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A Little Christmas Villa-ny: A Little Witherbourne Cozy Mystery Novelette Prequel
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Spend an hour in a picturesque Italian village where the magic of Christmas collides with cunning villainy in this lighthearted cozy mystery novelette! 

Holly Sharpe would rather jump on a long-haul flight on Christmas Eve Eve to deal with somebody else's family drama, rather than wade through her own pile of divorce papers, bank statements and big life decisions. 

But when she agrees to escape L.A. for a winter break at an Italian villa owned by her English friend Charlotte’s family, Holly’s welcomed to Europe not only by a charming, cobblestoned Christmas market, bagpiping shepherds, and a friendly, fluffy grey cat, but she also finds herself thrust into an atmosphere of suspicion where threatening notes appear, valuable antiques go missing and an uncle falls prey to potentially poisoned gingerbread cookies… hers! 

Can Holly unravel the mysteries threatening to ruin the holiday before succumbing to brain-numbing jet lag, or will Christmas in Italy end up a Fatale Natale

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The Little Witherburne Cozy Mystery Series

Set in the idyllic village of Little Witherburne, you can expect dreamy historic buildings, a meandering river, a cozy cat café, gingerbread delights, a close knit community... and murder.

Coming in 2024

Meet Melicity

Melicity Pope is the cozy pen name for me, Melissa Williams-Pope (Hi!), and the embodiment of one of my many heart-dreams.

When not writing, I cycle through a variety of passions such as acting, singing and traveling the world fostering adorable furry friends, while coaching other creatives to experience their own dream-come-true lives and businesses via my blended Enneagram, positive psychology and ministry background. I've been called a whimsical American and I'm married to a down-to-earth Kiwi, currently based in the UK.