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The Snow Job (Century Cottage Cozy Mysteries) by Dianne Ascroft ~ @DianneAscroft ~ Cozy Mystery #CozyMystery #DianneAscroft #GreatEscapesBookTours


The Snow Job (Century Cottage Cozy Mysteries) by Dianne Ascroft

About The Snow Job:


The Snow Job (Century Cottage Cozy Mysteries)

Cozy Mystery

3rd in Series

Setting - Fenwater, a fictional small town in the province of Ontario in Canada during the early 1980s. 

Independently Published (December 13, 2023)

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 310 pages

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8871249321

Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CQ3DJL3F 

A Scottish shindig, a pretty pin, a cold corpse. When a well-liked and respected townsman is murdered on a snowy street in Fenwater, it’s up to Lois Stone to sift through a multitude of motives to find the killer.

Middle-aged widow Lois is beginning to feel part of the Fenwater community, and as winter sets in, she is getting ready for the town’s biggest Scottish event, the annual Burns Night supper. But when one of the committee members dies in suspicious circumstances, Lois has more to worry about than the fate of this year’s celebration. She tried unsuccessfully to revive the man and her friend Marge worked with him. So, they want to find his killer even though Lois promised her partner Bruce that she would stay out of police matters. But, what’s the harm in asking a few questions? Such as does someone want to safeguard their inheritance or give their business a boost? Will finding the motive for the murder lead them to the killer or maybe more?

And so begins a fortnight of slippery sidewalks, angst about ancestors, capable firemen and cunning firebugs, unreliable records, swirling Scottish music and swinging tartan kilts, calico cats and smouldering spooks set against the backdrop of snow glistening under streetlamps on serene streets, the comfort of ritual in a cold churchyard, the swish of skate blades in crisp night air and the tang of mouthwatering meatloaf in rural Canada in 1984.

The Century Cottage Mystery series is mainly set in rural Ontario, Canada during the early 1980s.

A tale for fans of Cindy Bell, Leighann Dobbs, Dianne Harman and Kathi Daley.

About Dianne Ascroft:

Dianne Ascroft writes the Century Cottage Cozy Mysteries, set in rural Canada, and The Yankee Years historical sagas, set in WWII Northern Ireland. She has a passion for Ireland and Canada, past and present. An ex-pat Canadian, Dianne lives on a small farm with her husband and an assortment of strong-willed animals.

Her previous fiction works include An Unbidden Visitor (a tale inspired by Fermanagh’s famous Coonian ghost); Dancing Shadows, Tramping Hooves: A Collection of Short Stories (contemporary tales), and an historical novel, Hitler and Mars Bars, which explores Operation Shamrock, a little known Irish Red Cross humanitarian endeavor.

Author Links:

Twitter/X: @DianneAscroft 

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  1. Thanks for featuring The Snow Job on your blog, Sapphyria. I appreciate it.

    1. My pleasure! I'm always happy to have you and your books on my blog!