Murder’s No Votive Confidence
(Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery)
by Christin Brecher
About the Book
Murder’s No Votive Confidence (Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery)
1st in Series
Kensington (June 25, 2019)
Digital ASIN: B07HVYJNRD
Nantucket candle store owner Stella Wright specializes in creating unique candles for every occasion. But someone sets the stage for murder when a Memorial Day celebration becomes a wedding to die for . . .
Jessica Sterling’s candlelight-themed nuptials promises to be the perfect kick-off to the summer’s first official holiday weekend. Stella’s thrilled to have been chosen to provide the decorative centerpiece for the wedding ceremony: a two-foot-tall scented unity candle—a symbol of the happy couple’s love. But it looks like the bride-to-be’s uncle won’t be walking his niece down the aisle after he’s found dead. The murder weapon is Stella’s seemingly indestructible candle, now split in two.
When a beloved local bartender is arrested, Stella’s sure a visiting police captain running the case made a rush to justice. With superstitious brides-to-be canceling orders and sales waxing and waning at her store, the Wick & Flame owner decides to do some sleuthing of her own. Abetted by a charming reporter and challenged by the town’s sexiest cop, Stella’s determined to shine a light on the truth and uncover a killer who’s snuffing out her own flame.
STELLA’S “CANDLES 101” WORKSHOP NOTES
WHY MAKE CANDLES?
Candles are a source of light, a symbol at celebrations, the start of a romantic night, a balm for the senses, the heart of ceremonies, and a wonderful way to make a house into a home.
THE ABC’S OF A WICK & FLAME
• A wick draws oil from a candle’s wax and holds the flame. It is usually made of soft spun threads that absorb the liquid wax while the candle is burning.
• The wax holds the wick in place and fuels the flame. The coolest thing about candles? Wax has
memory! Tip: The first time you use a candle, let the wax melt to its edges, otherwise it might refuse, yes, refuse! to melt beyond a limited surface area when you light it again.
COMMON SENSE WITH CANDLES
• A burning candle should not be used as a nightlight. If you’re feeling sleepy, blow it out!
• Keep your candle 2–3 feet from your stuff and put it on a flat, sturdy surface . . . especially if your furry friends like to stare at flames with uncanny devotion.
HOMEWORK: Spend a night by candlelight! Maybe you have a good book you want to read?a Rafflecopter giveaway
About the Author
Christin Brecher was born and raised in NYC, where her family and many childhood friends still reside. As such, she feels she is as much of a small-town girl as any. The idea to write the Nantucket Candle Maker series sprang from her life-long connection to the small island off the coast of Massachusetts. Spending summers there as a child, Christin read from her family’s library of mystery novels, after which she began to imagine stories inspired by the island’s whaling heyday, its notoriously foggy nights, and during long bike rides to the beach. After many years in marketing for the publishing industry, followed by years raising her children, Murder’s No Votive Confidence is Christin’s debut novel. Visit her at www.christinbrecher.com.
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