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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Review - Mistletoe and Mayhem



Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime

Pub date: November 2010

Christmas Mystery Edition

Historical Cozy Series

ISBN: 978-0-425-23690-1

Cecily Sinclair Baxter, once again has been unlucky when it comes to murder. Her footman and the new maid are both dead and a murderer is afoot once again at the Pennyfoot Hotel. Where the guests at the hotel range anywhere from from honeymooners to Sir Author Conan Doyle.

While everyone is preparing for the festivties of the season and while head house maid Gertie is trying to not to miss her two children, who are away in London. They will be home in time for the Christmas Eve events someone kidnaps Cecily's best friend's baby.

If all of this isn't enough to make anyone cry then Baxter (Cecily's husband) has some holiday angst of his own and while noone can stop Father Christmas it sure seems like time is standing waiting for Cecily to catch the murderer and put Christmas to rights once again.

The questions is...Can Cecily make everything alright or will it take a higher power than her to add some Christmas Magic to the Mayhem of murder?

Still there is something about a kissing bough that puts a smile on everyone's face.

MISTLETOE AND MAYHEM by Kate Kinbgsbury is a wonderfully old fashioned murder mystery with just the right touch of suspense. One thing is for sure at the end of this mystery everything will change and maybe just maybe this is not a bad thing.

Pamela James ********* I give this book ten stars or an A

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