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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 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.
I was so excited to read Trick or Deceit by Shelley Freydont and visit Celebration Bay again. I love Halloween. I love reading seasonal/holiday books (especially cozies) during the season in which they take place. This was the perfect time of year to read Trick or Deceit by Shelley Freydont.
In this installment of the series, Liv finds herself again at the center of a murder mystery. This time, there has been a body discovered in a haunted house. Once I started reading this one, I couldn’t put it down. Freydont has a writing style that pulls you in and leaves you guessing right up until the end. The cozy mystery is alive and well in the Celebration Bay series. It is my goal to get caught up on this series before the end of the year. I have enjoyed what I’ve read so far. Trick or Deceit by Shelley Freydont has everything I love in a cozy mystery: an awesome sleuth, a really fun setting, and a mystery that doesn’t reveal itself too quickly.
If you are looking for the perfect cozy mystery to read this autumn, look no further. Trick or Deceit by Shelley Freydont will have you staying up a little later for ‘just one more chapter’ and turning pages as fast as can be. I highly recommend this one, especially this time of year.