- File Size: 1766 KB
- Print Length: 93 pages
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- Publisher: misterio press LLC (December 2, 2017)
- Publication Date: December 2, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B077L62FZH
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- Lending: Enabled
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A Mayfair Christmas Carol: A Marcia Banks and Buddy Mystery Novella (The Marcia Banks and Buddy Cozy Mysteries Book 4) Kindle Edition
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Because like every series that goes from good to excellent, in this one it’s the ever-developing web of ties between Marcia and the people around her that turns these stories from good amateur detective yarns to an addicting chance to visit with old friends and meet new ones.
Despite her neighbors’ initial suspicions, Marcia Banks has managed to make a home in tiny rural Mayfair for herself and her fledgling business of training service dogs, usually for veterans. Along the way, she’s won over her neighbors, the town matriarchs, and won the heart of Will, now the town’s newest police detective. Marcia suggests forming a Chamber of Commerce charged with attracting tourists to Mayfair, which has been slowly fading since the town’s only attraction, the alligator farm, closed down. But she’s completely unprepared when her formerly suspicious neighbors not only embrace the idea, but decide the perfect solution is an ice rink. In central Florida.
Enthusiasm is high, building permits instant, and construction soon starts. But all comes to a halt when a skeleton is discovered. As Will investigates the thirty-year-old murder, Marcia’s neighbors share jigsaw pieces of their history that begin to take shocking shape.
Like every good cozy mystery writer, Kassandra Lamb plays fair with her readers. We have all the clues as soon as Marcia does, giving us the chance to solve the mystery along with her. But the extra element that Kassandra brings to her books— her background as a practicing psychotherapist—is, I believe, what turns Marcia and her friends from characters into quirky, three-dimensional people. Because in this little novella, what Marcia is really putting together is the lifetime of connections between her neighbors. With those in place, Marcia and Will hope to reunite a shattered family in time for a traditional Christmas. Well, as traditional as it gets in on a former alligator farm in the middle of Florida, anyway.
A Mayfair Christmas is a quick sweet read with everything you could ask for while waiting in long holiday lines or wrapped in a quilt by the fire. Old friends, new mysteries, alligators, ice tea sweet enough to remove several layers of tooth enamel, eccentric neighbors, lots of humor, and a terrific dog—all wait to welcome you to a Florida style Christmas.
**I received this book from the publisher or author to facilitate an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**
This is a fast fun read. Author did a good job on plot, she had my attention from the first page. Great little Christmas book.
Received a copy from author for a honest review and this is only my opinion.
The author writes an interesting Cozy Mystery. This one involves building an ice rink (in Florida) but things don't always go as planned.
Try any of Kassandra Lamb's books and you will be hooked! She's a class above most cozies.
This is another great Marsha and Buddy adventure. I received this book as a gift and am reviewing it voluntarily.
I received an ARC and this voluntary review is my own opinion.