Death by Eggnog (A Bookstore Café Mystery #5) By Alex Erickson

Death by Eggnog

4 Stars

Synopsis:

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 . . .

My Review:

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.

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