Eden has turned into a hotspot of crime, and Faith finds herself smack dab in the middle of the flare-up. When a favor for a friend links Faith to the synthetic marijuana problem invading her town, no good deed goes unpunished becomes the title of her life. The town accuses the police of favoritism toward her, putting a strain between Faith and Ted, and a new officer is determined to prove Faith’s guilt.
When the criminal is outed, Faith’s relief is short-lived. A fire takes out the store—along with the suspected dealer—and she’s now number one on an officer’s suspect list. Faith sets out to prove her own innocence, and her digging sparks the truth to life. Instead of the truth setting the town free, Faith finds out it might destroy Eden, the friends she holds dear, and smother out her own life.
Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), amateur sleuth books, craft and hobby mysteries, small town mysteries, book club recommendations.
Books in the Faith Hunter Scrap This Cozy Mystery Series:
The Faith Hunter Scrap This Mystery series brings together Christina Freeburn’s love of mysteries, scrapbooking, and West Virginia. When not writing or reading, she can be found in her scrapbook room or at a crop. Alas, none of the real-life crops have had a sexy male prosecutor or a handsome police officer attending.
Christina served in the JAG Corps of the US Army and also worked as a paralegal, librarian, and church secretary. She lives in West Virginia with her husband, children, a dog, and a rarely seen cat except by those who are afraid or allergic to felines.
A thirty minute bus ride to school. I was so bored during the drive to and from school that a friend and I decided to write a teenage romance book like the ones we read from our favorite lines (back in the 80s, Sweet Dreams and Silhouette First Love). My friend didn’t enjoy the project so stopped contributed after a month later, but I continued writing it. It was during my freshman year that I feel in love with writing.
When did you first start writing?
I was in the ninth grade when I first feel in love with writing fiction. After high school, I joined the Army and it wasn’t until about six years later that I started writing again.
When did you finish your first book?
I finished the teenage romance book when I was in the tenth grade…and during algebra. Not something I’d recommend to any budding writers. Pay attention in your other classes. The police procedural (and my first published book now out of print), I finished the first draft a few months before my third child was born (he’s now a freshman in college).
How did you choose the genre you write in?
When I wanted to write my first book, with the idea of having it published, I took a few days to think about the books I enjoyed reading the most and the television shows I watched regularly. While I always had periods of time where I read romances, mysteries were the types of books I never took a break from reading and most of the shows and movies I really enjoyed were crime dramas of some sort.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
I have so many, and I know so many lovely, talented authors, that I hate to name names. I don’t want to leave anyone out. But I will give a few names so I’m not bailing out on the question: Jenn McKinlay, Pam Andrews Hanson, Donna Andrews, Kathy Cano-Murillo, and all the Henery Press authors.
What book are you reading now?
Right now, I’m reading Hippie Homesteaders: Arts, Crafts, Music, and Living on the Land in West Virginia by Carter Taylor Seaton.
What is your favorite type of tea?
My current favorite is earl grey with honey. I’ve been drinking a lot of it during my current round of having the flu. It makes my throat feel so much better. Usually though I love tea that has a fruit flavor in it…especially mango.
Do you have a favorite food/recipe to go with your tea?
No, I don’t have a favorite food or recipe to go with my tea. I think I’m going to have to search Pinterest and come up with some recipes to try so I can find a favorite snack to pair with my tea.