by Amy Korman
on Tour October 23 - November 30, 2017
Kristin Clark and her offbeat crew of Bryn Mawr socialites are ready for a fun and festive winter holiday—one that involves sipping martinis by a crackling yule log, hot guys beneath the mistletoe, and Gucci under the Christmas tree. But this year, Old Saint Nick has something more dangerous in store. A stranger dressed in a Santa suit has Kristin’s friends on his naughty list. First, Sophie’s favorite handbag is blasted by a bullet. Then, Father Christmas shatters her brother Chip’s car window with a golf club and leaves a threatening note demanding fifty grand. Both are convinced it has to be a mistake. But when Chip goes missing, the stakes become deadly. Eula Morris is also back in town for the holidays, more bossy and boastful than ever after winning a mega-jackpot in the lottery. She’s returned from a luxury cruise around the world with a handsome new boyfriend (who looks oddly familiar…) and a Samsonite suitcase filled with gold bars. When the suitcase is snatched, Eula implores Kristin and the team to track it down. Where is Chip? Why is a vengeful Santa targeting the gang? Who stole Eula’s suitcase? And how are these events linked? The WASPs and Kristen’s basset hound Waffles are on the case—before this white Christmas turns even darker…
This is an entertaining mystery filled with wacky characters. The mystery is a mild one, a stolen suitcase and a (sort of) missing character. It's the characters and their crazy actions and dialog that kept my interest. These characters are larger than life in their odd personalities and actions. Within the mix is a rich lottery winner, a crabby exercise instructor, a young woman and the guy with whom she was dating but is now at odds, and other unusual people. These characters have relationships from previous novels that influence their behavior in this one. The dialog is frequently over the top with one character shrieking much of the time. The group gets into some pretty strange adventures and drink more alcohol than I knew possible.
This novel is for those who enjoy crazy characters, crazy dialog and crazy adventures. You'll not be dazzled by snappy dialog nor clever sentence structure. You'll just experience one zany scene after another.
Book Details:Genre: Mystery
Published by: Witness Impulse
Publication Date: October 24th 2017 by Witness Impulse
Number of Pages: 176
ISBN: 0062431366 (ISBN13: 9780062431363)
Series: A Killer WASPs Mystery, #4
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
Read an excerpt:
Author Bio:Amy Korman is a former senior editor and staff writer for Philadelphia Magazine, and author of Frommer’s Guide to Philadelphia. She has written for Town & Country, House Beautiful, Men’s Health, and Cosmopolitan. Killer WASPS was her first novel.
Catch Up With Ms. Korman On: amykorman.com, Goodreads, Twitter, & Facebook!
Tour Participants:Visit the other great hosts on this tour for more great reviews, interviews, guest posts, and giveaways!
Click here to view the Killer Holiday by Amy Korman Participants
I received a complimentary egalley of this book through Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours. My comments are an independent and honest review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours.