by Amy Korman
on Tour October 23 - November 30, 2017
Today, it's my pleasure to have as my guest, Amy Korman, author of Killer Holiday to talk about her new book...
When my editor at Witness Impulse/HarperCollins suggested to me that the fourth book in my Killer Wasps mystery series have a winter-holiday theme, I couldn’t wait to sit down and start writing. Who hasn’t had festive family squabbles, canceled flights, mall parking lot fiascos, and a Butterball turkey timer that just won’t pop when everyone’s starving?
That insane period between Thanksgiving and the New Year is the perfect time for the Killer Wasps characters to solve crimes and enjoy cocktails in my new book, Killer Holiday. It’s December, and antique dealer Kristin Clark is trying to bring in shoppers to her store The Striped Awning outside Philadelphia, when once again, crime invades her quiet town.
Former Mob wife Sophie’s being shot at by a local Santa, and gossipy Bootsie is missing a valuable item—her brother Chip, who’s entangled with shady golf resort developers. Then there’s the super-annoying Eula Morris, the group’s high school nemesis, who recently won Powerball and got a fancy makeover. Unfortunately for Eula, who’s been on a lengthy cruise, a suitcase full of gold she “forgot” to declare at Customs goes missing as soon as she steps off board, and Kristin and her friends are soon helping Eula steal it back. Cocktails, a Christmas cabaret, a break-in, poker games and a road trip to Florida help make this December merry for the Killer Wasps detectives, who also need to decide on important matters like what to eat at their annual Christmas party: Will it be brisket or baked ziti?
At such a busy time of year, it’s a real luxury to escape with a book or a movie, and hopefully Killer Holiday readers will find it lightens their stress for an hour or two. I’m overwhelmed like everyone else at this time of year, so I plan to curl up with Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, watch Christmas in Connecticut for the millionth time, and I’ll definitely be mixing up a batch of Bootsie Delaney’s favorite holiday drink, the Bourbon Blitzen. Thank you so much for reading Killer Holiday!
About the book:It’s December 15th, time to mix up the holiday cocktails in tranquil Bryn Mawr, PA. Then a Samsonite full of gold goes missing, Bootsie’s not-so-bright brother Chip is kidnapped, and shady lawyer Scooter Simmons is offering investors shares in a fake golf resort. For antiques dealer Kristin Clark and her friends, this Christmas is murder….
Kristin Clark and her offbeat crew of Bryn Mawr socialites are ready for a fun and festive winter holiday—one that involves sipping martinis by a crackling yule log, hot guys beneath the mistletoe, and Gucci under the Christmas tree. But this year, Old Saint Nick has something more dangerous in store. A stranger dressed in a Santa suit has Kristin’s friends on his naughty list. First, Sophie’s favorite handbag is blasted by a bullet. Then, Father Christmas shatters her brother Chip’s car window with a golf club and leaves a threatening note demanding fifty grand. Both are convinced it has to be a mistake. But when Chip goes missing, the stakes become deadly. Eula Morris is also back in town for the holidays, more bossy and boastful than ever after winning a mega-jackpot in the lottery. She’s returned from a luxury cruise around the world with a handsome new boyfriend (who looks oddly familiar…) and a Samsonite suitcase filled with gold bars. When the suitcase is snatched, Eula implores Kristin and the team to track it down. Where is Chip? Why is a vengeful Santa targeting the gang? Who stole Eula’s suitcase? And how are these events linked? The WASPs and Kristen’s basset hound Waffles are on the case—before this white Christmas turns even darker…
Book Details:Genre: MysteryPublished by: Witness ImpulsePublication Date: October 24th 2017 by Witness ImpulseNumber of Pages: 320ISBN: 0062431366 (ISBN13: 9780062431363)Series: A Killer WASPs Mystery, #4
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Amy Korman is a former senior editor and staff writer for Philadelphia Magazine, and author of Frommer’s Guide to Philadelphia. She has written for Town & Country, House Beautiful, Men’s Health, and Cosmopolitan. Killer WASPS is her first novel.