Image result for burke christmas weddingThis is another wonderful helping by one of the kindest and funniest cozy mystery writers: Anna Celeste Burke, certainly no stranger to this blog, if you recall my interview with her and reviews of her previous novels.
Warm and witty this murder mystery with Georgie Shaw, the amateur detective, is
set during the run up to her wedding. According to her fiance, she is on the verge of becoming Bridzilla, so, to calm her nerves she pays a visit to the making of Marvelous Marley World’s newest feature film, The Lonely Swan Prince. There she gets drawn into another mystery case, this time because of the unexplicable sudden disappearance of the movie’s leading lady.
Burke writes fabulous characters, outstanding suspense and hilarious dialogue. Well plotted and with a set of entertaining situations this is another one not to be missed, and, as I just saw, already a bestseller on Amazon. So don’t take my word for it. Enjoy!





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Mother’s Day Magic with Love

Happy Homicides 2: Thirteen Cozy Mysteries (Crimes of the Heart)

Murder at Catmmando Mountain Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery #1

About the author:

Life is an extravaganza of unpredictable dimension and proportion: figuring out how to hang tough and make the most of the wild ride is the challenge.

On my way to Oahu to join the rock musician and high school drop-out I married in Tijuana, I was nabbed by the police as a runaway. When the police let me go and the rock band broke up, my husband and I had to find another way to survive. Our next stop: Disney World where we trained to be chefs, courtesy of the Walt Disney World University.

A GED for my husband, and many more years of education eventually landed us in academia—with Ph.D.s from the University of Michigan we took professor jobs with U of M’s longstanding football rival, The Ohio State University.

Retired now from my role as a professor in social work and behavioral science, I have picked up a long-time interest in writing fiction. In my professional career I wrote and published widely as a scholar, with more than forty manuscripts of varying lengths on my vita. I also carried out hundreds of training, consulting and speaking engagements on a number of gloriously nerdy topics.

So what on earth does a research scientist have in common with a mystery writer? As avid fans of the mystery genre will tell you at the core of any good mystery is a passionate search for the truth. Discovering the truth involves finding and assembling pieces of complex puzzles in order to solve seemingly intractable problems—scientist and sleuth are cut from the same cloth!

Still married to the same sweet guy, I live with my husband in one of the seven desert resort cities in the Palm Springs area. In addition to reading and writing mysteries I enjoy painting, hiking, hanging out with my handsome husband and tending to my Siamese cats.

As my heroine, Jessica Huntington will tell you, the Sonoran Desert is a beautiful setting to ponder life’s mysteries, by the surrounding mountains and the bountiful delights of the desert resort communities.

A Dead Husband is the first of the Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mysteries. Soon to be released: A Dead Sister, Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery #2