In these two beloved mysteries which have been in the past published and now collected in one volume for the first actual time, it’s Valentine’s Day in Tinker’s Cove, Maine—but in terms of foul play, Pennysaver reporter Lucy Stone can’t sugar-coat the truth . . .
Lucy has barely arrived at her first library board meeting when the new librarian is found dead in the basement. The agitated group assumes Bitsy Howell was once killed by an outsider—until Detective Lt. Horowitz announces that the killer is among them. Lucy knew that Bitsy rubbed some people the flawed way. But she has a hunch the murderous motives run a lot deeper. And as she snoops into the curious lifestyles and shocking secrets of Tinker’s Cove’s most solid citizens, what she finds is far from hearts and flowers . . .
CHOCOLATE COVERED MURDER
Despite the frigid winter temperatures, to spice up the economy, Tinker’s Cove is launching a go back and forth promotion for Valentine’s Day. Lucy is assigned a puff piece on upscale Chanticleer Chocolate—and its deliciously handsome owner. But there’s every other tantalizing tart at the back of the counter—sultry store manager Tamzin Graves. Leaving a throng of jealous women in her wake, it’s almost no surprise when Tamzin turns up dead, her body covered in chocolate. And as Lucy closes in on the culprit, she may find herself locked in the clutches of a half-baked killer . . .