It’s a Wonderful Knife by Christine Wenger is the fifth book in the “Comfort Food” mystery series. Publisher: Obsidian, February 2016

It's A Wonderful KnifeComfort food and murder are on the holiday menu in the latest mystery from the national bestselling author of Macaroni and Freeze . . .

All Trixie Matkowski wants for Christmas is a break—just not the broken leg she got after slipping on some ice. With Sandy Harbor alive in the hustle and bustle of the season, it’s the busiest time of the year at Trixie’s Silver Bullet Diner. There are millions of things to do, including cater the town’s annual Christmas pageant and community dinner with some delicious holiday comfort food.

But the festivities turn into a bit of a turkey after Liz Fellows, the director of the pageant, is found with Trixie’s butcher knife in her back. Now Trixie must help the police arrest the scary gentleman—or lady—guilty of the crime if she hopes to get herself off the naughty list.

This was such a fun and enjoyable book to read. Despite a broken leg, Trixie and ACB find themselves caught in solving another murder during the Christmas holiday. I liked the pacing and the flow of this mystery as it was easy to follow and the author took great care to present this tale that embodied the holiday spirit. All the supporting characters had a role that enhanced the telling of a mystery that kept me engaged from the beginning to the magical ending. This was one of the best book thus far and I was looking forward to more adventures with Trixie, ACB and Ty in the next book, but alas, this is the last book in this endearing series.

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