"Chaos, Criminals, Catastrophic Weather, and a Whole Lot of Crazy."
From Wall Street Journal bestselling mystery author, Larissa Reinhart. The seventh in the award-winning Cherry Tucker Southern Cozy Mystery series and the third in the Maizie Albright Star Detective series.
"It was fun watching Maize and Cherry do what they do best, helping each other, indirectly, along the way in this engagingly entertaining drama. I look forward to more adventures together or separately with these lovable characters." —Dru Ann Love, Dru's Book Musing
May Your Days Be Cherry & Albright… When Halo's most notorious artist, Cherry Tucker, thinks she sees a crime through her bedroom window, her feverish claims are ignored by her family. Trapped in bed, influenza is the least of her problems. Deputy Luke Harper can't be found. She can't tell fevered dream from reality. And a very bad Santa knows Cherry's spotted his Christmas killing. It's going to take a Christmas miracle for Cherry to recover.
Meanwhile, ex-celebrity and #WannabeDetective Maizie Albright's determined to help an elderly woman find her missing granddaughter despite her private investigator boss (and not-so-secret crush) Wyatt Nash's claims that the grandmother's annual plea is nothing but a dangerously wild goose chase. This holiday, Maizie's search takes her away from her family and Nash to Halo, Georgia, where a storm threatens her nerves and her quest. When a deviant Santa learns Maizie's looking for the granddaughter, he put Maizie on his naughty list. This Santa may get his holly jollies from murder.
"If you love southern settings with plenty of sweet tea and eccentric characters, the meetup of these two heroines is epic. Not only did I race through the pages, but I immediately headed over to Amazon to download the first book in the series." — Barb Taub, humor writer and author of the Null City series
"I love the characters Cherry Tucker and Maizie Albright and this mystery brings the two of them together in the same book. Everything I love about both series is here. If you've read either of the two series, I highly recommend this one." — Michelle's Romantic Tangle
"A quick read, but it has laughs and reflections on life and the holidays. Well-written. Although pulling the main characters from two series, this is easily read as a stand-alone mystery. Enjoyed it." — Christa Reads and Writes
Books in the Cherry Tucker Mystery series:
A CHRISTMAS QUICK SKETCH (prequel)
PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY (#1)
STILL LIFE IN BRUNSWICK STEW (#2)
HIJACK IN ABSTRACT (#3)
DEATH IN PERSPECTIVE (#4)
THE VIGILANTE VIGNETTE (novella)
THE BODY IN THE LANDSCAPE (#5)
A COMPOSITION IN MURDER (#6)
A VIEW TO A CHILL (#7)
A MOTHERLODE OF TROUBLE (2020)
Books in the Maizie Albright Star Detective series:
A VIEW TO A CHILL
17.5 CARTRIDGES IN A PEAR TREE
Other mystery series by Larissa Reinhart:
A Finley Goodhart Crime Caper series
THE PIG'N A POKE
THE CUPID CAPER
SO MUCH FUN!
Fans of both Maizie Albright and Cherry Tucker will be delighted to see the two amateur detectives team up to match wits with a group of evil bank robbers who are doing their best to ruin the holidays. Chaos, Criminals, Catastrophic Weather, a whole lot of Crazy (family members and neighbors) make this a great, entertaining Christmas read!
A View to a Thrill
Reinhart’s two sleuths,Maize Albright and Cherry Tucker sort of work together on a case of a missing girl for a worried grandmother.
Maize's search sends her to Halo,Georgia, Cherry’s hometown. Down with the flu,Cherry is in bed ,and either sees (or hallucinates) a murder or at least an attempted murder across the street.
However, her fever may have her seeing things, while Mazie, with no backup, channels her old TV character to find the strength, and cunning, to save them all. Not the most glorious way to spend Christmas Eve....
[I read this as an ARC I voluntarily requested]