Murder Can Haunt Your Handiwork (A Haunted Craft Fair Mystery)
by Rose Pressey

About Murder Can Haunt Your Handiwork

Murder Can Haunt Your Handiwork (A Haunted Craft Fair Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Publisher: Kensington (December 29, 2020)
Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
ISBN-10: 1496721659
ISBN-13: 978-1496721655
Digital ASIN: B086R8YGLD

A Gilded Age ghost helps psychic painter Celeste Cabot catch a killer . .


Rising up against the beautiful backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Biltmore Estate is a magnificent mansion in Asheville, North Carolina, built as a summer home for George Washington Vanderbilt II—yes, of those Vanderbilts—during the Gilded Age. Nowadays, it’s the site of an annual craft fair. Unfortunately, it’s also about to become a crime scene . . .


Celeste is hard to miss as she pulls up with her pink and white Shasta trailer and adorable Chihuahua, Van Gogh—Van for short. But before she can show off her artwork at the fair, a tour guide is found strangled by a velvet rope barrier and a valuable painting goes missing. With a rogues’ gallery of sketchy suspects, Celeste welcomes the help of a pair of handsome detectives—and a ghost with a special interest in the case . . .


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“What’s your name?” asked the dark-haired officer, who appeared barely old enough to drive, in a stern voice.

I’d never been in trouble with the law. Other than the time my cousin’s best friend’s sister was caught shoplifting candy and they made us all wait until her parents arrived. That was when I was eight years old. Twenty-five years later, and I’d managed to stay out of trouble until now. Not even a speeding ticket.

“Celeste Cabot,” I said with a trembling voice.

“What happened here, Ms. Cabot?” he asked.

“I had nothing to do with this,” I said, wiggling my arms. “You have to believe me.”

tried to stay calm so that I wouldn’t hyperventilate.

He held up his hand. “All right, Ms. Cabot, just calm down. Tell me what happened.”

After releasing a deep breath, I said, “I came back in here to find my keys that I’d lost. When everyone ran at me like a stampede, I tumbled to the floor. They all took off. I checked to see what had caused the chaos, and I saw the woman on the ground. I was merely offering assistance. I would never harm anyone, ever.”

He studied my face as if trying to determine if I were being truthful. I hoped he came to the right decision, because I was being one hundred percent honest with him.

“And you don’t know this woman?” he asked.

“Not at all. I assume she works here based on the uniform, but other than that, I know nothing about this. I was trying to call 911.”

The call had obviously dropped at this point, but I gestured for him to check the phone.

“Are you just here for the day?” he asked.

“I’m part of the craft fair that’s in town. I have a couple of law enforcement friends. They can vouch for me,” I said. “Their names are Caleb Ward and Pierce Meyer.”

The young officer’s face registered his surprise. “Pierce is your friend?” he asked.

“Yes, we’re friends. Do you know him?”

“We’re good friends,” he said with a hint of a smile that revealed his dimples.

About Rose Pressey

Rose Pressey is the USA Today bestselling author of the Haunted Craft Fair Mysteries and the Haunted Vintage Mystery Series. She enjoys writing quirky and fun novels with a paranormal twist. The paranormal has always captured her interest. The thought of finding answers to the unexplained fascinates her.

When she’s not writing about werewolves, vampires, and every other supernatural creature, she loves eating cupcakes with sprinkles, reading, spending time with family, and listening to oldies from the fifties. Yeah, she loves Elvis. She can’t help myself.

Rose lives in the beautiful commonwealth of Kentucky with her husband, son, and three sassy Chihuahuas.

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