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By Leslie Meier

"I like Lucy Stone much, and so will readers." --Carolyn Hart

It's Christmas in Tinker's Cove, Maine, and Lucy Stone is happy approximately her performing debut within the town's creation of A Christmas Carol. yet a true existence Scrooge has every person feeling frosty, and with a assassin at the unfastened, Lucy should unwrap her sleuthing talents swifter than she will say, "Bah! Humbug!"

Lucy often loves making plans for the vacations, yet this yr, Tinker's Cove has fallen on challenging instances. With such a lot of citizens suffering to make ends meet, Christmas festivities are a luxurious a few cannot have the funds for. however the story's now not so bleak at Downeast personal loan, whose tightfisted proprietors, Jake Marlowe and Ben Scribner, are raking in earnings from everyone's misfortune. part town is of their debt, so whilst the miserly Marlowe is murdered, the mourners are few and the suspects are many. . .

"Engaging. . .a fulfilling conclusion." --Publishers Weekly

"Longtime Lucy Stone readers should be chuffed to make amends for existence in Tinker's Cove during this comfortable Christmas mystery." --Library Journal

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Good, they need to paintings tougher then! ” Scribner thundered. “Make ’em paintings for his or her advantages. placed ’em at the roads, deciding upon up trash. ” “I take it you’re now not attracted to paying for an ad,” Pam stated. “You’d be correct. ” Scribner published his enamel in whatever that was once extra like a grimace than a grin. “And I presume you don’t are looking to donate to the Angel Fund,” Lucy stated. “Exactly correct. ” “We won’t hassle you further,” Pam stated. “Good. ” Scribner brushed off them with a curt nod they usually left, essentially on tiptoes, remaining the door quietly at the back of them. again outdoor, they shivered and pulled on their gloves. “Wow, what a cheapskate,” Lucy stated. “We shouldn’t be judgmental,” Pam acknowledged. She taught yoga and had studied jap religions. “He’s having a tough time dealing with his loss. ” “You’d imagine that might make him extra realizing of others’ difficulties, extra compassionate. ” “Grief takes every body differently,” Pam acknowledged. “He didn’t appear grief afflicted to me,” Lucy acknowledged. “He appeared placed out that his accomplice died and left him with loads of additional paintings to do. ” “You may be right,” Pam admitted, pausing in entrance of Fern’s well-known Fudge. “I listen that each one the time, you recognize. If everyone is negative it’s their very own fault—they should still simply paintings tougher. yet there’s simply such a lot of hours within the day and wages have long past down, no longer up, long ago few years, and that’s if you happen to may get a role. ” “I blame these substantial field stores,” Lucy stated. “You’ve received some degree. They pay minimal salary they usually don’t provide any merits, and worst of all, they don’t supply humans an entire week’s worthy of hours. they retain them on name, have them are available once they want them, this means that they can’t get a moment task simply because they don’t understand while they’ll be known as to paintings. ” Lucy bit her lip, considering this sounded much like her operating stipulations on the Pennysaver. Pam’s husband, Ted, didn’t supply medical health insurance, and he or she and Phyllis frequently joked that their wages made them extra like volunteers than staff. “I know,” Lucy stated. “People used to make a residing operating within the neighborhood shops, yet these little companies can’t compete with the nationwide chains. ” “Look on the empty storefronts,” Pam acknowledged, with a wave of her hand. “The Mad Hatter, Chanticleer sweets, Mainely Books—they’re all long gone. ” Lucy decreased her voice and nodded towards the red and white striped curtains that hung within the home windows at Fern’s well-known. “Sara informed me this morning she went in to work out in the event that they wanted support for the vacations and Dora informed her company is so undesirable she can’t use her. ” “Tell me approximately it,” Pam moaned. “Ads are down on the Pennysaver. Fern’s well-known lower their funds, and many companies aren’t advertisements in any respect. Ted’s relatively anxious. He doesn’t know the way for much longer he can maintain going. ” Lucy’s middle skipped a beat and her tummy tightened. up to she complained approximately her operating stipulations, she enjoyed her activity. She couldn’t think her lifestyles with out it. “That’s awful,” used to be all she might say. “Oh, don’t fear. He’s been drawing at the domestic fairness line to make up the adaptation.

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