reintroduces Rita Lafitte, a chef
in the local café, who has a knack of getting involved
with criminal behavior. This time, her daughter, Claire, plays
one of the devils in the Christmas holiday play and her prime
and proper mother is visiting for the holidays. A devil is
murdered during the first night of the play and Rita happens
to stumble upon the dead actor and a prime suspect. Can Rita
keep her nose out of trying to solve the case or will she
go all out in order to protect her daughter?
Rita is a fun character to read along with
her friends, especially elderly Flori and her gang of knitters.
Myers writes with humor at the right moments to lessen the
intensity of the detecting and Rita’s course of actions.
The relationship between Rita and her mother is amusing and
I am sure that many readers will be able to relate. Most of
the relationships between characters will be appreciated by
readers. The plot of the murder and finding out whodunit was
well written with just enough suspects and twists.
Feliz Navidead is a fun, cozy murder
mystery that any fan of the genre will appreciate. The novel
includes some delicious recipes of food items discussed throughout
the book. I have not read the two previous novels in this
series and was able to follow along with no issue, and I will
be picking up the first two to read.