Interview & Giveaway: Trick or Deceit (A Celebration Bay Mystery #4) by Shelley Freydont

Posted September 2, 2015 by Melissa in Author Interview, Giveaway | 13 Comments

Interview & Giveaway: Trick or Deceit (A Celebration Bay Mystery #4) by Shelley Freydont

A Chat with Shelley Freydont

1. If you could live a day in the life of a fictional character, who would it be?
Alice, while she’s in Wonderland

2. What is your all time favorite book? And what books are currently on your nightstand?
I have too many favorite books to name; they change with age and life stages and are favorite for different reasons. Charlotte’s Web, Little Women, Emma, Pickwick Papers, all of Mary Stewart and Elizabeth Peters (Barbara Michaels), Two Moons by Thomas Mallon, The All True Adventures of Liddy Newton by Jane Smiley. At the moment I’m reading, A Desperate Fortune, by Susannah Kearsley, Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel, and rereading Airs Above the Ground by Mary Stewart.

3. If you weren’t an author, what would your dream job be?
I always wanted to be a pianist, but now I think I’d like to run a small museum somewhere on the Cornwall Coast.

4. Do you read and/or comment on reviews?
Yes, I read them. I never comment online. I appreciate points that I think can use to hone my work. I’m thankful for those whose lives are affected by my work, and I leave the other stuff alone.

5. How much more fun (or more difficult is it) to write stories centered around holidays – as is Trick or Deceit?
It can be really fun to create a mystery around holidays, It can also be a little challenging to fit all elements into a specific time period and holiday mood. And not to become cloyingly holiday. Mainly I just have to plan ahead. And sometimes you stumble over great additions that wouldn’t ordinarily fit into your story, for example a Zombie parade for Trick or Deceit.

6. What is one question that you hear too many times during interviews? And a question that you wish someone would ask?
I never get tired of interview questions but when I meet someone and they ask if my books are something that they would have heard of, I wish they would rephrase it to can you tell me some of the titles of your book?

This or That?

1. Fiction or Non-Fiction? Fiction
2. Novella or Tome? Tome
3. Cover or Synopsis? synopsis
4. Bookstore or Library? Both
5. Pen or Pencil? Pen
6. Hardcover or Paperback? Paperback
7. E-book or Audiobook? Audiobook
8. Science Fiction or Paranormal? Paranormal
9. Stand Alone or Series? Both
10. Bookmarks or Dog Ears? Bookmarks

About Trick or Deceit

Interview & Giveaway: Trick or Deceit (A Celebration Bay Mystery #4) by Shelley FreydontTitle: Trick or Deceit
Series: A Celebration Bay Mystery #4
Author: Shelley Freydont
Publisher: Berkley, Penguin
Publication date: September 1, 2015
Target Audience: Adult
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Length: 304 pages
Find It: Goodreads
Buy It: Amazon|B&N|Book Depository

The author of Independence Slay invites readers back to Celebration Bay for Halloween festivities with more tricks than treats…

This October in Celebration Bay, you can’t swing a black cat without hitting a haunted house. There are three finalists in the contest for the town’s official Haunted House, and ten thousand dollars will go to the winner, with the rest of the contributions and proceeds funding a new community center. Event coordinator Liv Montgomery has invited her friend Jonathan Preston, the debonair CEO of a philanthropic organization, hoping he will award a grant to the center.

But after the Museum of Yankee Horrors wins first place, the transformed Victorian boarding house is vandalized ... and among scattered mannequins of Hester Prynne, Lizzie Borden, and the Headless Horseman, a real dead body is found—one of the contest judges. Now in addition to playing host to Jon, Liv has to play detective and coordinate the clues to unmask a self-appointed judge, jury, and executioner.


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About Shelley Freydont

Shelley Noble Shelley Freydont

Shelley Freydont is the author of the Liv Montgomery Celebration Bay Mysteries, Foul Play at the Fair, Silent Knife, Independence Slay as well as the Kate MacDonald Sudoku Mysteries and the Lindy Haggerty dance company mysteries, and the upcoming Newport Gilded Age Mysteries, beginning with A Gilded Grave (6/15)

As Shelley Noble, she is the NYTimes Best selling author of women’s fiction (Beach Colors, Stargazey Point, Breakwater Bay, and Whisper Beach as well as several novellas. A former professional dancer and choreographer, Shelley lives at the Jersey shore and loves puzzles, light houses and antique carousels. She also loves to hear from readers.

A former professional dancer and choreographer, she most recently worked on the films, Mona Lisa Smile and The Game Plan. Shelley is a member of Sisters-in-Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, and Liberty States Fiction Writers.

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13 responses to “Interview & Giveaway: Trick or Deceit (A Celebration Bay Mystery #4) by Shelley Freydont

  1. I love your interview! Thank you, Shelley, for sharing – who doesn’t love Charlotte’s Web? *sniffle* And I apologize for the oafs who ask “have I heard of your books?”… seriously???? As if you’re in their heads!!! 🙂

    thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  2. Kathleen Costa

    I love the interview-style blog. I can get some insight into the author. Is the author someone with whom I’d like to spend some time? Is the author found somewhere in their books? Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  3. Debbie S

    I enjoyed the interview and love this series. I do love the this and that section, I love to see if the author’s answer matches mine.

  4. Oi, that’s a very tactless question. Like what are those people insinuating?

    Anyway, I’d love to be in wonderland, smoke joints with the caterpillar, play hide and seek with that darn cat, and of course, have tea and crumpets all day with the mad hatter. I won’t venture outside of that circle, the Queens can behead each other for all I care.
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  5. Jeanie Dannheim

    This sounds so interesting! I haven’t read any of your books yet, but I love cozy mysteries and this one sounds good!

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