Sunday, October 9, 2011
Wicked Witch Murder by Leslie Meier
Wicked Witch Murder is number 16 in the Lucy Stone mysteries by Leslie Meier. I haven't read any of the other Lucy Stone books, but I have to say that I really liked this one. While I'm not usually one for mysteries, I tend to read a handful of them around October and through Halloween. This was a very nice cozy mystery with a contemporary protagonist who really could have been a neighbor you'd want to have coffee with. Meier set a good pace for the novel; it wasn't edge-of-your-seat thriller, but it was very comfortable and did keep me interested. This climax seemed rather short-lived; I think I was expecting it to be a bit more drawn-out. That was really my only complaint, though. Lucy Stone is a character I would keep up with through the series, she'd easily become as familiar as an old friend. This book is perfect for a rainy fall afternoon.
3.5 out of 5 stars.