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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Silent Night, Deadly Night Guest Post

Silent Night, Deadly Night
(A Year-Round Christmas Mystery)
by Vicki Delany

About the Book

Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Berkley (August 27, 2019)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 0440000300

ISBN-13: 978-0440000303


Residents of Rudolph keep the spirit of Christmas alive year-round—but their joy is threatened when a group of grinches visits the town, in the charming fourth installment of the Year-Round Christmas series.
It’s the week before Thanksgiving, and Merry Wilkinson, owner of Mrs. Claus’s Treasures, is preparing for a weekend reunion of her mother’s college friends. But when the group of women comes into Merry’s shop, Merry is met with frosty attitudes and cold hearts.
The women argue amongst themselves constantly, and the bickering only intensifies after one of the friends is poisoned. With her father’s role as Santa in danger due to his proximity to the crime, Merry will need to use all of her investigative gifts to wrap this mystery up and save Santa and her favorite holiday.
About the Author

Vicki Delany is one of Canada’s most prolific and varied crime writers and a national bestseller in the U.S. She has written more than thirty books:  clever cozies to Gothic thrillers to gritty police procedurals, to historical fiction and novellas for adult literacy. She is currently writing four cozy mystery series: the Tea By The Sea mysteries, the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series, the Year Round Christmas mysteries and, as Eva Gates, the Lighthouse Library series.
Author Links
Website –  www.vickidelany.com
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Purchase Links – Amazon – B&N – Kobo – Google Play – IndieBound


My Favorite Holiday
By Merry Wilkinson from the Year Round Christmas Mysteries by Vicki Delany
July 2019
I have to confess that Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday.
Why is that a confession, you ask? Plenty of people love Thanksgiving. What’s not to love – turkey, pumpkin pie, autumn woods, warm sweaters, roaring fires. Family, friends, food!
It’s just that I live in Rudolph, New York, America’s Year Round Christmas destination. In Rudolph everything is all Christmas, all the time. And we love it that way! Really, we do.
But, as the owner of Mrs. Claus’s Treasures located on Jingle Bell Lane, Christmas for me means work.  The frantic shopping season of November/December, getting my float ready for the semi-annual Santa Claus parade (yes, we have one in July also), the influx of tourists.  My best friend Vicky is so busy at her bakery and cafĂ©, Victoria’s Bake Shoppe, that I hardly see her, and my boyfriend Alan Anderson is a toy maker. You can imagine what he’s doing all season!
Then the post-holiday sales and trying to remember to have fun to celebrate the New Year. So by the time January rolls around I’m bushed.
Thanksgiving is my one last chance to relax before the influx of the season.  My mom and dad always put on a turkey dinner with all the trimmings for whichever of my siblings happen to be able to come that year, and invite any stray friends they can find. Mom was an internationally-known opera-singer in her youth and she collected a lot of nice things in her travels. It all comes out for Thanksgiving. I love it! Let me explain:
I love Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday. Don’t tell anyone in Rudolph, but I love Thanksgiving even more than Christmas. My mom and dad always make turkey with all the fixings – walnut and sage stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, a squash casserole, two types of pie. It’s my chance to take one last long deep breath before plunging head first into the madness of the holiday season.
I love Christmas too - my dad is Santa Claus after all - but now that I own the store, when Christmas Day itself arrives I’m totally exhausted. That’s a day to sit back, feet up, mug of hot chocolate in hand, open a few gifts at my parents’ house, and then have a hearty brunch and go to bed early before opening the shop the next morning for the after-Christmas sales.
                                                `                                                               Silent Night Deadly Night by Vicki Delany
This year, my mom’s invited a group of her college friends for a reunion the weekend before Thanksgiving.  They seem a rather miserable bunch and they don’t get on very well, but I’m sure it will all go well and they’ll have gone home in time for us to celebrate the holiday in true Wilkinson style.
Find out if Merry gets the Thanksgiving she wants in SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT, coming August 27 from Berkley.


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