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This is the second Lucy Stone book I ve read and I truly enjoyed it Leslie Meier s sleuth is very charming, and I love following her though processes as she solves crimes an mysteries Lucy is also down to earth, and someone I feel that I could be friends with I especially enjoyed this particular book as at centered around the New York fashion world, and had an interesting story line with several twists that kept me guessing Meier is one of my favorite cozy mystery authors I read this as a seasonal story, since typically her books surround a season, holiday, or special event Based on that premise, I was surprised at how little the New Year s Eve setting was in the book It was an interesting read, indicative of our era the last 20 years, just not what I expected. In my opinion, you can t go wrong with a nice cozy holiday themed Lucy Stone mystery, and Leslie Meier s New Year s Eve Murder does NOT disappoint A It has been awhile since I have visited Tinker Cove and Lucy Stone and family I enjoyed my visit but there are parts I wonder about, although it didn t take from my enjoyment Elizabeth won a trip to New York for Mother daughter makeover While there they encountered Animal Rights members Elizabeth hands a compact chief editor who laters dies and Elizabeth ends up in the hospital I see I have a number of visits to Tinker Cove that I need to read. After the annual parade of Christmas presents in Tinker s Cove has ended, Lucy Stone and her daughter Elizabeth are ready to ring in the new year in style Elizabeth has won mother daughter winter makeovers in Manhattan from Jolie magazine But the all expenses paid trip is bound to have some hidden costs and one of them is murder As excited as Elizabeth is to hit the Big Apple, Lucy s less thrilled to be heading straight into post holiday shopping crowds in the middle of a flu epidemic Then again, she has to admit if only to herself that her work from home personal style could use a bit of an update And she is looking forward to visiting an old college friend and culture vulturing it all over town, from museums to budget art house flicks Besides, how often do opportunities for sophisticated mother daughter bonding on someone else s dime come along, anyway After finally arriving at the offices of Jolie, meeting their fellow makeover candidates, and being treated to a fashion show, Elizabeth is enad of the extreme outfits and stick thin models while Lucy s having some misgivings The pampering is nice never underestimate the transformative powers of a 500 haircut and the glitz and glamour of haute couture is bizarrely fascinating, but bitterness and aggression lurk behind the Jolie s hipper than thou facade And things turn downright ugly when self absorbed fashion editor Nadine Nelson falls mysteriously ill and then dies Lucy saw first hand some of the backstabbing going on at Jolie And the red hot rumor mill soon reveals that the cliquish connection among the magazine s cabal of high style executives fierce tempered fashionistas Camilla Keith, Elise Frazier, and Nadine herself has stirred up plenty of bad blood over the years Numerous staffers, from workaholic assistant Phyllis Finch to oft maligned photo editor Pablo Prinz, have found themselves at the other end of the trio s sharp claws To say suspects abound would be an understatement But this Manhattan murder mystery hits too close to home when Elizabeth gets rushed to the hospital with symptoms that are disturbingly similar to Nadine s Now, it s up to Lucy to dress down a killer before the ball drops in Times SquareI have always liked this series and now starting to read the rest Again Lucy goes into detective mode to find out who killed Nadine I had an idea who it was and had a small suspicion f the other person but not the why I have always enjoyed Lucy Stone and her family and glad to have read this. My rating 4.5 StarsIt is New Year s Eve and Lucy Stone is excited to be able to spend it in New York with her oldest daughter Elizabeth They are part of a team of mothers and daughters after Elizabeth won a winter makeover contest The grand prize winners will win 10,000 As Lucy and husband Bill have gotten a letter informing them that they will be that much short for Elizabeth s next year of college, the timing couldn t have been perfect Aside from looking forward to spending some one on one time with Elizabeth, Lucy hopes to visit with her long time friend Samantha However, they have a very full agenda, including fittings, photo shoots and the like As all of the pairs are working hard at the activities, suddenly Nadine Nelson, the fashion editor, falls ill and dies Nadine wasn t always well liked, and the rumor mill was very much at work, so foul play is definitely suspected What s worse is that Elizabeth falls seriously ill and is hospitalized with very similar symptoms that affected Nadine before her death Lucy is an amateur detective, and she jumps right in to track down the killer Most definitely time is of the essence As always, this cozy mystery was a quick read it had just enough bite and intrigue to engage me in one sitting Usually Lucy solves these crimes in her hometown of Tinker s Cove She has her work cut out for her in the Big AppleNew Year s Eve Murder was a very enjoyable story and had a delightful conclusion I have been enjoying these stories and this is book 12 of 26 I look forward to continuing with the series These are all delightful reads and I look forward to continuing I encourage readers of this review to look at my other reviews from this series on this blog Also, here is a link to her series in order see all of my reviews on my blog at www.robinlovesreading.com. I m disappointed with this one For starters, there are too many characters to keep straight I couldn t tell you which random woman was which from the contest She could have cut down the number of women and had the same effect The mystery was pretty much second in this, with Lucy doing little to actually solve it, though she did have some issues with investigating.I think the running issue is that, when the murder isn t in Tinker s Cove, Meier doesn t seem to know what to have Lucy do to investigate I saw this in Father s day Murder as well She was even disconnected in this book and it felt like I was just watching Lucy stumble throgue without being able to get clues to the murder mystery I don t mind the long wait for the mystery to start, as I do like reading about Lucy in Tinker s Cove, but this one dropped the ball. Disappointed I like it when the books take place in Tinker s Covethis one is in NYC Only Lucy and Elizabeth are in the book It was missing the warmth of family that is usually in the books In fact, Lucy behaves strangely and I didn t like her attitude and apparent lack of interest in her daughter I have never seen read her act uppity until now and I am not thrilled My initial thought was Oh please don t let this series go the way of the Joanne Fluke books Ugh Hopefully the next one is better, and Lucy isn t a judgmental snob. I m generally a fan of the Lucy Stone mysteries they re very light, easy reads This particular novel, though, disappointed me My biggest complaint is that there was so much extraneous stuff going on the whole mother daughter makeover was a nice back drop for a new mystery setting NYC , but too much time was spent on it Plus, so many characters were introduced all at once with the multiple mother daughter teams, the magazine staff, and Lucy s old high school friend very hard to keep track of who was who Secondly, the mystery plot was just too far fetched Another reviewer hit the nail on the head when she said she felt like she was watching a Scooby Doo re run instead of reading a good mystery.This one miss won t deter me from finishing the series as I usually enjoy the Tinker s Cove setting and Lucy s adventures. `READ KINDLE ☠ New Year's Eve Murder (Lucy Stone Mystery, Book 12) ✕ After The Annual Parade Of Christmas Presents In Tinker S Cove Has Ended, Lucy Stone And Her Daughter Elizabeth Are Ready To Ring In The New Year In Style Elizabeth Has Won Mother Daughter Winter Makeovers In Manhattan From Jolie Magazine But The All Expenses Paid Trip Is Bound To Have Some Hidden Costs And One Of Them Is Murder As Excited As Elizabeth Is To Hit The Big Apple, Lucy S Less Thrilled To Be Heading Straight Into Post Holiday Shopping Crowds In The Middle Of A Flu Epidemic Then Again, She Has To Admit If Only To Herself That Her Work From Home Personal Style Could Use A Bit Of An Update And She Is Looking Forward To Visiting An Old College Friend And Culture Vulturing It All Over Town, From Museums To Budget Art House Flicks Besides, How Often Do Opportunities For Sophisticated Mother Daughter Bonding On Someone Else S Dime Come Along, Anyway After Finally Arriving At The Offices Of Jolie, Meeting Their Fellow Makeover Candidates, And Being Treated To A Fashion Show, Elizabeth Is Enad Of The Extreme Outfits And Stick Thin Models While Lucy S Having Some Misgivings The Pampering Is Nice Never Underestimate The Transformative Powers Of A Haircut And The Glitz And Glamour Of Haute Couture Is Bizarrely Fascinating, But Bitterness And Aggression Lurk Behind The Jolie S Hipper Than Thou Facade And Things Turn Downright Ugly When Self Absorbed Fashion Editor Nadine Nelson Falls Mysteriously Ill And Then Dies Lucy Saw First Hand Some Of The Backstabbing Going On At Jolie And The Red Hot Rumor Mill Soon Reveals That The Cliquish Connection Among The Magazine S Cabal Of High Style Executives Fierce Tempered Fashionistas Camilla Keith, Elise Frazier, And Nadine Herself Has Stirred Up Plenty Of Bad Blood Over The Years Numerous Staffers, From Workaholic Assistant Phyllis Finch To Oft Maligned Photo Editor Pablo Prinz, Have Found Themselves At The Other End Of The Trio S Sharp Claws To Say Suspects Abound Would Be An Understatement But This Manhattan Murder Mystery Hits Too Close To Home When Elizabeth Gets Rushed To The Hospital With Symptoms That Are Disturbingly Similar To Nadine S Now, It S Up To Lucy To Dress Down A Killer Before The Ball Drops In Times Square