Sticks and Stones and a Bag of Bones: A Mermaid Bay Christmas Shoppe Mystery
by Heather Weidner
About Sticks and Stones and a Bag of Bones
Sticks and Stones and a Bag of Bones:
A Mermaid Bay Christmas Shoppe Mystery
1st in Series
Setting – Virginia
Level Best Books (January 17, 2023)
Print length : 277 pages
Digital ASIN : B0BS9ZN3DG
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When a beat-up suitcase full of bones washes up by the pier, the residents of the quaint resort town of Mermaid Bay are whipped into a hurricane-sized frenzy over the gruesome find in the middle of their Christmas in July festivities. The holly jolly mood retreats like the tide with everyone wondering who was in the suitcase.
Christmas shoppe owner, Jade Hicks, wades into the fracas when voodoo dolls and mysterious notes and posters about impending doom start popping up all over town, threatening to destroy the economy of a community that lives and dies by tourist dollars. Then tensions crest when the prickly bookstore owner is found strangled to death with a string of holiday lights.
Jade and her French bulldog Chloe, have to solve the crime before anyone else gets hurt and her business and the festival are forever tainted.
Sticks and Stones and a Bag of Bones is the first in the Mermaid Bay Christmas Shoppe Mysteries cozy series.
Great Escapes Praise for Sticks and Stones and a Bag of Bones
If you love starting cozy mystery series with book one, read this! Sticks and Stones and a Bag of Bones has so many of the elements that make a cozy mystery enjoyable: a diverse batch of characters, an adorable small town, a dog and a cat, and a perplexing mystery. I highly recommend that you read this charming cozy mystery!
~Christy’s Cozy Corners
I really like these cozy mysteries that I’m allowed to review. 5-STAR REVIEW: STICKS AND STONES AND A BAG OF BONES by Heather Weidner If small-town mysteries are what you enjoy this will not disappoint.
I love Christmas! STICKS AND STONES AND A BAG OF BONES combines Christmas and beach living in an enjoyable start to a new series.
~Cozy Up With Kathy
Sticks and Stones and a Bag of Bones by Heather Weidner is a strong start to what appears to be an entertaining series.
~I’m into Books
If you are looking for a new cozy series, love year-round Christmas shoppes and furry babies, and excellent storytelling, you might want to give Sticks and Stones and a Bag of Bones by Heather Weidner a try.
~The Book Decoder
About Heather Weidner
Through the years, Heather Weidner has been a cop’s kid, technical writer, editor, college professor, software tester, and IT manager. She writes the Delanie Fitzgerald Mysteries, The Jules Keene Glamping Mysteries, and The Mermaid Bay Christmas Shoppe Mysteries.
Her short stories appear in the Virginia is for Mysteries series, 50 Shades of Cabernet, Deadly Southern Charm, and Murder by the Glass.
She is a member of Sisters in Crime – Central Virginia, Sisters in Crime – Chessie, Guppies, International Thriller Writers, and James River Writers.
Originally from Virginia Beach, Heather has been a mystery fan since Scooby-Doo and Nancy Drew. She lives in Central Virginia with her husband and a pair of Jack Russell terriers.
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