Today I'm reviewing Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier.
Summary from GoodReads: MAIL-ORDER MURDER
As if baking holiday cookies, knitting a sweater for her husband’s gift, and making her daughter’s angel costume for the church pageant weren’t enough things for Lucy Stone’s busy Christmas schedule, she’s also working nights at the famous mail-order company Country Cousins. But when she discovers Sam Miller, its very wealthy founder, dead in his car from an apparent suicide, the sleuth in her knows something just doesn’t smell right.
Taking time out from her hectic holiday life to find out what really happened, her investigation leads to a backlog of secrets as long as Santa’s Christmas Eve route. Lucy is convinced that someone murdered Sam Miller. But who and why? With each harrowing twist she uncovers in this bizarre case, another shocking revelation is exposed. Now, as Christmas draws near and Lucy gets dangerously closer to the truth, she’s about to receive a present from Santa she didn’t ask for–a killer who won’t be satisfied until everyone on his shopping list is dead, including Lucy herself…
Review after the jump!
Review: As I await the next book in the Library Lover’s Mystery series, I’ve been trying to find another cozy series to get invested in so that I’ll have other books to read. However, between Buried in a Bog, Double-Booked for Death, and now Mistletoe Murder, I’m not having very good luck finding a suitable series. They aren’t outright awful, just full of decent characters that are held back by solving flimsy mysteries. I was hoping that this one would resonate with me, since it is Christmas themed and I do love most anything Christmas, but it didn’t. Verdict: Nope.