Twelve Slays of Christmas: A Christmas Tree Farm Mystery
In the first of a new series, Holly White returns home to her family’s Christmas-tree farm to mend her broken heart after her fiance broke their engagement just weeks before the wedding. The annual Reindeer Games is just what she needs to lift her spirits. The celebration is quickly derailed when she finds the president of the Mistletoe Historical Society, Margaret Fenwick, dead in a sleigh. Turning to new Sheriff Evan Gray for help, Holly digs into Margaret’s life, but the answers she finds could make her next.
Every relationship she has is very warm and loving, and allows her to put her past behind her. The banter between Holly and Evan is fun and flirty as they develop a playful friendship while she continues to nose her way into the investigation. Several shining moments go to Cookie, who lights up every scene she’s in with her sweet quirks and playful energy. Each character is a spark of life, grounded and compelling. The town is magical, jolly, and quaint, with merry characters. Twelve Slays of Christmas gives all the warm and fuzzy merriment of the holidays, with charming characters, an idealistic setting, and murder.
Crooked Lane Books