Saturday, November 30, 2013

Claus of Death (A Myrtle Crumb Mystery) by Gayle Trent Review

Title: Claus of Death
Series: Myrtle Crumb Mystery Series
Author: Gayle Trent
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Pages: 105
Price: $0.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Book Synopsis:

Myrtle Crumb, the sassy, sixty-something sleuth from BETWEEN A CLUTCH AND A HARD PLACE and WHEN GOOD BRAS GO BAD, is suspicious when the mall Santa is found dead "on the throne"--the Santa Land throne, that is. The police are saying it was suicide, but Myrtle knows no self-respecting Santa Claus would let himself die in front of the children! She goes undercover to investigate the suicide and uncovers more than she bargained for!


I read, no that's not right, devoured this book in one afternoon. Myrtle is an absolute hoot. Being a Southern girl, I couldn't help but giggle at some of the references the character uses and how she rattles on. This was the first book I'd read in the Myrtle Crumb Mystery Series and now I must go back and read the others. Whether you're looking for a mystery or a good holiday read, you're going to love this book.


  1. I also devoured this book (but think it might've taken two sittings or maybe I'm thinking of one sitting for Between a Clutch and a Hard Place and one for Claus of Death.) I certainly agree that this book would've inspired me to read the other MC books if I'd read it first.

    If you're looking for other mysteries by this author, Gayle also writes the Daphne Martin cake baking/decorating series (fabulous!) and the Marcy Singer series (haven't tried but these are on my tbr list).

    1. Oh I absolutely adored the Daphne Martin series and really enjoyed the Marcy Singer series as well :)


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