We’re back in Rudolph NY where Christmas themed shop owner Merry Wilkinson is preparing for the holidays. She’s enjoying an evening off at the Yuletide Inn when she discovers that the one of the owners health is failing. With his son primed to take over, Merry and the other shopkeepers are distressed to learn the son is a version of Scrooge – his new plans for the INN do not include Christmas, a fact that sets the shopkeepers heads spinning, so when the son is found stabbed to death, there are more than enough suspects to keep Merry busy.
This was a good entry in a solid series. I’m a sucker for anything Christmas and Vicki Delaney delivers a solid plot with fleshed out characters. Love the title too!
Four stars – ROCCO LOTEMPIO
A grinch is spoiling the holiday cheer and causing fear in the latest from the author of Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen...
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, Merry is relieved to hear that his son Gord will be taking over the day-to-day running of the Inn.
But then Gord reveals that his new plans have no room for Christmas at the Inn, and Merry and the other shopkeepers start to 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...