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Hope Hadley normally loves Christmas. Things are different this holiday season, when her neighbor is found strangled in his backyard with a set of Christmas lights. Desperate to bring the killer to justice and to salvage what is left of the holiday season, Hope races to find the guilty party before they strike again.

Books in the Hope Hadley Series:

  1. Fame Is a Killer
  2. Fishing for a Murderer
  3. Murder of a Yoga Instructor
  4. Drowning in Deceit
  5. A Not so Merry Christmas Murder
  6. Killer Injustice
  7. Murder of a Restaurant Critic
  8. Murder of a Movie Producer
  9. The Killer Holiday Office

All of the Hope Hadley books can be listened to in any order.

©2016-Current Meredith Potts (P)2018 Meredith Potts

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loved it

as always a great book I love this series very much every single book or incredibly well-written this book wasn't a disappointment as I knew it wouldn't loved the book very much
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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Another good one

Great book. Loved the characters. As always, another great book by Meredith. Rachel Carr does a fantastic job narrating. Once again, Hope and her brother solve another murder. I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.

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A great listen!!

A Not so Merry Christmas Murder: Hope Hadley Cozy Mystery Series, Book 5 by Meredith Potts, narrated by Rachel Carr is a great listen at just over 2 hours. I'm really starting to think these shorter audiobooks are my new favorites! Being able to listen to books as I tackle those items on my daily to-do lists is really making me a more productive person! After listening to so many cozies, you would think I was a detective, myself, but Meredith Potts knows how to keep me waiting until the very end to reveal that I got it wrong again! Yes, she keeps me guessing every time! I'll solve it one day! :-)

Rachel Carr, aka Hope Hadley, had a great performance. She makes my overall experiece (and those to-do lists I mentioned) much more entertaining. I choose the audiobook almost 100% of the time over reading the Kindle or print versions because I am able to enjoy so many more books with my busy lifestyle. Carr's consistency in playing Hope is much appreciated, and I have grown to love these wild adventures...no matter how pushy Hope seems! She really will stop at nothing to get the truth!

A Not so Merry Christmas Murder: Hope Hadley Cozy Mystery Series, Book 5 by Meredith Potts, narrated by Rachel Carr is a great audiobook for those looking for a short, yet complete start to finish cozy mystery. It is a fun series that can be read in any order, but you will want to listen to the Books 1 & 2 first so you know the background of how Hope got where she is today. Even though this one occurs around Christmastime, it can be enjoyed all year long. It's the middle if August right now, and I enjoyed the story every bit as much as if it were December! I'm looking forward to next in series!

Thank you for reading my review. I hope it was helpful. :-)

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Great Read

A Not So Merry Christmas by Meredith Potts was another great read by the author. This is book five in The Hope Hadley series. Hope loves Christmas time except this year may make her not be sure about that. Hope finds her neighbor strangled by his own Christmas lights. I enjoyed reading how Hope solves the murder and then enjoys her Christmas. I can't wait to read more by Meredith Potts.

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Another quick mystery solved

A Not So Merry Christmas by Meredith Potts is an Audible book I requested and the review is voluntary. I like the short but clever stories in this series. She helps her boyfriend who is a detective, she is an actress but down to earth. Good mysteries, clues, and characters. Shorter stories but have plenty of gusto!

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Merry Christmas!

A quick listen, and a little early Christmas present, Hope takes us on another investigation. This one has an interesting cause of death, strangulation by Christmas lights. But who has it in for George? With her brother, Hope interrogates a variety of suspects each with their own motive. I love these short cozies, they give me a little escape with true entertaining value.

Rachel Carr nails the narration as Hope as she continues to do the series. I can't imagine any other voice with this series, bringing exuberance and life to each character.

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Ghosts or ?????

cozy-mystery, law-enforcement, short

The mystery was pretty good for a cozy short story in that it had an interesting cause of death, a decent suspect pool and red herrings, and plot twists. But although it was very clear that her brother was the homicide detective, there is nothing to indicate why she is allowed to tag along on the investigation. The devil is in the details.

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great

I love this author. even though this may not be one of my favorites and it could be because Christmas is a bad holiday for me. but everyone has one of those neighbors that seems to pay the electric company an outrageous amount over the holidays. in this book someone decides to take care of the neighborhood payor. lol! the main character joins her brother to solve the murder so that Christmas isn't ruined.