Nov 12, 2013

Merry Market Murder by Paige Shelton

Teaser Tuesdays  is hosted by MizB; choose sentences from your current read and identify author and title for readers. First Chapter, First Paragraph is hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.

Title: Merry Market Murder: A Farmer's Market Mystery by Paige Shelton
Expected publication: December 3,2013; Berkley
Genre: cozy mystery

"I've never had a real Christmas tree. Mom was allergic."
"That's a shame." She tsk'ed and shook her head. ( ch. 4)
First chapter:
"The rumors are true. He does look a little like Santa Claus," I said to Allison as we watched the bearded man working inside the cargo box on the back of the short freight truck.
Book description:
"Bailey’s Farmers’ Market is this season’s go-to holiday destination, but not all the vendors are feeling the Christmas spirit...

Jam and preserve maker Becca Robins is excited about the extra business that the Ridgeway Christmas Tree Farm is bringing to the market this holiday season. But when a competing tree farmer, Reggie Stuckey, arrives with a truck full of trees, angrily barking that he has exclusive selling rights at the market, Becca finds herself pining for more goodwill toward men.

After Reggie is found with a tree stake in his chest, she wonders when the Christmas tree business turned so deadly. Now Becca has to use the only clues she has to the killer’s identity—mysterious ornaments that begin to show up in her stall—to hook a sinister Scrooge who will go to any lengths to drive home a point." (publisher)

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Udita Banerjee said...

Oh that's a shame indeed

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Love the sound of this one...and a Christmas mystery is appealing to me. Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

Anonymous said...

sounds perfect for a cozy winter evening with a cup of hot chocolate or roasted chestnuts!

Tea said...

Sorry about her mother. Hope she doesn't make the whole Christmas miserable.

Nise' said...

Oh dear! But it does sound like a good holiday read.

JoAnn said...

Sounds like a perfect cozy for the holiday season!

Suko said...

This sounds like a fun holiday book! Enjoy!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I'm ready for a few holiday books so I could see myself reading more -- enjoy and thanks for joining in this week.

Margot said...

I love good holiday books and this one sounds good.

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