Review: Claus of Death by Gayle Trent @gayletrent #Mystery
Whenever I see Claus in a book title I always think of Santa Claus. The book and title did not disappoint me. This is another book in the Myrtle Crumb mystery series. I was already hooked after the first book. Now I have more reason to love Gayle and her writing.
When Myrtle decides that the only way to help capture the culprit and find out how and why someone was murdered is to get a job working in mall at Santa Land. Myrtle like any who wants to know more could not help but get a job and find out if Jackson Barnard who was playing Santa actually killed himself or was something more sinister happening.
When Myrtle’s granddaughter, Sunny, also gets a job wrapping gifts it seems perfect. But when Sunny’s immediate supervisor turns out to be a very cranky witch I question why Myrtle or the mother did not speak with the manager at the department store or at least find out why the problem was from the supervisor. But then maybe it was better for the young teenager to just quit. If I was the parent I would think about killing the person myself and forget everything else.
I am really enjoying this series. It is fun, light and a fast read. Perfect for some book time when curling up with a good book, cup of coffee and a bunny or two in the chaise. The bunnies and I recommend this book and series to any who enjoy cozy mysteries.
The bunnies and I give this book carrots.
Disclosure: This book was purchased at Amazon.
Myrtle Crumb, the sassy, sixty-something sleuth from BETWEEN A CLUTCH AND A HARD PLACE and WHEN GOOD BRAS GO BAD, is suspicious when the mall Santa is found dead “on the throne”–the Santa Land throne, that is. The police are saying it was suicide, but Myrtle knows no self-respecting Santa Claus would let himself die in front of the children! She goes undercover to investigate the suicide and uncovers more than she bargained for!