Review: A Merry Murder by: Mary Angela

by - Friday, October 05, 2018

Title: A Merry Murder
Author: Mary Angela
Publisher: Camel Press
Series: Professor Prather Mystery #3
Pages: 258
Format: e-book
Source: GEBT


It’s December in Copper Bluff, and from hillside to hallowed hall, everyone is merry—or will be as soon as semester break arrives. Students are studying, professors are grading, and Emmeline Prather is anticipating the university-sponsored holiday concert. Friend and colleague Lenny Jenkins will be accompanying the visiting quartet, Jazz Underground, and Em can’t think of a better way to kick-start the holiday season. 

But before she can say “Jingle Bell Rock,” trouble arrives at Candlelight Inn, the bed and breakfast where the quartet is staying. One of the band members dies unexpectedly, and suspicion falls on Em, whose altercation with the man ends with him on the floor. He never recovers, and now she’s worried her reputation might not either.

When Emmeline starts to see parallels between an Agatha Christie novel she’s teaching and the victim, Lenny claims she’s read one too many mysteries. But as the clues unravel, so does the murderer’s patience. Em is close to finding the truth, but will the truth—or the murderer—push her over the edge? It will take a Christmas miracle to solve this case, but if there’s one thing in surplus this time of year, it’s faith.

Book Three of the Professor Prather Mystery Series

My Thoughts:
This book follows Professor Emmeline Prather whose getting ready for Christmas and grading papers at college.  Not long into the book a murder occurs and Emmeline finds herself being accused of murder.  Emmeline has her work cut out for her if she wants to have any kind of life and not the one behind bars!

This book was definitely cute with the descriptions of Christmas and how the people celebrate the holidays.  Along with solving a mystery and add an Agatha Christie novel to the mix and it's bound to be a great adventure!

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