May means Mystery all month long here at Annie Acorn Publishing LLC! Join us each week as we explore the many mystery offering available. This week, we’re highlighting author Billie Thomas’s Murder on the First Day of Christmas, and Murder in a Two-Seater, first and second novels in her Chloe Carstairs Mysteries series.
In her first novel, Murder on the First Day of Christmas, Ms. Thomas introduces us to her mystery solving duo, a mother – daughter team of interior designers. These two take their interior decorating assignments seriously, while still exhibiting all the usual mother/daughter angst that many of us have experienced ourselves. The right mix of humor and southern charm blend together to help these two solve the whatever mysterious and murderous situation confronts them.
It’s beginning to look a lot like murder.
Finding a severed hand at a client’s house might throw lesser decorators off their games. But Chloe Carstairs and her mother, Amanda, won’t let a little thing like murder keep them from decking the halls. With a body under the partridge’s pear tree and a dead Santa in a sleigh, they have to crack the case before the killer strikes again – this time much too close to home.
Filled with laugh-out-loud humor, romance and a delightfully difficult mother-daughter relationship, this new series from Billie Thomas offers a fast-paced caper as these two southern ladies try to keep their very merry Christmas from turning into the Noel from hell.
Interior decorators turned amateur investigators, Chloe and Amanda Carstairs have spent the summer transforming their client’s creepy old castle into a luxury hotel. But before the first guest checks in, the owner’s wife checks out – with the help of a bullet to the head.
When Chloe’s dad is accused of the crime, there’s no time for the ladies to drown their sorrows in the hotel’s mini bar. Instead, they have to contend with a sneaky blackmailer, an unsolved murder from the past, and a cunning killer with nothing to lose.
The second Chloe Carstairs Mystery is filled with the same clever twists and hilarious mother-daughter relationship that made Murder on the First Day of Christmas such a fun, fast-paced read for an appreciative readership. The mystery will keep you guessing, but as any good decorator will tell you, even a beautiful setting can’t hide the ugly truth.
Happy May Mysteries Reading!
Murder on the First Day of Christmas (Chloe Carstairs Mysteries Book 1) – a full-length, humorous cozy by Billie Thomas.
Murder in a Two-Seater: A Chloe Carstairs Mystery (Chloe Carstairs Mysteries Book 2)
– The second Chloe Carstairs Mystery by Billie Thomas is filled with the same clever twists and hilarious mother-daughter relationship that made Murder on the First Day of Christmas such a fun, fast-paced read for an appreciative readership.