"A wholesome regional mystery"
Laura and Richard Fleming should be getting ready for
the Christmas holiday in their Boston home especially with
Laura five months pregnant. However, her cousin Vasti from
Byerly, North Carolina pleads with the Flemings to come
visit her and neither one can say no.
Vasti wants Richard, a Shakespearean professor at
Boston College to direct the production of A Christmas
Carol. Richard is eager to take up the challenge. During
a rehearsal, Seth, the actor portraying Scrooge is found
bludgeoned to death. Laura teams up with Junior, the
town's chief of police, who is on enforced vacation, to
find the killer before he can do any more harm.
MAD AS THE DICKENS is a down home regional mystery
starring a cast of eccentric characters that add atmosphere
to the story line. The trials and tribulations of a five
month pregnant woman will bring smiles to the faces of
those reader who were pregnant as well as their spouses.
Toni L.P. Kelner has written another absorbing installment
in her long running and enjoyable mystery series.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 12, 2001