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Lucy Stone’s late-winter blues usually vanish by the time Tinker’s Cove goes green for its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. There’s just one wee problem that not even the luck of the Irish can fix—murder!
After returning from her father-in-law’s funeral in Florida, Lucy can almost hear the death knell of her part-time reporter job the instant she meets new hire Rob Callahan. He’s young, ambitious, and positioning himself to become the Pennysaver’s next star reporter. Adding insult to injury, Lucy only gets assigned the local St. Patrick’s Day parade once Rob passes on the story. But before beer flows and bagpipes sound, Rob becomes suspected of destroying more than other people’s careers . . .
It’s a shock when Rob is suddenly charged with sending a corrections officer from town to a fiery death. Contrary to the evidence, Lucy seriously doubts her office rival committed murder, and she’s willing to follow that nagging hunch into the darkest corners of the community if it means shedding light on the truth . . .
As an unnerving mystery unfolds, a strange woman reveals news that could change everything for Lucy and her family. Troubles in her personal and professional life are colliding, and Lucy comes to realize that she’ll sooner discover a four-leaf clover than confront a killer with the gift of the gab and live to tell about it . . .
Early in bestseller Meier's middling 26th Lucy Stone mystery (after 2018's Silver Anniversary Murder), Lucy, a reporter for the Pennysaver newspaper in Tinker's Cove, Maine, returns from her father-in-law's funeral in Florida to discover that her boss has hired a young new reporter, ambitious, arrogant Rob Callahan. Lucy clashes with Rob, who she fears will replace her. After Rob looks into corruption in the sheriff's department and the first person he is investigating dies in a suspicious car crash, Rob is arrested for murder. Lucy's sleuthing leads her to uncover the truth about a young woman who disappeared from Tinker's Cove months earlier. Meanwhile, the dictatorial sheriff controls everything, including who can and can't participate in the St. Patrick's Day parade, and Lucy must deal with her mother-in-law, newly arrived from Florida, along with the supposed half-sister of Lucy's husband, Bill. The plot plods along for nearly half the book before the action picks up. The harried Lucy, overwhelmed by her personal and professional woes, is not at her best. Maybe it's time for her to retire.