by Barb in enjoying a beautiful May day in Maine
This is a bit of a sideways cover reveal, as some of you may have seen the cover in graphics promoting Barnes & Noble’s recent pre-order promotion. Anyway, this is the official announcement.
Easter Bunny Murder is the latest holiday novella collection by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, and me, coming January 24, 2024.
As we’ve been doing all month, there is a giveaway at the end of this post.
What do you think? I find it hilarious. Kensington has really been on a roll with the covers for my mysteries and the mystery novella collections I’ve been included in lately.
Here’s the description.
Put on your Sunday best and grab a basket, because Easter egg hunting in these quaint Maine towns is to dye for!
EASTER BASKET MURDER by LESLIE MEIER
Tinker’s Cove businesses are clashing over a new Easter Basket-themed promotion to boost in-store sales, with tensions boiling over the grand prize—a mysterious golden egg crafted by a reclusive Maine artist. When the one-of-a-kind art piece is stolen, it’s up to part-time reporter Lucy Stone to investigate three struggling entrepreneurs who stick out in the local scene. But a huge town scandal comes into focus when a harmless shopping spree turns deadly, leaving Lucy to stop a murderer from springing back into action . . .
DEATH BY EASTER EGG by LEE HOLLIS
As Bar Harbor’s annual egg hunt approaches, Food & Cocktails columnist and restauranteur Hayley Powell is thrilled to introduce her grandson, Eli, to local springtime traditions. Turns out, keeping up with a rambunctious toddler isn’t always sunshine and rainbows—especially when a decadent peanut butter treat kills the Easter bunny himself during the festivities! Now, with a clear-as-cellophane case of murder on her hands, it’s up to Hayley to crack the clues and scramble deadly plans before it’s too late . . .
HOPPED ALONG by BARBARA ROSS
Julia Snowden’s Easter Sunday at Windsholme, a sprawling mansion tucked away on a remote Maine island, looks like it’s been borrowed from the pages of a lifestyle magazine. But when a dead body is discovered in the garden—then vanishes soon after without any explanation—an innocent hunt for eggs becomes a dangerous hunt for answers. With no clues beyond a copy of The Adventures of Peter Rabbit, Julia must find out if April Fool’s Day came early or if she’s caught in a killer’s twisted game . . .
Readers: What do you think? Of the cover? The theme? The story descriptions? One lucky commenter below will win a hardcopy edition of my first book, The Death of an Ambitious Woman and a Snowden Family Clambake tote bag.