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Tippy Toe Murder: 10/22/21

Tippy Toe Murder

Tippy Toe Murder by Leslie Meier is the second book in the Lucy Stone mystery series. With a fourth child on the way, Lucy is staying at home to focus on her children and her current pregnancy. Between little league and the upcoming ballet recital, she's kept busy.

The last Lucy wants is to be pulled into another investigation but now she's facing two. Caro, the ballet teacher, has gone missing, leaving behind her dog. Lucy and many of the other women who know her believe something has happened to her.

The second mystery is the murder of the local hardware store owner. Lucy's involved because the murder weapon is something she loaned to the store's long time employee.

The Lucy Stone series is thirty years old and on-going. In 1991 when this series started, cozies weren't the booming subgenre they are now. Tippy Toe Murder was published and marketed as a thriller and that's what it is. It shares similar themes and tone with The Killings at Badger's Drift by Caroline Graham (1987).

If you're coming to these earliest books from later ones, keep the tonal shift in mind. I'm starting at the beginning and working my way forward. I'm curious to watch the evolution from thriller to cozy.

The third book is Trick or Treat Murder (1996).

Three stars

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