The Twelve Deaths of Christmas – A Review

I really enjoyed this book!

The killer, whose point of view we hear from about every other chapter, is deliciously wicked. It’s a killer who isn’t sane, one whose not aware of the consequences that actions have and who feels completely blameless for the results.

I had a few laugh-out-loud moments reading the story and wore a silly grin most of the time.

Many of the clues point to several of the suspects, leaving the reader guessing at the identity of killer all the way to the end. (I was certain I knew, and I was wrong.) What fun!

The murders coincide with the countdown to Christmas, giving the story a macabre holiday feel. I appreciated that the book was written in 1979, a solid time when people weren’t distracted by the internet and cell phones. When life wasn’t as convenient, everyday acts seemed richer and fuller with more meaning, and that added to the atmosphere.

I’ll definitely read this again next Christmas!

About Author

Jacqueline Vick

After trying her hand at various jobs including telemarketer for a funeral home, Jacqueline Vick combined satirical humor and the quirks of her ginger mutt to create the Frankie Chandler Pet Psychic mysteries. In addition to mystery novels, she is the author of numerous novellas, short stories, screenplays and articles.