Death, Snow, and Mistletoe

Murder in the holiday spiritIt was Christmas in Lickin Creek, and all through the town something was stirringThe borough council was quarreling about the color of the Christmas lights A social worker wouldn t let a living baby be part of the town s living cr che And some ladies were stretching the limits of their leotards in a pageant called the Nutcracker All in all,Murder in the holiday spiritIt was Christmas in Lickin Creek, and all through the town something was stirringThe borough council was quarreling about the color of the Christmas lights A social worker wouldn t let a living baby be part of the town s living cr che And some ladies were stretching the limits of their leotards in a pageant called the Nutcracker All in all, former New Yorker Tori Miracle was basking in the quaint glow of her adopted Pennsylvania town, when suddenly the season went sour A boy was missing A thirty year old mystery resurfaced And now two people have been murdered With her boyfriend the town police chief out of town, Tori must help his befuddled replacement And what she finds out, or should be finding out, is making Tori the next target of someone only in the mood for murder.
Death Snow and Mistletoe Murder in the holiday spiritIt was Christmas in Lickin Creek and all through the town something was stirringThe borough council was quarreling about the color of the Christmas lights A social worker

  • Title: Death, Snow, and Mistletoe
  • Author: Valerie S. Malmont
  • ISBN: 9780440236016
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Death, Snow, and Mistletoe”

    1. A letter to my future self:Dear Kiera, You need to not read these so-called "cosy mysteries" anymore, because they're stupid. You read one before, remember? And you thought it was terrible, because, well, it was. It basically focused on an unlikeable female protagonist with exposition-heavy thoughts and no mystery to speak of other than which musclebound hunk she'll be kissing/holding hands with (these things are more chaste than Nancy Drew) in the next chapter.Well, this one was even worse. I t [...]

    2. I never do this but I read other reader's reviews before writing my own. What I read from other readers didn't surprise me, and I'm glad I'm not the only person who was utterly confused by this story.I borrowed Death, Snow, and Mistletoe from my local library to get in the Christmas spirit. This book had sooo much potential. It really did. The title and cover immediately grabbed my attention, and the synopsis of the story sounded interesting enough. Unfortunately, I think there was way too much [...]

    3. This book is entertaining but the contradictions, repetitive descriptions and exposition, and overuse of colloquialisms in dialogue are distracting.

    4. Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books1 star This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.2 stars This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.3 stars This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up.4 stars I really [...]

    5. This novel sounded intriguing to me as I saw an advertisement on social media. The plot was clever. A Reporter, Tori Miracle from New York, living in Lickin Creek, Pennsylvania finds herself trying to join in the community and getting the stories for her temporary job as an Editor of the weekly newspaper.It is Christmas time. There are plays, parades, dinners, community functions, and murders. A child goes missinga skeleton is found. How can that be? The child just went missing. A member of the [...]

    6. Having grown up in Pa I was really looking forward to this book. But there were too many strange names & too much of "you don't belong here". The story was decent. I really felt for her when her cat went missing & I really enjoyed Praxythea ( how the hell is that pronounced?!)- the psychic. I would probably read another in the series, but I'm not actively searching them out.

    7. MistletoeBook kept me interested yet did not reveal who did it or reason until last possible moment. Incorporated several events that led up to why murder was done without spoiling end.

    8. Cute, funny, lighthearted little murder mystery. I liked it and I think I will read some more of the Tori Miracle stories. This book was a quick read and wasn't a heavy, downer of a story like some murder mysteries can be.

    9. This is the first book I have read in this series. I have mixed feelings about it. How does one take this book? Is it a parody? A rip-off? The similarities between this and Lilian Jackson Brauns 'Cat Who' series, are strong. Both have a protagonist who is an 'out of towner' living in a small town, who has two cats, and solves mysteries. The names of the people and the locales in the town are odd, and the authors of both series aim for a bit of humour. Braun's books have more 'charm' and humour i [...]

    10. This is another cat inspired cozy. It was pretty well written and the story kept my interest. Tori Miracle moved to Pennsylvania to be near her boyfriend and to take over publishing the local newspaper. Just after she arrived, Garnet, the boyfriend, left for a year abroad so she is trying to be accepted in a strange town when half the town blame her for his leaving town. A very young child is missing and the town bands together to search for him. Tori is covering the story for the newspaper and [...]

    11. I've read a couple in this series and always enjoyed them and this installment was no exception. There was some funny moments (channeling Monty Python for example) and some sad moments but a true to life story. I did figure out, towards the end, who did it but it took me awhile to get there. Set around the Christmas holidays I really enjoyed the descriptions of the activities taking place in and around Lickin Creek. The party at the Gochenauer farm AKA Greta's Fine Swine Farm sounded like so muc [...]

    12. This was an interesting book. Lots of elements - things that came together - or didn't come together. It was a little odd reading it since some bits were classic cozy fare, but others weren't. I enjoyed the various threads. I liked that some pieces fit together & others were red herrings - or background noise. The writing style was nice - no annoying phrases or habits. Even the cats (yes - there are cats) were fine. They didn't death yowl or reveal hidden clues. They were pretty much cats.

    13. I enjoyed this book, although it is the first book I have read in this series, it is the 4th in the overall series, now I have to go back and start at the begining. It is not hard to follow, even though I started in the middle. This book will not chage the world in anyway but I found it to be an enjoyable time.

    14. A nice diversion. The author lives in Chambersburg, PA, where I finished my dissertation and taught wonderful young women at Wilson College. While she calls the setting "Lickin Creek," there are familiar references to the area as I remember it.

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