Manic In Christmas River
“Murder isn’t exactly a regular customer in Christmas River.
But it sure ain’t a foreigner, either.”
It’s the Fourth of July weekend in Christmas River, and this year’s celebration promises to be more explosive than any other for pie baker extraordinaire Cinnamon Peters.
In addition to juggling massive crowds at her booming pie shop this July, Cinnamon is also helping her beloved grandfather Warren realize his dream of opening a brewpub in the heart of Christmas River.
But when a rival ends up dead on opening night, Cinnamon’s life is thrown into turmoil as the murder investigation takes a grim turn. To save her family, Cinnamon and her husband Sheriff Daniel Brightman must put aside everything to get to the bottom of the heinous crime.
Because this July, a killer is walking the streets of Christmas River.
And his maniacal plan has only just begun.
Romance and mystery abound in the explosive sixth book in the Christmas River Cozy Mystery series. (Goodreads)
I really love this series and this book. To me, this book has all of the elements that a cozy book should have: likable characters, hometown setting, animals, and a mystery to solve. These are all woven together to make a very enjoyable read.
The characters continue to be well developed, well rounded and three dimensional. I was extremely happy when I saw how much warren was involved in this book, he is one of my favorite characters. I just love reading about the relationship between Cinnamon and him. You can just feel the love between the two of them while reading.
The hometown attitude is very much alive in Christmas River. Everybody wants to know everybody else’s business and have their own opinions on everything, but in a time of need, they all band together. There is nothing they will not do to help their neighbor or friend.
The mystery does not happen until almost halfway through the book and this is perfectly alright with me. I was enjoying catching up on everybody’s life and it would not have mattered to me if there was no murder involved. Once the murder occurred, there are enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. If you are new to the series, start at the beginning of the series and read them all. You will be really happy that you did and the Christmas River Cozy Mystery series may become one of your favorites, like it is mine.