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Silent Night, Deadly Night

(A Year-Round Christmas Mystery #4)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Residents of Rudolph keep the spirit of Christmas alive year-round—but their joy is threatened when a group of grinches visits the town, in the charming fourth installment of the Year-Round Christmas series.

It's the week before Thanksgiving, and Merry Wilkinson, owner of Mrs. Claus's Treasures, is preparing for a weekend reunion of her mother's college friends. But when th
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Expected publication: August 27th 2019 by Berkley
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A charming new cozy mystSilent Night, Deadly Night is the fourth A Year-Round Christmas Mystery. Merry Wilkinson has her hands full when one of her mother’s old college friends dies while in town for a reunion and a newcomer to town is determined to take the Santa Clause position away from her father, Noel. It is a week before Thanksgiving, which is Merry’s favorite holiday, and the shop is hopping with customers. It is always a delight to visit the charming Christmas town of Rudolph, New York. ...more
True Rating 3.5 stars!

If you love reading a good mystery and you thoroughly enjoy the Christmas season, then Silent Night, Deadly Night is the type of cozy mystery that will meet both of your reading loves! The setting for this story is very charming. It was fun to imagine a small town with such a dedication to Christmas. From the town’s name, Rudolph, to the local business names, such as The Yuletide, to the townspeople, even the streets have cute names, like Jingle Bell Lane, everything about
K.A. Davis
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT, the fourth book in the Year-Round Christmas Mysteries by Vicki Delany, is a delightful addition to a fun holiday read. While the town of Rudolph, New York celebrates Christmas year-round, this newest book is set at Thanksgiving time. I enjoyed how the author melded the two holiday celebrations together in the shop of Mrs. Claus’s Treasures, owned by protagonist Merry Wilkinson. Ms. Delany has a strong descriptive voice and has developed terrific characters. I greatly ...more
Toni  (T.C.) LoTempio
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
another excellent entry in this series. This one centers around Merry's mother having a reunion of college friends the week before Thanksgiving. Of course one turns up dead at dinner at the Wilkerson's and everyone is a suspect. There is also a subplot about an evil councilman trying to wrest the Santa Claus positon away from Merry's father, but i found that to be just so much window dressing. The real charm of the book is watching Merry get involved where she should not, and her slobber of a do ...more
Anna Fox
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy this series. Christmas all year round, Regular characters are nice and supportive of each other. The who did it and the why kept me guessing. The real mystery is why no one offed most of these women between college and now however!

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the eARC in exchange for an honest review.
The Cozy Review
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Series: A Year-Round Christmas Mystery - Book 4
Author: Vicki Delany
Genre: Cozy Mystery/Business/Holiday
Publisher: Berkley
Page Count:304
Publishing Date: August 27, 2019

The latest in the Year-Round Christmas Mystery cozy series from Vicki Delany “Silent Night, Deadly Night” will keep you riveted to the very end and put a smile on your face. Published by Berkley, this new addition to the Year-Round Christmas holiday book will delight readers and give them the urge to appalled.

Merry is a great ch
Mark Baker
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, 2019
Merry Wilkinson is looking forward to Thanksgiving, but her mother, Aline, is looking forward to the weekend before. Aline has invited her college friends to come to Rudolph, New York, for a reunion. However, when the women arrive, they quickly devolve into bickering and sniping. Desperate to find a way to keep the peace, Aline invites Merry to several of their events. At one of them, one of the women die under suspicious circumstances. Merry can’t help but begin to gather information, but when ...more
Jun 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Merry lives in the town of Rudolf where Christmas is in season all year long. Merry’s mom invites her old college roommates to visit, but has forgotten that they really didn’t get along very well. The women are very different and spend most of their time insulting each other. When one of the women is killed, there is no shortage of suspects. To make matters worse, Merry’s father (who always plays Santa Claus), is ousted from the role by a conniving newcomer. Silent Night, Deadly Night is a fun, ...more
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult, mystery, netgalley
Another winning cozy by Delaney.

*Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing an e-galley in exchange for an honest review.
Apr 10, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a fun read! Fans of cozy mysteries and small towns will love this one, which is set in a small, upstate New York town that promotes itself as a year-round Christmas town.

The plot revolves around a reunion of former college friends who've been invited by a resident of this town to a long weekend to catch up and get reacquainted. Sadly, these six friends, who have not seen each other in person in ages, are not getting along as the host anticipated. Pick up a copy of this book to find out why
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“It’s a crime not to read Delany,” so says the London Free Press.

Vicki Delany is one of Canada’s most varied and prolific crime writers.

She is the author of 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 Library Series.
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Other books in the series

A Year-Round Christmas Mystery (4 books)
  • Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen (A Year-Round Christmas Mystery #1)
  • We Wish You a Murderous Christmas (A Year-Round Christmas Mystery #2)
  • Hark the Herald Angels Slay (A Year-Round Christmas Mystery, #3)