It’s year-round Christmas cheer in this creative and witty mystery series featuring a unique heroine who’s married to the real-life Santa Claus and living in the North Pole. In Santaland, it’s beginning to look a lot like…Thanksgiving…and in between the festivities, April Claus must track down a killer hiding amid a parade of suspects…
At Castle Kringle, the elves are excitedly arranging their first ever Thanksgiving day feast. April’s husband, Nick—the real Santa—has some misgivings, since it’s tough to get ready for Christmas when everyone is obsessed with helium balloons and pie recipes. Chaos erupts when Gobbles, the live turkey imported for the castle feast, is bird-napped. That crime is quickly overshadowed at a pre-Thanksgiving potluck when Nick’s cousin, Elspeth, face-plants into her mashed potatoes—dead.
Someone poisoned Elspeth, and April believes Constable Crinkle is hauling the wrong suspect off to jail. An ominous message, written in what seems to be blood and urging April to stop investigating, only convinces her more. But who’s really to blame? Where is Gobbles the turkey? And can April solve a double helping of mystery in time for everyone to sit down to a non-deadly dinner together?
About the Author
Liz Ireland is the author of many works of women's fiction, romance, and mystery. She also writes under the names Elizabeth Bass and Liz Freeland. Like her character April Claus, Liz spends too much time in concert bands. Originally from the United States, she now lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. She’s currently working on the next Mrs. Claus mystery. Visit her at LizIreland.Wordpress.com.
Praise for The Mrs. Claus Mystery series:
“Ireland’s third ‘Mrs. Claus’ title is a fresh take on a Christmas cozy. It’s a delightful mix of humor, technology, and murder in an unconventional mystery.” —Library Journal on Mrs. Claus and the Evil Elves “Ireland’s bizarre series conceit works, a tribute to her deft juggling of sleuthing and satire. Fans of Leigh Perry’s Family Skeleton mysteries will be tickled.” —Publishers Weekly on Mrs. Claus and the Evil Elves
“Entertaining…Fans of offbeat, humorous cozies will clamor for more.” —Publishers Weekly on Mrs. Claus and the Halloween Homicide
“Multiple plot twists, quirky characters, plenty of humor, and the lovingly described, magical Santaland distinguish this entertaining cozy.” —Booklist on Mrs. Claus and the Halloween Homicide
“Brings the Christmas cozy to dizzying new heights of cuteness.” —Kirkus Reviews on Mrs. Claus and the Halloween Homicide
“Exceptional...This fun, well-plotted mystery is the perfect holiday entertainment.” —Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW for Mrs. Claus and the Santaland Slayings
“A funny mix of mystery, the holidays and a crime noir story, this will be perfect with some hot chocolate.” —The Parkersburg News and Sentinel
“The perfect cozy mystery read for the Christmas season!” —Fresh Fiction
“Put on an extra sweater while reading this tale of the land of ice and snow, where ice sculptures never melt. The descriptions are so good, readers will long for a mug of hot chocolate and a few Christmas cookies.” —Kings River Life Magazine