Trouble Under the Tree by Heather Webber is the sixth book in the “Nina Quinn” mystery series. Publisher: Blue Dandelion Press, December 2011
When landscape designer Nina Quinn agreed to deck the halls of Christmastowne, an indoor Christmas village, little did she know how dirty the job would be.
Christmastowne has been plagued by mishaps. Someone’s stealing toy donations, cutting lines to the security system, starting fires, and poisoning the poinsettias. Worst of all, Nina’s neighbor, Fairlee McCorkle (aka Mrs. Claus) is found murdered under Christmastowne’s enormous decorated tree.
The deeper Nina digs for clues to unwrap a killer, the more she discovers that some secrets are best left buried in the past.
Everyone is excited about the opening of Christmastowne until a dead body is found under the tree and Nina being nosy as is her habit, starts looking for clues in the hope of unwrapping a killer before someone else’s lights are put out. I didn’t know much I missed Nina until I started reading about her latest escapades and boy what a fun ride this is. Looking for clues leads Nina to secrets someone wants left uncovered and as Nina gets closer to the truth, her life is threatened. Nina and the gang are back including her parents, sister, Kevin and Brickhouse and the hilarity begins as one antics after another had me laughing. This was a fun-filled, fast action tale that will tickle you funny bone as you search for clues with Nina. With amusing dialogue, lovable characters and the Christmas spirit, this was a jolly entertaining and fabulous tale with an ending that leaves possibilities.