19 October 2018

Murder in the Museum: An Edmund DeCleryk Mystery by Karen Shughart Book Tour! with Recipe and Giveaway!

Murder in the Museum: An Edmund DeCleryk Mystery by Karen Shughart

About the Book

Cozy Mystery 1st in Series 
Cozy Cat Press (February 13, 2018) 
Paperback: 266 pages 
ISBN-10: 1946063509 
ISBN-13: 978-1946063502 Digital 
Early one gray November morning, retired Lighthouse Cove, NY police chief, Edmund DeCleryk, finds Emily Bradford's body on the beach at the base of the bluff where the local museum and historical society stands. At the same time, a break-in has been reported at the museum, and Emily's coat and purse are found hanging on a peg in the museum's gift shop where she worked. Was her death the result of a burglary gone bad or something more sinister?
When the police chief is called out of town for a family emergency, he hires Ed, now working as a criminal consultant, to assist deputy police chief, Carrie Ramos, with the murder investigation. After several leads don't pan out, the chief, now back in Lighthouse Cove, decides to close the case. Confident that with more time the murder can be solved, Ed is determined to continue investigating on his own, with encouragement from his wife, Annie the museum's executive director.
One morning while in the basement of the museum, the couple discovers a copy of a map dated 1785, and Ed's instincts tell him it may be connected to Emily's death. On a hunch, he and Annie travel to Toronto, Canada, where he learns of the original map and a manuscript written in 1847 that were unearthed during an archaeological dig. The manuscript contains information about a ship that capsized during a fierce storm on Lake Ontario -- in 1785. Now Ed has clues as to why the murder occurred, but he still doesn't know who committed the crime. Or does he?
 As you may have noticed, Annie DeCleryk likes to cook. She graciously shared with us one of her recipes.


2 T. butter (use real stick butter and not margarine)
3 large Vidalia or other sweet onions thinly sliced
1 8 oz. package cream cheese softened (can use light or regular)
8 oz. swiss cheese, shredded (can use reduced fat)
1 C. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 C. regular or light mayonnaise
Sweet potato chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add sliced onions. Cook, stirring often, about 30-45 minutes or until onions are caramel-colored.
Combine onions with remaining ingredients, except sweet potato chips, and spoon into a lightly greased 1 ½ to 2-cup round baking dish. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until dip is golden and bubbly. Serve with sweet potato chips. Yields about 4 cups (enough for a group of six to ten depending on whether or not you are serving other hors’ d’oeuvres).
Make ahead: Prepare dip a day ahead but do not bake. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Bake uncovered.

About the Author

Karen Shughart received a B.A. in Comprehensive Literature from the University of Pittsburgh and completed graduate courses in English at Shippensburg University. She is the author of two non-fiction books and has worked as an editor, publicist, photographer, journalist, teacher and non-profit executive. 
A Murder in the Museum: An Edmund DeCleryk Mystery is her first work of fiction. Before moving to a small village on the shores of Lake Ontario in upstate New York, she and her husband resided in south central Pennsylvania, near Harrisburg, PA. 
For more information, visit her website: 
Author Links: 
Website: https://www.karenshughart.com 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karenshughartauthor/ 
Blog: https://ladiesofmystery.com/karenshughart 
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2094018.Karen_Shughart 

Hometown Reads/Rochester Reads: https://hometownreads.com/books/murder-in-the-museum 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karen-shughart-738970161/ 
Purchase Link - Amazon 

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