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Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #13

Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all the stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 5 grand prizes!
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I'm super happy that you've joined this fun scavenger hunt! If you're not familiar with me, I'm Jaime Jo Wright, author of the Christy-Award winning The House on Foster Hill, and lover all of things gothic and mysterious. (Hence having author pics taken in a graveyard - eyerolls are welcome and understood). I also love happy things too! LOL Like bow hunting (is that happy?), reading, cuddling with my kids, and anything cats! All the cats!

My newest release is Echoes Among the Stones. It's a split-time story of grief, of unsolved crime, a dollhouse reenacted crime scene, and a little romance sprinkled in. Set in 1946 and present, our heroines must face grief head-on as they solve a cold case that has stayed warm in hearts for over seventy years.

It's available at all your favorite sellers. Here's a link to my favorite, Baker Book House.

That being said ... my blog posts are always a bit less lighthearted and more of an explanation of the mystery and mayhem of history. History is rife with story ideas. Here's how my unsettling mind gets some ideas ...



The holiday season is filled with warmth. With merriment. With ... murder? Strangely enough, sometimes the holidays bring out the worst in people. A quick search of the Internet can open up a world of interesting holiday history ... but since my search history already is questionable, I did the searching for you. Here are a few lesser-known crimes that just might wind their way into a book someday ...

December 24th, 1900 - 

Thwarted love can really ruin a party. It was Kentucky, it was the local holiday dance, it was two men in love with the same woman. In true gentlemanly maturity, one tripped the other (so the story goes) and bullets began to fly. Having dodged them all, our intrepid-um-hero(?), ran next door for a shotgun and returned to finish off his opponent. Needless to say, this wasn't a happily-ever-after.
(read more here)

December 25th, 1895 - 

Don't steal his hat. Just don't. Anyone who's watched a Western knows when you're playing poker in a saloon with a known criminal, you don't swipe his hat! Of course, in 1885, they hadn't the luxury of seeing their glamorized present on film. So, on Christmas night, Stagger Lee shot Billy Lyons dead. Over his hat. I'd say that hat was "priceless".
(read more here)

December 25th, 1929 -

A disturbed father decided enough was enough. To this day, though, no one understands the motive behind Charlie Lawson's disturbing spree that ended in the deaths of his wife and children. More disturbing, was the fact he sent his one son on an errand shortly before he snapped, thus saving his eldest son from his murderous rampage.
(read more here, but beware, it's unsettling)

So why on earth would I choose to highlight murderous holidays? I'm not sure, to be honest. There's a part of me that wonders why people tend to snap on the holidays. The Internet is rife with very disturbing stories of such things happening. Sometimes I wonder if it's the hopelessness of life culminating on a day when hope sparkles in every window. It's the collision of the two that finally drives a person to do horrific deeds.

What do you think drives the disturbed at Christmas? Because is a Stetson hat truly deserving of such an outcome?


Here’s the Stop #13 Skinny:

If you’re interested, you can order Echoes Among the Stones on Amazon,
Barnes & Noble, CBD or at your local bookstore!

Clue to Write Down: New

Link to Stop #14, the Next Stop on the Loop: Angela Ruth Strong’s site!

AND WAIT!! I'm giving away an AUTOGRAPHED bonus copy of my first novel The House on Foster Hill


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Comments

  1. I've loved all your novels, can't wait to read your newest!!

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  2. I know the holidays are difficult for people who are grieving, but i'm not sure why there would be a lot of murders at that time of year....except, some families are rife with strife. lol. So maybe those family reunions aren't really reunions but horrible encounters..just saying..

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  3. Loved all your books and I am looking forward to reading your next one.

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  4. Hello... look forward to getting started reading your books; sound great!! Thank you.

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  5. Hello and Thank you sounds like a good book!

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  6. Hello from the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  7. Hello, your books always sound interesting.

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  8. Looking forward to reading your books!

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  9. I've never read any of your books - thanks for participating so I can discover new authors!

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  10. Love this scavenger hunt. Thank you for participating!

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  11. Such a fun hunt and ooooh, I've heard great things about your book!

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  12. I recently read The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond and LOVED it. I can't wait to read more of yours.

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  13. I haven't read one of your books but now you are on my book radar. :)

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  14. I loved The House on Foster Hill. I got it from the library. I would love to have it on my keeper shelf to keep your other books company.

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  16. Hello! I haven't read any of your books but looking forward to trying one.

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  17. Hello you are a new author to me. I will have to look up your books. Thanks for the chance.


    Tighefan42atgmaildotcom

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  18. Hi Jaime! I love your books and am eagerly awaiting the next one!

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  19. Hey there my friend! Such a sweet post on Instagram from your kids. Made me tear up.

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  20. I have just discovered your books! Really enjoying what I've read so far. I think split-time stories are my new favourite...

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  21. Hi! Thanks for this chance to win!😀

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  22. Hi Jaime Jo! Thanks for the opportunity to win your book!

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  23. Love suspense novels! Your book sounds so interesting!

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  24. I have loved reading your books!
    Janice
    pjrcmoore@windstream.net

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  25. I love reading your books! They are so exciting! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. I wish I could get into your computer's history search 😆!
    Great post and thank you for the opportunity ❤️.

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  27. Hi, I have never read your books, but I am interested in starting!

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  28. It's always so much fun to get to learn about books and authors I haven't read yet - I really need to check your work out! Thanks for being a part of this hunt.

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  29. Thank you for the giveaway! I have not yet read any of your books yet, but they are on my TBR list.

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  30. I really need to read your books. I've heard AMAZING things about them, I just need to set aside time to read them!

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  31. I've devoured your books! Can't wait to read the newest!

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  32. Hello, The book sounds interesting.

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  33. I loved this book so much, I loaned it to my mom to read and she still has it! That was months ago. I believe she is reading it again. I would like to have it back so I can read it again too!

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  34. Very excited that I was selected for the Echoes Among the Stones launch team, and entering here because I've been wanting to read The House on Foster Hill forever!

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  35. I have LOVED all of your books so far and can't wait for Echoes Among the Stones!

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  36. Very interesting posts.
    I wonder if Lloyd Price know about the history of Stagger Lee when he sang the song

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  37. Hello!! Thanks for being a part of the scavenger hunt and giving us a chance to win one of you books!!!!

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  38. Hello! I love reading your books and I am enjoying this fun scavenger hunt. So many new authors and books to add to my tbr list. Thank you!

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  39. I haven't read any of your books yet, but I've added them to my list.

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  40. i have been following you for a long time!

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  41. Sorry to say I have never heard of you till now. I look forward to reading your books. I LOVE these Scavenger Hunts! This is my 2nd Scavenger Hunt!

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  42. Love finding new authors. I haven't read you books but hope I win this one. It sounds good.

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  43. I've seen your books but don't think I've read any! jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  44. Hello! Excited to add this book to my TBR pile.

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  45. Hi - Here on the "Hunt". Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
    Amber

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  46. Hello, Jaime Jo! I’ve read and enjoyed The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond and The Curse of Misty Wayfair! I’d love to win The House on Foster Hill! I’m also looking forward to the release of Echoes Among the Stones.

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  47. i have not read any of the book and then i would love to have have one and then i am going to do the hops

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  48. Thank you for participating in the giveaway.

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  49. I enjoy getting to learn about books and authors.

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  50. I think any kind of tragedy, whether an unsolved murder or a shipwreck like the Titanic, is fascinating to us because we want to figure out why such a horrible thing would happen, especially if it involves someone deliberately hurting another.

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  51. Your books sound intriguing! I think I've just found a new author to read!

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  52. I've never read any of your books, but they sound interesting.

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  53. Your books sound really good and right up my alley. You're a new author to me, and I'm glad I found you <3 Oh, and hello too =)

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  54. Hi! I enjoy finding new authors!

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  55. The book sounds like something I would love to read.

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  56. Hi! You are a new author to me. Nice to meet you.

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  57. Hello! This book looks wonderful! I would love to read it!

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  58. I wonder what was in the letters that Charlie Lawson wrote to his parents. I would be interested to know.

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  59. I can't wait for your new book!

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  60. Hello! Thanks for being in the scavenger hunt!

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  61. Hi can't wait to hear more about your books!

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  62. I love all your books! And the House on Foster Hill is the only one I don't have in paper (though I do have it in kindle), so I'd love to have a full set on my bookshelf!

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  63. Hello....i think people have to be depressed about something before the holidays, but when things dont go right during that holiday it makes things even worse. So they snap.....Pow......and someone ends up dead....Funny but i have seasonal depression and it happens at Christmas.....i think its not have enough light thought..i stay up all night and sleep during the day and when night time comes so early in the afternoon you just dont get any sunshine....i wish i could turn that internal clock back over but have been doing it for almost 25 years lol.

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  64. Hi Jaime, I can't wait to read your latest book, thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

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  65. I'm enjoying this scavenger hunt, including the discovering of authors like you! :-)

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  66. Hello! Thanks for the giveaway and participating in the hunt!

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  67. Hi! And thank you so much for the chance and for the Scavenger Hunt. So fun getting to know new authors!

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