Have Yourself a Beary Little Murder
Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series
Kensington (September 24, 2019)
Paperback: 288 pages
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?
The merriest time of the year is also extremely hectic if you manufacture and retail holiday themed toys.
The Silverman family is central to lots of holiday happenings including a parade, a bake-off, and a BEAR-zarre craft show. They also seem to be on the scene when dead bodies are found around town.
On the surface, the Mayor seems well enough liked, with minor irritations from political rivals and people who haven't gotten everything they want. So when he ends up dead, throwing a monkey wrench into the holiday scheduling, along with other ill residents, which will happen anytime there is cold weather, this holiday is more stressful for the Silverman family.
Some of the townsfolk love this family, others resent their success and closeness.
People love to gossip with them and as much as she tries to resist, Sasha finds herself involved in another investigation. On the positive side, her romance seems to be doing well, despite distance issues.
If you have ever been involved in a marching band or building a float, you'll find yourself reminiscing as the holiday parade gets organized and lined up.
All the wonder of the holiday is present in this book as we gather in the Silvermans's world.
I don't know how they will get their new bears produced in time to make all their customers happy on Christmas.
Lots of tension building and the mystery isn't an easy solve.
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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