BAKE SALE MURDER
Who knew a bake-sale fundraiser could generate so much drama? Fans of Lucy Stone can have another pleasant visit with her and the quirky residents of her small Maine town. Meier has a deft touch with family relationships and small-town characters, and she dazzles with unexpected charm.
As the police investigate, Lucy starts following her own leads into the mysterious Mimi's life. But someone's not happy about her snooping, and everyone in town is wondering about the homeless man who showed up at Mimi's funeral and is skulking around town. As she tries to find a murderer, Lucy also attempts to get to the bottom of some anonymous letters accusing the local football team of harassment. (Kensington, Dec., 240 pp., $22.00)