It's Black Friday, the official beginning of the Christmas shopping season in downtown Bethlehem. The city is festive. Merchants are ringing up record profits.
Then … one of those shopkeepers is murdered in a mysterious fashion.
Thus begins Larry L. Deibert's latest novel, "The Christmas City Vampire."
Deibert signs copies of his book, 1 - 3 p.m. March 3 for "Local Author Sundays" at the Moravian Book Shop, 428 Main St., Bethlehem.
This is Deibert's third or fourth novel, depending on how you count.