Yule Log Murder
Fresh-baked cookies, pies, and cakes can warm even the frostiest Christmases in coastal Maine. But there's little room for holiday cheer when murder is the new seasonal tradition . . . YULE LOG MURDER by LESLIE MEIER Lucy Stone is thrilled to be cast as extra in a festive period film--until the set becomes a murder scene decorated in blood and buttercream icing. Returning to her role as sleuth, Lucy dashes to restore peace to Tinker's Cove, unwrap a cold-hearted criminal's MO, and reveal how one ornate yule log cake could possibly cause so much drama. DEATH BY YULE LOG by LEE HOLLIS Hayley Powell's holidays aren't off to a very merry start. Not only has her daughter brought Connor--an infuriatingly perfect new beau--home to Bar Harbor, but a local troublemaker has been found dead with traces of her signature yule log cake on his body. As Connor becomes the prime murder suspect, Hayley must put aside her mixed feelings to identify the real killjoy.LOGGED ON by BARBARA ROSS Realizing she can't make a decent Buche de Noel to save her life, Julia Snowden enlists the help of her eccentric neighbor, Mrs. St. Onge, in hopes of mastering the dessert for Christmas. With everyone in the old woman's circle missing or deceased, however, it's up to Julia to stop the deadly tidings before she's the next Busman's Harbor resident to meet a not-so-jolly fate.Kick back with something sweet and indulge in three bite-sized yuletide tales too good to resist!

Yule Log Murder Details

TitleYule Log Murder
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 30th, 2018
PublisherKensington Publishing Corporation
ISBN-139781496717047
Rating
GenreHoliday, Christmas, Mystery, Cozy Mystery

Yule Log Murder Review

  • Lisa Morin
    January 1, 1970
    What a pleasure it was to spend time with some of my favorite friends in Yule Log Murder.Each story was well told and had plenty of excitement and holiday cheer.I don't want to choose a favorite story as each of these authors are on my top 10 favorite list.Lucy Stone has been a long time favorite character and I never tire of reading about her and the family.Lucy gets involved in another murder investigation and at the same time is dealing with some challenging family issues. Haley Powell is bac What a pleasure it was to spend time with some of my favorite friends in Yule Log Murder.Each story was well told and had plenty of excitement and holiday cheer.I don't want to choose a favorite story as each of these authors are on my top 10 favorite list.Lucy Stone has been a long time favorite character and I never tire of reading about her and the family.Lucy gets involved in another murder investigation and at the same time is dealing with some challenging family issues. Haley Powell is back writing her food column and struggling with having adult children. This was a quick, fun mystery that kept me quickly turning the pages.Julia Snowden returns in a fun cozy story, that really kept me guessing. I was honestly not expecting things to turn out as they did, so it was a great ending to the story.I recommend this to cozy mystery fans. I will probably read this book again at the holidays.I volunteered to read and review an ARC of this book provided by the publisher and NetGalley.
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  • K.A. Davis
    January 1, 1970
    YULE LOG MURDER is a collection of three cozy mystery novellas by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, and Barbara Ross. With the holiday season often hectic, it’s nice to sit down and relax with a story that captures the Christmas spirit. I greatly appreciate that each novella can be read as a standalone and aren’t so long that I can’t get to the myriad of activities and chores that get scheduled for this time of year. Each of the stories are set in Maine: Yule Log Murder by Leslie Meier is in Tinker’s Co YULE LOG MURDER is a collection of three cozy mystery novellas by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, and Barbara Ross. With the holiday season often hectic, it’s nice to sit down and relax with a story that captures the Christmas spirit. I greatly appreciate that each novella can be read as a standalone and aren’t so long that I can’t get to the myriad of activities and chores that get scheduled for this time of year. Each of the stories are set in Maine: Yule Log Murder by Leslie Meier is in Tinker’s Cover; Death by Yule Log by Lee Hollis is in Bar Harbor; and Logged On by Barbara Ross is in Busman Harbor. I greatly enjoyed spending time with each of the well-known characters from these well-loved series. Even if you’re not familiar with these authors, the stories can be read as a standalone. Despite the limited word count, the three authors expertly captures the setting of their stories and flavor it liberally with the holiday spirit. They also give the reader an excellent feeling for their protagonist and supporting characters. The mysteries have good plots but have a gentler feel to them which, in my opinion, make them perfect for the holidays. YULE LOG MURDER is the perfect book to curl up with in front of the fire with a mug of hot cocoa and a plate of Christmas cookies! Each of the three authors have included holiday recipes with their story. I adore Barbara Ross’ description of her protagonist, Julia Snowden, learning to make Bûche de Noël. Barbara includes the recipe for it at the back of the book and I was thoroughly entertained reading her introduction and advice for the recipe! I was provided an advance copy with the hopes I would review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • Jason
    January 1, 1970
    Due out in October, this trio of Maine set mysteries are perfect for a chilly night. Curl up with a cup of your favorite cocoa and snuggle in for the evening, for this holiday treat. Meier's story bring a touch of Hollywood and murder to Maine; Hollis' story decorates family drama with murder; and Ross' (my favorite) story combines baking with murder (or does it?). Three great writers, three great stories. A perfect holiday treat!
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  • Miss W Book Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book of 3 cozy stories from 3 different authors. I really love that they are set in Maine, because I live in Maine and the descriptions are so accurate. All three cozies included food elements (YUM)!, Christmas and Maine, did I mention Maine?Enjoy the season with these stories that will warm your heart.
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  • Lorraine
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to NetGalley for an advance copy of this set of cozy mysteries.The first short novel is a Lucy Stone story. A movie is being made in Tinker's Cove and Lucy is an extra. One of the catering staff is murdered and the main cook is a suspect. Lucy and her friend Sue get talked into doing the catering for the movie staff, even though Lucy has a house full of guests (her son and his wife and son). When the murdered is discovered, he agrees to accompany Lucy to the police station and turn himsel Thanks to NetGalley for an advance copy of this set of cozy mysteries.The first short novel is a Lucy Stone story. A movie is being made in Tinker's Cove and Lucy is an extra. One of the catering staff is murdered and the main cook is a suspect. Lucy and her friend Sue get talked into doing the catering for the movie staff, even though Lucy has a house full of guests (her son and his wife and son). When the murdered is discovered, he agrees to accompany Lucy to the police station and turn himself in. Not the usual ending for a murder mystery!The second story also takes place in Maine, in Bar Harbor. Halley is a mother of two and a food writer for the local newspaper. She also makes and gifts Yule Logs for many people in town. A young man is murdered in the woods with a some of the yule log in his stomach and bludgeoned to death with an actual wooden yule log. Again, the murderer meekly turns himself in.In the third story, Julia wants to learn to make a French Canadian Buche de Noel, and her mother's reclusive neighbour is willing to show her how. Julia gets concerned that the old lady's elder care assistant and her nephew have both gone missing. Is the old lady a killer, poisoning them with her cooking? This was my favourite book of the three stories, completely light and enjoyable.These three stories all involve food and Christmas and take place in Maine. I enjoyed them.
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  • Piepie
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you, Netgalley, for this arc!You don't have to read these authors' respective series in order to enjoy these short stories ... they are fun, quick reads with some definite surprises along the way. You are in good hands with these authors and their sleuthing protagonists as they transport you to Christmas in Maine. I'm looking forward to their Halloween collection!
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  • Bin
    January 1, 1970
    Combining three great cozy mystery authors together for a holiday feast of murder and Christmas cheer is a great way to get into a suspenseful holiday mood. These short themed stories are sure to delight the fans of theae three authors as well as garner a slew of new cozy mystery buffs.
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  • Leanne
    January 1, 1970
    For some reason, I didn't realize this was a collection but I enjoyed all of the stories. It was a good day for a holiday themed, sweet, cozy mystery with plenty of whodunit and laughs along the way.
  • Cara
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you Netgalley for allowing me to read and review Yule Log Murder. I truly enjoyed these short holiday mysteries by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, and Barbara Ross. It's nice to read some of your favorite authors and to be introduced to ones you have never read before. I am a huge Lucy Stone fan and enjoyed the titled piece Yule Log Murder. Once again she was at the wrong place at the wrong time, but thankfully she figured out who was left with chocolate on their hands and solved the case. Death Thank you Netgalley for allowing me to read and review Yule Log Murder. I truly enjoyed these short holiday mysteries by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, and Barbara Ross. It's nice to read some of your favorite authors and to be introduced to ones you have never read before. I am a huge Lucy Stone fan and enjoyed the titled piece Yule Log Murder. Once again she was at the wrong place at the wrong time, but thankfully she figured out who was left with chocolate on their hands and solved the case. Death by Yule Log and Logged were also very enjoyable and kept you guessing to the end. I never read Barbara Ross's books before, but now I am definitely going to seek them out.
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  • Rima Aiello
    January 1, 1970
    I loved everything about this! It is always so amazing to read a book that has multiple authors and they are wonderful additions to the ongoing series!
  • Brenda
    January 1, 1970
    I usually read Leslie Meier's book, but it was nice to read a couple of short stories by other authors. I really enjoyed all three stories! I look forward to reading more by Lee and Barbara. The stories were all quick reads with interesting plots. I wanted to know how they ended. The plots moved along at a great pace and kept me interested and wanting more!
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  • Gardener0126
    January 1, 1970
    This is actually a collection of three Christmas themed novellas, each Involving a Christmas dessert known as a Yule log. I have read and enjoyed most, if not all of Leslie Meijer’s Lucy Stone series but this particular story just didn’t grab me. Lucy seems to be a little out of character in this one. Her overly negative attitude toward her son and especially her daughter in law seemed unlike her, although I suppose you could argue that it makes her more human. The story as a whole was ok, not u This is actually a collection of three Christmas themed novellas, each Involving a Christmas dessert known as a Yule log. I have read and enjoyed most, if not all of Leslie Meijer’s Lucy Stone series but this particular story just didn’t grab me. Lucy seems to be a little out of character in this one. Her overly negative attitude toward her son and especially her daughter in law seemed unlike her, although I suppose you could argue that it makes her more human. The story as a whole was ok, not up there with Meier’s best, but certainly worth reading. The other two stories in this book both featured new to me characters. Since I had no preconceived notions about the characters, I enjoyed them both, In general, if you like to read Christmas themed books, you will find much to enjoy in these stories. These are light hearted, cozy style mysteries, great for when you want to read something with a bit more substance than a short story, but not as time consuming as a full length novel.
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