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November 21, 2012

Eleven Pipers Piping by C.C Benison Book Recommendation

by Celticlady

Hardcover, 496 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by Delacorte Press
ISBN
0385344465 (ISBN13: 9780385344463)

Father Tom Christmas, the recently widowed vicar adjusting to life in the English village of Thornford Regis, would do almost anything to avoid attending the annual Robert Burns Supper at the local hotel. But as chaplain to a traditional Scottish pipe band, Father Tom must deliver the grace—and contend with wailing bagpipes, whiskey-laced parishioners reciting poetry, and the culinary abomination that is haggis.

As snow falls to unprecedented depths, the revelers carry on—briefly interrupted by an enigmatic stranger seeking shelter. Then Will Moir, proprietor of the hotel and a dedicated piper, inexplicably goes missing—only to be found later in the hotel’s dark tower, alone and dead from what appears to be a heart attack.

Father Tom’s own heart sinks when he learns the actual cause of Will’s demise. When word gets out, the flurry of innocent speculation descends into outlandish gossip. And, for all its tranquil charm, Thornford Regis has plenty to gossip about—illicit trysts, muted violence, private sorrows, and old, unresolved tragedies. The question is: Who would benefit most from the piper’s death? Suspicion swirls around many, including Will’s beautiful widow, their shadowy son, Will’s obnoxious brother-in-law, and even the mysterious party crasher, who knows more than she lets on about the grudges she left behind—but never forgot.

Brimming with wit, full of genuine surprise, and featuring one of the most memorable (and unlikely) detectives in mystery fiction, C. C. Benison’s second Father Christmas mystery will delight readers with a puzzle that truly defies solution.

C. C. BENISON worked as a reporter and feature writer for the Winnipeg Free Press in the 1980s. As an independent writer, he has contributed to numerous magazines, newspapers, and corporate communications. Currently associate editor of Canada’s History magazine, he also writes award-winning mystery novels. He lives in Winnipeg, where he is at work on his next Father Christmas mystery, Ten Lords A-Leaping.

To read an excerpt go to: http://www.randomhouse.com/book/205588/eleven-pipers-piping-by-c-c-benison/9780385344463/#excerpt

 

March 28, 2012

The Reading Woman | Gift Collection | Gone Reading

by Celticlady

The Reading Woman | Gift Collection | Gone Reading.

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