Death of a Neighborhood Scrooge
On Sale: September 25, 2018
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Freelance writer Jaine Austen is feeling festive about
spending Christmas house-sitting at a posh Bel Air mansion,
accompanied by her friend Lance and her cat, Prozac. But
when a grumpy neighbor gets himself iced, she’ll have to
find the culprit or she may spend the New Year in jail . . .
Scotty Parker is a former child star who once played Tiny
Tim, but now he’s grown up into the role of neighborhood
Scrooge. He cuts the wires on his neighbors’ Christmas
lights and tells local kids that Santa had a stroke. And his
miserly, bah-humbug attitude lasts year-round—a fact known
all too well by his current wife, his ex-wife, his maid, and
Scotty thinks he can stage a comeback with the screenplay
he’s working on (The Return of Tiny Tim: Vengeance Is
Mine!), and Jaine’s been reluctantly helping him edit
it. So when Scotty is bludgeoned with a frozen chocolate
yule log and the police start making a list of suspects and
checking it twice, Jaine’s name is unfortunately included.
True, she’s been under some stress, with Lance trying to set
her up on dates and her fickle feline taking a sudden liking
to someone else—but she’s not guilty of murder. Now she just
has to prove it, by using her gift for detection and
figuring out who committed this holiday homicide.
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