Killer Holiday + Giveaway
by Amy Korman
on Tour October 23 - November 30, 2017
Kristin Clark and her offbeat crew of Bryn Mawr socialites are ready for a fun and festive winter holiday—one that involves sipping martinis by a crackling yule log, hot guys beneath the mistletoe, and Gucci under the Christmas tree. But this year, Old Saint Nick has something more dangerous in store. A stranger dressed in a Santa suit has Kristin’s friends on his naughty list. First, Sophie’s favorite handbag is blasted by a bullet. Then, Father Christmas shatters her brother Chip’s car window with a golf club and leaves a threatening note demanding fifty grand. Both are convinced it has to be a mistake. But when Chip goes missing, the stakes become deadly. Eula Morris is also back in town for the holidays, more bossy and boastful than ever after winning a mega-jackpot in the lottery. She’s returned from a luxury cruise around the world with a handsome new boyfriend (who looks oddly familiar…) and a Samsonite suitcase filled with gold bars. When the suitcase is snatched, Eula implores Kristin and the team to track it down. Where is Chip? Why is a vengeful Santa targeting the gang? Who stole Eula’s suitcase? And how are these events linked? The WASPs and Kristen’s basset hound Waffles are on the case—before this white Christmas turns even darker…
This is the first book I have read in this series. Which, can be read as a stand alone novel; despite there being made references to past events. Kristin and her friends, Bootsie, Gerda, and Holly are fine. In fact, I liked Bootsie the most. She had this big personality and just said things without a filter. Which made her entertaining. Although, I have to admit that my first impressions of the women was not the best. Here is a time where past references were made. The women were visiting with each other when in walks Eula with her new boyfriend. The women do not like Eula and her boyfriend has a shady past. From the little that I knew about Eula, I got the impression she is not a nice woman. However, Kristin and her friends came off as catty as well picking on Eula.
Additionally, I found the story to move slowly; despite the chapters being short. There was not a lot of movement in events transpiring in the story but a lot of talking. It really felt like nothing was happening until the latter half of the story. If the story had been stronger to start out with and the women more likable, I would have really enjoyed this book. Yet, cozy mystery fans, will enjoy this book as it would be right up their reading alley with eccentric characters, a non gory storyline, and a happy ending. Yes, mystery stories can have a happy ending.
Book Details:Genre: Mystery
Published by: Witness Impulse
Publication Date: October 24th 2017 by Witness Impulse
Number of Pages: 320
ISBN: 0062431366 (ISBN13: 9780062431363)
Series: A Killer WASPs Mystery, #4
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
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Author Bio:Amy Korman is a former senior editor and staff writer for Philadelphia Magazine, and author of Frommer’s Guide to Philadelphia. She has written for Town & Country, House Beautiful, Men’s Health, and Cosmopolitan. Killer WASPS is her first novel.
Catch Up With Ms. Korman On: amykorman.com, Goodreads , Twitter , & Facebook !
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11/06 Review @ Lauras Interests
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11/15 Showcase @ Books, Dreams, Life
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11/21 Showcase @ A Holland Reads
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11/24 Interview @ Teresa Trent Author Blog
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