In Jill Churchill's A Farewell to Yarns, the 2nd installment in the Jane Jeffry series, this cozy would send you chills for sure. It was Christmas time in Chicago, when Jane's long-time friend Phyllis Wagner surprised her with her visit and her adopted teenage son. While Phyllis and Jane had gotten reacquainted with her to help out with the bazaar, things turned dark and deadly, when Phyllis was murdered in the house she rented. Shocked, Jane couldn't believe it, when she was reunited with Mel Van Dyne, the CPD detective, to help her figure out her murder... when all eyes turned to her son.... who later suffered the same fate, later that week. Now while she tried to put the grief behind her to raise her family, she made a shocking discovery that would flip anyone's wig and brought her closer to the truth and become the next one murdered.
This was a perfect Christmas cozy mystery to read, even if it's not Christmas. I continued to care for Jane and her family, while she was still grieving the loss of her husband and being a single mother to her three kids. I loved the Christmas theme for this caper and the settings in Chicago for the location. Although I liked Phyllis and couldn't stand Bobby, I thought the Howards were a bit off to say the least. This would hook you in the first couple of pages and chapters and bring out the Christmas spirit for everyone to be merry and bright. Great drama, good suspense with non-stop action, intrigue and a seasonal mystery to boot.
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