Eggnog Murder by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, Barbara Ross is an anthology celebrating Christmas in Maine. Publisher: Kensington, October 2016

Eggnog MurderWith the fireplace crackling, the tree twinkling, and the carols humming, few things in life are as picture perfect as Christmas in Maine—until murder dampens the holiday spirit. It must be something in the eggnog . . .

Eggnog Murder by Leslie Meier
When a gift-wrapped bottle of eggnog—allegedly from the Real Beard Santa Club—proves to be a killer concoction for a Tinker’s Cove local, all Lucy Stone wants for Christmas is to find the murdering mixologist who’s stirring up trouble.

Death By Eggnog by Lee Hollis
Food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell has never cared much for Bar Harbor’s grouchy town librarian, Agatha Farnsworth. But after the Scroogy senior has a fatal—and suspicious—allergic reaction to supposedly non-dairy eggnog, it’s up to Hayley to ladle out some justice.

Nogged Off by Barbara Ross
Julia Snowden’s tenant Imogen Geinkes seems to be jinxed. First, her poorly named “Killer Eggnog” gives all her co-workers food poisoning at the holiday party, then her boyfriend’s body shows up in Julia’s moving truck as she’s headed back to Busman’s Harbor. Now Julia has to get moving to catch the cold-hearted culprit.

Cozy up with a glass of eggnog and enjoy the spirit of murder and mystery in a Yuletide treat perfect for those winter holidays . . .

The favorite holiday beverage becomes the catalyst for this collection of Christmas in Maine short stories where eggnog takes center stage in these murder mysteries. The narrative for all three stories were quite fetching where the intrigue of what’s happening played a pivotal role in the telling of these delightfully engaging tales. And those twists. . .superb! I enjoyed them all, but give kudos to Ross as I follow her Maine Clambake series and this was a great interlude while waiting for Iced Under.

FTC Full Disclosure – I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) book from one of the authors.

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