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Narrated by Jeanne Pilgrim Mayo

Run Time: 2 hrs and 46 min

Genre: cozy mystery; Christmas theme


The description says it all. There’s a holiday charity thing to raise money for a dog rescue. The dinner gets a whole lot more exciting when people get sick and somebody drops dead. Sheridan and Rachel investigate on behalf of the dead guy’s daughter.

Additional Comments:

  • Typical cozy.
  • This might be a series you need to read in order to fully know the characters. This entry is book 4.
  • Cozies are all about the nondetective cracking the case. In this one, I don’t think the main character has much to do with the solution, though the crime gets solved.
  • There’s usually some kind of cute animal presence in cozies. This is accomplished through the pet rescue.
  • The husband is a cop.
  • There’s good personal drama from the lousy ex being a lousier mother. The main character and the husband look like saints in comparison.
  • Title fits. Holiday theme works.
  • Side characters are forgettable, but I think that’s the nature of the beast when it comes to a very short book.


Short cozy that hits most of the right genre beats.

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