Evil Elves – Mildred Abbott

Evil Elves Book Cover Evil Elves
Cozy Corgi Mysteries Book 15
Mildred Abbott
Cozy Mysteries
Mildred Abbott
December 16, 2019
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Christmas ushers in snowstorms, fruitcake, and a horde of Santa’s naughty elves…

No place is more perfect for the winter holidays than the charming mountain town of Estes Park. As the Cozy Corgi Bookshop and Bakery glistens with lights and garlands, Winifred Page allows the seasonal merriment to brush away all worry and fear. Watson, her grumpy corgi, is about as far from stressed as possible—after all, with the holiday baking, delectable crumbs are everywhere.

Estes Park’s new Christmas store is chosen to receive exclusive rights to sell a much-coveted collection of tiny elf figurines, but not everyone is thrilled, especially not the owner of the original Christmas shop. Bickering between local merchants is nothing new and doesn’t dampen the Christmas cheer or holiday glee. However, when nightly break-ins begin to occur, Santa himself is caught in the act, Fred and Watson are pulled away from the bookshop to investigate the holiday mayhem.

Unfortunately, while Santa keeps a list of nice and naughty children, he’s allowed his elves to have free rein, and there’s nothing nice about them…

(This culinary cozy mystery includes a recipe for honestly delicious fruitcake.)

Review by Gloria Lakritz Sr Reviewer and Review Chair

I am terribly sorry Ms Abbott life got in the way……I read this book immediately upon receipt….. BUT to explain…. with Christmas shopping, wrapping, baking, cooking and celebrating; then New Years and all, today is my first chance to celebrate your 15th novel in my favorite Corgi Mystery Series. So, celebrate I shall with a 5 star for you !

It is Christmas in Estes Park, and we are finding that we have a holiday prankster in town. After leaving a Holiday Party at the Christmas Cottage one of the two Christmas shops in town, Winifred walks into her bookstore with Joe Singer another shop owner and her stealthy corgi Watson. It is there she finds her front door unlocked with a surprise on her counter next to her register. It’s a small green elf, white beard and all; lying there and next to him a small fruitcake tied up in a bow! So the mystery continues, some getting fruit cake some getting coal….and then some getting dead!

Again, we are faced with many sides to Ms. Abbott’s mystery. Winifred has many things not yet sorted. But when Officer Susan calls and asks her to come and bring the flea bag,Winifred is on the case!

Cannot say enough about this very entertaining series. If you haven’t started it, you should give yourself a treat!

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