Foul Play At The Fair
Author: Shelley Freydont
Published: July 20, 2012 by Berkley Prime Crime
Series Name: Celebration Bay Mysteries
Category: amateur sleuth
Main Character: Liv Montgomery, newly hired event organizer from NYC, Ted Driscoll, her assistant, Chaz Bristow, "the laziest newspaper editor in New York state", Joss Waterbury, apple farmer and cider donut maker extraordinaire, The Zoldoski brothers, tumblers, jugglers and up to no good.
New York City event planner Liv Montgomery is burned out, sick of the bridezillas, the mad men, the desperate housewives, the anything but sweet sixteens. So the job of event organizer in the small, upstate town of Celebration Bay, sounds like a little piece of heaven.
With the success of the Harvest on the Bay Festival, life is sweet, all apple crisp and homemade jams, cider donuts and pumpkin pies. But things hit a sour note when an itinerant entertainer is found dead, pinioned by an antique apple press.
Motives pile up higher than a bushel of apples and Liv must navigate her way through a maze of secrets, lies and Yankee taciturnity to find the killer before the Harvest on the Bay Festival heads for Foul Play at the Fair.