Holly, Baubles, and Murder by Victoria Tait @VATaitAuthor #bookreviewHolly, Baubles and Murder by Victoria Tait
Published by Kanga Press on October 20, 2023
Genres: Amateur Sleuth Mystery, Cozy Mystery
Pages: 228
Format: eBook
Source: Amazon, KindleUnlimited
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Talented antiques enthusiast, Dotty Sayers, is thrilled to be organising a Christmas display at a Yorkshire country house. She enjoys decking the halls, but the season is far from jolly when the chief guide is found dead, her body as cold as ice.

When cops dismiss the death, Dotty turns to her prickly American colleague, only to learn he has his own secrets to solve. But when he disappears, this amateur detective fears the festive charades have become far deadlier.

Can Dotty string together the clues and bring to light the killer?

This new instalment of the Dotty Sayers Antique Mystery series is a Christmas country house murder mystery. If you enjoy entertaining characters, perplexing puzzles, and charming English settings, you’ll love Victoria Tait’s page-turning tale.

My Thoughts

Holly, Baubles, and Murder by Victoria Tait is a delightful, cozy mystery that kept me engaged from start to finish. The story follows Dotty, who takes a job at Yoredale Hall to organize the Christmas display. Although the job is stressful, she finds it rewarding and has time to explore the lovely estate and countryside.

However, when the head guide for the tours is found dead and an attempt is made on the life of an American who was hired before Dotty, she springs into action.

As a first-time reader of this series, I enjoyed the descriptive writing and well-rounded character development. The scenes were vividly described, and I felt part of the story. The plot was well-crafted, with plenty of twists and turns, making it hard to put down.

Overall, I highly recommend Holly, Baubles, and Murder to anyone who loves a good, cozy mystery. It’s a perfect read for the holiday season.

About Victoria Tait

Hi, would you like to download Hour is Come, the FREE prequel to my Dotty Sayers Antique Mystery series?

If so visit https://bookfunnel.victoriatait.com/s… or visit my website https://www.victoriatait.com

I was born and raised in Yorkshire, England, and never expected to travel the world. I’ve drawn on my life’s experiences of following my military husband, and a love of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Murder She Wrote, to write British-based cozy mysteries.

My determined and hard-working female sleuths are joined by colourful but realistic teams of helpers, and my settings are vivid and evocative. As you’re compelled to keep turning the pages, you’ll be irresistibly drawn into a world of intrigue, surprises, and humour, as well as a delectable helping of mystery, because tea and intrigue are a perfect blend.

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