A Celebration Bay Mystery
Shelley Freydont is the author of the Celebration Bay mysteries, including Foul Play at the Fair, Silent Knife, Independence Slay and the novella Trawling for Trouble, as well as the Katie McDonald Sudoku mysteries and the Lindy Haggerty Mysteries, and her historical novel A Gilded Grave is the first in a new Newport Gilded Age Mystery series. Under the name Shelley Noble, she is the author of Beach Colors and Stargazey Point. Her books have been translated into seven languages.
The author of Independence Slay invites readers back to Celebration Bay for Halloween festivities with more tricks than treats
This October in Celebration Bay, you can’t swing a black cat without hitting a haunted house. There are three finalists in the contest for the town’s official Haunted House, and ten thousand dollars will go to the winner, with the rest of the contributions and proceeds funding a new community center. Event coordinator Liv Montgomery has invited her friend Jonathan Preston, the debonair CEO of a philanthropic organization, hoping he will award a grant to the center.
But after the Museum of Yankee Horrors wins first place, the transformed Victorian boarding house is vandalized ... and among scattered mannequins of Hester Prynne, Lizzie Borden, and the Headless Horseman, a real dead body is foundone of the contest judges. Now in addition to playing host to Jon, Liv has to play detective and coordinate the clues to unmask a self-appointed judge, jury, and executioner.
Praise for the Celebration Bay Mysteries
“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
“Foul Play at the Fair is a fun romp of a story...A delicious read filled with interesting characters and good times.”—Joyce Lavene, coauthor of the Missing Pieces Mysteries
“I fell in love with Liv Montgomery and the citizens of Celebration Bay from the very first page.”—Mary Kennedy, author of the Talk Radio Mysteries
“Liv Montgomery is a terrific new amateur sleuth, competent, intelligent, with a few surprising skills.”—Lesa’s Book Critiques
“If you like small-town gossip, long-buried secrets, and festivals galore, you’ll love this...A promising new series with colorful characters and seasonal festivals that create endless possibilities for future story lines.”—RT Books Reviews