Book Review : New Year’s Eve Murder

New York Times-Bestselling Author: A mother and daughter visiting from Maine get mixed up in murder at a Manhattan fashion magazine…
 
After the annual parade of Christmas presents in Tinker’s Cove, Maine, has ended, Lucy Stone and her daughter Elizabeth are ready to ring in the new year in style. Elizabeth has won mother/daughter winter makeovers in Manhattan from Jolie magazine! But the all-expenses-paid trip is bound to have some hidden costs—and one of them is murder.

After arriving at the magazine’s offices, meeting their fellow makeover candidates, and being treated to a fashion show, Elizabeth is enamored of the extreme outfits and stick-thin models—while Lucy’s having some misgivings. The pampering is nice and the glamour of haute couture is bizarrely fascinating, but bitterness and aggression lurk behind the hipper-than-thou façade. And things turn downright ugly when self-absorbed fashion editor Nadine Nelson falls mysteriously ill and dies. Lucy can tell that backstabbing, rumors, and cliquishness have stirred up some bad blood at Jolie over the years. But this Manhattan murder mystery hits too close to home when Elizabeth gets rushed to the hospital with symptoms disturbingly similar to Nadine’s—and Lucy to dress down a killer before the ball drops in Times Square…
 
“A down-to-earth sleuth.”—Library Journal
 
“I like Lucy Stone a lot, and so will readers.”—Carolyn Hart, New York Times-bestselling author of the Death on Demand Mysteries

Library Book review:

It’s a fun Lucy Stone story, set in NYC which is great to give the series a backdrop other than Tinkers Cove for a change. However the story is utterly ridiculous with Anthrax and the super convenient appearance of Norah! And an even more convenient invite to the social event of the year. The silliness is often there in the other books too, but you roll with it, it just was too silly here. Including Lucy, who grew up in NY, not knowing where Ellis Island is!

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