Holiday Cheer and a bit of Murder: As Red as Any Blood by Patrice Greenwood

Yuletide in Santa Fe: biscochitos, farolitos, Las Posadas, music…and murder.

Ellen Rosings does not have time for murder investigations. It’s December, and the Wisteria Tearoom is awash in shoppers, cookies, and groups of strange women brought to tea by the eccentric Bird Woman.

Alas, Ellen must cope with murder anyway. One of her high school classmates is stabbed to death, and she and her best friend Gina can’t resist the puzzle. Handsome Tony Aragon is on the case, and Ellen is only too happy to assist, but when a second classmate of Ellen’s turns up dead, Tony’s protective instinct kicks in. Much as Ellen agrees, she can’t stay in a cocoon–she’s got a business to run.

Is the fact that the victim has recently been to the tearoom merely a coincidence? Could Tony’s gratifying concern for Ellen’s safety inspire him to become her personal bodyguard? And what on earth should she get him for Christmas?

This cozy mystery is the sixth in the Wisteria Tearoom Mysteries series.

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Patrice GreenwoodPatrice Greenwood was born and raised in New Mexico, and remembers when the Santa Fe Plaza was home to more dusty dogs than trendy art galleries. She has been writing fiction for longer than she cares to admit, perpetrating over twenty published novels in various genres. She uses a different name for each genre, thus enabling her to pretend she is a Secret Agent.

She loves afternoon tea, old buildings, gourmet tailgating at the opera, ghost stories, costumes, and solving puzzles. Her popular Wisteria Tearoom Mysteries are colored by many of these interests. She is presently collapsed on her chaise longue, sipping Wisteria White tea and planning the next book in the series.


Wisteria Tearoom Mysteries:
~ A Fatal Twist of Lemon
~ A Sprig of Blossomed Thorn
~ An Aria of Omens
~ A Bodkin for the Bride
~ A Masquerade of Muertos
~ As Red as Any Blood

Short Fiction:
“Intermezzo: Spirit Matters”


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