Mistletoe Murder

Mistletoe Murder - Leslie Meier This is the first book of (as of this writing) 21 others in this series. It is a good, solid first book that is not without some flaws. It is a true cozy in the sense that it is not bloody, it focuses not only on the murder but the protagonists family and life in general.

Some reviewers have complained about a section of the book that deals with the death of a cat and the procurement of several kittens. While I too was upset about the treatment the author gave to the dead cat, I came to realize that we are talking a book written more than 20 years ago (written in 1991) and the fact that Mainers are a tad more stoic about these sorts of things. It did not make this okay with me, but I understood it better.

I will defiantly be reading more of these books. They are quick read, almost pop-corn reads and I can't wait to see if the author grows as a writer and how the Stone family grows too.