Posted by: Karen | June 11, 2016

FATHER’S DAY MURDER by Leslie Meier plus GIVEAWAY

Available now from Dreamscape Audio.fathers-day-murder-614x1024

From the Publisher:

“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 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. . .”

From the review at Reading Between the Wines Book Club:

“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.”

My recording experience:

I really enjoy reading this series by Leslie Meier.  I think it’s because Lucy Stone is such a lovely lady to be around.  She’s flawed, but a genuinely nice person and I like how her mind works.  She’s got a refreshing blend of optimism and cynicism and curiosity that organically brings her to progressive political thinking.  This is an earlier book in the series; we’ve only recorded books 18 – 22 and now this is book 10.  And sadly, I missed one last year due to scheduling conflicts.  Even though out of order, it was fun to learn a bit more about Lucy and her backstory, both personally and professionally.  Her conference in Boston allows Meier to bring in some nice details about Boston: the Public Garden and the Swan boats, Trinity Church and the Isabella Gardner museum (all definitely worth visiting if you’re ever there.) Although it’s always fun to listen to a series in order, I don’t think you miss anything if you haven’t read the preceding titles, nor is anything spoiled for future books.

Listen to a sample here:

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  Lisa B. is the randomly selected winner and the CDs will be mailed out to her as soon as I get her address.  Thanks to all for entering!  I give away lots of books – to find out about them in the future, please consider following this blog, or my Facebook page, or on Twitter.

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Responses

  1. I love cozy mysteries! it’s always fun trying to figure out “who did it”

  2. I can say I love to read or listen to mysteries…I like the suspense and trying to figure out the end before the end, if that makes any sense…Reading to me is very relaxing and audio books help me get unwanted chores finished in such a short time…Thanks for the chance .

  3. I enjoy all mysteries including light, fun ones!!!!! lindalou (at) cfl (dot) rr (com). Karen – do you have 2 of these giveaways going on? I thought I entered on Facebook. If this is a duplicate for the same contest, please ignore this one… Thanks!

    • This is the same giveaway but you can enter more than once. On Twitter too!

  4. I love a Cozy Mystery because the characters always feel like people I know or would become friends with. At my age, the thing I enjoy most about my books I choose are the “ideal” of what life should be – that we have a network of people in our corner, versus what society is starting to feel like – a social media world of people “out there” we consider friends but are they?

  5. I am a cozy mystery fan. I enjoy all genres and like to be scared or learn about history or whatever, but cozies are the go-to fun reading (or listening). I think you said it well when you said Lucy is a lovely lady to be around. Cozies make me feel good. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. I am absolutely a cozy mystery fan. The story lines, of cozy mysteries, are so creative and unique, they hold my attention through the entire book, have humor and suspense, are just a delight to read, more than any other genre. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

    • Lisa, you are the randomly chosen winner. I will contact you via email to get your mailing address.


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