I finished another one. I was trying to have this finished by Christmas Day but it looks like I’m a little late. Oh well. I was happy with this book. I always enjoy a good mystery, regardless of what time of the year it is, but this was a good holiday mystery to get into the mood for Christmas. I found this book over the summer (totally by accident) at a book store about 45 minutes away and I decided to break this out for the holiday. The book remains at a good pace throughout, which I like not having any slow moments in a book. The end didn’t disappoint either, I was happy with the way the book ended. Check this book out if you enjoy a good mystery!

Synopsis: Love is full of surprises—though few compare to realizing that you’re marrying the real-life Santa. April Claus dearly loves her new husband, Nick, but adjusting to life in the North Pole is not all sugarplums and candy canes. Especially when a cantankerous elf named Giblet Hollyberry is killed—felled by a black widow spider in his stocking—shortly after publicly arguing with Nick.

Christmastown is hardly a hotbed of crime, aside from mishaps caused by too much eggnog, but April disagrees with Constable Crinkle’s verdict of accidental death. As April sets out to find the culprit, it’ll mean putting the future of Christmas on the line—and hoping her own name isn’t on a lethal naughty list…