Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen

A Year-Round Christmas Mystery, #1

A delightful first in a new series! Merry Wilkinson is the owner of Mrs. Claus’ Treasures, a year round holiday gift shop. She’s entered a float in the annual holiday parade that she thinks will win best in show – until someone sabotages it. After the number one suspect turns up dead, Merry finds she has her hands full trying to find out who’s trying to take the “Merry” out of “Christmas”.

The characters are excellently portrayed, and the plot is well thought out and executed. Christmas is one of my favorite holidays so I was glad to see a book about a holiday gift shop – we can never have too many of them. A promising start to what appears to be an excellent cozy series – Four PAWS! – ROCCO LOTEMPIO


Book Blurb for Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen

In Rudolph, New York, it’s Christmastime all year long. But this December, while the snow-lined streets seem merry and bright, a murder is about to ruin everyone’s holiday cheer…

As the owner of Mrs. Claus’s Treasures, Merry Wilkinson knows how to decorate homes for the holidays. That’s why she thinks her float in the semi-annual Santa Claus parade is a shoe-in for best in show. But when the tractor pulling Merry’s float is sabotaged, she has to face facts: there’s a Scrooge in Christmas Town.

Merry isn’t ready to point fingers, especially with a journalist in town writing a puff piece about Rudolph’s Christmas spirit. But when she stumbles upon the reporter’s body on a late night dog walk—and police suspect he was poisoned by a gingerbread cookie crafted by her best friend, Vicky—Merry will have to put down the jingle bells and figure out who’s really been grinching about town, before Vicky ends up on Santa’s naughty list…


Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2015 4.00