My name is Madison Westin. Unless it’s Christmas, in which case my official title is “Holiday Cheermistress.” Nothing stops me from getting my ho-ho-ho on, not even my friends’ Grinch-worthy attitude toward sparkling tinsel, twinkling lights, and tinkling bells.
Hey, if Creole, Fab, and Didier wind up with coal in their stockings, it won’t be my fault.
When some bah-humbug bandit makes the rounds of Tarpon Cove, Fab and I are on the case. It’s the least we can do for our loyal friends. Seasonal crime-victim disorder seems to be on the rise.
Some guy in a Santa suit—well, the top half of one anyway—is robbing local banks. The cops are fingering the wrong guy. And you can bet your light-up Rudolph boxers that if we can’t track the real thief down, one of my merry band of miscreants could be spending the holidays behind bars.
The Paradise series, are Florida Keys mysteries, “great as stand-alone reads, but they’re like chips…you won’t be able to devour just one!”
“South Florida author Deborah Brown books are infectious.”
I’ve been writing, in one way or another for as long as I can remember; poetry, sappy short stories (my best friend made me swear that I’d never show anyone until I changed the names), and a romance novel shoved under my bed.
I wanted to create books with a wide-range of unforgettable characters, with heat and romance, and lots of guns. It wouldn’t be complete without a slice of humor and charm.
I live with my family and demon children aka rescue cats in South Florida.
First of all, I realize this is the thirteenth book in the series, and although I know these are stand-alone books, I think reading in order is a good idea, especially with this series. I felt as though I had no real history or connection with the characters in the beginning, and it took a while to get into the story, but that is NOT the author’s fault.
What I love about this book is that it is clean, cozy mystery that takes place during Christmas in Florida. Talk about the idea setting! It was an easy-to-read book, and I had no problem sitting down in an evening and reading it. There were moments when I found it a bit slow, but I think some of that relates to what I said earlier. If you are looking for a fun book to curl up with on a long, winter’s night, this may be it. Maybe it’s cold outside where you live, but the author takes you on an escape to the warmth and beauty of the Florida Keys.
In some ways, this book does feel a bit like a book that was written just for fun, and I’m not sure how much it developed the plot of the whole series, but to be honest, who cares? It’s not often you can find a Christmas mystery that’s clean and fun. I rate it a four, but I have to say it whets my appetite concerning the other books in the series.
I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
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