Life is changing for†both†England and Badger Drift. First itís King Edward on the throne with more of a libertine
attitude and now Madeline marrying Dr. Kevin. Madeline is a psychic who believes in natureís healing remedies
whereas the good doctor believes strictly in medical science, and has yet to discover his fiancťís spiritual gift.
Personal beliefs and lack of respect make the nuptials questionable.
The Pennyfoot Hotel, now known as the Pennyfoot Country Club, knows how to plan an event and Cecily knows how to
solve a mystery.† This year in the midst of the Christmas celebration a double murder occurs. One of Englandís
important couples is murdered by an exploding Christmas cracker. With the local constable out of town, Cecily and
Baxter work quietly to solve the murders and find the second missing cracker before someone is hurt.
The Pennyfoot staff has a mystery of their own when Gertie and Pansy notice a snowman that moves around the
property. Gertie senses something eerie and perilous about this holly jolly holiday symbolís behavior.
Reading a new Pennyfoot Christmas mystery each winter has fast become a tradition. The celebrations are lively,
the characters entertaining. The intensity of the mystery at the front of the Hotel is balanced with the staff
humor at the back. Mrs Chubbs, Gertie and Michael can be quite entertaining when in a tizzy.