Foul Play at the Fair (Celebration Bay Series #1)

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Every day is a holiday in Celebration Bay . . .
but unfortunately death doesn’t take a holiday.
 
As more and more tourists flock to Celebration Bay, New York, to enjoy their seasonal festivals, the town is in need of a professional coordinator. Enter Manhattan event planner Liv Montgomery, tired of big-city stress and looking for an idyllic spot where she and her Westie terrier, Whiskey, can put down ...

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Overview

Every day is a holiday in Celebration Bay . . .
but unfortunately death doesn’t take a holiday.
 
As more and more tourists flock to Celebration Bay, New York, to enjoy their seasonal festivals, the town is in need of a professional coordinator. Enter Manhattan event planner Liv Montgomery, tired of big-city stress and looking for an idyllic spot where she and her Westie terrier, Whiskey, can put down roots. The Harvest by the Bay Festival is Liv’s first chance to prove herself, and everything from apple bobbing to pumpkin painting goes perfectly—until the body of an itinerant juggler is discovered stuffed into an antique apple press.
 
With a murderer on the loose, town leaders threaten to shut down the upcoming Halloween and Christmas festivals. But the town’s livelihood is at stake, and there is no way Liv is going to let that happen, even if she has to solve the murder herself. No matter how many balls she needs to keep in the air, Liv is determined to find a killer who’s rotten to the core . . .

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“All the charm of a Norman Rockwell painting, but with a much more colorful cast of characters!”—Cynthia Baxter, author of the Reigning Cats & Dogs Mysteries

“A fun romp . . . filled with interesting characters and good times.”—Joyce Lavene, coauthor of the Missing Pieces Mysteries

“I fell in love with Liv Montgomery and the citizens of Celebration Bay from the very first page.”—Mary Kennedy, author of the Talk Radio Mysteries

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425251553
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Series: Celebration Bay Series , #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 269,611
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Shelley Freydont is the author of the Lindy Haggerty Mysteries series and the Katie McDonald Sudoku mysteries. Shelley also writes popular romance novels under the name Gemma Bruceis. She is a past president of the New York/Tri State chapter of Sisters in Crime and a member of Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, New Jersey Romance Writers and Kiss of Death RWA chapter. A former professional dancer and choreographer, she recently worked on the films Mona Lisa Smile and The Game Plan.

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  • Posted March 30, 2013

    This cozy is set in small-town upstate New York where former Man

    This cozy is set in small-town upstate New York where former Manhattanite Liv Montgomery is trying for a new start as the event planner for the town (Celebration Bay). Freydont does a good job exploiting the natural tensions of a nosy outsider meeting the nearly closed society of generations who grew up together. She does a great job tying in the event planner's skillset to Liv's personality and how that affects all those around her.

    When the dead body is pressed into action (intended pun which will be understandable after you read the book's blurb) Liv's curiosity is the wedge that threatens to split the town apart. As the story unfolds multiple suspects are unearthed, discarded and reevaluated. Some of the town's secrets are unveiled, allowing old wounds to heal.

    I enjoyed the read and expect Liv and Celebration Bay have many more adventures in their future.

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