Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Themed Reviews


Moonlighting at the Mall by Evelyn David is the second short story in the “Sullivan Investigations” mystery series.

Mac Sullivan, hardboiled ex-cop and newly-minted private detective, goes undercover as Santa Claus to find the mall thief who is brazenly robbing local jewelry stores. He’s got more help than he wants. His girlfriend Rachel Brenner, makeup artist in a funeral home, is a very convincing Mrs. Claus; septuagenarian Edgar is a less-believable Elf; and Whiskey, his Irish wolfhound, steals the show as Rudolph. Moonlighting at the Mall is the perfect “short story” holiday whodunnit, with your favorite characters from Murder Off the Books and Murder Takes the Cake. Moonlighting at the Mall has a mystery to confound you, humor to make you laugh out loud, and a romance that doesn’t need any help from mistletoe.

Mac and his team are determined to put an end to the holiday hi-jinks by catching the robbers red-handed. This was a fun mystery caper with Mac, Rachel and the ever present Whiskey that will delight you with holiday cheers.



Dru

Previously posted on dru's book musing



Trouble Under the Tree by Heather Webber is the sixth book in the “Nina Quinn” mystery series.

When landscape designer Nina Quinn agreed to deck the halls of Christmastowne, an indoor Christmas village, little did she know how dirty the job would be. Christmastowne has been plagued by mishaps. Someone’s stealing toy donations, cutting lines to the security system, starting fires, and poisoning the poinsettias. Worst of all, Nina’s neighbor, Fairlee McCorkle (aka Mrs. Claus) is found murdered under Christmastowne’s enormous decorated tree. The deeper Nina digs for clues to unwrap a killer, the more she discovers that some secrets are best left buried in the past.

Nina and the gang are back including her parents, sister, Kevin and Brickhouse and the hilarity begins as one antics after another had me laughing. This was a fun-filled, fast action tale that will tickle you funny bone as you search for clues with Nina. With amusing dialogue, lovable characters and the Christmas spirit, this was a jolly entertaining and fabulous tale with an ending that leaves possibilities.



Dru

Previously posted on dru's book musing


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