Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Silent Night, Deadly Night by Vicki Delany: Review and Giveaway

Silent Night, Deadly Night

A Year-Round Christmas Mystery

by Vicki Delany

About the Book

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.
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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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My Thoughts

Silent Night, Deadly Night is the fourth A Year-Round Christmas Mystery.  Merry Wilkinson has her hands full when one of her mother’s old college friends dies while in town for a reunion and a newcomer to town is determined to take the Santa Clause position away from her father, Noel.  It is a week before Thanksgiving, which is Merry’s favorite holiday, and the shop is hopping with customers.  It is always a delight to visit the charming Christmas town of Rudolph, New York.  While Silent Night, Deadly Night is the fourth book in the series, it can be read as a standalone.  I thought the book was well-written with good pacing.  The book is fraught with tension from the minute Aline’s college friends walk into Mrs. Claus’s Treasures.  The five women are constantly sniping at each other and getting in little digs.  It is only the first day of their visit and Aline, Merry’s mother, regrets organizing the gathering.  When one of the women dies, the remaining ladies are suspects and are not allowed to leave town (there goes Thanksgiving). Merry wants to figure out which woman committed the crime so they can all leave town (they are staying at the Wilkinson home).  There are clues sprinkled throughout the book to help readers solve the case before the satisfying reveal.  I found Ruth to be an interesting character with her love of mystery novels and her fascination with the case (all mystery lovers can relate). There is a subplot with a newcomer to town trying to take the Santa Claus position away from Merry’s father, Noel.  I like how Noel handled himself and how the situation was resolved.  I enjoyed learning more about the Wilkinson family and the romance factor was light (thank you).  I thoroughly enjoy the descriptions of Rudolph and Mrs. Claus’s Treasures.  Silent Night, Deadly Night was a satisfying cozy mystery that will put you in the Christmas spirit, and I look forward to reading the next A Year-Round Christmas Mystery.  Silent Night, Deadly Night has catty college chums, deadly delicacies, a sly Santa stealer, dangerous secrets, old-fashioned ornaments and one elf investigator. 
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Silent Night, Deadly Night is available at AmazonB&NKoboGoogle Play, and IndieBound (Amazon UK).  You can find a list of the other novels in A Year-Round Christmas Mystery series here (Amazon UK).  To win a signed copy of Silent Night, Deadly Night you can enter via the Rafflecopter form below or click here (U.S. and Canada Only). Good Luck!  Thank you for stopping by today.  I will return tomorrow when I am featuring Assailants, Asphalt and Alibis by Tonya Kappes.  It is the eighth A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery.  I hope that you and your family have a jolly day.  Take care and Happy Reading!

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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.

    Love the cover and can't wait for the opportunity to read the book.
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