Haunted House Murder

Haunted House Murder

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 . . . HAUNTED HOUSE MURDER by LESLIE MEIER Newcomers to Tinker’s Cove, Ty and Heather Moon have moved into a dilapidated house reputed to be a haven for ghosts. Now strange noises and flickering lights erupt from the house at all hou...

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Title:Haunted House Murder
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Haunted House Murder Reviews

  • Taryn

    In the first tale we are taken to Tinker's Cove where a new family has moved into what everyone looks at as a Haunted House. Lucy tries to meet the newcomers but soon learns that not only are they standoffish but also a tad weird. She soon becomes concerned that the husband is an abuser and tries her best to let his wife know that she is not alone. Things get crazier when strange noises can be heard coming from the house at all hours. Follow along as Lucy investigates and learns that looks can b

    In the first tale we are taken to Tinker's Cove where a new family has moved into what everyone looks at as a Haunted House. Lucy tries to meet the newcomers but soon learns that not only are they standoffish but also a tad weird. She soon becomes concerned that the husband is an abuser and tries her best to let his wife know that she is not alone. Things get crazier when strange noises can be heard coming from the house at all hours. Follow along as Lucy investigates and learns that looks can be deceiving.

    In the second tale Hayley is excited to see that the abandoned house next door has a new family moving in. The house has many stories that have been told about it and the main one is that it is haunted. When the realtor that sold the house disappears, the strangeness of the family leads Hayley to believe that her new neighbors had something to do with her disappearance. Follow along as she soon realizes all isn't what it seems and the most unlikely of people can be killers too.

    In the third tale Busman's Harbor is gearing up for some Halloween festivities. Julia has agreed to be a part of a ghostly reenactment but things turn sour when one of her fellow actors is really shot. Julia can't just stand by and do nothing so she dives right into investigating. She soon finds herself in deeper than she expected, will she identify the killer before something bad happens to her? Follow along and find out!! These were three wonderful tales in one book and they were all worth the read!!!

    I received an ARC of this book, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • Shelly

    I so enjoyed this book! I like cozy mysteries. I like holiday and seasonally-themed books. I like novellas. Haunted House Murder is all three wrapped into one wonderful anthology! The pacing is spot-on and the writing by all three authors is superb.

    Haunted House Murder starts out strong with a delightful Lucy Stone mystery by remarkable author Leslie Meier. Someone has moved into the old dilapidated Victorian by the elementary school. The new homeowners' behaviors are mysterious and downright fr

    I so enjoyed this book! I like cozy mysteries. I like holiday and seasonally-themed books. I like novellas. Haunted House Murder is all three wrapped into one wonderful anthology! The pacing is spot-on and the writing by all three authors is superb.

    Haunted House Murder starts out strong with a delightful Lucy Stone mystery by remarkable author Leslie Meier. Someone has moved into the old dilapidated Victorian by the elementary school. The new homeowners' behaviors are mysterious and downright frightening at times. Leave it to Lucy to unravel the haunting mystery.

    Death by Haunted House by talented author Lee Hollis carries on the Halloween theme. An old house has sat abandoned for years after the previous owner met a mysterious death. A new family has moved in and the real estate agent that helped broker the deal has vanished inexplicably. Hayley Powell takes it upon herself to solve the mysteries surrounding this seemingly malevolent home.

    Hallowed Out is an enjoyable Halloween novella by entertaining author Barbara Ross. There has been rumblings for years that Busman's Harbor is haunted. What better way to capitalize on these rumors than a haunted house tour and ghastly re-eneactments in October? It's all fun and games until somebody gets hurt....or murdered, I should say. The twists and turns kept me turning the pages.

  • 🌈⭐️RoseOfRainbows⭐️🌈💕

    Spookily satisfying! Loved this exceptional trio of scary good stories. Sure to have readers on the edge of their seats and screaming with excitement. 5/5 stars

  • Christine

    This book is actually a collection of three Halloween-themed novellas. All three are set in small towns in Maine and the characters are preparing for Halloween in a variety of ways. Overall, I would rate the book 4 stars, which is an average of my rating of each individual story. Each story was entertaining and it's a great collection to get in the mood for Halloween.

    The first story is "Haunted House Murder" by Leslie Meier which I would rate 4 stars. I have read a few full-length novels featur

    This book is actually a collection of three Halloween-themed novellas. All three are set in small towns in Maine and the characters are preparing for Halloween in a variety of ways. Overall, I would rate the book 4 stars, which is an average of my rating of each individual story. Each story was entertaining and it's a great collection to get in the mood for Halloween.

    The first story is "Haunted House Murder" by Leslie Meier which I would rate 4 stars. I have read a few full-length novels featuring Lucy Stone who is a part-time reporter for Tinker Cove's weekly newspaper, the "Pennysaver". I always have mixed emotions about Lucy. I like that she's not perfect, but she sometimes go overboard with her attitude. I understand she is overwhelmed with her work responsibilities and the unexpected responsibility of caring for her grandson. However, I was surprised when she found it "boring" and "ridiculous" that her eight-year-old wasn't catching onto fractions quickly enough. In spite of that, the story of her neighbors Ty and Heather Moon moving into a run-down house that was rumored to be haunted was entertaining. Although Lucy already has her hands full, she takes it upon herself to get to the bottom of that mystery. I guessed part of how things were going to turn out, but I still enjoyed the ending.

    The second story in this book is "Death by Haunted House" by Lee Hollis. I would give this story 3.5 stars. Similar to the first story, a family has moved into a house that has remained vacant and is thought to be haunted. Hayley Powell's new neighbors are strange and unfriendly, but she soon begins to worry they may be dangerous. I like Hayley and her children, but her husband acts like a child himself and often makes difficult situations even worse. This story is set in the year 2009. I was unfamiliar with this series so out of curiosity, I looked up some of the full-length novels featuring Hayley and in the first one, it says she is a divorced, single mom so it looks like Hayley may have also got tired of Danny's immaturity! The murder mystery itself drags on a little too long, even in a shorter story, but the solution was unexpected and interesting.

    The third story, "Hallowed Out" by Barbara Ross is my favorite of the three and I give it 4.5 stars. Busman's Harbor has a reputation for being haunted which provides local resident, Harley Prendergast, the perfect opportunity to promote a Halloween Haunted House tour. Julia Snowden, her boyfriend, and other family members get talked into helping Harley act out scenes from some of the town's famous ghost stories. This seems like a fairly harmless way to celebrate Halloween until something goes horribly wrong and the town is dealing with an all-too-real death that looks like murder. This story starts out a little slow, but picks up once Julia begins investigating the murder. I never could have guessed the motive behind the murder and the identity of the killer, and I enjoyed seeing Julia get to the solution in this fun cozy.

    I received this book from NetGalley through the courtesy of Kensington Books. The book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.

  • Amanda

    This is a fun collection of Halloween mini-mysteries that are part of 3 series I read. They are easily written to be read as stand-alone stories for anyone not familiar with the series, and make excellent companion novellas for fans of these authors. Each story has the perfect feel to get you in the Halloween spirit. Haunted House Murder and Death by Haunted House both involve mysterious and eccentric newcomers to town. Hallowed Out is centered around a haunted house tour offered for Halloween w

    This is a fun collection of Halloween mini-mysteries that are part of 3 series I read. They are easily written to be read as stand-alone stories for anyone not familiar with the series, and make excellent companion novellas for fans of these authors. Each story has the perfect feel to get you in the Halloween spirit. Haunted House Murder and Death by Haunted House both involve mysterious and eccentric newcomers to town. Hallowed Out is centered around a haunted house tour offered for Halloween week.

    I found many of the characters in Haunted House Murder to be a bit judgemental and rude, but the story is an easy read with an intriguing mystery.

    Death by Haunted House takes place before the rest of the series begins, so it's interesting to go back to how life was for Hayley before I got to know her in Death of a Kitchen Diva. It's a great, multi-dimensional story with a mystery that really surprised me at the end.

    Hallowed Out takes place in Busman's Harbor and involves the restaurant where protagonist Julia and her boyfriend Chris serve dinner during the off-season. This is a well-written story with a head-scratching mystery that kept me turning the pages.

    All in all, I highly recommend this book, especially if you enjoy reading holiday themed cozies. I received an advance copy of this book. This review contains my honest thoughts and opinions.

  • Lisa Morin

    Haunted House Murder is a novella with three stories by three different authors.

    I'm a big fan of all the authors and I was delighted to see them collaborate on this book.

    The first story is written by Leslie Meier. I've read every one of her books several times. I consider her my go to author when I'm in need of reading a comfort story.

    In this book, Lucy Stone is preparing for Halloween when she gets an unexpected phone call from her son, who needs a sitter for his son. Of course Lucy jumps at th

    Haunted House Murder is a novella with three stories by three different authors.

    I'm a big fan of all the authors and I was delighted to see them collaborate on this book.

    The first story is written by Leslie Meier. I've read every one of her books several times. I consider her my go to author when I'm in need of reading a comfort story.

    In this book, Lucy Stone is preparing for Halloween when she gets an unexpected phone call from her son, who needs a sitter for his son. Of course Lucy jumps at the chance.

    When new neighbors move in, Lucy becomes suspicious and before long, she is spying on them and she insists there is something nefarious going on.

    Normally I would give any Lucy Stone book 5 stars, but this was more of a 3.5-3.75 rating.

    Lucy appeared whiney, short tempered and aggravated with all the responsibilities she had.

    Her daughter that was home, Sarah, was extremely annoying and her role in the book was weak. While the story itself was good, I found the characters to be difficult to deal with.

    In the second book by Lee Hollis, Hayley is a great character, but her husband was absolutely annoying.

    I was disappointed that the story focused on a Halloween of the past and not if the present.

    It had the same theme as the first story, new neighbors, creepy house and if course, Hayley's husband is suspicious of them and makes a nuisance of himself. This would be the same rating as above.

    The third book by Barbara Ross is definitely 5 stars.

    Julia and her boyfriend Chris are participating in the Halloween haunted house tour. With the help of family and friends, they are finally ready and when a real murder takes place, Julia is determined to find the answers.

    This story was well told and I had no idea who was the murderer until the end.

    Thank to to NetGalley and the publisher for approving me to read this book.

  • Amy

    This book is a collection of three Halloween-themed cozy mystery novellas, all set in Maine.

    Haunted House Murder by Leslie Meier continues the story of Lucy Stone and her family in Tinker's Cove. A new couple has moved into a home in need of repairs and their behavior raises suspicion from Lucy and the townspeople. When one of her family may be in danger, Lucy flies into overdrive into finding out what's really going on behind their closed doors. Her attitude and behaviors have tried my patience

    This book is a collection of three Halloween-themed cozy mystery novellas, all set in Maine.

    Haunted House Murder by Leslie Meier continues the story of Lucy Stone and her family in Tinker's Cove. A new couple has moved into a home in need of repairs and their behavior raises suspicion from Lucy and the townspeople. When one of her family may be in danger, Lucy flies into overdrive into finding out what's really going on behind their closed doors. Her attitude and behaviors have tried my patience over the years, though some of the storylines have been very good. It was a pleasant, though somewhat predictable read. 3.5 stars.

    Death by Haunted House by Lee Hollis--This is a new series for me. I was a bit surprised that the plot was very similar to the prior story. I really didn't connect with the characters and the pace dragged. 3 stars.

    Hallowed Out by Barbara Ross-- I love the Clambake series and was happy to return to Busman's Harbor. Julia and her boyfriend Chris agree to participate in a Ghost Tour where a play re-enacts the Prohibition-era town ghost story. But things go awry when a real murder occurs in their restaurant and Julia is determined to solve the crime. This novella was the gem of the book. Well-written with a great plot twist. 5 stars.

    Thanks to NetGalley and Kensington for a digital ARC of this book. My review is voluntary.

  • K.A. Davis

    HAUNTED HOUSE MURDER by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, and Barbara Ross is the third anthology book the three talented authors have teamed up for. With three Halloween-themed novellas to provide short, goosebump-worthy reads, each author spins tales based on their much-loved characters from their long-enduring series. As you would expect, each novella has different characters and much different storytelling styles.

    Leslie Meier writes a soft mystery intertwining a social issue. I like how she uses th

    HAUNTED HOUSE MURDER by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, and Barbara Ross is the third anthology book the three talented authors have teamed up for. With three Halloween-themed novellas to provide short, goosebump-worthy reads, each author spins tales based on their much-loved characters from their long-enduring series. As you would expect, each novella has different characters and much different storytelling styles.

    Leslie Meier writes a soft mystery intertwining a social issue. I like how she uses the grandson of the protagonist, Lucy Stone to increase the suspense. Lee Hollis takes the reader back in time to when the protagonist, Hayley Powell, has her young children at home. Halloween, especially when kids are involved, tends to not be quite so scary. Still the author manages to insert references to old-school horror movies and characters that had me chuckling. Barbara Ross ramps up the spookiness factor with a ghost tour in which she relates local ghost stories of Busman Harbor. As a longtime fan of the Maine Clambake Mystery series, I appreciated the peek into a different view of the town’s history and setting. I also appreciated her tale adhering to the title of the book by including a murder and not just a mystery. Despite the short novella length, Ms. Ross manages to make the story feel full length with good character development, a crime, great settings and Halloween flavors, and a complete resolution.

    I was provided an advance copy via Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • amanda

    These are 3 short novellas centered around Halloween and spooky business. I made the mistake of thinking it’s horror and it’s not haha it’s cozy mystery a genre I absolutely love so I wasn’t put off by it at all! The stories were heartwarming and a bit too kitschy for my taste but all in all this is a great collection to curl up in a chair to and just unwind with.

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC of this book.

  • Toni

    3.5 Stars

    I have to admit, this book kind of threw me in the beginning. When I got to the end of story number one and no murder had actually happened, I felt like I stepped to the edge of a cliff and fell off before the end of the book. I originally thought this was a story only by Leslie Meier. On the book cover her name is so huge, I overlooked the other two author’s names. I was three chapters into the next story before I realized this was three short stories and not one big story.

    I was disapp

    3.5 Stars

    I have to admit, this book kind of threw me in the beginning. When I got to the end of story number one and no murder had actually happened, I felt like I stepped to the edge of a cliff and fell off before the end of the book. I originally thought this was a story only by Leslie Meier. On the book cover her name is so huge, I overlooked the other two author’s names. I was three chapters into the next story before I realized this was three short stories and not one big story.

    I was disappointed there wasn’t a death in story one. I figured it was a given considering the title of the book was “Haunted House MURDER.” I was ready to go in for the long haul when the story seemed to abruptly end. That may have been the natural ending but I was left wanting more to this tidbit of Meiers work. I felt for Lucy as she tried to take care of her grandson pretty much on her own. No one else even seemed to have her back,. Not her daughter or her hubby. I wanted more of this part of the story. It wasn’t really resolved. Now I am wondering if this will be brought up in the next book. I need more, dang it!

    Short story number two DEATH BY HAUNTER HOUSE was pretty good after I realized it was indeed its own separate story. I had never read a Lee Hollis story and so I was intrigued by the characters. I did have a bit of trouble in the beginning distinguishing children from adults. But once I did, I thought it was a hoot. Hayley’s hubby was almost as bad as the kids sometimes. I will definitely have to check out more of this author’s work. I think I have a few books already in my vast Kindle Library.

    Short story number three HALLOWED OUT was the best of the bunch, in my opinion. This story alone is worth the purchase of the book. I am totally going to dive into Barbara Ross’s books with gusto now. I have five or six, I think in my collection, both digital and proper paperback versions. I felt the story was completely fleshed out with all the motivations and structure of a larger book. To say I was impressed was an understatement.

    If you are keeping count, there are murders in story two and three but not in story one.

    There was also a big a weirdness around the placement of the recipes. I felt like they restricted the flow of the story. I would have liked them to be at the end instead of between stories. But that is just me. I don’t read books like this for the recipes. But for the people who like them, I am sure they are appreciated wherever they find them.

    Overall, it was a nice and enjoyable read. I just wish the stories could have been a bit longer. Sometimes when you are invested in a world, it is hard to say goodbye. Definitely check this out if you are into cozy mysteries and want to check out new authors. You won’t come away disasppointed.

    I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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