Books to the Ceiling October 21 Newsletter

The Con Man's Daughter
It’s official. The Con Man’s Daughter comes out on October 8th! I’ve created a new town, new characters and this time instead of a murder mystery we get to fall in love, and out of it, and maybe back in it. (It wouldn’t be true love if there weren’t a few bumps along the way, right?) Anna Holcomb has returned to the only place she ever thought of as home, Redbird Creek. The residents of her hometown thought her family was successful and connected. In truth, Anna is trying to hide some major crimes by her father and wants to make it on her own as an honest event planner. She runs into members of her old “mean girl” group, as well as the girl they bullied, Gladys Ledbetter, aka Goopy Gladys. Anna finds she is working closely with Goopy and with handsome chef, Caleb Armstrong, a former boyfriend of the leader of the mean girls. What will Anna do? Continue bullying others to get ahead, or try to become a better person? You can pre-order The Con Man’s Daughter is available for pre-order right now, or you can wait for it to come out on Kindle at Amazon on October 8. Either way, thanks!



October 8/Review
The Memory Bell
With massive debt, a communist mother-in-law, a Shakespeare-quoting parrot, and a photojournalist boyfriend who may or may not be a spy, crafts editor Anastasia Pollack already juggles too much in her life. So she’s not thrilled when her magazine volunteers her to present workshops and judge a needlework contest at the inaugural conference of the NJ chapter of the Stitch and Bake Society, a national organization of retired professional women. When Anastasia and Cloris arrive at the conference, they discover cash bribes in their registration packets. Little did they know this could lead to murder!
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October 15/Spotlight
Mistletoe Cake Murder
’Tis the season for celebrating when Gia Morelli’s holidays include both a wedding and yuletide festivities. Until someone naughty delivers a most unwanted Christmas gift—murder. . .
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October 16/Review
God Rest Ye Royal Gentlemen
Georgie is back and hanging the stockings with care when a murder interrupts her Christmas cheer in this all-new installment in the New York Times bestselling Royal Spyness series from Rhys Bowen.
October 22/Review
Death Rang the Bell
21st-century journalist Olivia Watson thinks traveling back in time to 1934 to attend a Halloween party with her friend Detective Steven Blackwell will be a lot of fun. And it is…until she witnesses the head of the Shipley Five-and-Dime empire murdered, and fears the killer saw her face.
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The Happy Hinter
Betsy Livingston Fitzpatrick here, Happy Hinter and part-time crime solver. Stuck bringing a treat for a Halloween party or school function? I had a friend show me this one and I’ve been doing it every year. It’s the white chocolate Halloween pretzel bone.
This is what you’ll need:
1 bag of mini-marshmallows
1 package of meltable white chocolate
1 bag of little pretzel sticks
Attach the mini-marshmallows to the ends of the pretzel sticks, making them look like bones. Then melt the white chocolate using your microwave according to the instructions on the package. Once melted, carefully dip the pretzel bones into the white chocolate and lay out on wax paper. They will dry and harden and then you can put them in a Halloween basket or bowl. Trust me, they’ll be the hit of the party.

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