Friday, 11 August 2017

#New Murder Mystery: Mistletoe and Murder by S.L. Smith

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Author S.L. Smith launches new mystery
Mistletoe and Murder - fourth in series
Author S.L. Smith is a native of Minnesota and has spent most of her life there. So, it comes as no surprise that her Pete Culnane Mystery series takes place in the Twin Cities. Thirty-two years working with the Department of Public Safety gave her the experience and the contacts to bring her stories to life. Mistletoe and Murder, the fourth book in the series, launched July 26, 2017 and will make its debut August 24 at the Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul.
In Mistletoe and Murder, Collette Hammond orchestrates an elaborate New Year’s Eve wedding reception for her brother in St. Paul’s historic Union Depot, but she never anticipates the evening might end in her own mysterious death. Colleen collapses just before midnight. A fresh needle mark suggests narcotics. St. Paul police detectives Pete Culnane and Martin Tierney are called away from their holiday celebrations to investigate, launching a trip through a labyrinth of intrigue and deception.
William Kent Krueger gives a glowing review of Smith’s latest:
“Like its title, Mistletoe and Murder is a story that combines elements which might, at first, seem at odds. But S.L. Smith delivers a tale that interweaves both the bright promise of this iconic season and the dark reality of what it can deliver, especially where police work is involved. Smith understands the territory and mines it to good effect. For those who know the Twin Cities, there’s extra delight in tracking the action across familiar terrain. Don’t wait until Christmas to open this one.”