Book Club Date | December 2019
Goodreads Rating | 3
Overall | I only read Nightmare on Elf Street but I totally liked that story and found it entertaining – it was a great short read. The other 2 stories were kind of boring and I didn’t manage to finish them.
Pros | It’s a cute setup with a crazy mall Santa and missing jewelry
Cons | None
Warnings | None
POV | Third Person POV Past Tense
Will I Be Continuing With The Series | No – after this anthology, we’ve decided to never select another Christmas collection for the December book club. It’s just too long and too many stories. Plus, we meet 2 weeks earlier than normal so it’s more pages than normal to read in a 1/2 the time so from now on, we’ll just choose a regular book to read.
Description | Gathered in one volume for the very first time, here are three yuletide tales of mystery, murder, and romance, featuring your favorite sleuths . . .
THE TWELVE DESSERTS OF CHRISTMAS by JOANNE FLUKE
It’s the perfect mix of naughty and nice when two lovestruck boarding school teachers watch six kids over Christmas break. But when someone wants the cozy couple’s romance to burn out faster than a scorched fruitcake, it’s Hannah Swensen to the rescue, armed with her sleuthing
skills–and twelve deliciously festive recipes . . .
NIGHTMARE ON ELF STREET by LAURA LEVINE
Aside from the mortifying costume, how bad can a gig as a mall Santa’s elf be? Jaine Austen finds out when she’s teamed up with the Santa from Hell. But things go from bad to worse when he’s found murdered on the job–and Jaine is a suspect. Now all she wants for Christmas is to find the real killer . . .
THE CHRISTMAS THIEF by LESLIE MEIER
Elizabeth Stone is ready for a white Christmas in Tinker’s Cove, Maine–until a fancy Yule ball at the Florida hotel where she works dumps snow on her plans. The sponsor’s jewels have gone missing and the police are asking about her ties to a cute mystery guest. Good thing Elizabeth’s mother, Lucy Stone, flew down to surprise her. ʼTis the season for a little investigating . . .