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Twelve Slays of Christmas–a holiday treat

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Twelve Slays of Christmas

by Jacqueline Frost

Twelve Slays of ChristmasIf you are someone with magical memories of Christmas, you will enjoy being immersed in the first Christmas Tree Farm Mystery. We are taken to a Christmas wonderland where the Whites try to keep the family business, Christmas Tree Farm, open in spite of dwindling tree sales by offering a twelve day tourist Christmas extravaganza in the little town of Mistletoe.

Holly returns home after nine years in the big city when her fiancé dumps her a week before the wedding. Murder threatens what should be a happy season for the tourists and locals. Both Holly and the tree farm are in danger. Sheriff Evan Gray makes a believable love interest as they get acquainted quickly through her investigations of several crises. The plot is interesting, the main characters are likable, and the setting is as Christmasy as you can get in a murder mystery.

I would like to extend my thanks to and to Crooked Lane Books for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 5/5

Category: Mystery

Notes: #1 in the Christmas Tree Farm Mystery Series

Publication: October 10, 2017—Crooked Lane Books

Memorable Lines:

“I have two cups of Santa’s cinnamon tea, one spicy apple cider, and a peppermint twist hot cocoa,” I said, setting the mugs on the table surrounded by rosy-cheeked women wearing matching holiday sweaters. They leaned forward at the sight of my mother’s specialty drinks. I slipped cinnamon sticks into the tea and cider, then popped a candy cane into the cocoa.

“Everyone’s capable of something they never thought they could be.”

“You have to make things happen, not wait around hoping something might happen to you.”


  1. I didn’t request this one as I don’t really care for most Christmas books.

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    • lghiggins says:

      The first Christmas mystery I ever read was written by Mary Higgins Clark. I think I got it at a bargain somewhere. I hadn’t read another of that type or of her work since then. It was too psychologically suspenseful for me. I guess the impact is the sign of a good writer, but it was just too much for me. This one was certainly lighter. I don’t know where the author will take this series, but since it is about Christmas Tree Farm, I assume it will continue to have some kind of Christmas theme so you probably will be happier leaving this one behind.

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      • One of the Higgins I like and one I didn’t, I can’t remember which I be so I read either one. I did a review on Goodreads today. I am sorry I brought the book. Perhaps that series has gotten too goodie for me.
        I got an email from NetGalley for Mary Dehiem new book from Alpine series. I have already preorder , if I get it I will cancel my pre-order.

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  2. lghiggins says:

    I haven’t read any by this author. If you like her enough to pre-order, I’m going to give her a try. I have put in a request. Thanks.


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