celebration at their house and Lucy is beset with worry that the preparations are not going as they should. Lucy works part-time as a reporter for The Penny Saver, a small-town newspaper in Tinker’s Cove, Maine. As the story opens, her boss wants her to attend a week-long newspaper conference in Boston. Her husband assures her that they can hold down the fort while she’s gone – so Lucy goes. While at the conference, Luther Read, the head of a nearly bankrupt newspaper dynasty, dies and his death is determined to not be an accident. Luther had a lot of enemies counting some of his own children. One of Luther’s sons is arrested for the crime, but Lucy questions his guilt and is determined to crack the case and prove his innocence. As she involves herself in the case, Lucy soon finds herself in danger…Karen White did a great job narrating. I actually picked up this audio because I saw that Karen had narrated it – and I’m glad that I did. I’ve discovered many new authors thanks to Karen. She is one of my favorite narrators as she can be relied upon to deliver a solid, polished performance – and she superbly did just that by acing a multitude of regional accents and capturing the essence of the characters. Her voices always sound genuine. Most notably, her male voices sound like males. I feel that her performance enhanced my enjoyment of this book.Following please find a few of my favorite quotes from Father’s Day Murder: As she dressed that night, Lucy remembered Catherine’s words: “If it’s true, it isn’t libel.”--- “I’ve been to livelier funerals,” grumbled Herb.--- “It’s a small-town rule: Never speak ill of the dead until the estate has paid the outstanding bills.”--- Murder was apparently too common-place in the big city to attract much notice. Poor Luther, thought Lucy, as she headed back to the hotel. Even in death he was only a big fish in a small pond.This cozy did not include any romantic elements – so if you are looking for a romance, you should look elsewhere. I was utterly stumped in the whodunit department. Lucy’s antics and some of the situations she found herself in along with the colorful array of possible suspects were both funny and intriguing. I admit to being bored at times and I freely admit that I wanted to strangle Lucy’s daughter. That said, I never considered not finishing the story. It actually appeared doubtful that Lucy would make it home at all – much less for Father’s Day! My review is posted at Reading Between The Wines Book Club. Please check it out there: http://www.readingbetweenthewinesbook...Story: 3 1/2Performance: 5

  • Kin
    2019-02-18 12:19

    Sometimes, judging a book by how good it is depends on the relief you feel after finishing the book… If it’s a relief that all the hero/heroine’s struggles ended… It’s good because you did care for the character. If you don’t feel relief at all, then it’s good and the story haunts you. If you wish it didn’t end and it still have a sequel, then that was a really nice book. But if you’re so relieved because you finished it, damn. That was a waste of time…I’m so sorry, Ms. Meier… But I’m not really interested with Lucy Stone’s family dilemma… Her convention… The murder. I don’t know but I didn’t feel like I am in the story, like I am a part of the story… Like I always feel when reading something good… I’m not saying that you’re not a good writer… It’s just that, it felt like she didn’t open-up for me, Lucy Stone’s thoughts were quite limited. I don’t know… I just don’t feel the story. I half-wish that Ms. Meier won’t actually read this. Hahaha. Anyways, that’s impossible…The story was about Lucy Stone, her family and her career. Then, she encounters a murder in a convention. It bored me… I’m so sorry. I’m not really interested on who the killer was. The only thing I wanted to do is to finish it. I hate skipping books… It’s like, I don’t have respect if I don’t read and finish it. Even if the book was awful. I’m not saying that it was awful… I just didn’t feel like I’ve fallen into the book and lived with Ms. Meier’s characters…I’m so sorry.

  • Tabby Kat
    2019-02-19 16:20

    Lucy Stone gets an opportunity to attend a newspaper conference in Boston. She is a little concerned about leaving the family, but her husband encourages her to go saying they can manage a week without her. She leaves, but is worried about the preparations for Father's Day that are now in her children's hands. Father's Day is a big celebration at their house and it must be done right.Once at the conference, she finds that being alone isn't all it's cracked up to be. But, she meets many people and attends many workshops and panel discussions. At a big dinner, Luther Read, head of a nearly bankrupt newspaper dynasty, drops dead. First the police believe it was just an asthma attack. Lucy begins to look into things. She doesn't think this was a simple accident. She is afraid it might be murder. Luther had lots of enemies, some of them are his own children. Could one of his kids killed him? This is hard for Lucy to imagine.As she begins to look deeper into the situation, she soon finds herself in danger. Will she make it home in one piece and in time for Father's Day?

  • Julie
    2019-02-20 11:33

    This was my first time reading any of Meier's books. I'm so glad I did. I hesitated before reading this book because I always try to read a series in order. After reading other posts about this series, I decided I'd just jump in and try it. Well worth it! Meier has a fluid writing skill that makes the reader forget they are reading. The story itself was just what I was ready to read this weekend. So appropriate......for Father's Day weekend. My husband said, "Thanks a lot!". The story was captivating from the beginning. Only a stay-at-home would appreciate the experience of being able to leave the husband, kids, animals and house duties for just a little while. (And still worry about them all.) Lucy isn't the typical "nosy" or overbearing type that some cozy authors seem to portray their heroine. She has an easy personality with enough wit to make her interesting. By adding the whole family drama and responsibilities, Lucy has become very realistic and believable.Thank you Leslie Meier for a great escape. I look forward to reading more in this series.

  • Amy
    2019-02-10 14:23

    Isn't it curious how there always seems to be a murder to solve? This time, it didn't happen in Tinker's Cove, but in Boston during a newspaper conference, where Lucy Stone received a reward for investigative reporting. I was able to figure out whodunit before she did. It really wasn't that hard. Even so, I can't help but like her, glad she made it home in time for Father's Day.

  • Bonnie
    2019-02-04 18:22

    A Sad Ending 5gold stars . Leslie Meir was one great series in ( A Lucy Stone Mystery ) , Book 10 Father's Day Murder has Lucy torn into because she has to go to Boston to a Newspaper Convention and not home where things aren't going great at the moment. While there the man of the hour is murdered and Lucy try's not to solve it,but when another younger newspaper reporter is killed; Lucy has a hard time figurine who could have don't it. The story is for every one to enjoy. Ready to read the next book.

  • Dawn
    2019-02-05 11:27

    I have to admit, I usually expect a run-of-the-mill cozy from this series, but this adventure caught me off guard! I really enjoyed Lucy's change of environment. It provided a fresh setting for her sleuthing, but didn't lose the offbeat charm of our typical cast of characters. The mystery itself wasn't anything jaw-dropping and about the second time I met the culprit, I had them pegged, but I still found this a fun and engaging mystery, quite possibly my favorite yet in this series.

  • Sally Hannoush
    2019-02-17 10:30

    Lucy Stone is on location in Boston for a newspaper convention. I was wondering what she was going to get herself into this time. It wasn't what I expected but she sure did have a close call. Another enjoyable cozy mystery by Leslie Meier.

  • Tracy
    2019-02-24 16:16

    I enjoyed this book. Lucy Stone goes to Boston for a newspaper conference and of course someone drops dead. I liked reading about places in Boston and I didn't guess who did it until almost the end. If you're in the mood for a light hearted mystery this should fit the bill.

  • Heidi Burkhart
    2019-01-27 16:17

    Meier has a way of making you feel that Lucy, her main character could be your neighbor. I like the folksy mood that she creates. I enjoyed this mystery.

  • Shannon
    2019-02-19 14:44

    audio. boring characters

  • Sharron Kennard
    2019-02-13 15:38

    Fluff.

  • JudiL
    2019-02-15 17:29

    Good

  • Susan Gazaway
    2019-02-23 18:35

    GoodThis was a very good book. I enjoyed reading it very much. I will continue reading the books in this series.

  • Bonnie Drummond
    2019-02-11 18:35

    Going to the big city to a newspaper convention and winning an award was a great prize for Lucy Stone. All goes will until the Newman of the year is found dead and everyone becomes a suspect. If that's not enough then home is not going good either. Dad and son are at each other oldest daughter is baby sitting one of the suspect's baby and the dog has to go to court and the others tell it as it is at home. Lucy has to find out who kill the newsman of the year but also another newspaper women that died too; before she can go home to have Father's Day with her Husband and family.

  • Cathy
    2019-02-24 17:39

    Didn't mind this little who dun it!

  • Susan
    2019-02-13 13:39

    Father's Day Murder by Leslie Meier Note: Even though this is Book 10 in the series, it worked just fine as a stand alone novel.Lucy Stone works part time at The Penny Saver newspaper in Tinker’s Cove, Maine and her boss, Tom, wants her to attend a newspaper conference in Boston. She’s very excited to be getting a week away to the big city, but she’s worried that her family won’t be able to manage without her. While in Boston, a death livens up the boring conference panels and Lucy finds herself far more interested in investigating the murder than in the conference.The story starts off with some household drama as things seem to be falling apart at home even before Lucy leaves for the bus station to head to Boston. Their big dog Kudo got into the neighbor’s chickens, again. Her husband, Bill, is having a big argument with their son Toby. Her oldest daughter Elizabeth is off on her summer job as a nanny to a three-year-old. The twins, Sara and Zoe, are mucking about. Honestly, I thought Bill might end up dead and Lucy would have to solve a murder long-distance from Boston. He came off as rather selfish and a bit of a jerk. He wasn’t pleased that Lucy would be off the week before Father’s Day because he likes to be pampered on this special day. All that made me roll my eyes a bit.Alas, it wasn’t Bill who died but rather Luther Read, head of a newspaper dynasty, while at the Boston conference. His family was there, including his grown children Junior and Caroline, and they are immediately under suspicion. I did like this core mystery. There were plenty of interesting characters, though I did think it was a little obvious who did not do it even if Lucy and the police suspected them at some point.A chunk of the book is Boston site-seeing and shopping. Indeed, Lucy has an almost erotic thing for shoes and toe cleavage (which made her a little quirky which is cool). While I didn’t mind the site-seeing stuff, I haven’t been to Boston so, for me, it was just page filler. Also, all the shopping for special name brand stuff was rather boring to me as I didn’t recognize any of the labels and don’t really care for shoe shopping, etc. Luckily, audiobooks allow multi-tasking so I wasn’t wasting my time during these parts of the book.The book did live up the cozy mystery category. There’s no bloody scenes and our main character is never damaged (except by her fancy stylish shoes). I did get tired of Lucy’s horrid family after a while. They aren’t good at solving their own problems and Lucy is definitely the glue that holds them together. Basically, the story is riddled with one person or the other complaining about something. However, to balance that out a bit, we have the interesting Read family. They are all guarded to some extent, wanting to keep their private lives private and yet they are unfailingly polite to everyone, even invasive reporters. I also liked Morgan for her go-gettem attitude even if I didn’t approve of all her methods. The ending had a bit of drama to it, which I liked. All told, this book was so-so for me.I received a free copy of this book with no strings attached.The Narration: Karen White was a very good choice for this book. I loved all the regional accents she managed. Also, her male characters sounded masculine. Her upper cut, educated voices for the Read family in general were very well done. I liked her voice for Lucy and how she captured Lucy’s emotions at any given time, even her excitement over shoe shopping. 

  • Susan
    2019-01-25 16:37

    Note: Even though this is Book 10 in the series, it worked just fine as a stand alone novel.Lucy Stone works part time at The Penny Saver newspaper in Tinker’s Cove, Maine and her boss, Tom, wants her to attend a newspaper conference in Boston. She’s very excited to be getting a week away to the big city, but she’s worried that her family won’t be able to manage without her. While in Boston, a death livens up the boring conference panels and Lucy finds herself far more interested in investigating the murder than in the conference.The story starts off with some household drama as things seem to be falling apart at home even before Lucy leaves for the bus station to head to Boston. Their big dog Kudo got into the neighbor’s chickens, again. Her husband, Bill, is having a big argument with their son Toby. Her oldest daughter Elizabeth is off on her summer job as a nanny to a three-year-old. The twins, Sara and Zoe, are mucking about. Honestly, I thought Bill might end up dead and Lucy would have to solve a murder long-distance from Boston. He came off as rather selfish and a bit of a jerk. He wasn’t pleased that Lucy would be off the week before Father’s Day because he likes to be pampered on this special day. All that made me roll my eyes a bit.Alas, it wasn’t Bill who died but rather Luther Read, head of a newspaper dynasty, while at the Boston conference. His family was there, including his grown children Junior and Caroline, and they are immediately under suspicion. I did like this core mystery. There were plenty of interesting characters, though I did think it was a little obvious who did not do it even if Lucy and the police suspected them at some point.A chunk of the book is Boston site-seeing and shopping. Indeed, Lucy has an almost erotic thing for shoes and toe cleavage (which made her a little quirky which is cool). While I didn’t mind the site-seeing stuff, I haven’t been to Boston so, for me, it was just page filler. Also, all the shopping for special name brand stuff was rather boring to me as I didn’t recognize any of the labels and don’t really care for shoe shopping, etc. Luckily, audiobooks allow multi-tasking so I wasn’t wasting my time during these parts of the book.The book did live up the cozy mystery category. There’s no bloody scenes and our main character is never damaged (except by her fancy stylish shoes). I did get tired of Lucy’s horrid family after a while. They aren’t good at solving their own problems and Lucy is definitely the glue that holds them together. Basically, the story is riddled with one person or the other complaining about something. However, to balance that out a bit, we have the interesting Read family. They are all guarded to some extent, wanting to keep their private lives private and yet they are unfailingly polite to everyone, even invasive reporters. I also liked Morgan for her go-gettem attitude even if I didn’t approve of all her methods. The ending had a bit of drama to it, which I liked. All told, this book was so-so for me.I received a free copy of this book with no strings attached.The Narration: Karen White was a very good choice for this book. I loved all the regional accents she managed. Also, her male characters sounded masculine. Her upper cut, educated voices for the Read family in general were very well done. I liked her voice for Lucy and how she captured Lucy’s emotions at any given time, even her excitement over shoe shopping.

  • Peter Barr
    2019-02-05 12:38

    In this, the tenth mystery in the series by Leslie Meier, Lucy Stone leaves her husband and four children in Tinker's Cove, ME for a week at a newspaper convention in Boston. There is a murder while there and between looking into the murder, the convention and trying to keep tabs on her family at home, Lucy Stone's week is quite eventful.

  • Karen B.
    2019-01-27 15:28

    I've gotten in the habit now of reading a Lucy Stone book on a holiday, if there is one for that holiday.Because I don't read the books in chronological order, Lucy's family members are always at different ages in each one. In this volume, Lucy's boss asks Lucy to attend a newspaper convention in Boston which will be the week leading up to Father's Day. Lucy's husband expects a big celebration each Father's Day so she has to make sure the children have everything ready.While at the convention, the main speaker is murdered and Lucy is on the case. She loves chasing down the story, but worries about her family as she keeps calling home to check in on them. I liked that is this one we really got to see Lucy as a reporter and a good one at that as she has won an award of first place for one her articles. Reading a Lucy Stone cozy mystery is like putting on your favorite slippers and putting your feet up on the ottoman; relaxing and comfortable.

  • Catherine
    2019-02-13 16:29

    I really could not put this book down! When her part-time reporting gig gives Lucy the opportunity to attend a Boston newspaper conference she looks forward to the vacation from domestic bliss. But upon leaving Tinker's Cove, she quickly discovers that alone time can be kind of well lonely. And in between libel workshops and panel discussions, Lucy takes a guilt trip. She feels terrible that she won't be home to help her husband celebrate Father's Day. The festivities and Bill's Bloody Mary are now in the kid's enthusiastic but inexperienced hands. But when Luther Read, head of a nearly bankrupt newspaper suddenly drops dead, Lucy has other things to think about. Murder for instance. She's not buying the theory that Luther died of an asthma attack. Would one of his kids have resorted to murder? Always the intrepid snoop, Lucy vows to investigate.

  • ChrisGA
    2019-02-02 10:31

    Lucy Stone is one of my favorite characters in cozy mystery. She is a little frumpy, a little obsessed with her kids, at times irked by her husband and her newspaper editor boss, and always in need of a little more time in her day. Here she gets to go to Boston to a newspaper convention, and she relishes a little me-time, misses and worries about her family back home, and feels a little intimidated by more fashionable attendees---all feelings I could relate to. However, Lucy is present when yet another murdered person is found and plunges into the investigation, risking her own life---all things I would never do. Fun book

  • Andrea
    2019-02-10 16:44

    Another suspenseful murder mystery from the pen of Leslie Meier. This particular story finds mother of four, amateur detective and full-time reporter Lucy Stone heading off to Boston for a newspaper conference. Once again she finds herself in the middle of a murder! This time it is a newspaper mogul who is pronounced dead at the conference. Will Lucy arrive safe and sound back in Tinker's Cove in time to prepare Father's Day breakfast for her husband Bill? many twists and turns along the way. Another great edition to this series!

  • Kim j
    2019-02-13 18:38

    This is the best one so far in the series. Lucy was not constantly complaining about her kids or husband. Yes she did show concern since she was away but not overboard like in the other books. She did not do a lot of investigating but I am beginning to think that is not necessary to enjoy the books. I cannot give it a 5star rating because the books are not polished as they seem slapped together & eventually the murderer gets caught, however they are easily read and fun.

  • Paula
    2019-01-24 11:35

    Lucy is going to attend a convention for newspaper people in Boston with Ted, her boss. She feels bad about leaving the family but thinks it will be good to get away. While at the convention, a big shot newspaper owner is murdered and of course Lucy wants the story.I enjoy reading these, and reading about Lucy and her family and trying to juggle work as well.

  • Gary E
    2019-02-09 16:33

    Another fun book in an enjoyable seriesI really do not have a lot to say about this one we are at book 10 on the series and if you are reading these in order I Amauri you are not going to stop no matter what anyone else says.This book is up to the usual standards . . . just a fun book in an enjoyable series!

  • Sparkle
    2019-02-20 13:30

    I chose to read this while at home sick because the familiarity of Tinkers Cove always brings comfort... this one is not in TinkersCove but instead in Boston. Lucy is on a trip with the boss Ted to receive an award and to attend workshops. The mystery is good, kept me guessing, but I missed the familiar faces. Ted is not one of my favorite characters.

  • Sandra
    2019-02-06 18:20

    Not my favourite book in this series. First the title rally had nothing to do with the mystery. Then there was far more information about Boston than I ever wanted to know.The home situation was wrapped up a bit too neatly, in my opinion.