It’s not every day you meet a female mortician, and especially not one who’s both beautiful and single. In Slay Bells, the first book in the A Mary Christmas Mystery series, Mary is just that – beautiful and single . . . and working with the dead. Each novel in this holiday series features this third generation mortician trying to solve both aspects of her life – death and romance.
Though Mary is not open about her personal life, the department requested a report, and that is why Mary opens up and the reader finds out how she got mixed up in the business of death.
Mary is constantly standing by people in their darkest of hours, in their numbest of days, and in their weariness and tears. It’s her job – it’s when she is at her best. And she’s good at it. In Slay Bells a “John Doe” disappears from Mary’s embalming room during the Christmas rush and she is whirled into the police investigation. Taking matters into her own hands, she determinedly seeks the body’s identification and its whereabouts.
But trying to juggle a budding holiday romance and a murder investigation whisks Mary into a heart-warming Christmas adventure that leads her into both danger and intrigue . . . and a Yuletide discovery.
R.L. Perry lives on a wildlife sanctuary and orchard and enjoys painting, hiking, and travel.