Halloween Party Murder – Maine Clambake Mystery #9.5

Small town traditions are celebrated throughout Maine during the holiday season. But when it comes to Halloween, some people are more than willing to reap a harvest of murder . . .

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Tinker’s Cove newest residents Ty and Heather Moon turn their Victorian home into a haunted house to raise funds for charity. But the Halloween fun turns to horrific fright when Heather overdoses on tainted drugs—and Ty finds himself accused of murder. Digging deep into the story, journalist Lucy Stone uncovers some sinister secrets in the Moons’ past linked to a conspiracy in her hometown . . .
Everyone attending Island Times Food and Cocktail columnist Hayley Powell’s Halloween bash is dressed as their favorite movie monster from the Bride of Frankenstein and Jaws to Chucky and Pennywise the clown. But when partygoers stumble upon Boris Candy’s bludgeoned costumed corpse, it falls to Hayley to discover who among her guests wanted to stop the man from clowning around permanently . . .
Three teenage girls having a sleepover on Halloween night get spooked when high schoolers crash the house for a party. But no one expected to find a crasher like Mrs. Zelisko, the elderly third floor tenant, dead in the backyard—dressed in a sheet like a ghost. With her niece traumatized, Julia Snowden must uncover who among the uninvited guests was responsible for devising such a murderous trick . . .

“There are parties and then there are parties, as this trio of treats by Maine authors proves… Readers may never look at Halloween parties the same way.”

Kirkus, June 15, 2021

“All three charming novellas are enlivened by appealing characters. These puzzling cases are a seasonal treat for cozy readers.”

Publisher’s Weekly, July 12, 2021

“Three entertaining, Halloween themed mystery novellas”

Carstairs Considers, August 31, 2021

“The short books are well-plotted with a quick pace, yet the stories never feel rushed.”

Cinnamon and Sugar and a Little Bit of Murder, September 3, 2021

“The novellas add greater depth and texture to the carefully crafted series universes and are also a great way to tide over fans waiting for the next full-length novels.”

Criminal Element, September 15, 2021

“…if you’ve never had a chance to read some of the series by these 3 seasoned cozy authors, now is your chance to get a real feel for their writing styles, characters and settings.”

Wonder Woman Sixty, September 23, 2021

“Cheeky, sassy, and always entertaining, this festive cozy mystery trio is sure to put you into a spooky Halloween spirit!”

Fresh Fiction, October 15, 2021

“This trio of novellas by three top-notch mystery authors is a ghostly delight from start to finish.”

Suspense Magazine, October 18, 2021

“…fun, creepy, holiday mayhem…”

Kennebec Journal, October 22, 2021

“…a zany, fun-filled collection of holiday stories… in this stellar holiday-themed anthology.”

Press-Record, October 30, 2021

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