Cold Turkey by Shelley Freydont is the first short story in the “Celebration Bay” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, August 2013
This Thanksgiving in Celebration Bay, it’s murder with all the trimmings…
Event coordinator Liv Montgomery is not only in charge of this year’s Turkey Trot in Celebration Bay, she’s participating as one of the runners. But not long after the race begins, gunshots are heard and a body is found in a remote section of woods. Did a local crank shoot the man for trespassing? Or is there a darker, more complex motive for plucking this runner before he crosses the finish line? Now it’s Liz’s turn to race to find the cold-blooded killer.
This was an enjoyable read with the citizens from Celebration Bay. A runner is found dead and Liv and others are on the case in this delightfully appealing whodunit.