Well, it’s Friday which means you need to find a great book before you take that long drive or spend a lazy afternoon basking in the warmth of the sun. Let’s take a look at Winter Witness by Tina deBellegarde. I’m particularly interested in the historian everyone loves to hate in this story. It sounds like she causes plenty of trouble!
About the Book
When a beloved nun is murdered in a sleepy Catskill Mountain town, a grieving young widow finds herself at the center of the turmoil. Bianca St. Denis is searching for a job and seeking acceptance in her new home of Batavia-on-Hudson. Agatha Miller, the nun’s closest friend and the ailing local historian everyone loves to hate, shares her painful personal history and long-buried village secrets with Bianca. Armed with this knowledge, Bianca unravels the mysteries surrounding the death while dealing with the suspicions of her eccentric neighbors.
However, Bianca’s meddling complicates the sheriff’s investigation as well as his marriage. Can Sheriff Mike Riley escape his painful past in a town where murder and infighting over a new casino vie for his attention?
Danger stalks Bianca as she gets closer to the truth. Can the sheriff solve the mystery before the killer strikes again? Can the town heal its wounds once the truth has been uncovered?
About the Author
Tina deBellegarde is the Agatha nominated author of Winter Witness, the first book in the Batavia-on-Hudson Mystery Series. She lives in Catskill, New York with her husband Denis and their cat Shelby. Tina also writes short stories and flash fiction. When she isn’t writing, she is helping Denis tend their beehives, harvest shiitake mushrooms, and cultivate their vegetable garden. She travels to Japan regularly to visit her son Alessandro. Tina did her graduate studies in history. She is a former exporter, paralegal, teacher, and library clerk.
Visit her website at www.tinadebellegarde.com