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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Iced Princess: A Snow Globe Shop Mystery by Christine Husom - Book Review

About The Book:

The national bestselling author of Snow Way Out returns with more sparkling snow globes and cold-blooded murder...

It’s that time of the year again—the Christmas rush is about to begin, and curio shop owner Camryn Brooks and her BFF, coffee shop owner Alice “Pinky” Nelson, need to hire additional help. Their former high-school classmate, Molly Dalton, is not exactly who they had in mind. Has the rich socialite worked a day in her life? But Molly practically begs for the job.

On her first day, Molly seems to be in her own little world, and Cami worries that her new employee may flake out. The problem turns out to be far worse than that when Cami discovers Molly dead in the back of the shop, after drinking a poisoned cup of coffee. Soon there is an avalanche of suspects as Cami starts shoveling through the clues—including a shattered snow globe of Marilyn Monroe. Now Cami will have to venture out of her safety zone before the pathological poisoner stirs up more trouble...

Snow globe-making projects and tips included!


My Thoughts:

To me, there is nothing more Christmasy than a snow globe, and in author Christine Husom's mystery series, the "Snow Globe Shop" mysteries, the action is set in a shop that caters to snow globe collectors and lovers!  Pure heaven!  So there's a murder now and then, you've got snow globes to make you happy! 

In Husom's latest book, "The Iced Princess," the Christmas season is nearly here, and Cami Brooks is hoping for a terrific holiday sales season. But when a new employee is found dead in the back of the shop, well, let's just say sales might be dipping as low as the temperatures in Minnesota!  With help from her family and friends, Cami sets out to find out who poisoned the pretty debutante - it could be anyone, and Cami intends to find out who, before they come after her next!

I really enjoyed Christine Husom's first book in this series "Snow Way Out," and was thrilled that the second book is just as charming.  Husom's characters are well-developed and the snow globe shop/coffee shop setting is just fun.  Plus, Husom's background as a former law enforcement officer lends an air of credibility to the mystery solving aspect of the story.

If you enjoy cozy mysteries, cold weather, or snow globes and Christmas, then you will love "The Iced Princess."  I highly recommend it!

About The Author:

Christine Husom is the national bestselling author of Snow Way Out, the first in the Snow Globe Shop Mystery series, as well as the Winnebago County Mysteries, also set in central Minnesota. She served with the Wright County Sheriff’s Department and trained with the St. Paul Police Department, where she gained firsthand knowledge of law enforcement procedures. She was nominated for the Minnesota Book Award in 2010 and 2012, and the Independent Publisher Book Award in 2009 and 2012, and is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and the National Sisters in Crime, and is active with the Twin Cities Sisters in Crime.

Check out her website at http://christinehusom.webs.com/

My thanks to Berkley Prime Crime/Penguin Books for providing the review copy of
this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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