Not a Creature Was Stirring

(Merry & Bright Handcrafted Mystery) 

by Christina Freeburn


About the Book

Not a Creature Was Stirring (Merry & Bright Handcrafted Mystery)
Cozy Mystery 1st in Series
Henery Press (January 22, 2019)
ISBN-10: 1635114373
ISBN-13: 978-1635114379
Digital ASIN: B07K1MFQ7T

Empty nester Merry Winters loves three things: Christmas, crafting and her family. To regain purpose and joy, Merry hits the road to a Christmas vendor event with her furry sidekick Ebenezer in her new mobile crafting sleigh, aka an RV.
But it soon turns into the nightmare before Christmas when Merry unwraps her Scrooge of an ex-husband’s body in one of the RV’s compartments. Add to that his missing winning lottery ticket believed to be stashed somewhere in the RV, leading the homicide detective and Merry’s stepdaughter to believe Merry is the one whodunit.
With visions of prison dancing in her head, will Merry be able to solve this Christmas calamity before she’s locked away?

This book is the beginning of a new series that has so much potential! 
All Merry wants is to create decorations to brighten the lives of others, spread some holiday cheer, and take care of her children. Family is precious to her. 
From an across the street neighbor who hates everything and keeps his eye on all, to a young man with some differently enabled emotions and processes who only wants to see the good in people and situations, to men who marry for all the wrong reasons and the women who love them, plus an RV that offers so many possibilities but ends up being the gift from Hades at the Most Wonderful Time of the Year...well, maybe not so wonderful for some people. 
The story frays at a few points only to be woven back into something more complicated and satisfying. 
There are a lot of parallels in this story and much back and forth. Was the man who died really evil or did he just make the worst choices? Even if people want the best for us, can they ever be depended on one hundred per cent? 
EVERYONE has secrets and impulses they can not resist. 
This is a story about new possibilities and old insecurities, some relationships and choices revisited, some regret. 
Who killed Samuel and left him in an RV that his daughter sold to her stepmother? 
What else may be tucked away in the RV of doom? Who is determined to find it and why?
There is more going on here than can be seen at first look. 

The characters are complicated and have ``interesting`` relationships. I look forward to seeing where this adventure takes us.

About the Author

Christina Freeburn has always loved books. There was nothing better than picking up a story and being transported to another place.
The love of reading evolved into the love of writing and she's been writing since her teenage years.
Her first novel was a 2003 Library of Virginia Literary Award nominee.
Her mysteries series, Faith Hunter Scrap This Mystery and Merry & Bright Handcrafted Mysteries, are a mix of crafty and crime and feature heroines whose crafting time is interrupted by crime solving.

Christina served in the US Army and has also worked as a paralegal, librarian, church secretary, and golf shop pro. She lives in West Virginia with her husband, dog, and a rarely seen cat except by those who are afraid and allergic to felines.

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  1. Thank you for your review on " Not a Creature Was Stirring" by Christina Freeburn and for being part of the book tour.

    Can't wait to read this book which is on my TBR list. Adorable cover!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net


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