By: Shelley Freydont
Copyright September 2012
Publisher: Berkeley Prime Crime
Every day is a holiday in Celebration Bay . . .but unfortunately death doesn’t take a holiday. As more and more tourists flock to Celebration Bay, New York, to enjoy their seasonal festivals, the town is in need of a professional coordinator. Enter Manhattan event planner Liv Montgomery, tired of big-city stress and looking for an idyllic spot where she and her Westie terrier, Whiskey, can put down roots. The Harvest by the Bay Festival is Liv’s first chance to prove herself, and everything from apple bobbing to pumpkin painting goes perfectly—until the body of an itinerant juggler is discovered stuffed into an antique apple press. With a murderer on the loose, town leaders threaten to shut down the upcoming Halloween and Christmas festivals. But the town’s livelihood is at stake, and there is no way Liv is going to let that happen, even if she has to solve the murder herself. No matter how many balls she needs to keep in the air, Liv is determined to find a killer who’s rotten to the core . .
A new series and a new to me author… A wonderful way to weather a hurricane that took out the power for 11 days. It made sitting wrapped in a blanket in my lounger reading by a battery lantern extremely bearable.
A New York event coordinator tired of all the bridezillas in her life takes a job as even coordinator for an upstate NY town. Live Montgomery never thought it would include a mix of townspeople who could have been ripped from the pages of Mad Magazine. She also never thought that finding a murderer would be part of her job description.
A very well thought out story line, with a cast of characters that will entertain you and even have you wanting to smack a few of them. That makes it all perfect. You must read this book.
FTC Full Disclosure: I received my copy of this book as a gift from a friend.