Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – MayDay! (The Juniper Junction Holiday Mystery Series Book 5) by Amy M. Reade

Delighted to share the news of a new release by Amy M. Reade… MayDay! (The Juniper Junction Holiday Mystery Series Book 5)

About the book

Lilly Carlsen has planned the perfect wedding reception for her brother, but her plans unravel in spectacular fashion when a dead body turns up and someone’s dangerous prank spirals out of control.

After Bill and Noley head off to their well-deserved honeymoon in the tropics, Lilly is determined to find out who was behind the events that turned a fairy-tale evening into the worst reception in Juniper Junction history. But all is not as it seems, and Lilly may be putting herself in grave danger by attempting to uncover the culprits.

And to make matters worse, serious family issues are mounting and Lilly may have to do the one thing she swore she wouldn’t do…

One of the early reviews for the book

Veronica 5.0 out of 5 stars Wedding Mayhem and Mystery!  Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2021

Lilly Carlsen has taken on a big task–planning the wedding and reception for her police officer brother, Bill and best friend and cook book author, Noley. As the big day approaches, she has to deal with the somewhat expected hiccups between the caterer and venue manager, and a call or two from a weepy bride-to-be with last minute jitters. Staying calm through it all, Lilly is relieved when the big day arrives…for a moment at least!

Bill and Noley’s reception gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘wedding bell blues’. As guests literally dodge an unexpected visitor, it’s game-on for Lilly to try and salvage the day for her brother and friend. Just as things appear to be back on track, once again the wedding trolls intervene–this time with deadly results.

Author Reade delivers a thrill filled tale that will send shivers down the spine of even the most seasoned wedding planners! Throw in a dose or two of teen love angst, deadly deeds, career sabotage and the bittersweet decline of a beloved relative leaves Lilly reeling. As she pieces together the clues and events, unexpected twists place her directly in danger’s path. Will the wicked actions prevail? An exciting read to the end, highly recommended!

Read the reviews and buy the book: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK

A selection of books by Amy M. Reade

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About Amy M. Reade

Amy M. Reade is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling mystery author who practiced law until she realized it was way more fun writing fiction.

She writes cozy and Gothic mysteries under the name Amy M. Reade and historical mysteries under the name A.M. Reade. She lives in New Jersey with her family and loves reading, cooking, traveling, playing with the dog, quilling, counted cross-stitch, chocolate, wine, and cheese, though not necessarily in that order.

If you’re looking for her and she’s not in her office, check the kitchen. If she’s not there, she’s definitely in the laundry room.


Thanks for dropping in today and it would be great if you could share the news of Amy’s latest book.. thanks Sally.