I really enjoy this series. It's very well written and filled with characters that the author has taken time to develop over several books. It does help to have read the other stories, but it's not entirely necessary to enjoy this one.
There's a murderer killing men, stealing a lock of hair, and putting a golden Christmas angel on their foreheads. Cecily, despite her promise to her husband to stop sleuthing, gets drawn in to the investigation. She has to figure out the connection that could possibly link such unrelated victims. Will she find the murderer before all her guests cancel their holiday plans to visit her inn?
As always, the main mystery is not the only story going on. In this case there's the possible romance between Gertie and Clive. She wants to be just friends, but does he want more? He's wonderful to her twins, but would he be a good husband? It's not the typical story of romance, but rather one that is much more realistic as are the characters.
I always look forward to a new Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery.