Murder Fir Christmas
(Christmas Tree Valley Mysteries)
Print Length: 208 pages
Publisher: J. Lavene (December 1, 2015)
Down the mountain from Sweet Pepper, Tennessee is Christmas Tree Valley, a place filled with hundreds of Christmas tree farms where generations of growers have made people’s lives brighter. Yet even here in this quiet, postcard-perfect corner of the world, darkness and murder can still stalk the night.
Federal Wildlife Agent Bonnie Tuttle has always had a special gift with wild animals. It was one of the reasons she decided to train with the wildlife agency. She’s spent the last ten years in Alabama working, but her mother needs her home and she’s back despite all the bad parts of her life she hoped to leave behind.
Her first day home begins with a fire on the island in Sweet Pepper Lake and the death of Harvey Shelton, the wildlife agent she’s supposed to replace. Bonnie manages to rescue dozens of animals from the fire – including a wolf pup that was shot with the same bullet that killed Harvey.
Now she’s hot on the trail of Harvey’s killer and trying to reintegrate the wolf back into the wild even though he seems to want to stay with her. Yet old memories persist in the small community where she grew up, and the killer now seems to believe that she has what he killed Harvey for. All she has to do is figure out what that is before it’s too late.
About The Authors –
Joyce and Jim Lavene write award-winning, bestselling mystery fiction as themselves, J.J. Cook, and Ellie Grant. They have written and published more than 70 novels for Harlequin, Berkley, Amazon, and Gallery Books along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. They live in rural North Carolina with their family.
My review: Murder Fir Christmas by Joyce and Jim Lavene
I liked this story. Some of the secondary characters are familiar from Sweet Pepper series. I like Bonnie the main character. She has moved home to take the Wildlife Game position and help her mom.
Bonnie really cares about saving the wildlife where she can. Before she even makes it all the way home she is called to a fire to rescue animals. Where murder happens around her. She also ends up with a wounded wolf pup she rescues.
This has mystery, humor and a touch of paranormal that combine to entertain you. I would love to see more of these characters again. It is a clean read.
I was given this ebook to read for free in return for a honest review.
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