Sunday, November 27, 2016

We Wish You a Murderous Christmas by Vicki Delany

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We Wish You a Murderous Christmas
by Vicki Delany

ISBN-13: 9780425280812
Mass Market Paperback:
304 pages
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

Source: Review copy from the publisher.

Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
It’s Christmastime three hundred sixty-five days a year in Rudolph, New York, and as Christmas Day approaches, shop owner Merry Wilkinson is enjoying a rare evening off at the Yuletide Inn when she runs into owners Grace and Jack Olsen.

With Jack's health failing, his son Gord will be taking over the day-to-day running of the Inn. But Gord reveals that his new plans have no room for Christmas at the Inn. Merry and the other shopkeepers fret about the effect a bland franchise hotel could have on their livelihoods.

When Gord is found stabbed to death, there’s an entire town of potential suspects—and it’s up to Merry to find whoever brought homicide home for the holidays.

My Review:
We Wish You a Murderous Christmas is a cozy mystery. It's the second book in the series. You don't need to read the previous novel to understand this one, and this story didn't spoil the previous whodunits.

This was a clue-based mystery. The heroine was good at noticing important things and understanding what various clues meant. The critical clue for determining whodunit didn't come until nearly the end. She quickly understood what it meant and was able to act quickly to save someone's life. I liked the heroine and the other main characters, so it was an enjoyable read.

There was no bad language or sex. Overall, I'd recommend this interesting mystery.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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