Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Treacherous Toys (A Renaissance Faire Mystery #5) by Joyce Lavene & Jim Lavene

Hail ye, hail ye, and welcome to the Renaissance Faire Village. Here, associate professor Jessie Morton spends her summers honing her skills and finding the lady, lord, or serf whodunit. But when she comes for Christmas, will murder mean a very unhappy holiday? A NAUGHTY TOY MAKER BETTER WATCH OUT… Jessie Morton is getting just what she wished for this holiday season at the Renaissance Faire Village—working as an apprentice to the new toy maker. But when Chris Christmas is discovered dead just hours after her arrival, Jessie’s holiday plans start to melt away. Jessie can’t imagine who would want to silence the toy maker, but apparently the red-cheeked Chris Christmas liked toying with the ladies. Although it may be her shortest apprenticeship ever, she wants to unwrap the truth before word gets out in the village that it’s not safe to be Santa—or one of his helpers

My Review: Treacherous Toys


I liked Treacherous Toys. It is the 5th book in the series but second one I have read. I liked this series. This is a cozy mystery. It starts the drama right away. I was surprised with who the murder was.
It is fun book.

I like the Renaissance Faire Mystery. It would be fun to visit a village like this.

Jessie Morton is supposed to be a apprentice Toy Maker. She also plans to finish her Doctorate. Her first day at the village this year she ends up taking pictures of Father Christmas and the children. Her boyfriend is Chase the Bailiff.

Chris Christmas is a toy maker and father of 8 children who help make toys and dress as elves. They are new to the village this year.
When Jessie comes back after her lunch to start working on the toys she is knocked out and when she wakes up she finds Chris dead on the floor.

Chase is the Bailiff for the village. He wants Jessie to move into the village with him full time.

Their are lots of suspects. Lots of drama and fun. Their is a Queen & King living in the Castle with a court and servants. Pirates living on Pirate ship, jousts with knights. Lots of fun characters.

I will read more books by Joyce and Jim Lavene in the future.
I was given this book by the authors for purpose of review.

Published September 4th 2012 by Berkley 304 pages

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