Copyright: November 2010 (Berkley Books) 304 pgs
Series: 6th Special Holiday Edition of The Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery
Mystery Sub-genre: Historical Cozy
Main Character: Cecily Baxter, Manager of Pennyfoot Country Club
Setting: Edwardian England, during the holidays
Obtained Through: publisher for honest review
Another year and everyone at the Pennyfoot is holding their breath that the holiday curse has been broken and the season will be free of any untimely deaths. In London the Mayfair Murderer is attacking young women, but surely everyone is safe in small Badger's End.
This holiday themed historical mystery is a nice light read. It won't disturb your holiday cheer as it manages to maintain plenty of seasonal trappings among the sleuthing. Nothing gruesome even though murders rack up.
Cecily is a kind, imaginative, bright and observant sleuth whom I easily liked. The plot was interesting and kept me guessing nicely. The mysterious guest in room #9 was a great touch.
A solid cozy sure to delight with a good mystery and plenty of holiday cheer.