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Goodbye Noel (Sanctuary Point #2)

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The first body is found under a trimmed Christmas tree, the second as they ring in the New Year (1947), the third goes head long out a window. Will a young pediatric nurse determined to make it on her own be able to care for an infant whose mother was murdered and escape the killer who has struck again? Can she trust the stalwart village detective with her life and her hea ...more
Kindle Edition, 170 pages
Published December 11th 2011 by Desert Breeze Publishing (first published July 12th 2011)
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Tracy Krauss
The ‘crime fictionista’ strikes again! Goodbye Noel by Nike Chillemi starts with a bang and never lets up. This is the second in Chillemi’s ‘Sanctuary Point’ Series – mystery crime stories set in a small, post WW II American town. This installment takes place right after Christmas when a young mother is found dead under her Christmas tree. Katrina Lenart, a maternity nurse who happens to stumble upon the scene, is given temporary custody of the orphaned infant while Inspector Ian Daltry investig ...more
Gretchen
I appreciated Katrina's spiritual maturity in the first novel in this series, but in Goodbye Noel (which I read over the past Christmas/New Years holiday which was the perfect time to read it)I really enjoyed Katrina's spunk and intelligence.

I have to say Detective Ian Daltry is one of my favorite heros in the murder mystery genre. What a guy.

This one has a despicable villian, which I really love.

I recommend this novel highly. I recommend the series. I'm reading them in order. Can't wait to star
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B.J. Robinson
Goodbye Noel by Nike Chillemi is the second novel in the Sanctuary Point series. Burning Hearts,the first, was good. This one is even better. Katrina Lenart and Ian Daltry meet in front of a Christmas tree with a dead body. An infant is crying down the hall. Ian is the police detective investigating the murders. Yes, there's more than one. He lost his first wife. Will he lose Katrina, too, just as he realizes he’s in love with her? Katrina vows to keep the baby safe, but can she? Will she even b ...more
D_k_anderson
Katrina Lenart, a maternity nurse from Long Island, New York, is enjoying a toboggan ride with her best friend's brother, until they see something bloody on the snow-covered ground near a neighbor's cottage.

Concerned, the two of them rush to check on the residence. They find the door ajar, enter the cottage, and stumble upon the lifeless body of Noel Bauer. A pool of blood is beneath her head.

Moments later, the cries of an infant echo down the hallway. Katrina makes a vow to the child. "You're g
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Donna
All I can say is WOW. I can see how Ms. Chillemi got her nickname of the Crime Fictionista. She sure does know how to build a story - and a crime plot. The whole time the detective is interviewing people, I felt like I was right there with him, listening for nuances in answers, watching the unconscious body language of nerves or fear. But through it all, she doesn't give a thing away. Yeah, you hear his thoughts, but they're just that - pieces that he's trying to put together in some way that ma ...more
Janet Sketchley
The year is 1946. In the fictional town of Sanctuary Point, on the south shore of Long Island, New York, life is getting back on track after the war. It's Christmas time, and spirits are high – until Katrina Lenart finds one of her neighbours dead.

Who would murder this young woman while her baby slept in the next room? With the father nowhere to be found, Katrina gets permission to care for the infant. She is, after all, a pediatric nurse. And she lives with her parents, who will babysit while s
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Elaine Cooper

Pediatric nurse Katrina Lenart discovers a crying baby—in the house where his mother was just brutally murdered. Detective Ian Daltry arrives to investigate and personalities begin to clash. But the sparks soon fly in a different direction as romance blooms during the long, frustrating investigation. The list of suspects keeps growing, as does the body count. What clues are missing? Katrina is his second chance at love after his first wife was murdered three years before. Will Ian solve the case
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Vondraya
Well, I'm finished reading the novel and it was a wonderful story to read at the holidays. Coming from that Eastern European background,it was especially enjoyable reading about the Christmas and New Year's traditions of Czechoslovakia. However, I think this novel could be read at any time of year.

Katrina is a heroine who truly gripped me. She was independent, strong in character, and someone I cared about. I cheered her on as she fought to protect an orphaned infant from a deranged killer. At f
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Diana
This book brings you in and holds you hostage. A wonderful read that keeps you guessing throughout the whole book! I changed my opinion of the culprit several times and still did not get it right. Very well written, the scenes are described so that you can see what is going on, and each time you are sure of who the murderer is, another incident happens that makes you not so sure. This book is filled with twists and turns and has a love story braided through it. Just when it worked itself out, th ...more
Amy
This was the second book in the series. Loved it just as much as the first one. A little bit more romantic than the first but, wonderful just the same. Great book.
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Like so many writers, Nike Chillemi started writing at a very young age. She still has the Crayola, fully illustrated book she penned (colored might be more accurate) as a little girl about her then off-the-chart love of horses. Today, you might call her a crime fictionista. Her passion is crime fiction. She likes her bad guys really bad and her good guys smarter and better.
Nike is the founding bo
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Other Books in the Series

Sanctuary Point (4 books)
  • Burning Hearts (Sanctuary Point #1)
  • Darkest Hour (Sanctuary Point, #4)
  • Perilous Shadows (Sanctuary Point #3)
Burning Hearts (Sanctuary Point #1) Harmful Intent (Veronica "Ronnie" Ingels/Dawson Hughes) Perilous Shadows (Sanctuary Point #3) Darkest Hour (Sanctuary Point, #4)

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