Thursday, September 3, 2015

Trick or Deceit Book Tour



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.




Big city girl Liv Montgomery has now been the event coordinator for the small southern town and tourist location Celebration Bay for a year. She feels fairly comfortable with the folks who keep coming to her to solve their problems, including the local sheriff. She even is beginning to appreciate the less formal attire required, although there will always be people who want to feel superior by the way they dress. Halloween is approaching and the whole town has gotten into the spirit full force. A former colleague of Liv's from New York City will be arriving soon to evaluate the town for grant money for a new community center. What could possible go wrong?

The town sponsored a Haunted House competition with a hefty financial prize.
It was understandable someone would feel bad about losing, but angry enough for vandalism? How about murder? In this installment to the series we learn a few well hidden secrets about Celebration Bay's year round population.
Add to that a new "witch" arrives in town to open a store and invites her "sisters" for a Samhaim celebration at the fishing camp. This encourages a screaming street preacher to harrass anyone within earshot.

The gossip line is active and secrets and details the sheriff would prefer to keep quiet make the rounds with lightening speed. How can Liv solve the murder before her N.Y. colleague arrives? Will murder squash the grant money application?

I am a Halloween addict, even better with a cozy mystery to solve.
I enjoy Shelly Freydont's writing. Her books never disappoint. I get lost in them for hours at a time. The characters are wonderful and the mystery was not easy to solve. Besides, I like looking "behind the scenes" and getting to know those small town secrets.

I did receive this book in exchange for an honest review.
I can't wait to return to Celebration Bay.

About the Author
Shelley Freydont is the author of the Liv Montgomery Celebration Bay Mysteries, Foul Play at the Fair, Silent Knife, Independence Slay as well as the Kate MacDonald Sudoku Mysteries and the Lindy Haggerty dance company mysteries, and the upcoming Newport Gilded Age Mysteries, beginning with A Gilded Grave (6/15) 

As Shelley Noble, she is the NYTimes Best selling author of women’s fiction (Beach Colors, Stargazey Point, Breakwater Bay, and Whisper Beach as well as several novellas. A former professional dancer and choreographer, Shelley lives at the Jersey shore and loves puzzles, light houses and antique carousels. She also loves to hear from readers. 

A former professional dancer and choreographer, she most recently worked on the films, Mona Lisa Smile and The Game Plan. Shelley is a member of Sisters-in-Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, and Liberty States Fiction Writers. 
For more about Shelley, please visit her websitewww.shelleyfreydont.com.
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