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Death, Snow, and Mistletoe (Tori Miracle #4)

3.37  ·  Rating Details ·  106 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Murder in the holiday spirit

It was Christmas in Lickin Creek, and all through the town something was stirring..The borough council was quarreling about the color of the Christmas lights. A social worker wouldn't let a living baby be part of the town's living crèche. And some ladies were stretching the limits of their leotards in a pageant called the Nutcracker. All in all,
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 7th 2000 by Dell
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Kiera Healy
Aug 30, 2013 Kiera Healy rated it did not like it
A letter to my future self:

Dear Kiera,

You need to not read these so-called "cosy mysteries" anymore, because they're stupid. You read one before, remember? And you thought it was terrible, because, well, it was. It basically focused on an unlikeable female protagonist with exposition-heavy thoughts and no mystery to speak of other than which musclebound hunk she'll be kissing/holding hands with (these things are more chaste than Nancy Drew) in the next chapter.

Well, this one was even worse. I t
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April Wood
Dec 27, 2013 April Wood rated it liked it
Shelves: holiday-reads
I never do this but I read other reader's reviews before writing my own. What I read from other readers didn't surprise me, and I'm glad I'm not the only person who was utterly confused by this story.

I borrowed Death, Snow, and Mistletoe from my local library to get in the Christmas spirit. This book had sooo much potential. It really did. The title and cover immediately grabbed my attention, and the synopsis of the story sounded interesting enough. Unfortunately, I think there was way too much
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Dharia Scarab
Jul 04, 2014 Dharia Scarab rated it liked it
Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...

1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.

2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.

3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up.

4 sta
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Xanthi
Dec 22, 2011 Xanthi rated it it was ok
This is the first book I have read in this series. I have mixed feelings about it. How does one take this book? Is it a parody? A rip-off? The similarities between this and Lilian Jackson Brauns 'Cat Who' series, are strong. Both have a protagonist who is an 'out of towner' living in a small town, who has two cats, and solves mysteries. The names of the people and the locales in the town are odd, and the authors of both series aim for a bit of humour. Braun's books have more 'charm' and humour ...more
Ann
Nov 13, 2012 Ann rated it liked it
This is another cat inspired cozy. It was pretty well written and the story kept my interest. Tori Miracle moved to Pennsylvania to be near her boyfriend and to take over publishing the local newspaper. Just after she arrived, Garnet, the boyfriend, left for a year abroad so she is trying to be accepted in a strange town when half the town blame her for his leaving town. A very young child is missing and the town bands together to search for him. Tori is covering the story for the newspaper and ...more
Allison
Nov 26, 2014 Allison rated it really liked it
Shelves: christmas
I've read a couple in this series and always enjoyed them and this installment was no exception. There was some funny moments (channeling Monty Python for example) and some sad moments but a true to life story. I did figure out, towards the end, who did it but it took me awhile to get there. Set around the Christmas holidays I really enjoyed the descriptions of the activities taking place in and around Lickin Creek. The party at the Gochenauer farm AKA Greta's Fine Swine Farm sounded like so ...more
Sarahanne
May 27, 2015 Sarahanne rated it liked it
This was an interesting book. Lots of elements - things that came together - or didn't come together. It was a little odd reading it since some bits were classic cozy fare, but others weren't. I enjoyed the various threads. I liked that some pieces fit together & others were red herrings - or background noise. The writing style was nice - no annoying phrases or habits. Even the cats (yes - there are cats) were fine. They didn't death yowl or reveal hidden clues. They were pretty much cats.
Debbie
Dec 17, 2013 Debbie rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book, although it is the first book I have read in this series, it is the 4th in the overall series, now I have to go back and start at the begining. It is not hard to follow, even though I started in the middle. This book will not chage the world in anyway but I found it to be an enjoyable time.
Susan
Dec 11, 2013 Susan rated it liked it
A nice diversion. The author lives in Chambersburg, PA, where I finished my dissertation and taught wonderful young women at Wilson College. While she calls the setting "Lickin Creek," there are familiar references to the area as I remember it.
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