I have read a number of books by Leslie Meier in her Lucy Stone Mystery series. This is the latest one I was able to get my hands on.
Lucy Stone lives with her husband and children in a small town called Tinker's Cove. She is having the annual Christmas Cookie Exchange at her house this year, but the Exchange doesn't turn out exactly as she had hoped when her ceiling falls in due to a plumbing problem, and all of the cookies are ruined. Before this happens, though, Lucy does find out some juicy gossip from her fellow neighbors, and she gets to meet a new employee at the local day care center. When this young employee ends up dead the next day, it comes as quite a shock. Someone strangled the poor girl, and Lucy would like to find out who killed her and why.
Christmas Cookie Murder was an interesting book. I enjoyed it for lighthearted reading, and the heroine, Lucy Stone, is a character that I find myself liking. I also enjoy Leslie Meier's easy writing style.
If you want to read a book for entertainment and simplicity, this would be a good one for you. I read it after the Christmas holidays were over and still enjoyed it.