Krissy Hancock is staying in her adopted hometown of Pine Hills, Ohio, for Christmas this year—and she even has a whole week off from her combination bookstore-café. But a killer is about to dampen her spirits . . .
Unfortunately, Krissy’s been roped into filling in for a sick elf in the local holiday musical extravaganza. With a demanding director, backstage gossip, and two men in fierce competition for the starring role, it isn’t all sweetness and Christmas lights. Then a murder puts a stop to the production, and Krissy is faced with a pageant of suspects.
Could her ex-boyfriend, a fellow elf, really be the culprit as the police are claiming? Or will the actor playing Santa be trading his red suit for an orange jumpsuit? When her behind-the-scenes investigation starts getting dangerous, the only thing Krissy really wants is to make it to Christmas dinner alive. But first she’ll have to finish wrapping up this case . . .
This was another cozy installment in this series. Once again, Krissy gets herself into a murder investigation. One would think that Krissy is on the police force, but sadly no. Krissy owns a bookstore/café and has decided to take a few days off during the holidays. She is enlisted in the local holiday musical extravaganza, and sees her ex- boyfriend fleeing the scene. Hoping to clear his name before the police charge him with the murder, Krissy is on the hunt for the real killer.
I enjoyed this installment more than the last one but still felt that the characters were not completed flushed out. I didn’t feel like I knew them enough to make a judgment call on their behalf. I did find this one fun and loved guessing who I thought the murderer was.
I enjoyed the narrator who made this an even more fun read! Thanks to Tantor Media for supplying me this audio in exchange for a honest review.