Jingle Bells, Mussel Shells, Murder All the Way By Katie Hagen
Book/Novel Author: Katie Hagen
Book/Novel Title: Jingle Bells, Mussel Shells, Murder All the Way
*Tessa only wanted to focus on helping her assistant, Melissa, find a home for the holidays,* *but a jail cell wasnt what she had in mind
Christmas in the little pacific northwest town of Coupeville, Washington is Tessa Browns favorite holiday. But this year, with her parents out following their dreams as a touring gospel duo, her responsibilities managing busy coffee shop Violet, finding her assistant Melissa living in a car, and her own relationship in a tattered heap on the nearby Oak Harbor Pub floor, Tessa struggles to maintain her usual holiday cheeriness. When the body of a handsome stranger is found just down a muddy trail from her home, Tessa is about ready to scrap the holiday all together. Reluctantly leaning on her ex-boyfriend Ben and his many connections for support, and listening to her perceptive rescue pup, Kipsie, Tessa begins to sift through the evidence that seems to point directly to Melissa, at least in the eyes of Detective Cooke, an unforgiving man who wants nothing more than to wrap up the case before Christmas Day. With a barrage of possible, however unlikely suspects, and a killer stalking the house, Tessa vows to not only follow the clues but her heart as well; no matter where it might lead her.
Jingle Bells, Mussel Shells, Murder all the Way is a cozy mystery novel spinoff from the novella series: A Sweet Reunion Romance by Katie Hagen. This book is meant to be read as a stand-alone novel and possibly the first in a new series. You can also check out the novellas: Charlotte 10 Years Later and Cassie Before the Crash to see where Tessa first appeared! **