The Killer Christmas Sweater Club (A Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery) by Terry Ambrose

The Killer Christmas Sweater Club (A Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery)
by Terry Ambrose

About the Book

The Killer Christmas Sweater Club (A Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Publisher: Satori
Print Length: 342 pages
Digital ASIN: B07H27NCP4

All ten-year-old Alexandra Atwood wants for Christmas is to get her dad and the B&B’s cook Marquetta under the mistletoe. After all, how can they get married if they don’t kiss first?

When murder strikes in Seaside Cove, bed-and-breakfast owner Rick Atwood is asked to help find the killer. But this will not be an easy case to crack. Not only did the killer contaminate the crime scene, but there are suspects all over town. And they all received the same Christmas sweater from the victim.

Alex hears rumors about the murder and decides that since she’s on Christmas break, she has time for a little multitasking. She launches her own investigation even as she continues her efforts to get her dad and Marquetta together.

Just when Rick thinks he’s identified all the suspects, he discovers a new one—his estranged wife. With the days until Christmas ticking down, Rick feels pressured from all sides. He needs to solve the case. He needs to send his wife back to New York. But the one thing he doesn’t need is for his daughter to be one step ahead of him and the cops.

Guest Post

Five years ago, I had a revelation: writing is science, but storytelling is art. That moment was the beginning of a journey for me. A quest, if you will, to hone my storytelling skills.

Many writers may disagree with me, but I view the craft of writing and that of storytelling as two different animals. For instance, writing is about stringing together coherent thoughts, good grammar, varying sentence and paragraph lengths, and a myriad of other techniques almost anyone can master. It’s about creating a flow of words that raise no barriers to the reader. We could call the process of writing methodical.

But the art of storytelling is different. It’s wild and unpredictable. It’s littered with crazy ideas coming out of nowhere that somehow fit perfectly into the lives of the characters. Storytelling pushes me to create a detailed plot. The process is painstaking, but ensures the story continually raises the stakes to where it tests the very soul of my character. If you think about your favorite movies, isn’t there always a point at which the main character is tested? In screenwriting, they call this test the Dark Night of the Soul. It exists in every good film in every genre from horror to comedy. And yes, even cozy mysteries. 

I look for different things in a story today. And five years from now, I’ll probably be saying the same thing all over again. It’s the nature of reading and writing. So how about you? Have your tastes changed over time? What do you want out of your favorite books?


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About the Author

Terry Ambrose is a former skip tracer who tracked down deadbeats for a living. He’s long since turned his talents to writing mysteries and thrillers. Several of his books have been award finalists and in 2014 his thriller, “Con Game,” won the San Diego Book Awards for Best Action-Thriller. He likes cool photography, funny mysteries, and finding the oddest things while walking on the beach.

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One Comment

  • Kay Garrett

    Thank you for the spotlight on “The Killer Christmas Sweater Club” by Terry Ambrose and for being part of the book tour.

    Enjoyed reading the guest post. Can’t wait for the opportunity to read this book on my TBR list.