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  • Halloween with Santa and the Elves

    Mrs Claus brings Halloween to Christmastown and not everyone is happy about it. But is someone so unhappy they’d try to kill Mrs Claus? Just when April thinks she has figured out who has it I for her and Halloween the elf is found dead and it looks like an abominable snow monster did it. Now Christmastown is preparing for a battle with the monsters, celebrating Halloween, and trying to solve a murder all while preparing for Christmas. Can Mrs Claus solve the murder and Halloween, or will she be carved up like a pumpkin and left to rot? A cute series that always gets me ready for Christmas anytime of year.

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  • Love the combo of cozy mystery and fantasy

    It takes a fantastic writer to be able to combine genres, but Liz Ireland, once again, shows that she is that writer. Not only did she combine the genres of cozy mystery and fantasy, but she also combined the holidays of Christmas and Halloween… now that takes real talent! In Mrs. Claus and the Halloween Homicide, the second in the Mrs. Claus Mysteries, Ireland brings back the well developed characters from book one and gives us even more in book two. The reader also gets more details of Santa’s Village combined with the fun and festive Halloween decorations and new traditions. There are humorous moments found throughout the book because of the combining of genres and holidays, and I thought the way Ireland imagined how the elves would celebrate Halloween was perfect. Only an elf would take a suggestion made in passing many months previously and learn how to grow numerous different types of pumpkins! The mystery itself had lots of suspects and I really enjoyed the final outcome of whodunnit, since it was a nice change. I’m already looking forward to book three and can’t wait to see if April’s friend from the states comes for a visit and how she’ll take finding out that not only is Santa real, but her friend is married to him.

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  • Truly Magical!

    This is the second instalment in Liz Ireland's Mrs Claus mystery series. The reader soon meets the star of the show, April Claus, who runs a B&B in Oregon. In this novel, it's the first-ever celebration in Christmastown of Halloween. Recently married to Nick, April discovers that not everyone is happy about the festivities as someone wrecks the pumpkin patch. Then an elf, Tiny Sparkletoe, is found dead... I thought this was a highly entertaining, really solid continuation of the series. I reconfirmed my enjoyment of Liz Ireland's admirable characterisation of April who's rather scatterbrained. April stepped in to do some investigating herself, aiding Detective Jake Frost. She was also kept busy trying to keep up with her other duties as Mrs Claus. Suspects and clues were in plentiful supply and I was totally engaged in this magical tale for its entirety. With no let-up in the fast-paced plot, the author masterfully interwove intoxicating descriptions of the setting. This was so expertly done that I could readily imagine and sense all that protagonist April did, completely bringing the setting to life. There was Christmas cheer, as well as Halloween shenanigans all with oodles of humour, puns and wit. Liz Ireland's writing captured my complete attention and I didn't put this one down. The book was such a fun read and I was on a merry-go-round of doubt as I puzzled over the mystery. All in all, Mrs. Claus and the Halloween Homicide is a top-notch novel. I will certainly be returning to see what April is getting herself into next! Very highly recommended. I received a complimentary copy of this novel at my request from Kensington Books via NetGalley. This review is my own unbiased opinion.

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  • Fun and quirky cozy mystery

    Mrs. Claus and the Halloween Homicide is the second installment of the Mrs. Claus series by Liz Ireland, which takes you back to Santaland. The protagonist is Mrs. Claus who introduces Halloween to the town and most of the elves enthusiastically participate in preparing for the big day. However, there are a few elves who are not so keen on this new spooky holiday being adopted into Santaland and they go on a pumpkin smashing mission. On top of it all, the most protesting elf is killed in a peculiar manner and April can’t help herself but get involved with the investigation. This story has so many adorable and interesting characters in it. With talking and drunken reindeer with faulty blinking noses, to a distant cousin of Jack Frost as the main detective to get to the bottom of the Pumpkin Slayer, to the many different elves of Santaland all make up for a hilarious cozy that had me laughing throughout the book. I also love that this has a unique spin on already established fictional characters who you always picture as jolly beings, trying to get by and who have struggles of their own similar to people in real life. April’s character is amazing and I’m a huge fan of hers. She is imperfect and is a big person trying to fit in a world made for much shorter people, all because she fell in love with Nick Claus. Her quirky characteristics and her relationships with those she was helping solve the mystery with were fun. The world building was amazing and the author transported me to a world that I would love to hang out in. If you haven’t guessed it by now, I really recommend this novel and I look forward to many more in this series. Thank you Kensington Books for the finished copy. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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