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Twelve Slays of Christmas by Jacqueline Frost Book Review

Twelve Slays of Christmas by Jacqueline Frost Book Review Really Into This Blog Goodreads

Twelve Slays of Christmas by Jacqueline Frost Book Review

The lowdown from Goodreads

Publication Date October 10, 2017

When Holly White’s fiance cancels their Christmas Eve wedding with less than two weeks to go, Holly heads home with a broken heart. Lucky for her, home in historic Mistletoe, Maine is magical during Christmastime–exactly what the doctor prescribed. Except her plan to drown her troubles in peppermints and snickerdoodles is upended when local grouch and president of the Mistletoe Historical Society Margaret Fenwick is bludgeoned and left in the sleigh display at Reindeer Games, Holly’s family tree farm. 

When the murder weapon is revealed as one of the wooden stakes used to identify trees on the farm, Sheriff Evan Grey turns to Holly’s father, Bud, and the Reindeer Games staff. And it doesn’t help that Bud and the reindeer keeper were each seen arguing with Margaret just before her death. But Holly knows her father and is determined to exonerate him.

The jingle bells are ringing, the clock is ticking, and if Holly doesn’t watch out, she’ll end up on Santa’s naughty list in Twelve Slays of Christmas, Jacqueline Frost’s jolly series debut. 


Twelve Slays of Christmas by Jacqueline Frost Book Review

Who is in for a Christmas themed cozy mystery with an awesome narrator? ME!

A Christmas Tree Farm Mystery

I first heard about this audiobook from my friend Tiffany at Read All The Crime. The cover & the title alone make this a no-brainer for me. Of course, I want to read it! After Tiffany’s review, I knew I would make a plan to read it in December.

Cozies are just so wonderful. They create such an amazing ambiance & Twelve Slays off Christmas is no different. It takes the reader about two seconds for Jacqueline Frost to transport you directly to Mistletoe, Maine. Oh, if Mistletoe was real, what a Christmas destination it would be! If this book doesn’t get you in the holiday spirit, I don’t know what to tell you!

If It Wasn’t for You Meddling Kids

So, some people are new to cozies. For me, the best cozies have a Scooby Doo feel. You know what I’m talking about right? There are spooks, twists & turns, it’s not too scary & at the end, someone is unmasked & all is right with the world again. There is something so satisfying about this formula. I just savor these reads.

The White Family

Holly White is a great character. She’s an only child, which I relate to. She’s rediscovering her love for her hometown amidst a break-up. Her parents are wonderful & supportive. Even better, there is a cast of fantastic supporting characters like Ms. Cookie Cutter & Holly’s cat, Cindy Lou Who.


I am Really Into This book! Jacqueline Frost creates a wonderful Christmas atmosphere. Best yet, I love the town & characters. Oh, & the murder mystery kept me on my toes & guessing I cannot wait to read the second book in this series, ‘Twas The Knife Before Christmas.

We’ve got you covered for holiday reads. One of my favorite Christmas books is The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan. If you’re looking for something short & introspective, definitely read The Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrick Backman. Seven Days of Us is a heavier holiday read. If you’re looking for a cozy Christmas mysteries, check out Murder in Her Stocking by G.A. McKevett.

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Jacqueline Frost is a mystery-loving pet enthusiast who hopes to make readers smile. She lives in rural Ohio with her husband and three spunky children. Jacqueline is a member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW) and Sisters in Crime (SinC).

Momma, wife, baker, reader & smart ass. I am Really Into doughnuts, inside jokes, trash TV, pizza, 48 Hours & George Michael.

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