Easter Basket Murder (Hardcover)

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Easter Basket Murder (Hardcover)


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Put on your springtime best and grab a basket, because Easter egg hunting is to dye for in this delightful new collection of Easter-themed capers set in coastal Maine and featuring fan-favorite sleuths from the long-running, bestselling cozy mystery series by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, and Barbara Ross!

Tinker’s Cove businesses are clashing over a new Easter Basket–themed promotion to boost in-store sales, with tensions boiling over the grand prize—a mysterious golden egg crafted by a reclusive Maine artist. When the one-of-a-kind art piece is stolen, it’s up to part-time reporter Lucy Stone to investigate three struggling entrepreneurs who stick out in the local scene. But a huge town scandal comes into focus when a harmless shopping spree turns deadly, leaving Lucy to stop a murderer from springing back into action . . .

As Bar Harbor’s annual egg hunt approaches, Island Food & Spirits columnist and restauranteur Hayley Powell is thrilled to introduce her grandson, Eli, to local springtime traditions. Turns out, keeping up with a rambunctious toddler isn’t always sunshine and rainbows—especially when a decadent peanut butter treat kills the Easter bunny himself during the festivities! Now, with a clear-as-cellophane case of murder on her hands, it’s up to Hayley to crack the clues and scramble deadly plans before it’s too late . . .

Julia Snowden’s Easter Sunday at Windsholme, a sprawling mansion tucked away on a remote Maine island, looks like it’s been borrowed from the pages of a lifestyle magazine. But when a dead body is discovered in the garden—then vanishes soon after without any explanation—an innocent hunt for eggs becomes a dangerous hunt for answers. With no clues beyond a copy of The Adventures of Peter Rabbit, Julia must find out if April Fool’s Day came early or if she’s caught in a killer’s twisted game . . .
LESLIE MEIER is the acclaimed author of over twenty-five Lucy Stone Mysteries. She has also written for Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, and like her series protagonist, Lucy Stone, she worked as a New England newspaper reporter while raising her three children. She is currently at work on the next Lucy Stone mystery and can be found online at LeslieMeierBooks.com.

LEE HOLLIS, the pen name for Rick Copp, is the author of the Desert Flowers Mysteries and the Maya and Sandra Mystery Series. He is also the co-author of the Hayley Powell Food & Cocktail Mysteries with his sister, Holly Simason. A veteran Hollywood screenwriter, he is the co-writer of The Brady Bunch Movie and has written for numerous television series, including The Golden Girls, Wings,Scooby-Doo, Teen Titans, and Barbershop. He also produces, writes, and stars in the hit web series Where the Bears Are. He lives in Palm Springs, California and can be found online at LeeHollisMysteries.com.

BARBARA ROSS is the author of the Maine Clambake Mysteries and the Jane Darrowfield Mysteries. Her books have been nominated for multiple Agatha Awards for Best Contemporary Novel and have won the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction. Barbara’s Maine Clambake novellas are included along with stories by Leslie Meier and Lee Hollis in holiday anthologies from Kensington Publishing. Barbara and her husband live in Portland, Maine. Readers can visit her website at BarbaraRossAuthor.com.
Product Details ISBN: 9781496740236
ISBN-10: 1496740238
Publisher: Kensington Cozies
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2024
Pages: 336
Language: English
Praise for the Cozy Mystery Anthologies by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, and Barbara Ross
“A trio of coffee-themed murders celebrates the wearing of the green…Three good-natured tales are sure to make readers as mellow as their namesake drink.” Kirkus Reviews on Irish Coffee Murder
“This anthology boasts three tales of yuletide murder in coastal Maine…sparkly writing and emotional depth link this trio of holiday cozies.” —Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW on Eggnog Murder

“Haunted houses, a holiday staple, are an especially good fit for the authors’ folksy Down East setting…All three tales offer a dash of detection, but their strong suit is hometown charm.” —Kirkus Reviews on Halloween Party Murder

“This fun whodunit kept me entertained!” —First for Women on Halloween Party Murder

“These Maine stories are lots of fun and unlikely to deter anyone from renting a place on the coast for a quiet getaway.” —Seacoast Online on Halloween Party Murder

“There is plenty of cozy mystery fun in this Halloween-themed set of stories that will be a good introduction to new readers of the authors.” —Parkersburg News & Sentinel on Halloween Party Murder

“Just in time for Halloween, Haunted House Murder is a three-novella collection of creepy but fun Halloween stories complete with ghosts, oddball characters, mayhem, and murder.” —Kennebec Journal on Halloween Party Murder
“Kick back with something sweet and indulge in three bite-sized Yuletide tales too good to resist!” —Suspense Magazine on Yule Log Murder
“A hearty collection that should satisfy readers who crave a little something sweet with a pinch of sinister.” —Criminal Element on Yule Log Murder
Eggnog Murder offers three, delightfully fun, murder-mystery novellas sure to spice up a cozy winter night’s reading.” —Maine Morning Sentinel on Eggnog Murder
“This collection of short cozy mysteries set in Maine and featuring delicious recipes serves as a great introduction to these authors’ series for new readers or a bite-sized delicacy to tide established fans over until the next book.” —Library Journal on Eggnog Murder