Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen
In Rudolph, New York, it’s Christmastime all year long. But this December, while the snow-lined streets seem merry and bright, a murder is about to ruin everyone’s holiday cheer…
As the owner of Mrs. Claus’s Treasures, Merry Wilkinson knows how to decorate homes for the holidays. That’s why she thinks her float in the semi-annual Santa Claus parade is ...more
Rudolph, New York, a small town on the southern shores of Lake Ontario near the Canadian border, was named for someone who turned out to be not-so-name-worthy in t ...more
If you are looking for a warm cozy with a lot of heart, some Christmas joy and mystery mayhem, look no further! Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen by Vicki Delany, was everything I lately wanted out of a holiday cozy mystery wrapped up in a package of a new series that holds a lot of promise for the future books. Merry, the main sleuth of this series is absolutely wonderful and delightful. Her devotion to the town and loyalty to her friends is very heart warming and admirable.
"In Rudolph, we live
First things first, look at that gorgeous cover. I like to mention the artist and cover designers because the cozy covers are so incredible. This time Sarah Oberrender has taken my breath away. From the snow lined window to the puppy in the front, I don’t know how anyone could resist buying this paperback even before thinking about the fantastic story inside.
Vicki Delany takes us to Rudolph, New York. A year round Christmas Town that is such a joy to visit. That is until a dea ...more
Imagine my surprise then, when I felt like I was re-reading the Bookshop Mysteries! There are so many details in common. The protagonists are both young ...more
Christmas is my favorite holiday, so to say I’ve been looking forward to author Vicki Delany’s new, Year-Round Christmas Mystery series would be an understatement. And Ms. Delany is off to a strong start with REST YE MURDERED GENTLEMEN.
The town of Rudolph, New York, also known as Christmas Town, seems like such a magical please. Well, if you don’t count murder. Lead character, Merry Wilkinson is fun and scrappy, which leads to some truly hysterical s ...more
I bought this book right after it came out because the premise sounded good to me, but I just let it sit on my shelf literally collecting dust, without reading it, until now. I enjoyed the Lighthouse Library mysteries written by the same author (which are coming back, thanks to Crooked Lane Books!!!) but for some reason I'd never picked this series up. Well, I'm glad I did last night. Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen immediately sucked me in!
I'll start with the one n ...more
This book opens up with the Santa Claus parade, the biggest event in Rudolph. During the said parade, Merry's float has been sabotaged. And followed by strange happenings like poisoned gingerbread, hot dog cart explosion and even a clumsy attempt to get Santa out of town.
Was someone out to deliberately ruin Christmas in Rudolph?
There was little investigating going on from Merry but I ...more
Merry Wilkinson is owner of Mrs. Claus' Treasures, a gift shop in Rudolph, New York. She left a man and a dream job that turned int ...more
While Merry is strong and resourceful, she gets much help from the locals, who are all charming.
There’s plenty of Christmas spirit throughout this story, the small town setting is delightful, and the mystery is enhanced with several un ...more
The story moved along at a steady pace and there were enough viable suspects that it kept me guessing until nearly the end. I would have finished this book much sooner, but it was my secondary book that I only read a few pages per day.
I liked this book enough to read the next in the series, but it wasn't anything I would rave about.
(2016 reading challenge cat ...more
Here’s what’s going on. When a freelance journalist covering Rudolph’s Christmas spirit dies after eating a poisoned gingerbread cookie, Merry Wilkinson, owner of Mrs. Claus’s Treasures, is out to prove her best friend, Vicky who owns the bakery, wasn’t the perpetrator. Merry starts wondering if perhaps the killer followed the j ...more
Rudolph, New York prides itself on celebrating Christmas all year round but this year murder has been thrown into the mix and now Christmas is in jeopardy. Merry Wilkinson, proprietor of Mrs. Claus’s Treasures, is right in the middle of things after discovering the dead body. Worse yet, one of her dearest friends is under police investigation as a result. Can Merry and her friends uncover the culprit in time to save Rudolph and Christmas?
What a splendid start ...more
Merry is the main character in this book. She is the owner of Mrs. Claus' treasures, a store which provides unique Christmas gifts for tourists who come to town. Her family is also firmly entrenc ...more
Sexual Content: None
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content: None
Violent Content: None
Merry Wilkinson only has a few days to save Rudolph before Christmas. Rudolph, New York is better known as one of America's Christmas Towns. An international reporter came to town to put the town on the map with a documentary of Christmas in Rudolph, but one major problem occurred.... he was murdered by a gingerbread cookie
After the murder other minor accidents continued to occur that prompted reservations ...more
Merry Wilkinson own Mrs. Claus's Treasures in Rudolph, NY. The cities claim to fame is that celebrate Christmas all year long and have a Christmas Parade twice a year.
It's only a couple weeks till Christmas and the shop owners have their floats lined up ready for the annual parade. Merry, feels sure that she has the winning float this year, but as the parade is starting to move out the tractor pulling Merry's float ...more
I was drawn into this book from the very first pages with the authors description of the town and the Christmas parade. The characters we ...more
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Vicki Delany is one of Canada’s most varied and prolific crime writers.
She is the author of four cozy mystery series: The Tea by the Sea series from Kensington Books, the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series from Crooked Lane and the Year Round Christmas series from Penguin. Under the pen name of Eva Gates she writes the Lighthouse Libr ...more