It’s not every day you meet a female mortician, and especially one who is single, strikingly beautiful and brilliant at was she does. In Bleak Midwinter, the second book in the A Mary Christmas Mystery series, Mary finds herself at the center of a troubling double-homicide investigation. Her situation becomes even more complicated when she falls headlong into romance with police officer, Lance Freeman. As Mary gets closer than ever to danger, she is aided by her dear friends, Silvia and David, who provide answers when she seems to need them most. But nothing is a bleak as it seems, even though Mary is forced to deal with an odd assortment of characters: the deceased’s grieving sister; a released convict who squats on the funeral home premises; a suspicious lawyer; and Rose Edgewater, her new secretary. As Mary’s love affair with Lance deepens, so does her intrigue. Her intuition and investigation leads her to a brilliant conclusion in a dark alley…and to a stirring reunion with Lance. Being a funeral director and a coroner is rough business, especially during the Christmas season when love and light are in the air. But Mary takes us, once again, on a heart-warming adventure through the darkest days of death to a marvelous Yuletide discovery. Bleak Midwinter picks up where Slay Bells leaves off, continuing the A Mary Christmas Mystery series.
About the Author
Sometimes writing under the pseudonym R.L. Perryodd, Todd Outcalt is the author of more than thirty books in six languages. This includes the first book in the A Mary Christmas Mystery series, Slay Bells, in addition to Husband’s Guide to Breast Cancer, and Indiana Wineries. He has written for such magazines as American Fitness, Cure, and Leadership. Todd lives in Brownsberg, Indiana with his wife (and co-author of Indiana Wineries) Becky.