Mail-Order Murder // Mistletoe Murder
  • Length:
    37 Books
  • First Book:
    December 1991
  • Latest Book:
    April 2023
  • Genres:
    Amateur Sleuth Mystery
  • Setting:
    Tinker's Cove, Maine
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The Lucy Stone Series in Order (37 Books)

Order Book Date Rating
1 3.5
2 4
3 5
4 5
5 5
6 5
7 3.5
8 4.5
9 4.5

10 4.5
11 4
12 4
13 5
13.5 (ss) 3
14 4.5
15 4.5
16 4
16.5 (ss) 4
17 4.5
18 4.5
19 4
20 4
21 4
22 4
23 4
23.5 (ss) 4.5
24 5
25 4.5
25.1 (ss) 4

25.2 3.5
25.3 (ss) 4
26 5
26.5 (ss) 4
27 4
27.5 (ss) 4.5
28 5
29 5

Book Descriptions for series: A Lucy Stone Mystery

  • Book - 1

    Lucy Stone's friends once drove old pick-up trucks and wore hoop earrings. Now they own Jeep Cherokees and pearls. For Lucy the life she and her builder husband have made in rural Tinker's Cove, Maine, is as perfect as a picture in a catalog. Well, a...

  • Book - 2

    Between ballet lessons, Little League practice, carpooling her kids to school, and a husband in need of attention, fourth-time mother-to-be Lucy Stone has more than enough on her plate this long, hot summer. But when one of her dearest friends vanish...

  • Book - 3

    Haunted-house parties and ghostly galas. Grinning pumpkins, mayhem and murder. It's going to be one heck of a Halloween for Lucy Stone and Tinker's Cove... It's October in Maine, and everyone in Tinker's Cove is preparing for the annual Halloween fe...

  • Book - 4

    TINKER COVE'S OWN AMATEUR SLEUTH LUCY STONE DISCOVERS THAT SCHOOL DAYS CAN BE MURDER. It's back to school time in the peaceful Maine town of Tinker's Cover, and for mother-of-four Lucy Stone it isn't a moment too soon. But trouble at the local ele...

  • Book - 5

    It's Valentine's Day in Tinker's Cove. And while the cupcakes Lucy Stone is baking for her children will have pink frosting and candy hearts, Lucy's thoughts aren't centered on sugary sentiments. She's barely arrived at her first board meeting of the...

  • Book - 6

    For Lucy Stone, the best thing about Christmas in Tinker's Cove has always been the annual Cookie Exchange. But the usual generosity and goodwill is missing from this year's event which turns out to be a complete disaster. Petty rivalries and feud...

  • Book - 7

    Tinker's Cove has a long history of Thanksgiving festivities, from visits with TomTom Turkey to the annual Warriors high school football game and Lucy Stone's impressive pumpkin pie. But this year, someone has added murder to the menu, and Lucy inten...

  • Book - 8

    Already juggling four kids' hectic schedules, a rambunctious dog, an attention-craving husband, and a full-time reporter job, Lucy Stone can't possibly squeeze in another responsibility...or can she? When Sue Finch asks for help planning her daughter...

  • Book - 9

    The whole town of Tinker's Cove is looking forward to the celebration marking former librarian Julia Ward Howe Tilley's ninetieth birthday. Lucy Stone, Miss Tilley's closest friend, dreamed up the party idea--at about the same time she decided she's ...

  • Book - 10

    When her part-time reporting gig gives Lucy the opportunity to attend a Boston newspaper conference, she looks forward to the vacation from domestic bliss. But upon leaving Tinker's Cove, she quickly discovers that alone time can be kind of...lonely....

  • Book - 11

    Lucy Stone is in the doghouse--with her next-door neighbor Mrs. Prudence Pratt. It seems that Kudo, the Stones' misbehaving mutt, has developed a taste for Mrs. Pratt's blue-ribbon winning chickens. And he's also developed an escape artist's talent f...

  • 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 a...

  • Book - 13

    Ever since local developer Fred Stanton and his wife, Mimi, built five modular homes next door to Lucy Stone's farmhouse, life just hasn't been the same. With Mimi complaining about everything from the state of Lucy's lawn to another neighbor's lovab...

  • Book - 13.5

    'Tis the season for trimming the tree, caroling, baking cookies, and curling up by the Yuletide waiting for Santa to drop down the chimney. But in this festive collection of holiday whodunits, murder is also paying a visit... Twenty-some years ag...

  • Book - 14

    Not many people in Tinker's Cove, Maine, knew Old Dan Malone. The grizzled barkeep's social circle was limited to the rough-hewn lobstermen and other assorted toughs that frequented his bar, a derelict main street dive called, appropriately, the Bilg...

  • Book - 15

    Spring in Tinker's Cove, Maine, finds local reporter Lucy Stone wishing she were digging in her garden instead of languishing in her office at the Pennysaver newspaper. But flowerbeds will have to wait when Mother's Day rings in a feud between two ne...

  • Book - 16

    With planning the town's annual Halloween Party, the drought wreaking havoc on her garden, and her brood of four children, Lucy Stone's got her hands full this fall... As the air turns crisp and the trees blaze red and gold in the tiny town of Tin...

  • Book - 16.5

    When Lucy Stone discovers the body of Rick Juergens, whose five-year-old son Nemo disappeared, she senses foul play. Crumbs from a gingerbread cookie Lucy gave to Nemo are found in the back seat of Rick's car. With the hours quickly ticking till Chri...

  • Book - 17

    Lucy Stone is saying cheerio to Tinker's Cove and jetting off to jolly old England! But when things get dodgy, it appears murder may have followed her across the Atlantic... Between a busy family and her duties as a reporter for the Pennysaver, Lu...

  • Book - 18

    It's frigid in snow-covered Tinker's Cove, and Lucy is fighting the winter blues -- and her widening waistline. No one in their right mind would vacation in Maine this time of year, but to boost the economy, the town is launching a travel promotion f...

  • Book - 19

    Spring has sprung in Tinker’s Cove, and Lucy Stone has a mile-long to-do list. From painting eggs with her grandson, to preparing the perfect Easter feast, to reviving her garden after a long, cold winter, she hardly has time to search for a killer...

  • Book - 20

    It's Christmas in Tinker's Cove, Maine, and Lucy Stone is excited about her acting debut in the town's production of A Christmas Carol. But a real life Scrooge has everyone feeling frosty, and with a murderer on the loose, Lucy will have to unwrap he...

  • Book - 21

    Lucy Stone is saying "Au revoir!" to Tinker's Cove, Maine, and "Bonjour!" to Paris to take in the sights, learn how to bake authentic French pastries, and experience some joie de vivre. But her dreams of la vie en rose are put on hold when the City o...

  • Book - 22

    Halloween is coming to Tinker’s Cove, Maine, and local reporter Lucy Stone is covering the town’s annual Giant Pumpkin Fest for the Pennysaver. There’s the pumpkin-boat regatta, the children’s Halloween party, the pumpkin weigh-in…even a co...

  • Book - 23

    It’s a nippy spring in Tinker’s Cove, Maine, and so Lucy Stone can’t wait to join her friend Sue at the Earl of Wickham’s manor in England for the “Heads Up!” hat exhibition -- even if she has to spend her entire holiday curtseying. But a...

  • Book - 23.5

    With the fireplace crackling, the tree twinkling, and the carols humming, few things in life are as picture perfect as Christmas in Maine -- until murder dampens the holiday spirit. It must be something in the eggnog . . . When a gift-wrapped bot...

  • Book - 24

    It’s late autumn in Tinker’s Cove, Maine, and the last surviving flowers on Lucy Stone’s porch have fallen victim to the first frost of the season. But as the part-time reporter learns, this cold November morning will claim more than potted pla...

  • Book - 25

    Much has happened since Leslie Meier first introduced her beloved sleuth Lucy Stone with Mistletoe Murder. Many holidays and bake sales have come and gone, Lucy’s children have all grown up. But even after twenty-four books into the bestselling ser...

  • Book - 25.1

    Lucy Stone is thrilled to be cast as an 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-h...

  • Book - 25.2

    It’s Valentine’s Day in Tinker’s Cove, Maine, but when it comes to foul play, Pennysaver reporter Lucy Stone can’t sugar-coat the truth... VALENTINE MURDER Lucy has barely arrived at her first library board meeting when the new librarian...

  • Book - 25.3

    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 . . . Newcomers to Tinker’s Cove, Ty and Heather Moon have moved into a dilapidated house reputed to b...

  • Book - 26

    With family tensions intensifying in Tinker’s Cove, part-time reporter Lucy Stone could really use some time off the grid. But after she RSVPs to an unconventional celebration on remote Holiday Island, Lucy realizes that disconnecting from reality ...

  • Book - 26.5

    In the midst of holiday home renovations, Lucy Stone accidentally unwraps a murder mystery decades in the making when she discovers an old Christmas card with a nasty message belonging to one of her farmhouse''s previous residents. The case m...

  • Book - 27

    Lucy Stone's late-winter blues usually vanish by the time Tinker's Cove goes green for its annual St. Patrick's Day celebration. There's just one wee problem that not even the luck of the Irish can fix--murder! After returning from...

  • Book - 27.5

    Small town traditions are celebrated throughout Maine during the holiday season. But when it comes to Halloween, some people are more than willing to reap a harvest of murder . . . HALLOWEEN PARTY MURDER by LESLIE MEIER Tinker’s Cove newest re...

  • Book - 28

    Part-time reporter Lucy Stone isn’t about to put all her eggs in one basket during a frantic Easter in Tinker’s Cove -- especially when it comes to cracking a deadly mystery . . . Known for its cheerful staff and elaborate annual Easter Bonne...

  • Book - 29

    Easter meets murder in the latest book in New York Times bestselling author Leslie Meier’s ever-popular Lucy Stone mystery series set in Tinker’s Cove, Maine. As part-time Tinker’s Cove reporter Lucy Stone says oui to her daughter’s surprise ...

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

There are 37 books in The Lucy Stone series.

The Lucy Stone series does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Mother of the Bride Murder (Book 29), was published in April 2023.

The first book in The Lucy Stone series, Mail-Order Murder // Mistletoe Murder, was published in December 1991.

The Lucy Stone series primarily falls into the Amateur Sleuth Mystery genre.