Book four in the Kate Lawrence Mystery series: Christmas has never been Kate Lawrence's favorite time of year, but when a body turns up at Hartford's venerable Wadsworth Atheneum, she knows the holidays are really going to be murder this year. In the long-awaited fourth installment of this popular mystery series, Kate's realty business is on hiatus due to the down economy, friends and family are falling victim to the flu, and daughter Emma has a loathsome new beau. To top off the merriment, Kate's ex-husband has persuaded her to host an at-home wedding for their nephew.
And then a murderer strikes during Hartford's famous Festival of Trees & Traditions. Ho ho ho. Kate's positively drowning in Christmas. Can pals Strutter and Margo come to her rescue before she goes down for the third time?
This was another great addition to the Kate Lawrence Mysteries. In this book, Kate must solve a murder in the midst of a busy holiday season. There is much talk about Kate's family and not so much about the murder. But, that's ok because, during the Christmas season, the last thing you want to think about is murder. However, Kate does manage with the help of her friends and family to pull everything together and save the day. This is a quick and entertaining read.