As an investigative reporter in a small town, Lucy Stone is happy to be going to a newspaper conference in Boston, where things might be a little more newsworthy. However, Lucy doesn't expect to be embroiled in a murder investigation.

Despite her unease about leaving her four kids home, Lucy is excited to meet others working in her field, including Luther Read, who ends up dead by the end of the conference. When she feels the wrong person has been arrested, she decides to look into things herself. It isn't going to be a happy Father's Day for her husband, though, if the murderer decides Lucy is getting to close.

FATHER'S DAY MURDER is a nice change of pace from the other books in the series. You're able to focus on Lucy as her own person, since she's not in the position of having to take care of everyone else. It's also fun seeing how she handles being on her own in a big city. This is a fun, easy read with an engaging mystery. (Jun., 240 pp., $22.00)

Reviewed by: 
Robyn Glazer