Jessie Crockett is a nearly life-long resident of NH and has set her novel in the fictional village of Windslow Falls, NH.
"The way she sees it, volunteer fire chief Gwen Fifield’s life is about as good as can be. Sure, she’s gained twenty pounds and her property taxes increased just in time for Christmas. But, her basement didn’t flood with the fall rains for the first time in years and the general store has started delivering pizza. Yup, by Winslow Falls, NH standards it’s pretty darn good. That is, until an arsonist lets loose in the village and Gwen finds a body sizzled like a sausage in the smoldering remains of the local museum." (Publisher's blurb)
The book-of-the-week is selected each week from the various books that cross my desk (some literally, others virtually) This one popped up in an email this morning. Laura Lucy at White Birch Books sent this to her email list today:
"If you want to have a little fun tonight - we've got just the thing. Our Mystery Book Club is having their holiday party at the store and they'll be discussing Live Free or Die by Jessie Crockett. The book was a perfect fit because it is set in New Hampshire and it has a holiday theme. Well, 'tis the season for serendipity! I got a call from the author earlier in the week and she had heard we were discussing her book and wondered if she could come. I said, that would be awesome.
To recap - a traditionally fun night has just become "funner." If you've ever been interested in the Mystery Book Club, curious about it, or just want to come say hi and meet some new people - come on down tonight at 6! We'll see you there."