Ring In the Year with Murder by Auralee Wallace: A Visual Guide

GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format.

This week, take a visual tour of Auralee Wallace's fourth Otter Lake Mystery, Ring in the Year with Murder!

This New Year’s Eve, Erica’s resolution is to have a great night―even if it kills her. 

She is, after all, at the party to end all parties: a Great Gatsby—themed gala sure to be the talk of Otter Lake, New Hampshire. 

With her perfectly finger-waved hair…

Borrowed pearls…

And scarlet flapper dress…

Erica is determined to be unflappable.

Despite the presence of her ex, Sheriff Grady Forrester, and his hot date…

A bubbly blonde who has a hard time holding her drink. 


In a plot twist as bizarre as a game of Clue…

Grady’s girlfriend almost drops dead after her drink is poisoned. 

Who put the killer ingredient in her appletini? 

Suddenly the tables have turned and the sheriff has become the prime suspect. 

Now, Erica has until midnight to clear the man she still loves.

And in so doing just maybe win him back. 

That’s if the killer doesn't pop the cork again… 

And turn a New Year’s smooch into a kiss of death.

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Auralee Wallace is the author of The Otter Lake Mystery series which includes Skinny Dipping with Murder and Pumpkin Picking with Murder. She has played many roles in her life, including college professor, balloon seller, and collections agent. When this semi-natural blonde mother of three children (and psychiatric nurse to two rescue cats) isn't writing humorous novels about quirky characters, she can often be found pontificating about the Golden Age of soap operas or warring with a family of peregrine falcons for the rights to her backyard.

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