Review of Eggnog Murder


With the fireplace crackling, the tree twinkling, and the carols humming, few things in life are as picture perfect as Christmas in Maine—until murder dampens the holiday spirit. It must be something in the eggnog . . .


When a gift-wrapped bottle of eggnog—allegedly from the Real Beard Santa Club—proves to be a killer concoction for a Tinker’s Cove local, all Lucy Stone wants for Christmas is to find the murdering mixologist who’s stirring up trouble.


Food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell has never cared much for Bar Harbor’s grouchy town librarian, Agatha Farnsworth. But after the Scroogy senior has a fatal—and suspicious—allergic reaction to supposedly non-dairy eggnog, it’s up to Hayley to ladle out some justice.


Julia Snowden’s tenant Imogen Geinkes seems to be jinxed. First, her poorly named “Killer Eggnog” gives all her co-workers food poisoning at the holiday party, then her boyfriend’s body shows up in Julia’s moving truck as she’s headed back to Busman’s Harbor. Now Julia has to get moving to catch the cold-hearted culprit.

Cozy up with a glass of eggnog and enjoy the spirit of murder and mystery in a Yultide treat perfect for those winter holidays . . . (Goodreads)

This book is a three story collection of Christmas stories that takes place in Maine.  One story is Eggnog Murder by Leslie Meier, another is Death By Eggnog by Lee Hollis and the third is Nogged Off by Barbara Ross.  Having read two of the three authors before, I figured I was in for a treat reading this book.  And I was right.

Although all three stories are more like novellas than a full length book, I still felt like the stories were worth the time they took me to read.  All three had delightful characters, great descriptions, and mysteries worth solving.

If you are fans of these authors, you will be happy to see your favorite characters and will like spending more time with them.  If these are new-to-you authors, this is a good way to be introduced to them and check out their writing style.  Either way, this is a book that you should check out.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.  I would like to thank NetGalley and Kensington Books for the opportunity to read and review this book.

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