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 found—one 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.
About the Author:
Shelley Freydont is the author of the Liv Montgomery Celebration Bay Mysteries, Foul Play at the Fair, Silent Knife, Independence Slay as well as the Kate MacDonald Sudoku Mysteries and the Lindy Haggerty dance company mysteries, and the upcoming Newport Gilded Age Mysteries, beginning with A Gilded Grave (6/15)
As Shelley Noble, she is the NYTimes Best selling author of women’s fiction (Beach Colors, Stargazey Point, Breakwater Bay, and Whisper Beach as well as several novellas. A former professional dancer and choreographer, Shelley lives at the Jersey shore and loves puzzles, light houses and antique carousels. She also loves to hear from readers.
A former professional dancer and choreographer, she most recently worked on the films, Mona Lisa Smile and The Game Plan. Shelley is a member of Sisters-in-Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, and Liberty States Fiction Writers.
For more about Shelley, please visit her website www.shelleyfreydont.com.
Review of Trick or Deceit
Review (4 Stars): My favorite holiday is Halloween and I love cozy mysteries that take place around this wonderful time of year. Liv is excited to learn who will win the contest for Celebration Bay’s official haunted house and take home the coveted title. When the winner is announced and the dead body of one of the judges is found among the scary decorations, it is up to Liv to help find a killer before it is too late.
This is such a sweet series and I always enjoy spending time with the residents of Celebration Bay. Trick or Deceit was a delightful addition to the series and I loved figuring out the clues right along with Liv. This is the fourth book in the Celebration Bay mystery series and I hope that this series continues for many years to come.
’m excited to give away a copy of Trick or Deceit. This giveaway is for US Residents only. To be entered in the drawing by September 15th, please leave me a comment below:
Love holiday-themed cozies; thanks for the chance to win it 🙂
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I think it would be fun to visit Celebration Bay in October! Thanks for the good review and chance to win!
Trick or Deceit sounds like a fun read! There is something about a Halloween themed cozy mystery which makes the story even more exciting. Thank you for the giveaway.