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Christmas normally descends on Lake Eden, Minnesota, as gently as reindeer alighting on a rooftop - but this yuletide season the only thing coming down Hannah Swensen's chimney is a case of murder.

The holidays have arrived, and Hannah and her good pal, Lisa, have agreed to provide all the goodies for the town's annual production of A Christmas Carol. But before anyone can say "bah, humbug!" a Santa-size sackful of trouble ensues. Like the fact that Lisa's husband will be playing Mr. Claus to his ex-girlfriend Phyllis Bates' Mrs. Claus. Or that before the curtains even go up, Phyllis is found dead in the snow - wearing a costume that the real Mrs. Claus would put on the naughty list. Soon after, the suspects pile up faster than snowdrifts in a blizzard while a merry murderer remains on the loose. With clues even harder to find, it might take a visit from ghosts of Christmas past to wrap up this mystery in time for the holidays.

©2016 H.L. Swensen, Inc. (P)2016 Recorded Books

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Done.

Repetitive, far fetched, uninspired...and, wait! Isn't Hannah supposed to be married? It seemed like it alluded to the same old platonic mike-Hannah-Norman triangle! Where was Ross? Was this entire book a flashback??!! I think I am done with this series. Good news?? Hannah finally knows how to use her cell phone!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Excellent!

This is another great addition to this series. It is well written and preformed. You can't help but fall in love with her characters! The storyline is 100% Minnesota and Cookie Jar filled exploits! I loved the audio option!

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Delightful

always wonderful stories and love the personalities. Hard to find variety of titles in local library. The food themes are fun. Good clean reading and listening.
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Another hit

I love Mohammed Swenson novel. It's one gets better this one just confused me for a little bit until I remembered that she was telling the story from the Christmas before she met Ross.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Does not move series forward

Any additional comments?

If you read these books because of the on-going storyline, you can skip this one. It occurs before Hannah married. Sorry I wasted a credit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Delicious Murder Strikes Again!

This is a light fluffy murder investigation adorned with tasty Christmas treats. I enjoyed the plot although I was dissatisfied with the reading of the recipes. They interfered with the flow of the story. Ms. Toren read the story very well but I prefer the TV movies of these books.

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  • Nique
  • Compton, CA, United States
  • 10-26-16

Stellar performance!

This book was a great read. I hope a new longer book about Hannah and Ross will come out soon.

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good recipes

I am disappointed that this story didn't follow the wedding book. It is the first Hannah Swensen mystery that I read by audio. I prefer the printed version.

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Not my favorite

not my favorite, but an old friend anyway...plus there are the recipies, those are my favorite :-)

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waste of my time

more time was spent listening to 7 or 8 recipes than to an actual story.