Dead of Winter: A Lily Dale Mystery (Hardcover)

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Dead of Winter

A Lily Dale Mystery

by: Wendy Corsi Staub

November 7, 2017

3 Stars

An OK cozy mystery. Starting in the middle of a series is hard. Maybe if I had read the first two I would have enjoyed it more. The two young boys held my attention, as did the quirky town. A light and enjoyable read.


— From Staff Picks- Della


Just as a murderer dumps his corpse into the lake across Valley View in Lily Dale, Bella Jordan happens to be at her window, not quite realizing what she's seeing. Unbeknownst to her, the killer spots her silhouette and prowls straight to her door. That is, until he's interrupted by a black cat. A superstitious gambler, he takes off, but Bella's seen too much, and he vows to return.

Jiffy Arden, a neighborhood kid looking for the black cat and stumbling across the killer, begins to have premonitions of being kidnapped during the season's first snowstorm. Sure enough, when it strikes, he vanishes, never arriving home from the bus stop. While her son, Max, believes Jiffy has been kidnapped, Bella is convinced he's just wandered off as he typically does... until a body shows up in the lake.

Now everyone is pulling out all the stops to find the missing child, identify the victim, and collar the killer. And fast, because he's coming for Bella next in Dead of Winter.

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub is the award-winning author of more than eighty novels and has twice been nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award. She lives in the New York City suburbs with her husband, their two sons, and a rescued stray cat named Chance. This is her third Lily Dale mystery after Nine Lives and Something Buried, Something Blue.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781683313335
ISBN-10: 168331333X
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Publication Date: November 7th, 2017
Language: English