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

Description


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.

Praise For…


Praise for Dead of Winter:
Entertaining...The endearing town, its quirky psychic medium residents, and a hint of romance...carry through to a suspenseful ending."
Publishers Weekly

"This warm, small-town series will appeal to fans of the Hallmark Channel’s The Good Witch, starring Catherine Bell.”
Booklist

“A spectacular whodunit.”
NY Journal of Books

"With enough twists and turns to keep you guessing, the avid mystery reader who enjoys a strong element of the paranormal will be thrilled with this book. In fact, I recommend the whole series!"
MyShelf.comPraise for Something Buried, Something Blue:
“A touch of the paranormal, a hint of romance, and a sweet and sympathetic protagonist will lure readers to enchanting Lily Dale again and again.”
Publishers Weekly

“A rousing success.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Laced with humor...Staub conveys Bella’s frustrations well as she deals with an unusual series of circumstances.”
RT Book Reviews four stars

"Something Buried, Something Blue is an absolute treat...Corsi Staub has infused this series with a great deal of heart, loveable characters, and a lot of fun.”
Crimespree Magazine

“Staub is a writer who always has a surprise waiting around every corner, and this title is no different. The writing is so vivid that the reader feels as if they’re a part of the frenzy happening inside this Upstate New York bed-and-breakfast, and using the spirit world to bring about a murder turns out to be the perfect recipe for a great read!”
Suspense Magazine

"Fans of this series will not be disappointed, and new readers will be eager to pick up the first book...Staub writes with her usual flair and leaves you wanting more."
Night Owl Reviews Top Pick, 4 1/2 Stars

“I thoroughly enjoyed Bella’s tale and can’t wait for the next one.”
Kings River Life Magazine

“Dynamic characters, intricate plotting, and a visceral setting...Just because this one’s a cozy doesn’t mean you won’t feel the chill.”
The News and Times


Product Details
ISBN: 9781683313335
ISBN-10: 168331333X
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Publication Date: November 7th, 2017
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: A Lily Dale Mystery