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The Resource Twelve slays of Christmas : a Christmas tree farm mystery, Jacqueline Frost

Twelve slays of Christmas : a Christmas tree farm mystery, Jacqueline Frost

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Twelve slays of Christmas : a Christmas tree farm mystery
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Twelve slays of Christmas
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a Christmas tree farm mystery
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Jacqueline Frost
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12 of Christmas
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eng
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"When Holly White's fiancé cancels their Christmas Eve wedding with less than two weeks to go, Holly heads home with a broken heart. Lucky for her, home in historic Mistletoe, Maine is magical during Christmastime -- exactly what the doctor prescribed. Except her plan to drown her troubles in peppermints and snickerdoodles is upended when local grouch and president of the Mistletoe Historical Society Margaret Fenwick is bludgeoned and left in the sleigh display at Reindeer Games, Holly's family tree farm. When the murder weapon is revealed as one of the wooden stakes used to identify trees on the farm, Sheriff Evan Grey turns to Holly's father, Bud, and the Reindeer Games staff. And it doesn't help that Bud and the reindeer keeper were each seen arguing with Margaret just before her death. But Holly knows her father, and is determined to exonerate him. The jingle bells are ringing, the clock is ticking, and if Holly doesn't watch out, she'll end up on Santa's naughty list." --
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  • Holly White, the heroine of Frost’s diverting series launch, retreats to the family home, a tree farm in Mistletoe, Maine, after her fiancé breaks off their engagement just two weeks before the Christmas Eve wedding they were planning. There she finds comfort—and the body of Margaret Fenwick, the town’s grouchy historic preservationist, in a sleigh. Since Margaret and Holly’s dad had a dispute over his vinyl fencing, he quickly becomes Sherriff Evan Gray’s number-one suspect. Holly sets out to exonerate her father by finding the real killer. Her inquiries lead her to some eccentric locals, any number of whom might have wanted Margaret out of the way. Will Holly and the sheriff manage to settle their differences and catch the killer before the killer catches up with her? The straightforward plot and the attractive, if not nuanced, characters will appeal to cozy fans. Writing as Julie Chase, Frost is the author of Cat Got Your Secrets and two other Kitty Couture mysteries. Agent: Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. (Oct.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 08/28/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 35, p)
  • After her fiancé leaves her for a yoga instructor shortly before their Christmas Eve wedding, a dejected Holly White returns home to Mistletoe, ME. She finds solace at her parents' Christmas tree farm until Margaret Fenwick, president of the Mistletoe Historical Society, is murdered on the property right after a very public argument with Holly's father. Despite the new sheriff's warnings to leave the case to him, Holly asks questions around town to identify other suspects and exonerate her father. Still, she doesn't mind getting to know Sheriff Gray better. VERDICT Writing as Frost, Julie Chase (Cat Got Your Secrets) kicks off a lively and festive cozy series, introducing an appealing protagonist and charming Maine setting. Fans of Vicki Delany's "Year-Round Christmas Mystery" titles will enjoy. --Melissa DeWild (Reviewed 10/15/2017) (Library Journal, vol 142, issue 17, p74)
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10597587
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Frost, Jacqueline
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[Fic]
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no index present
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fiction
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True
Series statement
Christmas tree farm mysteries
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0001
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  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Tree farms
  • Christmas tree growing
  • Maine
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Twelve slays of Christmas : a Christmas tree farm mystery, Jacqueline Frost
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1896795
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22 cm
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First edition.
Extent
311 pages
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9781683313175
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rdamedia
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  • (Sirsi) i9781683313175
  • (OCoLC)975902027
Label
Twelve slays of Christmas : a Christmas tree farm mystery, Jacqueline Frost
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1896795
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9781683313175
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781683313175
  • (OCoLC)975902027

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