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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Have Yourself a Beary Little Murder




Have Yourself a Beary Little Murder
(A Teddy Bear Mystery)
by Meg Macy

 

 
 
Cozy Mystery3rd in Series
Setting – Michigan
Kensington (September 24, 2019)
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-10: 1496722655
ISBN-13: 978-1496722652
Digital ASIN: B07MRC5KZG


This holiday season, teddy bear shop manager Sasha Silverman must solve the slaying of Santa Bear . . .
Sasha and her sister Maddie are thrilled that the Silver Bear Shop and Factory has won the Teddy Bear Keepsake Contest, which means they get to produce a holiday specialty toy, a wizard bear named “Beary Potter.” Promising to be just as magical is Silver Hollow’s annual tree-lighting ceremony and village parade. Only one hitch: the parade’s mascot, Santa Bear—played by Mayor Cal Bloom—is missing.
After a frantic search among the floats, Bloom is found dead. When the outfit is removed, it’s clear the mayor’s been electrocuted. Who zapped hizzoner and then stuffed him into his Santa Bear suit? While the police investigate the grisly crime, Sasha attempts to track down the murderer herself, with some help from the Guilty Pleasures Gossip Club. Can they wrap up this case in time for Christmas—or will Sasha meet her own shocking end?
 
 
What I Thought:
 
This is the third installment in the Teddy Bear Mystery series.  The holiday season has descended on Silver Hollow and the sisters of the Silver Bear Shop and Factory are excited because they have won a contest to produce a specialty toy, a wizard bear named "Beary Potter".  The only thing that can dull the sisters excitement is that the mascot for the village tree-lighting and parade has gone missing.  Santa Bear is always played by Mayor Cal, and unfortunately, Mayor Cal has been found electrocuted and stuffed into his costume.  Of course, after some persuasion from her mother, Sasha is on the case to find out who the killer is.  I really enjoyed this installment as I love teddy bears and love to read cozies set during the holiday season.  I loved the authors descriptions of all the holiday events in the town, it made me want to really be there.  The mystery in this story was great because it kept me guessing and there were a lot of twists and turns, so I was not sure who the killer was till the reveal.  I love this authors writing style because it makes the story flow well.  I look forward to more in this series.
 
I received a complimentary copy of this book.
 
About Meg Macy
 
 

 
 
Meg Macy is an award-winning author and artist, and lives in Southeastern Michigan, the setting of her Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear cozy mysteries for Kensington. Her first published book, Double Crossing, won the 2012 Spur Award for Best First Novel from Western Writers of America. Meg is also one-half of the writing team of D.E. Ireland, authors of the Eliza and Henry Higgins Mystery series—of which two titles have been Agatha Award finalists. Meg love gardening, watercolor painting, and reading books of various genres.
 
 
 
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