Great book. If you are fan of the Pennyfoot hotel series you will love this book. Even if you are not familiar with the series but want a good mystery during the holiday -this book is for you.
This is a quick read and a good 'cozy' mystery. I plan to read others in this series.
Good continuation of the Pennyfoot Hotel Mysteries making it nice to revisit familiar characters.
From dust jacket: In the spirit of the season, Cecily Sinclair Baxter opens the doors of the Pennyfoot Hotel to host a holiday party where the children of Badgers End can meet Father Christmas. Unfortunately, the jolly old man fails to appear. Worse still, instead of a sack full of toys, he's left behind one of his helpers--a dead footman. who's apparently fallen off the roof.
The footman was in the service of Sid Porter, a notorious village drunkard who assumed the role of St. Nicholas when the first choice fell ill. All suspect Sid was involved in the footman's death--until his Fther Christmas-clothed corpse is found with a knife wound in his chest.
What appears to be an open and shut case--the footman stabbed Sid before tumbling off the roof--bothers Cecily, though, because the murder weapon was never recovered. And since no one has left the hotel since the crime, she's making a list of suspects and checking it twice...