Second in the Jane Lawless series. Jane is a restaurant owner and a lesbian, living in Minneapolis. When she's invited to spend the Christmas holiday at an old Victorian inn owned by an old friend in a small town in the country, she's looking forward to getting away from the hustle and bustle for a few days. Needless to say, that doesn't happen! Someone wants the inn's owner to sell up, and is playing malicious pranks to drive the customers away. When one of these leads to a death, Jane knows it's gotten serious and does her best to find who is harassing her friend Leigh. I enjoyed this book more than the first one as the characters become more fleshed out, and I didn't guess the bad guy either, though I did figure out some of the mini-mysteries that were embedded in the storyline. Excellent stuff, will be looking for more!
A friend invites Minneapolis restauranteur Jane Lawless to her Victorian in to celebrate the winter solstice--and to investigate a murder from years before.