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In Rudolph, New York, it’s Christmastime all year long. But this December, while the snow-lined streets seem merry and bright, a murder is about to ruin everyone’s holiday cheer...
As the owner of Mrs. Claus’s Treasures, Merry Wilkinson knows how to decorate homes for the holidays. That’s why she thinks her float in the semi-annual Santa Claus parade is a shoe-in for best in show. But when the tractor pulling Merry’s float is sabotaged, she has to face facts: there’s a Scrooge in Christmas Town.
Merry isn’t ready to point fingers, especially with a journalist in town writing a puff piece about Rudolph’s Christmas spirit. But when she stumbles upon the reporter’s body on a late night dog walk—and police suspect he was poisoned by a gingerbread cookie crafted by her best friend, Vicky—Merry will have to put down the jingle bells and figure out who’s really been grinching about town, before Vicky ends up on Santa’s naughty list…
As this is a busy time of year, I’m sharing short/sweet reviews and ratings.
Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen by Vicki Delany
is the first book in the new cozy mystery series, A Year-Round Christmas Mystery. This is a great holiday cozy mystery. Merry is such a fun character and I loved sleuthing along with her. The town of Rudolph sounds absolutely delightful. I adore Christmas and think I would love living in “Christmas Town”.
Several events have Merry thinking that someone is trying to sabotage Christmas. This culminates in the murder of an out-of-town reporter. Merry doesn’t mean to get involved, but she knows that if her shop, and the others in Rudolph are going to succeed this Christmas season, then the murderer must be caught.
With an enjoyable cast of characters and a picture-perfect setting, Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen creates a cozy world that I did not want to leave. I was glad I could immediately read book two in the series. This series is added to my must-buy list. I hope to follow along with Merry and the residents of Rudolph, NY for years to come.
If you like reading seasonal/holiday cozies, you will enjoy this one. Be sure to add this fun holiday book to your TBR pile if you haven’t read it.