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Slay Bells Ring
A Caprice De Luca Mystery

 

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Christopher and Sara Merriweather have the perfect life. They are selling their beautiful historic home that Caprice De Luca stages with the theme Christmas Delight. They plan to downsize. Their grown children are in the vicinity and their craft shop is doing well. Blitz, the white Malamute Chris rescued, is always by his side. A Vietnam veteran, Chris has come to terms with his PTSD and even plays Santa Claus. When he is murdered at the sleigh on Santa Lane not far from Santa's cabin, everyone is shocked. (Blitz may have seen the murderer.) As Caprice delves into the Merriweathers' lives, she discovers more than one secret. The main oneŚChris was dying from a brain tumor and had told no one.

Caprice meets with Chris's Vietnam buddies to see if she can gather clues and ferrets out secrets and complex connections that seem difficult to unravel. Blitz, whom her dad has adopted, becomes a vital part of solving the murder when Caprice realizes there is something hidden inside the dog's collar that gives her clues. A meeting at Santa Lane with one of the suspects is risky, but Caprice feels she has no choice. With Blitz and her dad nearby, she finally discovers who the murderer is. Her dad comes to the rescue and Blitz saves her life.

 

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