Yule Log Murder-Maine Clambake Mystery #6.5

Fresh-baked cookies, pies, and cakes can warm even the frostiest Christmases in coastal Maine. But there’s little room for holiday cheer when murder is the new seasonal tradition .

Yule Log Murder is available in hardcover, mass market paperback, ebook, audiobook, and large print editions. Standalone ebook coming September 27, 2022.

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Lucy Stone is thrilled to be cast as extra in a festive period film—until the set becomes a murder scene decorated in blood and buttercream icing. Returning to her role as sleuth, Lucy dashes to restore peace to Tinker’s Cove, unwrap a cold-hearted criminal’s MO, and reveal how one ornate yule log cake could possibly cause so much drama.
Hayley Powell’s holidays aren’t off to a very merry start. Not only has her daughter brought Connor—an infuriatingly perfect new beau—home to Bar Harbor, but a local troublemaker has been found dead with traces of her signature yule log cake on his body. As Connor becomes the prime murder suspect, Hayley must put aside her mixed feelings to identify the real killjoy.

Realizing she can’t make a decent Bûche de Noël to save her life, Julia Snowden enlists the help of her eccentric neighbor, Mrs. St. Onge, in hopes of mastering the dessert for Christmas. With everyone in the old woman’s circle missing or deceased, however, it’s up to Julia to stop the deadly tidings before she’s the next Busman’s Harbor resident to meet a not-so-jolly fate.

Kick back with something sweet and indulge in three bite-sized yuletide tales too good to resist!

Coziest Book of 2018

All Things Cozy Podcast,January 2019

This is my FAVORITE Christmas short mystery of all time. I loved the characters, the question marks that will swirl around your head as you try to figure out what happened to all these people linked to Mrs. Onge and her yule log cake.

WonderWomenSixty, December 2018

This trio of novellas is a perfect holiday read.

Suspense Magazine, Fall 2018

…delectably entertaining…

Dru’s Book Musings, October 2018

Yule Log Murder is a hearty collection that should satisfy readers who crave a little something sweet with a pinch of sinister

Criminal Element, November 2018

YULE LOG MURDER is the perfect book to curl up with in front of the fire with a mug of hot cocoa and a plate of Christmas cookies!

Cinnamon, Sugar and a Little Bit of Murder, October 2018

all three are guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit.

Carstairs Considers, October 2018

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