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Merry Market Murder A Farmers Market Murder By Paige Shelton


merry Market Murder

Merry Market Murder A Farmers Market Murder

AUTHOR: Paige Shelton

  • Print Length: 305 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (December 3, 2013)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • ASIN: B00BTRDI84

GENRE: Cozy Mystery

SOURCE:  This book is from my private collection, all opinions are my own.


Bailey’s Farmers’ Market is this season’s go-to holiday destination, but not all the vendors are feeling the Christmas spirit…

Jam and preserve maker Becca Robins is excited about the extra business that the Ridgeway Christmas Tree Farm is bringing to the market this holiday season. But when a competing tree farmer, Reggie Stuckey, arrives with a truck full of trees, angrily barking that he has exclusive selling rights at the market, Becca finds herself pining for more goodwill toward men.

After Reggie is found with a tree stake in his chest, she wonders when the Christmas tree business turned so deadly. Now Becca has to use the only clues she has to the killer’s identity—mysterious ornaments that begin to show up in her stall—to hook a sinister Scrooge who will go to any lengths to drive home a point…


I love holiday books this time of year.  I was thrilled to find a cozy Christmas story.  This genre is new to me and I am now hooked.  I can’t get enough of cozy mysteries.

Becca works at Bailey’s Market and is friendly with many of the other renters at the market.  It was odd when one of her regular favorites was upset to see the new Santa look alike and his family selling trees at the market.  Things were getting strange and before she knew it Becca was involved in helping her police officer boyfriend solve a crime.

Becca started getting cryptic ornaments and she was determined to figure out what happened.

This book is part of a series, but I read it quite easily as a stand alone.  This is the first book I have read from this author and I do want to go back and start the series at book one.  A highly recommended read!!!

(this book contains recipes, and they look delicious, can’t wait to try)