Thursday, December 23, 2010
Drowning in Christmas by Judith Ivie
About The Book:
Christmas has never been Kate Lawrence's favorite time of year, but when a body turns up at Hartford's venerable Wadsworth Atheneum, she knows the holidays are really going to be murder this year. In the long-awaited fourth installment of this popular mystery series, Kate's realty business is on hiatus due to the down economy, friends and family are falling victim to the flu, and daughter Emma has a loathsome new beau. To top off the merriment, Kate's ex-husband has persuaded her to host an at-home wedding for their nephew. And then a murderer strikes during Hartford's famous Festival of Trees & Traditions. Ho ho ho. Kate's positively drowning in Christmas. Can pals Strutter and Margo come to her rescue before she goes down for the third time?
I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this mystery. Author Judith Ivie has created a fascinating character in Kate Lawrence, a fiesty forty-something gal who is bold, brash and funny and not afraid to take a few chances in life and certainly not afraid to knock a few heads if necessary. Her friendships with former co-worker Margo and Strutter are strong, the kind of female friends who support you and get in the trenches with you when necessary!
"Drowning in Christmas" is the 4th book in the Kate Lawrence Mystery series. For more information on author Judith Ivie and her books, check out her website at http://www.judithivie.com/