Event planner Liv Montgomery is full of yuletide cheer--but it's hard to remain festive when someone's out to slay Santa in the second Celebration Bay mystery. It's Liv Montgomery's first Christmas out of Manhattan and in Celebration Bay. They've got a tree to rival Rockefeller Center's, but this year's holidays are turning out to be a disaster. As the small town's event planner, Liv wants everything to be perfect. Unfortunately, the local Christmas shop has been replaced by the gaudy Trim a Tree--complete with tacky ornaments and a new replacement Santa who isn't spreading any cheer. At the town's annual Celebration of Lights, Trim a Tree is the only shop left unlit. Liv, furious, goes to investigate, and discovers something even less festive--the store's new Santa has been murdered. Small-town gossip begins to stir, and Liv must clear the name of the previous town Santa just in the nick of time before the real killer ruins Christmas.
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 106 x 170 x 26mm | 140g
- 03 Sep 2013
- Berkley Books
- New York
Praise for the Celebration Bay Mysteries "If you like small-town gossip, long-buried secrets, and festivals galore, you'll love this new series."--RT Book Reviews "All the charm of a Norman Rockwell painting, but with a much more colorful cast of characters!"--Cynthia Baxter, author of the Reigning Cats & Dogs Mysteries "A great summer read to take to the beach, and not just for a holiday weekend. Freydont has humor mixed in with a full story line that will have you guessing with each page."--Fresh Fiction "Freydont is a skilled writer...the dialogue is funny and fast, and the plot carries the reader along swiftly...[A] very enjoyable series."--Kings River Life Magazine
About Shelley Freydont
Shelley Freydont is the author of several mystery series, including the Newport Gilded Age Mysteries, the Celebration Bay Mysteries, and the mysteries featuring Lindy Haggerty and Katie McDonald. As Shelley Noble, she is the New York Times bestselling author of several women's fiction novels. Her books have been translated into seven languages.