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Trussed to Kill: Book Four of the Vivienne Finch Magical Mysteries

With a very busy summer behind her, Vivienne Finch is looking forward to her first year hosting a small, yet tastefully elegant, Thanksgiving dinner. With the guest list topping out at four, she is confident she can pull off a beautiful occasion that would look worthy in any home entertaining magazine article.
Before she has even purchased her first bag of stuffing, her plans are turned upside down with the news that the Arkins family, a dozen strong, will be visiting Cayuga Cove for an unexpected family reunion. To make matters worse, the Brass Cricket Inn has no rooms to spare for the holiday, leaving Vivienne with a house full of guests to entertain for the long weekend. As pots simmer on the stovetops, tempers flare when dueling mothers each try to ensure that their familiar family traditions are carried out.
Yet, that is only the start to Vivienne’s troubles when the owner of Slate’s Pub & Grill is found dead in the establishment’s kitchen. Ghoulishly bound with cooking twine and stuffed head first into the gas oven, news of the murder spreads faster than butter on a hot dinner roll. An investigation soon reveals a cornucopia of illegal football gambling pools, personal grudges, and the inclusion of several of Joshua’s family members as possible suspects in the gruesome crime.
With the timer counting down to disaster, it will take all of Vivienne’s magical and sleuthing skills to stop a cunning killer who has placed murder on her exquisitely prepared holiday menu!

 

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Body Bags & Blarney: Book Three of the Vivienne Finch Magical Mysteries

After a long winter season, Vivienne Finch and the residents of Cayuga Cove are just itching to put away the snow blowers and shovels for good and welcome the return of spring. With preparations underway for the annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and Luck of the Irish Carnival, members of the Shoreline Baptist Church prepare their own counter celebration with a weekend of faith-based activities they hope will turn hearts and minds away from the green beer and bar hopping. The charismatic new preacher, Seamus Kilpatrick, warns the town that such alcohol-fueled debauchery will only lead to retribution for their wicked acts.

As the first crocus buds push up from the frigid ground, the weather service issues a warning for a historic Nor’easter to strike the East Coast with Cayuga Cove in its crosshairs. Preparations are made to deal with the coming onslaught of snow, but no one is prepared when Father William is found drowned in the baptismal pool at Our Lady of the Lake Church. Sheriff Rigsbee investigates what he believes to be a case of unfortunate bad luck, while Pastor Kilpatrick believes it is a call to arms to wage spiritual warfare against those who revel in sin, leaving Vivienne Finch to see only cold-blooded murder. With the storm brewing and tempers rising, Vivienne must search for the killer before the only thing found at the end of the rainbow is her own grave!

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Yule Be the Death of Me: Book Two of the Vivienne Finch Magical Mysteries

It’s the height of the Christmas season in Cayuga Cove and the residents are preparing for the annual holiday gingerbread house competition. With the Sweet Dreams Bakery a smashing success, Vivienne and her assistant Stephanie create a charming reproduction of a Victorian home landmark they are sure will snag the top prize. However, when an anonymous ‘Santa’s Naughty List’ starts appearing all over town, exposing the less-than-savory deeds of many local residents, the holiday spirit quickly turns sour. When the first name mentioned on the list is found murdered shortly afterwards, the gift of suspicion leads to holiday panic. Vivienne must catch a cunning killer before her own goose is cooked!

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Easy Bake Coven: Book One of the Vivienne Finch Magical Mysteries

Vivienne Finch is a woman of many talents. A skilled baker; She is set to open her new business, Sweet Dreams Bakery. A successful diplomat; Managing to dodge over a dozen attempts by her mother to marry off her ‘on the wrong side of 35’ daughter. Hereditary witch; She’s gifted with magic but murder and mayhem follow along all too often. When the Mayor’s wife is found stabbed to death in the dumpster outside her business the day of the ribbon cutting, a recipe for disaster soon takes shape. With a dash of double dealings, a pinch of small town politics, and a sprinkle of spells from a rare magical journal that only she and the handsome town’s deputy can read, she will face the fire in more ways than one. Add to the mix one cunning killer that would like nothing better than to see the business go up in flames and she along with it. The first book in a new ‘cozy’ series, ‘The Vivienne Finch Magical Mysteries’, is a fusion between Joanne Fluke’s ‘Hannah Swensen Mysteries’ and Charlaine Harris’ ‘The Southern Vampire Mysteries’ that will appeal to fans of both.

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