Stalking Around the Christmas Tree

Jacqueline Frost

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Book cover for Stalking Around the Christmas Tree

Stalking Around the Christmas Tree

Stalking Around the Christmas Tree

Jacqueline Frost

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Tis the season to solve a murder--and innkeeper Holly White knows she'll have to make her list and check it twice if she wants to catch the killer in the 4th Christmas Tree Farm mystery from bestselling author Jacqueline Frost.

For inn keeper Holly White, Christmas time in Mistletoe, Maine, is the ultimate holiday gift. Business at the Reindeer Games Inn is booming, her wedding to Sheriff Evan Gray is nearly here, and the annual parade is about to begin. The town is lucky to have another gift this year with the state's ballet company staying for several performances of The Nutcracker. But disaster strikes when Tiffany, the lead ballerina, shows up dead on a float during the parade, the Rat King's mask nearby. Holly will have to spruce up her sleuthing skills if she wants to catch the killer before Christmas--and her wedding day.

Immediately, Holly discovers that Tiffany had more than a few secrets. She finds out that the star of the show had a super fan that no one knows anything about. And the show's understudy slips some other intriguing information Holly's way: not only was Tiffany secretly seeing someone romantically, but there seems to be more than one rat in this company. When Holly discovers a secret passage leading to Tiffany's dressing room, with footprints leading out; she wonders if this is evidence of a secret lover--or a stalking killer.

With an impending snowstorm and the ballet company on the way out of town, Holly must act quickly if she wants to find the person responsible for this terrible murder. Will she be able to save Christmas--or will her investigation turn cold like the weather?

About the Author

Jacqueline Frost is a mystery-loving pet enthusiast who hopes to make readers smile. She lives in rural Ohio with her husband and three spunky children. Jacqueline is a member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW) and Sisters in Crime (SinC).

Critical Reviews

Praise for Stalking Around the Christmas Tree

"Thrilling . . . Sure to be a hit with cozy-mystery lovers."
--Library Journal, starred review

"Quirky characters and holiday cheer."
--Kirkus Reviews

"The perfect book to cozy up with on a cold winter day."
--San Francisco Book Review

"A genuine treat for cozy mystery fans at any time of the year."
--Midwest Book Review

"Well executed . . . A new favorite Cozy Mystery author."
--Fresh Fiction

"Another winner. Fans of the series will be happy."
--Red Carpet Crash

"[A] feel-good mystery . . . Be prepared to be immediately launched into the Christmas spirit!"
--Wonder Woman Sixty

"Will get you in the holiday season faster than seeing holiday decorations in the stores before Thanksgiving."
--Cozy Mystery Book Reviews

Praise for the Christmas Tree Farm Mysteries:
"A charming holiday cozy, filled with mystery and mistletoe, romance and reindeer, and a memorable heroine you'll be cheering on. A festive mystery sure to delight cozy fans."
--Sally Goldenbaum, USA Today bestselling author of the Seaside Knitters Society mysteries

"A memorable adventure filled with Christmas spirit to warm your heart."
--Duffy Brown, national bestselling author of Demise in Denim

"Guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit, no matter what the time of year."
--Vicki Delany, national bestselling author of the Year Round Christmas mysteries

"A merry mix of mistletoe and murder! Jacqueline Frost works some Christmas magic."
--Erika Chase, national bestselling author of the Ashton Corners Book Club mysteries

"A sparkling, page-turning debut mystery . . . Climb aboard a sleigh and hang on for an adventure-filled ride."
--Christine Husom, bestselling author of the Snow Globe Shop mysteries

"Readers will love spending time with Holly and all the other quirky, endearing characters in Mistletoe, Maine, a crisp winter setting decked out in history, tradition, and small town Christmas charm!"
--Barbara Early, author of Death of a Toy Soldier

"A lively and festive cozy series, introducing an appealing protagonist and charming Maine setting. Fans of Vicki Delany's Year-Round Christmas Mystery titles will enjoy."
--Library Journal

"Cozy fans with a sweet tooth will be in heaven."
--Publishers Weekly

"Wholesome as the Christmas Tree Farm, with a little humor as a bow."
--Kirkus Reviews

"All the warm and fuzzy merriment of the holidays, with charming characters, an idealistic setting, and murder."
--San Francisco Book Review, five-star review

"The characters are vibrant and endearing and the mystery is multifaceted...would recommend it to anyone who loves cozies."
--Seattle Book Review

Publishing Information

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Pub date: 2023-10-17
Length: 288 pages

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