I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. Published by Kensington Books via NetGalley.

3 cozy authors with 3 novellas to their series, with Christmas, eggnog and Maine themes, to keep you curled up and entertained in front a roaring log fire this Christmas.

If you have never tried any of these authors series before, this is a great way to introduce yourself to them and get to know their characters.

Leslie Meier’s Lucy Stone Mysteries have been going for a long time, with 23 full books to the series.

Lee Hollis, is a brother and sister team of Rick Copp and Holly Simason, with their Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mysteries, now totalling 9 books in the series.

And Barbara Ross’s Maine Clambake Mysteries, featuring her character Julia Snowden, totals 5 books in the series.

3 great authors with 3 great novellas.  Well plotted and written.  An enjoyable read to set you up for Christmas!

What more could you possibly want.

Loved all three novellas.  The only author that I had read before was Barbara Ross’s Clambake Mysteries, but I have got most of Leslie Meier’s books on my TBR pile and have started to get the Lee Hollis books.

5 Stars*****


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 Harbour’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 Harbour. 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 Yuletide treat perfect for those winter holidays . . .



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