Wednesday, September 4, 2019

SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT




Silent Night, Deadly Night (A Year-Round Christmas Mystery) by Vicki Delany

 

Silent Night, Deadly Night (A Year-Round Christmas Mystery)
Cozy Mystery 4th in Series
Berkley (August 27, 2019)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 0440000300
ISBN-13: 978-0440000303
Digital ASIN: B07L7TWTZX

Residents of Rudolph keep the spirit of Christmas alive year-round—but their joy is threatened when a group of grinches visits the town, in the charming fourth installment of the Year-Round Christmas series.
It's the week before Thanksgiving, and Merry Wilkinson, owner of Mrs. Claus's Treasures, is preparing for a weekend reunion of her mother's college friends. But when the group of women comes into Merry's shop, Merry is met with frosty attitudes and cold hearts.
The women argue amongst themselves constantly, and the bickering only intensifies after one of the friends is poisoned. With her father's role as Santa in danger due to his proximity to the crime, Merry will need to use all of her investigative gifts to wrap this mystery up and save Santa and her favorite holiday.


 One sign of a GREAT series is that no matter how long it has been since you read a previous book in that series, once you begin the latest book you feel like you have come home. You feel surrounded by friends. That is how I felt picking up the latest in Vicki Delany's Year Round Christmas mystery series. I very much enjoyed being back in Rudolph.

Friendship was supposed to be on the menu when Merry Wilkinson's mother, Aline, invited college friends for a weekend of reminiscing and relaxation. Although from extremely varied backgrounds and experiences, Aline's memories were very different from what this weekend revealed. 
Full of subplots and tangled emotions, dark secrets and buried motives make this an interesting read.
It has elements of a closed house party mystery, with all the suspects under one roof, and a deductive reasoning and elimination puzzle, like a game of clue, it is not as simple as that could imply but oh so enjoyable!

It is the characters and their interactions that make this such a wonderful series.

About the Author



Vicki Delany is one of Canada’s most prolific and varied crime writers and a national bestseller in the U.S. She has written more than thirty books: clever cozies to Gothic thrillers to gritty police procedurals, to historical fiction and novellas for adult literacy.
She is currently writing four cozy mystery series: the Tea By The Sea mysteries, the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series, the Year Round Christmas mysteries and, as Eva Gates, the Lighthouse Library series
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Author Links
  Website - www.vickidelany.com
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  Twitter: @vickidelany and@evagatesauthor 
Instagram: vickidelany

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your review on "Silent Night, Deadly Night" by Vicki Delany and for being part of the book tour.

    Can't wait to get my hands on this book. Love this author's books and know I will this one as well.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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