Review: Treacherous Toys by: Joyce and Jim Lavene

by - Friday, December 12, 2014

Title: Treacherous Toys
Author: Joyce and Jim Lavene
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: A Renaissance Faire Mystery #5
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchase


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? 

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 Thoughts:

This book follows Jessie Morton and her boyfriend Chase as they work in the Renaissance Faire Village.  Jessie is there as her teaching career is in question and she needs to work in the meantime this time she is assigned to Chris Christmas helping him make toys.

Not long into this book Chris Christmas is found dead and Jessie finds herself knocked out by the killer.  Jessie feels compelled by Christine Christmas Chris's wife to find out who killed her husband but this book entails alot of secrets and many of them having to do with the King and Queen of the village.

I love this series so much to be able to see the other side of a faire.  Too meet all sorts of characters and see how the mystery would play out was incredible.  This series is great for those who love mysteries, and Renaissance Faires you won't be disappointed in the least.

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