Haunted House Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #25.7) by Leslie Meier

Haunted House Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #25.7)

Tricks and treats keep the Halloween spirit alive in coastal Maine. But this year the haunted house theme is getting carried a little too far . . . HAUNTED HOUSE MURDER by LESLIE MEIER Newcomers to Tinker’s Cove, Ty and Heather Moon have moved into a dilapidated house reputed to be a haven for ghosts. Now strange noises and flickering lights erupt from the house at all hours and neighborly relations are on edge. And when a local boy goes missi...

Details Haunted House Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #25.7)

TitleHaunted House Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #25.7)
Release DateAug 27th, 2019
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery, Holiday, Halloween, Fiction

Reviews Haunted House Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #25.7)

  • Kat
    A fun collection of three Halloween stories perfect to get you in a spooky mood! In “Haunted House Murder” Lucy Stone is trying to figure out what’s going on when a spooky house in town is bought by a strange reclusive couple. Also, her grandson comes to stay for a few months. 5 bats in the Halloween Spooktacular department and this one had (view spoiler)[ a completely hilarious ending!! (hide spoiler)] “Death by Haunted House” had some...
  • Juli
    I love the Christmas theme cozy mystery novellas that come out every holiday season. This year, I spied this one -- Halloween theme! Oh yeah -- gotta read it! :) It was not a difficult decision. Pretty much instantaneous.Haunted House Murder gathers 3 cozy short mysteries: Haunted House Murder featuring Lucy Stone; Death by Haunted House, featuring characters from the Food & Cocktails series; and, Hallowed Out, an addition to the Main Clambake My...
  • Mark Baker
    This collection of three novellas focuses on Halloween. The book opens with the title story featuring Leslie Meier’s protagonist Lucy Stone. A couple has moved into the old abandoned house in town, but they are rebuffing efforts from Lucy and others to welcome them to town. Then strange things start happening and rumors start flying. What is happening? Up next is “Death by Haunted House” by Lee Hollis which takes up back to 2009 and shows u...
  • Shelly
    I so enjoyed this book! I like cozy mysteries. I like holiday and seasonally-themed books. I like novellas. Haunted House Murder is all three wrapped into one wonderful anthology! The pacing is spot-on and the writing by all three authors is superb.Haunted House Murder starts out strong with a delightful Lucy Stone mystery by remarkable author Leslie Meier. Someone has moved into the old dilapidated Victorian by the elementary school. The new hom...
  • Taryn
    In the first tale we are taken to Tinker's Cove where a new family has moved into what everyone looks at as a Haunted House. Lucy tries to meet the newcomers but soon learns that not only are they standoffish but also a tad weird. She soon becomes concerned that the husband is an abuser and tries her best to let his wife know that she is not alone. Things get crazier when strange noises can be heard coming from the house at all hours. Follow alon...
  • Cheryl
    Another enjoyable story about Lucy Stone. Her 8 year old grandson has come to stay with her for a few months. So she is really busy trying to keep up with his schedule. The spooky house next door is bought by a couple who are totally unfriendly. Lucy is afraid the husband is abusing the wife because of her poor health. When her grandson disappears and Lucy is told he went into the spooky house and the police are called.
  • Linda
    This was a fun Halloween book to read. I enjoyed all 3 stories and one of these days I will start the Hayley Powell series.
  • Amanda
    This is a fun collection of Halloween mini-mysteries that are part of 3 series I read. They are easily written to be read as stand-alone stories for anyone not familiar with the series, and make excellent companion novellas for fans of these authors. Each story has the perfect feel to get you in the Halloween spirit. Haunted House Murder and Death by Haunted House both involve mysterious and eccentric newcomers to town. Hallowed Out is centered a...
  • Amy
    This book is a collection of three Halloween-themed cozy mystery novellas, all set in Maine.Haunted House Murder by Leslie Meier continues the story of Lucy Stone and her family in Tinker's Cove. A new couple has moved into a home in need of repairs and their behavior raises suspicion from Lucy and the townspeople. When one of her family may be in danger, Lucy flies into overdrive into finding out what's really going on behind their closed doors....
  • 🌈⭐️RoseOfRainbows⭐️🌈💕
    Spookily satisfying! Loved this exceptional trio of scary good stories. Sure to have readers on the edge of their seats and screaming with excitement. 5/5 stars
  • Mary Hawkes
    2.5 stars. It's difficult to rate a book that is actually 3 novellas, when I have different opinions on each.The first 2 stories had a lot of similarities. Both were about a family moving into a house that the local people regarded as haunted. And in both, the new people were extremely unfriendly. The main characters are not very likeable, either. Lucy, in Haunted House Murder, was pushy, especially when she tried to welcome the new people. She c...
  • Sophia
    I was excited to find this fall seasonal group of mystery stories all set in Maine. All are new to me authors so I'm eager to give these a try. Each novella-length story was from an existing series, but they were all easily read as standalones or out of order by a newcomer like me. A Haunted House Murder by Leslie Meier #25.7 Lucy Stone Lucy Stone learns of the sale of an old decrepit Victorian mansion just before Halloween and it coincides with ...
  • Christine
    This book is actually a collection of three Halloween-themed novellas. All three are set in small towns in Maine and the characters are preparing for Halloween in a variety of ways. Overall, I would rate the book 4 stars, which is an average of my rating of each individual story. Each story was entertaining and it's a great collection to get in the mood for Halloween. The first story is "Haunted House Murder" by Leslie Meier which I would rate 4 ...
  • Nicole
    Another great holiday cozy mystery collection of Maine cozy mysteries from authors Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, and Barbara Ross. The first in the book is Leslie Meier's Haunted House Murder, featuring Tinker Cove's intrepid part-time reporter and full-time mom/grandmother, Lucy Stone. A scary house across from the school has new, and not very friendly, owners, and when strange noises and sounds start emanating from the home Lucy's on the case to di...
  • Kristina
    Haunted House Murder contains three entertaining Halloween themed cozy mysteries that are all set in Maine. They are well-written and engaging with developed characters. You can read one or all three. They can be read as standalone for those unfamiliar with the series. Death by Haunted House takes readers back to October 29, 2009 with Hayley Powell and her family. I do not know how Hayley put up with her husband, Danny. He is more of a child than...
  • Kim
    Haunted House MurderWhen newcomers Ty and Heather Moon move into the dilapidated house across from the school. Everyone is interested in the couple and why they choose to move to Tinker Cove and the house that has a reputation for being a haven for ghosts. Since the couple’s arrival, the strange sounds and events involving the house have amped up. When a boy goes missing the mysterious couple becomes a major concern for Lucy.Death By Haunted Ho...
  • Cathy
    This book was so disappointing. I thought with these 3 authors, there would be wonderful stories within the covers. What I found were rushed, childish stories that felt unfinished. Oh well, on to better books!
  • Paula Adams
    Loved the 3 haunted house stories based in Maine by 3 of my favorite cozy writers.
  • Llyr Heller-Humphreys
    It was irritating that the men in the first two were such useless idiots. Why are these women with them?
  • Toni
    3.5 StarsI have to admit, this book kind of threw me in the beginning. When I got to the end of story number one and no murder had actually happened, I felt like I stepped to the edge of a cliff and fell off before the end of the book. I originally thought this was a story only by Leslie Meier. On the book cover her name is so huge, I overlooked the other two author’s names. I was three chapters into the next story before I realized this was th...
  • Rebecca
    HAUNTED HOUSE MURDER by LESLIE MEIER - 4 starsThe Lucy Stone mysteries are such a comforting place for me and this was no expectation. It's amazing how much this family has grown up - with the series starting when all of Lucy's kids are small and now they are grown and still full of energy and attitude. Lucy is thrilled to be taking care of her grandson for a couple months, but once she's in the swing of things, she remembers how exhausting it is...
  • Lisa Morin
    Haunted House Murder is a novella with three stories by three different authors.I'm a big fan of all the authors and I was delighted to see them collaborate on this book.The first story is written by Leslie Meier. I've read every one of her books several times. I consider her my go to author when I'm in need of reading a comfort story.In this book, Lucy Stone is preparing for Halloween when she gets an unexpected phone call from her son, who need...
  • K.A. Davis
    HAUNTED HOUSE MURDER by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, and Barbara Ross is the third anthology book the three talented authors have teamed up for. With three Halloween-themed novellas to provide short, goosebump-worthy reads, each author spins tales based on their much-loved characters from their long-enduring series. As you would expect, each novella has different characters and much different storytelling styles. Leslie Meier writes a soft mystery i...
  • Susan
    Haunted House Murder is a entertaining fall read that is perfect for the Halloween season. Featuring three of my favorite cozy authors, this book brings three haunting tales of mystery for the reader to enjoy. Meier does a great job at creating an enjoyable story featuring Lucy Stone. I always love reading this series especially the holiday stories because I always enjoy reading about the characters in Tinker's Cove. Meier does a great job at cre...
  • Elizabeth
    I read two out of three of these mysteries this weekend and really enjoyed them. I didn't read the Lee Hollis mystery- I have tried their sleuth in the past (Lee Hollis is the pen name for a brother and sister writing team) and I didn't connect with the sleuth- nothing against the writers at all though- it was good writing.Anyway- back to the two mysteries that I did read. I am a huge fan of the Lucy Stone mysteries by Leslie Meier and this was t...
  • Lois
    I came across this and figured it would be a good thing to listen to near Halloween. It generally is, totally has the Halloween vibe in the stories, which is the big thing I was looking for. And they were good - but I guess personally, I'm just not the cozy mystery type. I like stories with mysteries in them just fine, and I'm not the type that necessarily likes a whole lot of gore or graphic crimes or details, but I guess I just kept saying to m...
  • Mandy
    Haunted House Murder- Leslie Meier: five stars for this one! I really enjoyed it! It was spooky and suspenseful! Death by Haunted House- Lee Hollis: four stars. I enjoyed this one! I liked the characters and the story was good as well! It did get off to a bit of a slow start though! Hallowed out- Barbara Ross: 2.5 stars. I wasn't a fan of this one. It just felt like not much happened until the very end, and then, I felt like the killer didn't mak...
  • amanda
    These are 3 short novellas centered around Halloween and spooky business. I made the mistake of thinking it’s horror and it’s not haha it’s cozy mystery a genre I absolutely love so I wasn’t put off by it at all! The stories were heartwarming and a bit too kitschy for my taste but all in all this is a great collection to curl up in a chair to and just unwind with.Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC of this book.
  • Ann
    This is a trio of Halloween stories by three wonderful authors. Leslie Meier has the lead off story that is part of the Lucy Stone ( #25.7), Death by Haunted House by Lee Hollis and Hallowed Out by Barbara Ross complete the list. All three are fun to read and a perfect length to enjoy for a evening entertainment. I received a copy of this ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.