This is a quick read and a good 'cozy' mystery. I plan to read others in this series.
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.
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...
Another good Pennyfoot Hotwl story
a enjoyable historical mystery.
#14 in the Pennyfoot Hotel series and one of her special Christmas mysteries at the hotel. This is the first one I have read of this series. I enjoyed it and even though it is a continuing series I didn't feel like I was left out or lost or behind. It was interesting even though I thought I figured out the killer about 3/4 way through the book. But it is fun to see society's rules in the time period. I definitely want to read more in this series.
A fun read...some unexpected twists..
I was really impressed with this book. I wasn't sure what to expect since I hadn't read any books from the series before this one. It was great that I was able to enjoy it regardless of reading previous books. The characters were explained enough that I was able to keep up, but not too much that I would get annoyed if I had read other books in the series. I enjoyed the characters and the plot. I couldn't put it down. I had to see who the murder was! I will definitely read other books from the series and see how everything began! I would definitely recommend this book.
Why was Santa murdered? Cecily vows to unearth the truth...Gertie, Mrs. Chubb, Michael, Baxter, Phoebe , Madeline all return for the Christmas activities.....A great cozy series.....
Part of the Pennyfoot Hotel Series.
The one that I have is a hardcover book, not a paperback.