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Monday, June 18, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: Death by Eggnog by Alex Erickson

Death by Eggnog (Bookstore Cafe Mystery #5)
by Alex Erickson (Goodreads Author)

Paperback, 295 pages
Published September 26th 2017 by Kensington Publishing Corporation

Goodreads synopsis:
Krissy Hancock is staying in her adopted hometown of Pine Hills, Ohio, for Christmas this year--and she even has a whole week off from her combination bookstore-cafe. But a killer is about to dampen her spirits . . .

Unfortunately, Krissy's been roped into filling in for a sick elf in the local holiday musical extravaganza. With a demanding director, backstage gossip, and two men in fierce competition for the starring role, it isn't all sweetness and Christmas lights. Then a murder puts a stop to the production, and Krissy is faced with a pageant of suspects.

Could her ex-boyfriend, a fellow elf, really be the culprit as the police are claiming? Or will the actor playing Santa be trading his red suit for an orange jumpsuit? When her behind-the-scenes investigation starts getting dangerous, the only thing Krissy really wants is to make it to Christmas dinner alive. But first she'll have to finish wrapping up this case .


4 stars

Every time I read an Alex Erickson book I am not disappointed. 

Krissy wants to spend the holiday with her dad, but dad has found a lady and any normal holiday plans have been nixed. THEN… Krissy gets volunteered into being in the play and she is not very excited about it. But the theater does seem  to grow on her.

Her ex-boyfriend makes an appearance too. Somehow he is also in the play. Ugh! He seems like such a smarmy person. First he likes one lady and then does a 180 and wants her again. Sheesh! At one point he also become a main suspect and he about loses his cookies. She feels obliged to find out how her ex was not involved once he becomes the person of interest.

I found this whodunit harder to figure out since there seemed to be so many suspects.

This series is  on my “not to be missed” list. So check it out.

I bought this book with my own money.

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