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17.5 CARTRIDGES IN A PEAR TREE Cover Reveal Party! (with a special giveaway)

I'm so excited to share the new Maizie Albright Star Detective: 17.5 CARTRIDGES IN A PEAR TREE! 17.5 releases on December 17, just in time for the holidays. Thanks so much for sharing my good news and to all the Maizie Albright fans for asking (demanding) more Maizie. :)

17.5 Cartridges in a Pear Tree

Raiders of the Lost Ark meets The Maltese Falcon in this Maizie Albright Star Detective New Year’s Eve action & adventure-styled, humorous, romantic crime caper from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Larissa Reinhart.

This "Between Cases" novella has been a bit of a secret project. While working on 18 CALIBER, I began taking notes for a Maizie and Nash New Year's Eve story, not sure if I could use it this year or not. But as the story unfolded, it dovetailed wonderfully from NC-17 and into 18 CALIBER (but takes place a week after A VIEW TO A CHILL). So I hurried to write it and get it to my editor so we could have it out for the holidays for y'all. :)

Here's more on 17.5 CARTRIDGES:


This New Year’s Eve, Maizie Albright’s happy to leave aside her Hollywood alde lang syne for the sake of a new life with family and friends in Black Pine, Georgia. There are so many reasons to celebrate.

A new home with her father’s family.

Her new career as an assistant private investigator to hunky Wyatt Nash.

A new love life with hunky Wyatt Nash…

However, a new career and home mean responsibilities. Like getting called in on a case on New Year’s Eve day. And babysitting Remi, her half-sister (and possibly half-Tasmanian devil) while her dad's out of town. What’s a private investigator in training to do?

Make New Year’s Eve day “take your sister to work day.”

But when a woman arrives at Nash Security Solutions, asking about an old movie prop Maizie had given to her father, her New Year’s Eve gets crazier than Times Square at midnight. Before champagne toasts and the Big Peach drops, Maizie has twelve hours to reprise her most detested role to protect her family from old acquaintances best forgot and never brought to mind. Will these ruthless villains pop Maizie’s cork before the clock strikes twelve? Or worse yet, drop the ball on her baby sister?

The Maizie Albright Star Detective Series:



• NC-17



• 18 CALIBER (2020)

Available for preorder:

At Maizie's father's house, each family member -- her dad, his wife Carol Lynn, and her six-year-old half-sister, Remi -- has their own Christmas tree. I found the perfect ornament for Maizie's tree, this chocolate glazed with sprinkles donut. (If you haven't read the books, Nash Security Solutions can be found above the Dixie Kreme Donut shop -- both a blessing and curse for carb-loving Maizie.)

donut ornament

To win this donut ornament and Maizie Albright swag, please comment below and tell me your favorite ornament. I'll randomly choose a name on Tuesday 11/19, so check back here or on Facebook ( to see if you've won!

(If for some reason you can't comment, you can still enter by sending me an email. Tap here.)

Let me know what you think of the cover, if you've read the other Maizie Albright books, and where you're from. I'd love to hear from you! Thanks for celebrating with me!

Happy reading!


Cherry Tucker & Maizie Albright holiday books

A CHRISTMAS QUICK SKETCH, A Cherry Tucker Holiday Caper Prequel novella

17.5 CARTRIDGES IN A PEAR TREE, A Maizie Albright Star Detective "Between Cases" Holiday Caper Novella

A VIEW TO A CHILL, A Cherry Tucker and Maizie Albright Interconnected Holiday Mystery


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