Christmas in July in Rudolph, NY, an upstate town where they
celebrate the Christmas spirit all year. Santa takes his summer
vacation in Rudolph and the tourists come to see him and to
start their shopping early and keep the merchants happy.
is extra excitement when staff from the magazine “Jennifer's
Lifestyle” arrive in town to do a feature story. Shopkeeper
Merry Wilkinson is thrown for a loop though, because she used
to work for the magazine and left heartbroken when her ex-fiancé
Max Folger had unceremoniously dumped her for Jennifer's granddaughter,
Erica Johnstone. Max is part of the contingent who comes to
town, and he tells Merry that he wants her back and never
stopped loving her.
Max is murdered in Merry's office, of course, she's going
to be a prime suspect. Yet she has many witnesses as to her
whereabouts at the time of death, but the pressure is on to
find the real killer before Christmas in July is ruined.
again, Vicki Delaney has brought a fictional holiday-themed
town to life with a well-crafted plot and believable characters.
Family, friends, romance, jealousy, greed and murder are all
contained in this story and I recommend it as a fun read any
time of the year. It would make an excellent Christmas gift
for your cozy mystery loving friends and family. Don't forget
to get your own copy, too!
of other titles in this series
Ye Murdered Gentlemen #1
Wish You a Murderous Christmas #2
the Herald Angels Slay #3