Friday, May 10, 2013

Cozy Mystery Book Tours: Murder On The First Day Of Christmas


Finding a severed hand at a client’s house might throw lesser decorators off their games. But Chloe Carstairs and her mother, Amanda, won’t let a little thing like murder keep them from decking the halls. With a body under the partridge’s pear tree and a dead Santa in a sleigh, they have to crack the case before the killer strikes again – this time much too close to home.

Filled with laugh-out-loud humor, romance and a delightfully difficult mother-daughter relationship, this new series from Billie Thomas offers a fast-paced caper as these two southern ladies try to keep their very merry Christmas from turning into the Noel from hell.

Review:  Murder on the First Day of Christmas is really the most unique cozy I've read in a long time. When the books starts out with Chloe and her mom Amanda decorating a house in the theme of "The Twelve Days Of Christmas" I knew the story was going to be a fun one.

Then a severed hand and a the party host dying at his Christmas party, well that's when things really start to heat up! And it seems like the whole town is at the party so the list of suspects for this murder is pretty large!

This book was simply fun and funny and the cast of characters! OMG! The super slutty Bunny was hilarious! So catty!

The best part was not being able to figure out who did it, especially when there are so many people in the book that could have done it, and probably should have. Saul and Oscar were not nice guys at all. Heck, half the people in town weren't nice. Robin, Bunny, Nancy and even Angela all had plenty of motive and things in their past to make you question whether or not they were the ones to silence these two guys.

This book is the start of a new series, and if it is any indication of what's to come, it is going to be a series you won't want to miss.

Rating: 4 flowers

Giveaway: Click here for all the details

Author Bio:
Billie Thomas is the pseudonym of a Birmingham-based author. After the real Billie passed away unexpectedly at the end of 2011, getting Murder on the First Day of Christmas, the first of a series, revised and published was her daughter’s top priority as a way to honor the mom who had given her a lifelong love of books.
In her real life, Ms. Thomas writes within the advertising industry and is a founding member of the writing collective, IndieVisible. Other publications include Bar Code: Your Personal Pocket Decoder to the Modern Dating Scene.
The author enjoys combining her interests in decorating and gourmet cooking with her writing. She is still trying to solve the mystery of her own love life.

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