Four holiday short stories - quick reads
for the busiest time of year, including
a bit of Christmas magic.
Not all the witch trials took place in Salem. And there are people in nearby Rachael Crossing who believe the abandoned old house in their midst has roots going back to those awful times.
Determined not to be spooked by vague rumors, Deborah Colby leases that house for the summer and when she meets Ethan Burke, she's certain she's made the right decision - certain her whole life has been leading her there to him.
read an excerpt here (PDF)
Trouble has sprouted at Harper Farms. Top secret info has been leaked to the competition, and now there’s serious sabotage cropping up. So the farm’s beleaguered owner, Gil Harper, has called on Rory to dig up some dirt. But what Rory discovers raises a new field of questions…
Someone shucked Harper’s accountant and left his body in the farm’s corn maze. While Gil is quick to hire Rory to solve now not one but two crimes, the sketching sleuth isn’t so sure why the farmer wants her to focus her attention on his own family.
Regardless, Rory and Zeke will need to put their hands to the plow and solve this case before someone else is planted six feet under…
An all-new mystery series from Sharon Pape — set in a sparkling world of crystals and crime…
I'd like to introduce you to Jaye, Sierra and Daniel, some new pals I've been hanging with lately. They live in Sedona, Arizona where Jaye is the proprietor of a crystal shop, Sierra owns a bakery and Daniel, a full-blooded Navajo, owns a company that runs guided tours of the Red Rock Country (including its famous psychic vortexes).
When Jaye and Sierra find themselves the prime suspects in a murder case, the three friends are determined to find the real culprit. They have some unexpected help along the way from a strange, little creature who proves to be quite a mystery herself. Add in Daniel's grandmother, who comes from a long line of medicine women, and things really start popping. You can meet them all in my new "Crystal Shop Mysteries" from Berkley Intermix. The first book in the series, Alibis and Amethysts, debuts on August 20th, 2013, as an ebook.
"Just when I think that every kind of cozy mystery series that can be written, has been written, an author like Sharon Pape comes up with something original that sparkles and stands out from the crowd. She gives us interesting characters, thought-provoking mysteries, lovable animals, a wacky aunt, a ghost, some time-shifting chapters, witty dialogue, and leaves readers with a thirst for more. I hope Ms. Pape is a fast writer and that the next book is released sooner rather than later, as I canít wait to find out what happens next.
I recommend this book to everyone who loves a mystery, animals, and ghost stories. You canít go wrong with this one because there is simply nothing not to like! Enjoy!" - Laura Hinds on MyShelf.com