Dae’s Christmas Past by Joyce and Jim Lavene

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Dae’s Christmas Past
by Joyce and Jim Lavene

One of the best in this series! It’s Christmas time and Mayor Dae is getting ready for the Christmas festivites. A trip back in time, a new friend who can speak to animals and murder make this holiday whodunit a book you will not want to see end. Jim and Joyce are master story-tellers and that have shown that again with this great read!
~Shelley’s Book Case

If you haven’t fallen in love with Dae and Duck already, the upcoming ‘holiday season’ would be the perfect time. And if you’ve been a really good boy or girl this year, maybe Santa will send some of the previous “Missing Pieces Mysteries” in your Christmas stocking this year!
~Back Porchervations

The writing team of Jim and Joyce Lavene never cease to amaze me…The spiritual and enchantment element that Jim and Joyce put in the novel was so believable…
~Melina’s Book Blog

I have enjoyed Dae’s Christmas Past…Lots of drama, relationships with small town life.

Joyce and Jim have done another great job of crafting this story. If you like the paranormal twist to your mysteries, you will surely enjoy DAE’S CHRISTMAS PAST.
~Christa Reads and Writes

I love Joyce and Jim Lavene and what they dish up they are fabulous with their story telling ability!
~Community Bookstop

This mystery was fast paced and such fun…The cast of characters here is wonderful.
~A Chick Who Reads

Dae’s Christmas Past by Joyce & Jim Lavene is a top-notch cozy mystery. It is fast-paced and the perfect book to spend an afternoon with, because you won’t want to put it down once you start reading. I was quickly immersed in the characters, the town of Duck, NC, and the mystery from the beginning…
~Brooke Blogs

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Dae’s Christmas Past
By Joyce and Jim Lavene

Cozy Mystery



Missing Pieces Mysteries #6

When wild horse rescue director Tom Watts is found dead on Duck Road, newly re-elected mayor Dae O’Donnell is determined to find out who killed him. Her friend Jake Burleson is accused of killing Tom even though the two men have been good friends for years.

The problem is the excavation of the horse cult that’s been happening on Jake’s property. Tom and several archaeologists working on the project think that Jake should give up his land to widen the search for artifacts. Jake won’t do that.

It’s not that Jake hasn’t been acting strangely. He shoved one of the ancient stone horses into Dae’s hands when he knew she was afraid to touch it. He’s obsessed with stopping the excavation—maybe to the point of killing Tom.

But Dae thinks there may be more to the story. Jake’s determination has shown her what the horse cult was used for thousands of years ago, the destruction the demon horses brought before they were stopped. She’s afraid something of the past may have already returned to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and there may be more deaths to come.

Featuring Pet Psychic Mary Catherine Roberts!

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About These Authors

Joyce and Jim Lavene write award-winning, bestselling mystery fiction as themselves, J.J. Cook, and Ellie Grant. They have written and published more than 70 novels for Harlequin, Berkley, Amazon, and Gallery Books along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. They live in rural North Carolina with their family.

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November 4 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Interview

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November 6 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review

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November 8 – readalot – Review

November 9 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Guest Post

November 10 – Christa Reads and Writes – Review

November 11 – Community Bookstop – Review

November 12 – A Chick Who Reads – Review

November 13 – dru’s book musings – Guest Post

November 14 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – Guest Post

November 15 – Brooke Blogs – Review

November 16 – Kelly P’s Blog – Guest Post

November 17 – Dalene’s Book Reviews – Cancelled for medical reasons


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7 thoughts on “Dae’s Christmas Past by Joyce and Jim Lavene

  1. I can’t leave a comment on Kelly P’s blog. When I click on comments, I get a screen to sign into Google. I use AIM (AOL), not Google, and can’t find a link for AIM. So, again, congrats Joyce and Jim!

  2. I know this is a wonderful cozy series. Joyce and Jim are such talented writers. I’d love to read this story! Thanks for the opportunity!

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