Review of Silence Of The Elves

The Silence Of The Elves

A Holly Hopewell Cozy Mystery

Meg Muldoon

5 Stars


The Devil Wears Prada meets the movie Elf in this cozy mystery from the author of the bestselling Christmas River Cozy Mystery series. FREE for Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

If there’s one thing that every elf in the North Pole knows, it’s this:

Never get on Mrs. Claus’s bad side.

Never. Ever.


After getting reassigned from the North Pole by a jealous Mrs. Claus, misfit elf Holly Hopewell is sent to work in the worst place imaginable: The North Pole Emporium Department store in Mistletoe, Oregon.

The elves call it Mistletoe Row: a place so devoid of joy and Christmas spirit, that many a curly-toed folk has lost their poor mind working there.

But just when Holly thinks things can’t get any worse, the store’s manager, who also happens to be Mrs. Claus’s nephew, is found murdered in his office. And good-natured Holly Hopewell finds herself as the prime suspect in the local police’s investigation.

Will Holly be sent to a row of a different sort for a crime she didn’t commit? Or will the handsome yet mysterious homicide detective assigned to the investigation find the real murderer before the gumdrops hit the fan for Holly?

The legend of the North Pole gets a spicy and humorous revamp in this lighthearted, humorous cozy mystery. Perfect for reading in between holiday shopping, gift-wrapping, and spending time with family, this cozy mystery is chock full of magic and mirth. Pick up a copy today and give yourself the gift of the perfect cozy holiday read!


Holly is a good elf that works hard and tries to keep herself out of trouble.  She is happily engaged and enjoys being a chef at the North Pole (she’s a pretty good chef, if she does say so herself). But before she can say Kris Kringle, Holly finds herself on Mistletoe Row, where all of the bad elves are sent.  And when she is accused of killing someone, things get even worse.  She has to prove her innocence and find the real killer before she has to do hard time, filling stockings with coal.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through much of the book, I felt like I was right there, watching everything unfold all around me.  She created a real life world from the fantasy world in her mind, and she created one that I would love to visit.  I felt like Mistletoe, Oregon, was a real city in the United States, and I could just hop on a plane and visit it.

The characters are well developed, well rounded and three dimensional.  I really enjoyed getting to know Molly and her friend, Elmira.  I liked reading about the trouble that they got into with their spunky personalities.  Detective Ebenezer was a good guy that was just trying to do his job.  He did not like having to question Holly but he had to get to the bottom of the murder.  Jeremy and his grandfather were characters that touched my heart. I thought all of the characters were distinctive and special.  

I loved this book and I thought it was really unique.  I loved the fact that it was written about characters that we all know but presented in a different light.  I thought it was cleverly written and I cannot wait to read more of Holly’s adventures.  I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.