Silent Knife (Celebration Bay Series #2)

Silent Knife (Celebration Bay Series #2)

by Shelley Freydont

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ISBN-13: 9781101625118
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Series: Celebration Bay Series , #2
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 108,762
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Shelley Freydont is the author of several mystery series, including the Newport Gilded Age Mysteries, the Celebration Bay Mysteries, and the mysteries featuring Lindy Haggerty and Katie McDonald. As Shelley Noble, she is the New York Times bestselling author of several women's fiction novels. Her books have been translated into seven languages.

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

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“An enjoyable slice of small-town life.”—The Mystery Reader
“A delicious read filled with interesting characters and good times.”—Joyce Lavene, coauthor of the Missing Pieces Mysteries

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Silent Knife 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
chefdt More than 1 year ago
Silent Knife is the second book in the A Celebration Bay Mystery series. Liv Montgomery is busy putting the finishing touches on Celebration Bay's holiday events, while her assistant and her Westie work on vocal skills. Trim A Tree, which has undergone a change of ownership has started carrying gaudy and tacky items, in addition to having an anything but friendly Santa Claus, which is in violation town policy. After much cajoling, Liv is finally able to convince Grace Thornsby that her Santa has to be removed. As the community is getting ready for their Christmas tree lighting, all the stores are brightly lit, except for Trim A Tree. Penny, clerk at Trim A Tree, heads back to the shop and finds the former Santa dead from having his throat cut. The towns' Santa is missing and someone says that a Santa was seen leaving about the same time. Liv, with the help of Ted and the caring and observant shopkeepers, are enlisted to help find the murderer so that Celebration Bay will have a happy holiday. After much cajoling Liv is finally able to get Chaz Bristow involved in search. Chaz is a character to be reckoned with and enjoy his character. I know Liz would like to give him a head slap often. I'm guessing that at some time Liv and Chaz will become better friends, but for now the banter between them is fun. All the store owners from the first book are back and doing what they can to help Liv. And of course Whiskey can always count on the Bakery for his own special treats. And of course Whiskey is there to provide the reader with many light hearted moments. Looking forward to book #3
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts I so enjoyed reading this snowy mystery while the temps outside were heading to the 80′s. Celebration Bay sound like a fun place to live or just visit. The way the residents pull together to host all these different celebrations sounds like a lot of work but they sure sound like a good time. Picturing the town square and the businesses lit up with twinkling white lights was very easy. Liv Montgomery and her assistant Ted work together to be sure everything is coordinated perfectly. Ted even has a little time to teach Liv’s pooch, Whiskey, to sing Jingle Bells. His Ah-Roo-Roo’s sound just like my border collies. They sing just as well as he does. We are introduced to Hank, the only Santa allowed in Celebration Bay, so as to not confuse the children. Back are Chaz, the editor of the local newspaper that would rather be fishing, Sheriff Bill who just never seems to be investigating fast enough for Liz, Bebe, Liv’s best friend in town and owner of the coffee shop and Dolly from the bakery. I swear the town would screech to a stop if Liv and Ted didn’t have their muffins and coffee :) We also get to meet the Thornsby’s, who quickly become a thorn in everyone’s side. The author also created quite a mystery. She even tied a terrible time in my state of Wisconsin into the plot. The horrible Trim-A-Tree (TAT) is just where the story gets warmed up. Soon secrets are revealed that take the chill right out of the air and several people find themselves cooling their heals as the killer has them cornered. Talk about a twist. A wonderful winter cozy that you can curl up with any time of the year.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Look forward to more in this series.
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Silent Murder During a Celebration   It’s Liv’s first Christmas as the event planner for Celebration Bay, and she is determined to make sure everything to perfect.  The kick off to the season is the tree lighting and Santa’s arrival that is happening in just a few days.   Unfortunately, Liv has major trouble in the form of the new Trim a Tree store.  The store is run by a disagreeable woman who has filled it with all kinds of tacky items.  Worse yet, she is violating the ban on duplicate Santas by hiring one to sit in her store.  When her store is the only one that doesn’t light up on cue the night of the big kick off, Liv investigates only to find this second Santa lying on the floor murdered.  With the official town Santa under suspicion, Liv has to act fast to find the killer before this killer steels Christmas.   After falling in love with this town and the characters in the first book a couple of months ago, I couldn’t wait to visit it for this festive season.  And it certainly worked to put me in the Christmas spirit.  However, I felt the pacing of this book was off, especially early in the book.  Things did get better as the book went along, and soon I was turning pages as quickly as I could again.  I also found Chaz, the town reporter, to be more annoying in this book.  The rest of the cast was great, however, and I enjoyed spending time with them again.   While not quite as strong as the debut, this book will still entertain.  And it has the added bonus of evoking the Christmas spirit no matter what time of the year you read it.
bwilhoite More than 1 year ago
I really like this small town and little Whiskey.
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