From Publishers Weekly
Sly humor and domestic details drive this chatty 10th installment in Daheim's Bed-and-Breakfast Mystery series. An ill-tempered matriarch's refusal to join her neighbors in putting up outdoor Christmas decorations sets the stage for the woman's bloody demise. Judith Flynn, who runs a B&B in this tiny Pacific Northwest community, isn't so sure that the deceased's husband is really the killer. She begins snooping despite warnings from her cop husband, and her discoveries prompt the police to widen their pool of suspects (even to Judith's mom, who retaliates against the indignity by removing her dentures and smiling: "a fearsome sight"). This is light and cozy fare from the prolific Daheim, also known for her Alpine series.
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About the Author
Mary Richardson Daheim is a Seattle native with a communications degree from the University of Washington. Realizing at an early age that getting published in books with real covers might elude her for years, she worked on daily newspapers and in public relations to help avoid her creditors. She lives in her hometown in a century-old house not unlike Hillside Manor, except for the body count. Daheim is also the author of the Alpine mystery series and the mother of three daughters.