I loved that it was Christmas themed as well! Gran has a starring role in a play. A light, cozy mystery read with a cat loving and cafe-owning amateur female sleuth, in a small village setting with quirky characters. With Christmas around the corner, the local drama club has put on a Christmas show yet not really Christmas related. I'm still seriously glad I don't live in Peridale, which is now beginning to rival Midsommer as the place to avoid in middle England, although I'd love to pop into Julia's cafe fo Best one yet, these just keep improving book by book and Gingerbread and Ghosts really is the festive icing on the Christmas mystery. Some of the details in this one were particularly bad. Treat yourself to the twenty-four sparkling romances filled with bosses, brides, babiesâe¦and baking! And, Julia is in the process of adopting a teeneager and Barker wants to adopt her too, but they are not even engaged.
I would give it 20 stars!!!! No cliffhanger, swearing, gore or graphic scenes! I really enjoyed learning more about the Peridale history and about Dot, that really added to this whole journey for me. I absolutely freaking adore this series! I love how much Julia and her family have developed during the series. With an unclear list of suspects and motives, Julia vows to keep Barker safe, but can they figure out the puzzle as they work outside of the law in a race against time to stop Barker paying the ultimate price? Make sure you grab this one, you will definitely not be disappointed!!! Now Julia needs to fights ghosts of the past to free her grandmother. Then on opening night of the Christmas play, murder comes calling. Dot is one of my favourite background characters ever written and I absolutely love what Frost did with this novel.
. Other books in the series:1. Looking forward to the next instalment now. Her eye for detail in descriptions of settings, characters and actions really draws the reader in. With that being said, tbis was the best in the series! Once again it's up to Julia to solve the mystery, and she once again outsmarts the local police including her lover Barker. Then on opening night of the Christmas play, I might say this with every book in this series, but I believe this is my favorite!! Barker and Julia and just everything, they make my heart so happy! Agatha Frost once again spins a twisty tale that will keep you guessing and adjusting your who-dun-it theories.
The stories just keep getting better, if that is possible. In this entry my least favorite character -- Dot -- the grandmother of the lead Julia, gets in trouble. This was a great addition to the series. Every time I finish a book, I think it's my new favorite and then I read the next one and think it's my favorite, well I'm pretty sure this one is my favorite! I read the entire thing in under two hours work, what work? On the surface that is fine. Well, with the show's name being 'Festive Murder' it is not hard to guess where it all went wrong. This is Agatha's 10th Peridale Café Cozy mystery and they just keep getting better. And that social worker was so silly and a weird caricature I was revolted.
This story will keep the reader on their toes with mystery, drama and suspense. After his harsh beginnings as a rough-and-tumble orphan on the streets of London, Jake Everton takes his rightful place as the long-lost heir of an aristocratic family with magical powers-his personal quest, to follow in his slain parents' footsteps as a Lightrider in the age-old battle of good versus evil. The only thing guaranteed is that it promises to be a holiday season to remember. One learns more about the characters and their relationships in each book. It was a very intriguing mystery. The series takes place over a relatively short period of time, so it takes some suspension of disbelief to accept that there have now been a string of murders in this small village and seriously, why aren't people leaving the town.
Full of humour and warmth, this is the perfect series for fans of Holly Smale, Katy Birchill, Beth Garrod and Marianne Levy. Set against a cosy Christmas village background, we watch as Julia has to put her investigative skills to good use to free Dot from prison before The Big Day. Of course this is all happening during the Christmas season! While juggling the slow process of adopting her foster daughter, her heavily pregnant sister's looming delivery date, and her detective inspector boyfriend seemingly keeping secrets, Julia must wade through the tangled history of the Peridale Amateur Dramatics Society if she wants to free Dot from prison before Christmas Day. The plot has a lot of twists and turns and is not at all predictable. Until next time, Happy Reading! Set a week or so before Christmas, Dot is involved in the local village am dram production; Julia and Jessie are busy in the cafe and Sue is about to drop.
I will wait with baited breath for the next instalment, until then I will miss everyone. Each ghost has a personality of its own, including one transient entity whose antics are terrifying. And is available at this link! On the surface that is fine. Other books in the series:1. I think I'll stop complaining now! Seeing Grandma Dot getting arrested for accidentially shooting a man was quite the shock. With the walls of Julia's personal life closing in around her, and the cast and crew of the play not being all they seem, can she figure out the truth in time, or is it one case too many? Julia is determined to clear her gran and find the real culprit.
This Little Book is jam packed with activites of all kinds for exploring phonics, with a seperate collection for each letter of the alphabet. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. Quite a lot going on and its all wrapped like a neat presen The stories just keep getting better, if that is possible. While sitting in the audience watching Dot put on her best performance yet, Barker, Jess, Julia, and most of Peridale witness Dot pick up a gun, shoot, and murder her leading man. The series takes place over a relatively short period of time, so it takes some suspension of disbelief to accept that there have now been a string of murders in this small village and seriously, why aren't people leaving the town. I really feel like I know this group, like I'm invested in them and this one really got me, it felt more personal. In this book it is that her Julia grandmother is arrested for shooting a colleague.