Wednesday, December 23, 2015

"The Iced Princess"

Christine Husom is the national bestselling author of Snow Way Out, the first in the Snow Globe Shop Mystery series, as well as the Winnebago County Mysteries, also set in central Minnesota. She served with the Wright County Sheriff’s Department and trained with the St. Paul Police Department, where she gained firsthand knowledge of law enforcement procedures.

Husom applied the Page 69 Test to The Iced Princess, book two in the Snow Globe Shop Mystery series, and reported the following:
From page 69:
Chapter Five

The team finished processing the scene and Dr. Long left with Molly’s body. Clint and Mark each took down an end of the crime scene tape that spanned the archway between Curio Finds and Brew Ha-Ha and rolled it up. They joined Pinky, Erin, and I who were sitting silently at the coffee shop serving counter. Each of us was lost in our own thoughts.

Mark sat down next to me on the third seat from the end. I had been thinking thought about Molly’s coat and cell phone and keys and wallet. “You forgot to send Molly’s things with her husband. And what about her car?”

Clint moved in behind Mark. “We didn’t forget.”

All part of the investigation, I supposed.

“Pinky, let’s go back to one of your tables where we can talk.” Clint said.

“Just Pinky?” I said.
Page 69 of The Iced Princess is the start of Chapter 5 so there are only a few lines on the page. But it lets readers know a woman named Molly has died and the police are beginning their questioning. Camryn Brooks, manager of Curio Finds, and the first person narrator discovered Molly dead in her shop bathroom on Molly’s first of work. The police, including her friend, Officer Mark Weston, and sheriff’s deputies are there in no time. As are her best friends, Pinky Nelson who owns the adjoining coffee shop, and teacher Erin Vinkerman. After the first layer of dust has cleared, Assistant Police Chief Clinton Lonsbury is ready to interview Pinky and Cami. Cami once again feels driven to find out what happened, and finds herself in some big trouble along the way.
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