Thursday, November 3, 2016

Eggnog Murder

I hope all of you have had a delightful Thursday.  I spent the day running errands.  The best part of errand day is the delicious pepper steak I pick up from a local Chinese restaurant.  Do you like to treat yourself to something special when you go out?  Tomorrow Blood Lines by Angela Marsons comes out.  It is the latest Detective Kim Stone novel.  If you enjoy suspense thrillers, you will love this series of books.

Eggnog Murder by Leslie Meier, Barbara Ross, and Lee Hollis contains three Christmas cozy mystery stories.  Eggnog Murder by Leslie Meier is set in Tinker’s Cove, Maine.  The Pennysaver is serving eggnog and cookies during the annual holiday stroll.  Dorcas Philpott has a cup of the holiday brew and ends up dead.  Who tampered with the eggnog?  Lucy wants to find the killer and wrap up the investigation so she can enjoy the holidays with her family.

Death by Eggnog by Lee Hollis is a Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery story.  Agatha Farnsworth is the town librarian that people dread talking to because she is extremely grumpy.  At the annual Restaurant Association Christmas Dinner, Agatha enjoys a cup of eggnog.  Unfortunately, it is her last.  Hayley sets out to bag the killer.

Nogged Off by Barbara Ross is set in Busman’s Harbor, Maine.  Julia Snowden ends up with an extra unwanted guest for Christmas.  Julia goes to clean out her apartment and finds her tenant Imogen Geinkes in tears.  Imogen just lost her job and boyfriend.  Julia packs up everything in a truck and takes Imogen to her mother.  The moving truck disappears and is found with Imogen’s ex-boyfriend dead inside.  Julia wants to tie this investigation up quickly so she can enjoy the holiday with her family.

Eggnog Murder contained some cute stories.  They are short and sweet.  They are nicely written and good additions to each series.  I did find the mysteries simple and easily solved.  It is nice to catch up with the characters from the cozy mystery series that I enjoy reading.  I give Eggnog Murder 4 out of 5 stars (I liked them).  You can enjoy the stories even if you have not read the books in each series (you might find some new cozy mystery series to enjoy).  Eggnog Murder will help put you in the mood for Christmas. 

I hope all of you have a delightful evening.  I am off to enjoy my shows (Legends of Tomorrow, Notorious, How to Get Away with Murder, Project Runway).  I will be back tomorrow to review Little Boy Blue by M.J. Arlidge.  Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader  

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