Thanks to everyone on my magnificent design team. You can find out their names when you purchase the book. You may write the book alone in the privacy of your study (or wherever you scribble or keyboard), but when you publish it you become a member of a team, and the people on my team are spectacularly creative, enthusiastic, and patient.
If Frank Hardy had come out, opened a bookstore, and moved to a Dickens-obsessed Oregon small town, he might have grown up to be something like Simon, the protagonist of Christopher Lord’s charming new mystery, The Christmas Carol Murders. Full of homespun characters and curious goings-on, Lord’s mystery is a love letter to both Dickens and to the small town amateur detectives who’ve kept the peace in hamlets from River Heights to Cabot Cove.
-Chelsea Cain New York Times best-selling thriller writer