When Holly White’s fiancé cancels their Christmas Eve wedding with less than two weeks to go, Holly heads home with a broken heart. Lucky for her, home in historic Mistletoe, Maine is magical during Christmastime—exactly what the doctor prescribed. Except her plan to drown her troubles in peppermints and snickerdoodles is upended when local grouch and president of the Mistletoe Historical Society Margaret Fenwick is bludgeoned and left in the sleigh display at Reindeer Games, Holly’s family tree farm.
When the murder weapon is revealed as one of the wooden stakes used to identify trees on the farm, Sheriff Evan Grey turns to Holly’s father, Bud, and the Reindeer Games staff. And it doesn’t help that Bud and the reindeer keeper were each seen arguing with Margaret just before her death. But Holly knows her father, and is determined to exonerate him.The jingle bells are ringing, the clock is ticking, and if Holly doesn’t watch out, she’ll end up on Santa’s naughty list in Twelve Slays of Christmas, Jacqueline Frost’s jolly series debut.
Jacqueline Frost is a mystery-loving pet enthusiast who hopes to make readers smile. She lives in rural Ohio with her husband and three spunky children. Jacqueline is a member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW) and Sisters in Crime (SinC).
Praise for Twelve Slays of Christmas:
“The Twelve Slays of Christmas is guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit, no matter what the time of year. The story, the characters, and the setting bubble with Christmas charm. Who can resist a town called Mistletoe, a protagonist named Holly, a cat who goes by the name of Cindy Lou Who, and a farm called Reindeer Games (complete with three real reindeer)? Certainly not me!”
–Vicki Delany, national bestselling author of the Year Round Christmas mysteries
“Get the hot chocolate ready, kick back into a cozy chair, and be ready to stay awhile! Twelve days of holiday fun are about to begin at the Reindeer Games Tree Farm, but this year, a killer is playing a different, more dangerous game… Readers will love spending time with Holly and all the other quirky, endearing characters in Mistletoe, Maine, a crisp winter setting decked out in history, tradition, and small town Christmas charm!”
–Barbara Early, author of Murder on the Toy Town Express