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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Masked to Death by Christina Freeburn Excerpt, Virtual Book Tour

Masked to Death
by Christina Freeburn

When you want a mystery that has some jumps, skips and twists that lead you to many different answers. This is the book for you.
~Bibliophile Reviews
Masked to Death is full of interesting plot turns…The whole story is my favorite of the series so far.
~The Girl with Book Lungs
This one had me laughing out loud sometimes, but it also kept me guessing. It was very well written and flowed well, making it a quick read.
~Melina’s Book Blog
Faith is a smart heroine and the stories are always fresh and interesting…I absolutely loved everything about this story…
~A Chick Who Reads
Masked to Death (A Faith Hunter Scrap This Mystery)
5th in Series
Cozy Mystery
Henery Press (January 24, 2017)
Paperback: 238 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1635111378
E-Book ASIN: B01M7UT2CS
A Caribbean cruise is the perfect setting for a Roget wedding, and Faith meeting Ted’s family. She also hopes the vacation gets their stalled romance moving, but it doesn’t take long for that dream to capsize. Ted’s daughter hates her. The ex-wife is adored. Odessa Roget is surly. And the banned father of a groom, John Roget, requests Faith’s assistance in bringing down a jewel theft ring masterminded by his ex-wife.
Having had a man she loved accuse her of a crime, Faith won’t let Odessa travel down the same path and agrees to help. Faith sets her course on uncovering the true criminals—which might be a groom’s best friend. The romantic week turns disastrous as a wedding is interrupted, suspicious deaths point to murders, and Ted’s daughter schemes to reunite her parents. Instead of diamonds being a girl’s best friend, Faith finds they’re cruising toward Davy Jones’ Locker.


 
Excerpt

Masked to Death

By Christina Freeburn









What had I walked into? A mass of bodies filled the shopping district, a.k.a. the hallway that stretched from mid-point on Deck Five to the bow. Cruisers occupied every inch of the area near a kiosk in the middle of the area. Pieces of gray fabric covered the items on the shopping tables. The tall tables of the kiosk protected four clerks from the shoppers desperate to get to the goods underneath. Four other tables were lined up against the walls with crew members stopping shoppers from taking off the covers too early.



Two women with heads bent toward each other marked out a battle plan on a hastily drawn map. Another woman gave her husband a list of items: leather bags, wallets, and makeup cases. She was going for the memory charm bracelets, necklaces, and watches. I had never seen so many overeager shoppers, even on Black Friday. Frantically, I scanned the growing crowd. Where was John? He’d excused himself for a moment and was now swallowed up in the masses.



Two more minutes, folks, before the unveiling.”



I tried excusing my way through the crowd but was thwarted at every attempt to get closer to the jewelry shop Dazzles. “I have an appointment to pick something up at the jewelry store.”



The group in front of me closed ranks. Not even a breath could squeeze between their bodies. Why had Lucinda picked this time? This was a pickpocket’s dream. I covered the bracelet on my left wrist with my right hand, holding it pressed to my stomach.



Had John come to the same conclusions and decided to use me as the mark? I hated to think he’d put me in danger, but I didn’t know the man very well. Stop with the drama, I thought. I was in the midst of hundreds of people, and besides some squished toes and an elbow or two to my body, I was safe from harm. If I could only get across the sea of shoppers and to Dazzles, I’d be able to get this task done and head to my next one: giving Claire her tiara. Of the two, I was certain this one sent me into less of a minefield. But I was willing to risk life and limb to wiggle partway into Claire’s good graces.



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About The Author –

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.
Author Links – 
Purchase Links – Amazon – B&N – iTunes – kobo – Hen House 
 


TOUR PARTICIPANTS
January 27 – Bibliophile Reviews –  REVIEW, INTERVIEW
January 28 – Island Confidential – GUEST POST
January 29 – Brooke Blogs – INTERVIEW
January 30 – Valerie’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT
January 31 – Girl with Book Lungs – REVIEW
February 1 – A Blue Million Books – INTERVIEW
February 2 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW, GUEST POST
February 3 – A Chick Who Reads – REVIEW
February 4 – A Holland Reads – GUEST POST
February 6 – Pulp and Mystery Shelf – INTERVIEW
February 7 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW
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