There Goes Santa Claus (An Ivy Towers Mystery)

There Goes Santa Claus (An Ivy Towers Mystery)

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by Nancy Mehl
     
 

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What Was Santa Doing on Ivy’s Roof in the Middle of the Night?

It’s a few days before Christmas and Ivy and her new husband Amos are awakened by noises on their rooftop. Amos’s joke that Santa Claus must have arrived early quickly loses its humor when a man dressed as Santa goes flying past their second-story window and lands head first…  See more details below

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What Was Santa Doing on Ivy’s Roof in the Middle of the Night?

It’s a few days before Christmas and Ivy and her new husband Amos are awakened by noises on their rooftop. Amos’s joke that Santa Claus must have arrived early quickly loses its humor when a man dressed as Santa goes flying past their second-story window and lands head first into the snow. He’s carrying a sack in which they find a Cabbage Patch Doll with a note addressed to “Ho Ho”. Who is “Ho Ho”, and why was Santa on their roof in the middle of the night?

“This is a sweet, hopeful, uplifting story, ideal for Christmas season reading—except for the murder, of course. Christmastime has come to Winter Break, complete with snow, sleet, holiday lights, and church activities. The newlyweds have been married ten months and Ivy is dreaming, wishing, and praying about having a baby to complete their happiness. Ivy’s Christmas preparations are complicated when a man dressed as Santa Claus falls off the roof and dies in a snowdrift on their front lawn. The truth unfolds slowly, and the clues revealed along the way are diabolically sneaky. Nancy Mehl sure knows how to weave a fine tale of intrigue to leave her readers guessing until the end! The final solution took me by complete surprise.” Laurel Johnson, “Midwest Book Review.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014033756
Publisher:
Greenbrier Book Company
Publication date:
02/08/2012
Series:
The Ivy Towers Mysteries , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
138,810
File size:
475 KB

Meet the Author

Nancy Mehl was first published in 2001. Since then ten novels have followed, including an omnibus edition, Cozy in Kansas, which contains three of her previously published “Ivy Towers’” mysteries. Book three in the series, For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls, won the American Christian Fiction Writers Mystery Book of the Year award in 2009.

Nancy’s main writing interests lie in mystery although her Mennonite novels, “The Harmony Series” and “The Kingdom Series,” lean more toward the romantic suspense genre. “There’s a touch of mystery in everything I write,” she says. “The truth is that the lines between suspense and mystery are closer than most people realize. I think the mystery influence will always show up in my books.”

Nancy’s novels have all been set in Kansas. “I love Kansas,” she says. “We’re a lot more interesting than people think. Using Kansas in my novels is easy. We have everything – big cities, small towns, rolling hills, rich farmland, culture, history, odd locations (look up The Garden of Eden in Lucas, Kansas!) and a friendly hometown feeling. “We also enjoy all four seasons. This allows me to set my stories in different weather conditions. Winter is my favorite season. Throw lots of snow in a story and your plot can suddenly go in an interesting direction.”

Nancy lives in Wichita, Kansas with her husband Norman, and her very active puggle, Watson.

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There Goes Santa Claus 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A nice story but it lacked anything to make me want to recoomend it to someone else. Also, I would not be looking to read another of this author's books. This has a very Christian bent to it, however, it does not leave you with a warm feeling one should feel from a Christian writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the characters and the mystery!