Sunday, October 18, 2009

Done with “Trick or Treat Murder” by Leslie Meier

The Halloween party at the old Hallett House goes quite well, except Lucy accidentally leaves her baby’s diaper bag at the place. When she gets home she discovers she has no diapers and even though it’s late, she decides to go and get the bag. When she arrives at the old mansion, it’s very dark and everyone has left to go home or on to other parties.

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Lucy feels it’s the very image of a spooky haunted house. But she bravely grabs her flashlight, tries the door (it’s open) and goes in to retrieve the diaper bag. She hears several noises that frighten her but she thinks it is mice and so keeps on going.

I don’t think I’d have the courage to do that, especially on Halloween eve with an arsonist on the loose! She debates with herself about going to the store to buy diapers - I think I would have done that instead.

Lucy does play a pivotal role in capturing the criminal. I like the way the Halloween theme was used in the book. There was a lot of emphasis given to Lucy caring for her baby and of her trying to find the time to do everything she needs to do in her busy life. I felt there could have been more emphasis on the mystery part of the story.

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K M Britt said...

Nothing better than a spooky house.

LadyPI said...

I agree!