Dee and Barry Vaughan are having a lovely country Christmas at the Grove Inn--until one of the guests, the gorgeous Miranda Richardson, is murdered. There are plenty of suspects to choose from, but Dee and Barry are more interested in Miranda herself--clearly, it is what she knew that has caused one of her admirers to extinguish her festive spirit. Martin's Press....
|Title||:||Murder Under the Mistletoe|
|Number of Pages||:||251 Pages|
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Murder Under the Mistletoe Reviews
A Dee and Barry Vaughan mystery set in the English countryside.....perfect to help put your mood in the Holiday spirit
This was a lovely English murder, well written and humorous.
A nice cozy British mystery - I liked the author's use of the first person - alternating chapters were told by Dee or Barry, a husband and wife team who solve a mysterious murder during their holiday stay at the Grove. The only thing I didn't like about this book was the author's tendency to have the characters regularly spout French sayings in their conversations such as "cherchez la femme" and "crime passionnel" - it seemed pretentious & I found it a bit annoying - was she trying to make the characters seem more sophisticated & continental? This habit seemed to lessen by the end of the book (or I got used to it!) - overall, a pleasureable holiday read.
I've had this book for years and its been moved from bookshelf to bookshelf, and recently I found it on my mom's bookshelf and decided that I should finally give it a chance and just read it. Its pretty short, so it wouldn't take long. So I read it, and it was OK. Apparently it is part of a series. The main characters- Dee and Barry go on vacation to a B&B for Christmas. While there, a famous model who is also staying there dies. So Dee and Barry (who are likable characters) try to find out who did it. Its a pretty simple book. I would've liked it more if there were less characters. I kind of got confused who was who. But, all in all, it was a decent read.
So-so. Easy reading.
I can't really explain why I gave this four stars. I guess because I read it on a snowy, lazy day.
Very fluffy, but not bad. I like the English setting. It didn't broadcast the soluction. I couldn't really buy into the mystery solving couple.
11/15/07 bought at UBS