You know it's going to happen. You're going to need to escape. Because on
Thursday afternoon, Uncle Bill will be deep in the eggnog—except he won't be
drinking the same eggnog everyone else will be enjoying. Uncle Bill's special
blend will come from the flask in his pocket, and the more he drinks, the louder
his political jokes will get.
If he was the only one you had to worry about this Thanksgiving, you'd survive.
Except he isn't.
Your cousin Lori will be flirting with your brother-in-law, and your sister will
be close to murder if he even acknowledges Lori's presence. Which will exclude
your right hand helper from any of the meal preparations—the last thing you need
is your sister in vicinity of a kitchen full of knives.
Don't forget the football games. There are three to contend with this year, so
unless you're having a Thanksgiving Day brunch, you better be prepared for your
mother-in-law to be very unhappy when you time the meal to coincide with her
team's kick-off. Not that she has a 'team' who she loyally keeps up
with. She only watches football on the holidays you've drawn the unlucky straw
to host the holiday meal.
And then there's your brother Joe. Despite your ten million warnings ahead of
time, your husband is going to fall for Joe's ploy to make sure they see the
half-time reports. Why? Because they're in the same fantasy football league and
they absolutely must hear the stats from across the league—even though the
current game has the only changes since Monday night.
Yeah, you're going to need an escape plan, and I'm here to prepare your get away
with three great mysteries. So grab your books, lock the closet door, and enjoy!
A Popcorn Shop
Murder is on the menu for gourmet popcorn entrepreneur Rebecca Anderson, and
it's up to her to pop the case wide open.
Rebecca Anderson is surprised to discover an old diary in the wall of her
popcorn shop. With the shop's kitchen under repair and production of her gourmet
treats on temporary hold, Rebecca hopes that reading the diary will be a welcome
distraction. She doesn't expect that the diary will end in a mystery when the
writer seemingly disappears under concerning circumstances.
Unfortunately for Rebecca, that is not the only mystery she is involved in.
When local busybody Lloyd McLaughlin is found dead, the police believed he was
poisoned by Rebecca's popcorn. There's only one batch of popcorn Rebecca has
made recently—and it wasn't intended for Lloyd. Nothing about Lloyd's death
makes sense—until Rebecca discovers a startling connection between the diary
writer and the murdered man.
Now, with her reputation on the line, Rebecca must discover who's been
cooking up murder—both in the past and in the present.
Young Adult | Mystery Cozy [Berkley, On Sale: November 7, 2017, Mass Market Paperback
/ e-Book, ISBN: 9780425280935 / eISBN: 9780698193888]
The usually quiet town of Granford, Massachusetts, is in for a jolt when
Monica Whitman moves in. She's a dynamo who makes friends easily. One of her
first acquaintances is orchard owner Meg Corey Chapman. She's intrigued by the
new arrival, who has already sold the town board on a new, fun way to spice up
the cold winter months. WinterFare will feature local foods and crafts as well
as entertainment. It's exactly what the town needs to bring in visitors during
But tragedy strikes when Monica falls ill and dies. It looks like a case of
food poisoning, but after all the food on the premises has been tested,
including Meg's apples, it becomes clear that there's a more sinister
explanation to the older woman's demise.
Meg's investigation of the crime leads to some unlikely suspects, including a
rival apple-grower, but the biggest mystery of all may involve the dead woman's
Mystery Cozy | Young Adult [Berkley, On Sale: November 7, 2017, Mass Market Paperback
/ e-Book, ISBN: 9780425275832 / eISBN: 9780698165663]
Missy DuBois's Louisiana hat studio is the destination for Southern brides
who want to make a fashion statement. But designing headpieces isn't her only
talent, she's also got a head for solving murders . . .
It's not uncommon for folks to live it up a little too much on New Year's
Eve. But when Missy walks into her parking lot at Crowning Glory on New Year's
Day and discovers professional wedding planner Charlotte Deveraux inside a
whiskey barrel, the poor woman isn't just hung over . . . she's dead. Since the
murder weapon was an old hat stand that belonged to Missy, her customers are
cancelling appointments and everyone in town seems to be turning up their noses
at her. Despite plenty of intrigue to motivate a hatful of suspects, suspicion
keeps falling squarely on Missy. All the more reason to clear her name—or the
next veil she designs will come in a shade of black . . .
Mystery Cozy [Lyrical Press, On Sale: October 24, 2017, e-Book, ISBN:
9781601837172 / eISBN: 9781601837172]
Watch for my five cozy mystery giveaway here on Fresh Fiction. Until next time,
get cozy and read on!
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