I adore this book and have found a new author to follow. I chose this book because it’s a cozy mystery, my favorite genre, and it had a Christmas theme, but I didn’t know I was in for such a treat. I love the Canadian setting and Anna is a fabulous main character, accompanied by her best friend Lucy, who is quite distinctive. The writing has a lot of humor throughout, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I had never heard of Nanaimo bars before, but I definitely want to try them now! The mystery was quite good and it was fun to try to solve it alongside Anna. I would love it if this is the beginning of a series featuring Anna solving local mysteries. The writing was really top-notch and I can’t recommend this cute book enough. I was provided an arc, which I really appreciated, but these opinions are my own. (A Vine reviewer on Amz!!!)
Retired nurse Anna Maple enrols in a Christmas baking workshop to revive her culinary skills, but when she finds Nanaimo’s most meddlesome neighbor, Sally Evans dead, the cozy holiday setting unravels into something far more sinister. The news of Sally’s demise quickly spreads through the small seaside town stirring rumors about the secrets the nosy woman collected. Could one of them have been so dark it led to her death?
The murder is too close to home for Anna’s comfort, so she decides to hunt for the killer. As she delves into the mysteries lurking beneath the calm surface of her small seaside town, she fears she could become their next victim.
As Christmas approaches, Anna sets out on an unexpected quest for truth. Will the locals sing carols of joy and peace on earth? Or will another corpse lie at their feet on the not-so-silent night?
Take a festive journey to the small Canadian town of Nanaimo and join Ms. Maple as she uncovers a murderous mystery with no trace of gore, sex, or bad language in sight. Indulge in this suspenseful journey with a bonus: three delicious Nanaimo Bar recipes!
Get your copy today and enjoy the wintery warmth of a cozy Christmas murder mystery.
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