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The traditional meets the bizarre and blends together into one hilarious murder mystery…all set to Christmas music. Who could ask for more? Like nothing you will read again under the guise of a cozy Christmas story! Merry Christmas to all who read A Corpse for Christmas!
Very cute mystery. Not too long but just enough to entertain the reader. Loved the naration. Highly recommend reading for a Christmas who dune it. Very funny...made me laugh in a few places. Thanks for the Christmas story. Will read more of the books.
A word of warning❗️ Set aside some “me” time to read this because once you do get started you will not want to stop. I was having trouble sleeping and thought to read a few chapters before successfully falling asleep instead I stayed awake all night not stopping until I’d finished.
In the tradition of of all good murder mysteries, we start of with a conundrum with a wife suspecting her husband of being behind a series of poison pen letters and of even plotting her demise. We then meet our main characters who become cut off by snow in the Scottish Highlands when gathered together for Christmas. On Christmas Eve morning one of the party is discovered dead leaving the rest to realise that “One of us is the killer!“. What is quite remarkable about this story is the fact that at the end you, the reader, realise that all the events from the discovery of the corpse to the denouement takes place on that same Christmas Eve day. This is because Bernard Brown manages to pack so much into the plot. There is so much going on, family secrets, heartbreak, Machiavellian cunning, hubris, long held rivalries, suspected infidelities and enough red herrings to provide smoked kippers to feed the gathering for a month. What sets this apart from anything in a similar vein by Agatha Christie is the wit, the humour and the hilarious introspection of Izzy Palmer. The clues are all there and I’m smug enough to admit I did realise who the killer was when the main clue to be was introduced, how they’d perpetrated the murder and their motive(s) but sufficiently humble enough to also admit that Bernard Brown had me second guessing and doubting myself on more than one occasion as the story developed. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the ‘Lord Edgington Investigates’ series and this Christmas mystery being the first ‘Izzy Palmer’ story I’ve read it has engendered the pleasurably confident feeling that I’m going to relish reading more of her adventures.
Being a fan of Benedict Brown’s Lord Edgington mysteries, I thought I also give the Izzy Palmer series a try. This stand-alone Christmas mystery was easy to read and perfect for the season. A lot of quirky characters with plenty of motive for the crime. I will go on with the first book of this series.
Another will written murder mystery family and friends relationships adventure thriller novel by Benedict Brown The Lizzy Palmer Mysteries book 5. Lizzy is hired to protect a married woman 🚺 who is getting letters about her life ending. The group is going to Scotland for Christmas. Ramesh goes to as the chef. A woman 🚺 is murdered. Lizzy investigates the murder and finds out who the murderer is. Who is arrested. I would recommend this series and author to 👍 readers of romantic relationships murder mystery novels 👍🔰. Enjoy the adventure of reading 👓 or listening 🎶 to Alexa read books 📚. 2023 👒😀😡🏡
Happy reading and have fun 🌙😀 on St. Patrick's Day
This story has a big bunch of twists!! I thought I knew “Whodunit” but I was missing the important telltale clues! Loved the setting and the “chef” who was preparing the meals. I want to go to Scotland for Christmas now.
It was an entertaining Christmas murder mystery. A disfunction group of friends are off to an expensive Christmas resort with a private detective in disguise as a nanny to have a white holiday. The characters were all written very descriptive as was the setting. The author used humor throughout in names of minor characters, their description and sprinkled throughout the story. Christmas movie fans will enjoy the story.