Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Spotlight/Guest Post: The Iced Princess by Christine Husom

About the Book

Genre: Cozy Mystery, #2 in A Snow Globe Shop Mystery Series
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
Release Date: December, 2015

Synopsis from Goodreads...

The national bestselling author of Snow Way Out returns with more sparkling snow globes and cold-blooded murder...

It’s that time of the year again—the Christmas rush is about to begin, and curio shop owner Camryn Brooks and her BFF, coffee shop owner Alice “Pinky” Nelson, need to hire additional help. Their former high-school classmate, Molly Dalton, is not exactly who they had in mind. Has the rich socialite worked a day in her life? But Molly practically begs for the job.

On her first day, Molly seems to be in her own little world, and Cami worries that her new employee may flake out. The problem turns out to be far worse than that when Cami discovers Molly dead in the back of the shop, after drinking a poisoned cup of coffee. Soon there is an avalanche of suspects as Cami starts shoveling through the clues—including a shattered snow globe of Marilyn Monroe. Now Cami will have to venture out of her safety zone before the pathological poisoner stirs up more trouble...

Snow globe-making projects and tips included!

Author Guest Post

The Iced Princess by Christine Husom

What great joy it to have The Iced Princess, the second book in the Snow Globe Shop Mysteries, now available. And just in time for Christmas gifts.

The Iced Princess continues with the same cast of characters from Snow Way Out. And a few new ones, too. One of my favorite parts of writing fiction is creating new characters. Each one takes on a life of his or her own, and I love watching them flesh out and develop when they are dealing with the people and circumstances in their lives. Camryn Brooks is the protagonist in this series. She is currently managing her parents’ business, Curio Finds, a shop that specializes in snow globes from around the world. It’s not where she planned to be at this point in her life—or ever—but it’s where she landed after a scandal changed her career path.

Alice “Pinky” Nelson, one of Cami’s best friends, runs a coffee shop, Brew Ha-Ha, in the building adjoining Curio Finds. Their other childhood friends, teacher Erin Vickerman and Brooks Landing Police Officer, Mark Weston are woven in the storylines, as they are in their life events. As is the assistant chief of police, Clinton Lonsbury who Cami finds both attractive and irritating.

In The Iced Princess, Pinky convinces Cami they need extra help at their shops for the holidays. Their two new hires, Emmy and Molly, report for work and butt heads from the start. And at the end of the stress-filled day only one of them gets to go home. The other has met an untimely death in Cami’s shop. Cami feels compelled to find out what caused her death, trying her best to stay out of the way of the police. But as she takes a closer look at a number of potential suspects, she finds herself is some big trouble of her own.

Christine Husom is the Minnesota author of the Snow Globe Shop Mysteries, Berkley Prime Crime, and the Winnebago County Mysteries, Indigo Sea Press. She has stories in four anthologies, wrote a collaborative novel with eight authors, and co-edited, A Festival of Crime for Nodin Press. She served with the Wright County Sheriff’s Department, trained with the St. Paul Police, and is currently a County Commissioner. Husom is a member of Mystery Writers of America and the National and Twin Cities Sisters in Crime.


  1. I love the titles of cozies! I agree with Blodeuedd. It sounds like a perfect time to read this.

  2. I love to read my Minnesota authors.

  3. Sounds great! I love the idea of a whole shop full of snow globes and this sounds like a fun mystery!


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