The Christmas Carol Murders
Title: The Christmas Carol Murders
Author: Christopher Lord
Dickens Junction, OR, was founded on the values of Charles Dickens, and the charming Dickens-themed town has always been a safe, welcoming place. Now, a few days before Christmas, the town is shocked when the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come in the Christmas Carol tableau turns out to be a corpse. Simon Alastair, bookstore proprietor and great-grandson of one of the town’s founders, turns amateur sleuth as he tries to protect his hometown. With the support of handsome reporter Zach Benjamin, Simon might just find the murderer—and love—in time for Christmas.
It’s the holiday season in Dickens Junction, Oregon. Local bookstore owner Simon Alastair is getting ready for the community’s annual celebration of Charles Dickens’s well-known story. But when a mysterious stranger shows up in the Junction and is murdered hours later, Simon begins to suspect that his little community has been targeted for destruction by a shadowy organization. With the support of Zach, a dashing young magazine reporter, Simon decides to investigate the crime himself. When a second murder follows, Simon must confront the worst questions of all: which of his friends and business associates is a ruthless murderer? And why is everyone suddenly reading Ayn Rand?
The Christmas Carol Murders is the first of an exciting new cozy mystery series combining the atmosphere of a classic Agatha Christie puzzle, the deft touch of Charlotte MacLeod, a hint of Oscar Wilde’s humor, and the literary spirit of the great Charles Dickens.