Beetiful designed the book cover for A Lost Claus, a Christmas cozy mystery by Mona Marple. It’s the third book in the Christmas cozy mystery series.
★ The third book in Mona Marple’s Christmas Mysteries series! ★
As Christmas approaches in Candy Cane Hollow, it’s time for the annual Claus Family ice fishing trip.
Holly Wood (yes, that’s her real name) is a ball of nerves about meeting all of Nick Claus’ relatives, until the trip ends in disaster.
One Claus doesn’t return home, and as everyone begins to fear the worst, an old grudge between the Lost Claus and Nick makes his actions look suspicious.
Can Holly get to the truth, before anyone else is hurt?
A Lost Claus is a festive cozy mystery and third in an exciting new series by popular author Mona Marple. This book is a clean read, free from swearing, on-page violence or sexual content.
ONE PENNY A STORY, I called across the playground.
Entirely unusual, given how shy I was (and still am), for me to be shouting anything across a playground.
But there I was, a double-sided sheet of narrow ruled paper (I've always been kind of particular about the paper I like. Back then, narrow ruled. Now, grid.) in my hand, selling stories I hadn't yet wrote.
Every line featured a different title. I'd lay on my bed the night before thinking of them all, probably singing along to Boyzone songs as I did [hey, don't judge... I see you over there like you never thought you were destined to marry a boy band singer...].
My school friends could buy a Mona original for one penny. One penny!
They'd pick the title they liked, hand over their sweaty penny, and I'd write the story for them.
And I've never grown out of writing stories.
Now, I write cozy mystery stories from my den in the Peak District, and when I'm not writing them, I'm reading them.