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Murder on the First Day of Christmas

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  • Posted January 2, 2013

    Super Fun Read!

    I loved this book! The characters were so much fun...saucy and hilarious. The story was engaging and you couldn't wait to see what happened next. The writing just reels you in and keeps your interest with her witty and charming style. The main character is someone you wish was your best friend...if you were that much fun. I hope this is a series because I can't wait to see what else would happen with Chloe.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 29, 2013

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    This book is not exactly what I expected. For a comedy novel, I

    This book is not exactly what I expected. For a comedy novel, I did not find it very humorous, although half way into the book I picked up the humor a little bit easier and I did have a few giggles. Unfortunately this book was a like a hit and miss. I didn't connect with Chloe that well and I got a little bit bored. There were quite a few editing errors, but nothing that took away from the story. 




    Characters: 3/5
    Chloe -  Chloe is smart and witty. She is one of 2 characters that bring humor to the story. I did enjoy her character but didn't feel a huge connection. I am glad she wasn't all love-sick, even if part of the story was that she was dealing with a separation from Jacob. Chloe is a strong character that holds her own ground.




    Amanda - Chloe's mom. I liked this character. She was probably my favourite character in the story. She sees more than she lets on and knows better than to get involved with gossip, but also uses it to her advantage during the investigations.  She has a good dry sense of humour.




    Detective McGowan - I wish Chloe could recognise what a catch Detective M is. He likes Chloe, even when she is a suspect and getting into trouble. They would make such a cute couple. He is a nice character addition in the story, my second favourite to Amanda.




    Plot, Pace, Writing style & world building: 2.5/5
    I really enjoyed the Christmas atmosphere that was created. Although I found the plot a little bit boring, there were one or two twists that made in an interesting read. The pace was moderate, maybe a little slow at times. The writing style was easy but didn't keep my attention all the time. 




    Cover talk 4/5
    I loved this cover. This is probably what made me chose the book, coupled with wanting to read a good comedy - based on the blurb.

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  • Posted November 27, 2013

    Loved this book. Laughed and Laughed

    Loved this book. Laughed and Laughed

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  • Posted April 15, 2013

    A murder mystery that can make you laugh is quite a feat. The vo

    A murder mystery that can make you laugh is quite a feat. The voice had me hooked and the sharp wit on every page is to die for. Full of Southern charm, mother-daughter banter, and a mystery that keeps you on your toes, all set during the Christmas season, makes for a very entertaining read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Predictable

    Cute, comical, quick read. Not a lot of substance or thought needed. Rather unusual that two Christmas decorators solve a murder that the police can't.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 31, 2013

    Click the BUY button!

    Chloe is a charming character and her whit and sassiness kept me laughing. Poor Santa had a rough holiday season, but Chloe prevails and keeps the holidays from becoming too much of a disaster. Great read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Fabulous First Book

    Murder on the First Day of Christmas was a fabulous read. Funny and witty along with being a great whodunit! I was totally shocked. Can't wait to read the next Chloe Carstairs Mystery!!! Way to go Billie Thomas!

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