Murder in Her Stocking
- Author: G.A. McKevett
- Publisher: Kensington
- Print Length: 304 pages
- Release Date: October 30, 2018
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- Genre: Cozy
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As the Moonlight Magnolia Agency revisits old memories on Christmas Eve, Granny Reid takes the reins back thirty years to the 1980s—back when she went by Stella, everyone’s hair was bigger, and sweaters were colorful disasters. But murder never went out of style . . .
Christmas has arrived in sleepy McGill, Georgia, but holiday cheer can’t keep temperamental Stella Reid from swinging a rolling pin at anyone who crosses her bad side—and this season, there are plenty. First an anonymous grinch vandalizes a celebrated nativity display. Far worse, the scandalous Prissy Carr is found dead in an alley behind a tavern. With police puzzled over the murder, Stella decides to stir the local gossip pot for clues on the culprit’s identity . . .
Turns out Prissy held a prominent spot on the naughty list, and suspects pile up like presents on Christmas morning. Unfortunately, the more progress Stella makes, the more fears she must confront. With a neighbor in peril and the futures of her beloved grandchildren at risk, Stella must somehow set everything straight and bring a cunning criminal to justice before December 25th . . .
Since publication of her first novel in 1986, Sonja Massie has authored over sixty published works, including the highly popular and critically acclaimed SAVANNAH REID MYSTERIES under the pseudonym G. A. McKevett.
Sonja's novels range from Irish historicals to contemporary thrillers. Her earthy humor and fast-paced plots delight her fans, while critics applaud her offbeat characterizations and incisive observations on human nature.
Irish by ancestry, Sonja has authored two non-fiction books on the history of Ireland: THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO IRISH HISTORY AND CULTURE and IRISH PRIDE: 101 REASONS TO BE PROUD YOU'RE IRISH. Both books impart detailed knowledge of the complex and controversial Irish story with a light hand and plenty of humor. Her Irish novels include: DREAM CARVER, CAROUSEL, DAUGHTER OF IRELAND and the bestselling FAR AND AWAY - the novelization of the Ron Howard movie starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.
On nationwide tours, Sonja lectures to published and "pre-published" authors in her workshop, "The Novel Approach," a seminar which covers such topics as: story structure, characterization, plotting, pacing, and marketing manuscripts.
Sonja has taught numerous courses at university and adult continuing education facilities including: general fiction, historical research, and mystery writing. She was managing editor at "Single Living" magazine and has functioned as a manuscript doctor and storyline editor for major publishers. Earlier in her career, she was a prolific ghostwriter, authoring both fictional and non-fictional books for celebrities and professionals.
Having lived in Los Angeles, Toronto, and County Kerry, Ireland, she now resides in New York.
Book Review by Bree Herron
What a great holiday mystery! Having never read a book from this author before, I was instantly a fan of Granny Reid. Going back to the 80’s to a holiday season where remembering can be murder is the perfect way to have a holiday mystery.
Meet Stella or Granny Reid as she will be known as in the series that is going to take off from this wonderful book. She is sharp as a whip, kind and loving. I really love going through her thoughts and seeing the mystery through her point of view. She is a delightfully charming character that quickly warms your heart with her personality.
McGill, GA is the place to be. I think it is by far one of the best cozy communities I have read. It has the charms and quirks that make a reader just want to curl up and visit longer.
I have been missing out on this author! Not only was this book wonderful and perfectly cozy it was made just for the holidays. But don’t let it fool you, you can certainly read this book any time of the year. I am hoping we will see further in this series and I am going to go check the other series out!
**DISCLAIMER: I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy in return for a fair and honest review.
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Thank you for your fabulous review on “Murder in Her Stocking” by G.A. McKevett and for being part of the book tour.
This book is definitely on my TBR list and I can’t wait for the opportunity to read it. Love cozies, love Christmas stories and love this cover! How can you go wrong – you can’t in my opinion.
Murder in her Stocking sounds awesome!
I love holiday mysteries and this one sounds perfect.
I can’t wait to read this because I love Christmas mysteries.
Thank you, Bree, for those kind words and for participating in our online book tour. You’re such a help to us authors and our readers. I’m so glad you enjoyed the book. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Sonja Massie (G.A. McKevett)