Even on vacation, Kate Huntington can’t seem to avoid other people’s troubles. While in St. Augustine, Florida for the Christmas holidays, she and her PI husband get caught up in trying to find a friend of Kate’s parents who’s gone missing. They soon discover that this isn’t just a case of a senior citizen wandering off. Can they reunite the elderly man with his wife before Christmas, or will others who mean him harm find him first?
This is the first of a series of novella-length mysteries with a cozy flavor to them. They feature the same characters from the Kate Huntington Mystery series. These are intended to be light, suspenseful reads that also allow the reader to travel vicariously to interesting and sometimes exotic places.
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This was my first Kassandra Lamb read and it won't be my last. Christmas in St. Augustine will never be the same. This story has mystery and heart and was a very enjoyable way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Page-turner with a fabulous twist I’m a big fan of Kassandra Lamb, so was very happy to see her release another Kate Huntington story so soon after Celebrity Status came out last fall. An Unsaintly Season in St. Augustine is a novella, and it’s the first in the “Kate-on-vacation” series. It’s a brilliant idea: a way to keep Kate in our sights and provide shorter mysteries in addition to the longer ones. The story takes place during the Christmas season, when Skip, Kate, and the kids have made the trip south to Florida to spend the holiday with Kate’s parents. The mystery starts right away, when we learn that an elderly man, a friend of Kate’s parents, has gone missing. Just like with the other books I’ve read by Ms. Lamb, the story is engaging and immediate. The plot is well crafted and unfolds with so many twists and turns that you’ll be guessing until the very end. It’s long enough to dive into and feel like you’ve got a real mystery on your hands, but short enough to enjoy in an afternoon or two. If you haven’t read any of the other books in the series, you could start here and easily fall in love with Kate. If you’re already a fan, I promise that you’ll love this one also.