A Holly Hopewell Cozy Mysteries, Book # 2
Welcome to Mistletoe, Oregon – a town of miracles, magic, and murder…
Bakery owner and crime-solving elf Holly Hopewell never anticipated on being banished by Mrs. Claus to miserable Mistletoe, Oregon. But now that she’s settled in, she’s committed to bringing cheer and delicious baked goods to the town’s notoriously ornery residents.
But when a city councilor ends up dead in the town plaza one December evening after consuming one of Holly’s delectable treats, Holly finds herself at the center of an intense mystery where she’ll have to race against the clock to save her own neck.
Everyone’s favorite mystery-loving misfit elf Holly Hopewell is at it again in this deliciously fun sequel to the Amazon bestselling cozy mystery, The Silence of the Elves. So grab a cup of cocoa, put on some Christmas music, and curl up with this perfect holiday cozy mystery this Christmas in July! (Goodreads)
The characters are well rounded and well developed. Mistletoe, Oregon, is not a very friendly, happy place. The citizens are miserable and unfriendly. Except for the elves, they are full of cheer, happiness and goodwill. But they are having a tough time sharing that happiness. And when a city councilor is poisoned, Holly will have to try to figure out the real culprit. Otherwise she may be sent away for life. With the help of her boyfriend, Harry, who is a detective, she is planning on doing just that.
The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and those descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning. The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The mystery was well developed and I thought it was solved quite cleverly.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. I was very happy to take a trip to Mistletoe and spent some time with Holly and Harry. I am already looking forward to reading the next one.