Dying for a Decoration

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Release Date: November 15, 2023


When a six-foot-tall elf arrives at Laurel McKay Hunter’s detective agency, it can only mean trouble. Then her eccentric grandmother refers her to an old flame who wants Laurel to track down the rustlers who have stolen his herd. Of reindeer!

On top of everything, her best friend ropes her into filling in for an injured member of the Elf cast. Amid all this chaos, Laurel discovers her grandmother is dating a man decades younger. Is there something fishy going on beneath the mistletoe?

Elves, reindeer, and an unexpected romance make celebrating this holiday season more of a challenge than Laurel could ever have imagined.

DYING FOR A DECORATION is a heartwarming holiday mystery that will keep readers ho-ho-hoing until the last page.

Author Cindy Sample has tied a bow on a light-hearted Christmas present for readers—DYING FOR A DECORATION, the 9th book in her Laurel McKay Humorous Mystery series. This time the beloved heroine is out to solve multiple puzzling crimes from the Christmas-cheer-stealing culprit who rustles a herd of reindeer to the villain who’s graduated from roasting chestnuts to torching homes. Laurel comes through in tinsel-sparkle style accompanied by a charming cast of zany family members and friends. Gift yourself laughter this holiday and read DYING FOR A DECORATION!

Linda Lovely, author of A Killer App, An HOA Mystery  


A six-foot-tall elf, an eccentric grandmother, and a reindeer rustler are only part of Laurel McKay Hunter’s holiday problems. When an elderly client is attacked and left for dead, Laurel discovers that everyone and everything is suspect. Even the mistletoe smells fishy. But can she find the culprit before she ho-ho-hos herself right out of the sleuthing business? DYING FOR A DECORATION is a funny, heartwarming holiday mystery that will keep readers turning the page until the hilarious ending.

            Heather Haven, Award-winning Author of the Alvarez Family Mysteries

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