Featured Selection: Murder for Christmas by Jo-Ann Carson
Agatha Christie meets The House of Usher.
When code-breaker Madison Rathborne gets an all-expense paid trip to a remote island in the Pacific Northwest the week before Christmas, she expects a peaceful getaway from the fake Santas
in the city and the drama of her family’s turkey feast, but Deadman’s Island offers no such sanctuary. Trapped in a maze of secrets, scandals, and murder, with a side of ghost, Maddy struggles to make sense of it all. Macabre stories of gruesome deaths on the estate go back centuries.
Her logical mind refuses to believe in legends, but there’s no reasonable explanation for what’s going on around her.
Twelve strangers invited to the gathering, discover turkey is not the only thing on the menu, as one by one they meet their maker.
Will Mad Rath’s superior logician skills crack the mystery before the killer gets her?
Or is there a supernatural force at work that cannot be conquered?
About Jo-Ann Carson:
An award-winning fiction and non-fiction author, blogger and podcaster Jo-Ann loves words. After seven years of writing fiction as Jo-Ann Carson, she dove into the world of non-fiction to talk about writing.
She also started the podcast, Blood, Sweat, and Words, to create a conversation around what it’s like to be an author today in the ever-changing publishing world. Her first book, How to Write a Short Bio is available on Amazon.
To date, J.R. Carson has published 16 books. She has a B.A. in English and an M.Ed. in Curriculum Design. She has won numerous competitions for her writing.
Carson wants to talk it to the bone. That is, she wants writers to get out of their caves and share their experience, the good, the bad and the ugly.
Her home is in the Pacific Northwest. You can find her at her home on the Internet, her on her author website: http://www.jo-anncarson.com/ or podcast website: http/www.bloodsweatandword.com.
Review by B:
Oh…this one is so perfect for when you want a quick read during this busy season. It grabbed my attention from the very first page. I was able to read it in one sitting and that’s because I couldn’t put it down.
In an effort to escape from all the Christmas chaos, Maddy accepts an offer for an all expense paid trip to a remote island for a mysterious vacation. All the guests are invited for an all expense paid trip on an island. They are all intrigued because none of them know how or why they were chosen and agree to go even though they have no idea who their host is.
Once there, the mystery begins and starts with someone going missing and the murders begin. But why? And Who? And what is the connection between them all?
This author never disappoints me with her creativity. I enjoyed the suspense, the challenge of trying to figure out who did it and why, the little twists and surprises and most of all the supernatural touches.