Let’s Hear from Patti Larsen!

It’s time to find out a bit more about the authors who are involved in our Christmas Cozy Antholoy.

Patti Larsen wrote the story Deck the Halls and Murder
The annual Christmas parade and tree lighting is interrupted when a corpse—rather than Santa—takes center stage. With her father’s investigation into the original crime under question, Fiona Fleming pursues the truth while trying to hang onto her holiday spirit, all without spoiling her chances at a date with Sheriff Crew Turner.

Speaking as your character, what is your (their) favourite thing about Christmas?

Fiona Fleming has been away from her home town for over a decade, so the opportunity to spend the holidays with her family, to rekindle her love for Christmas while decking the halls of her inherited bed and breakfast has become her new favorite thing.

If you had to describe your character in three words, what would those three words be?

Stubborn, impulsive and hilarious

Your story is set in Reading, Vermont. Why did you choose that as the setting for your book?

I’ve always loved New England, thanks to trips taken with my family when I was a child. When Fiona told me her hometown was a cute little retreat in a small mountain valley, I jumped at the chance to spend time there (twenty books and counting!).

Can you share an enticing snippet that isn’t in the blurb?

Fiona’s first Christmas home was meant to be delightful, not deadly. But when someone digs up the past—literally—and hangs it for everyone to see on the town’s Christmas tree, finding a body in the boughs (killing her holiday spirit) is the least of her worries.

How does this story connect with your other books or series?

Deck The Halls and Murder falls between books four and five of the Fiona Fleming Cozy Mysteries, covering Fee’s first Christmas back in her old hometown.

Victoria LK Williams


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