I enjoyed reading this mystery. It is well written and has a few twists. I didn’t have a clue who did it till right at the end. I like that.
It is set in Minnesota in the winter. Made me really glad I live farther south. I don’t care for the cold too much. Made a good background for the story though.
This is part of a series about the same detective Pete Culnane. You don’t have to read the others to understand and like this book, but you will probably want to read them too.
About the book:
Auld Lang Syne with a Twist
As Collette Hammond orchestrates an elaborate New Year’s Eve wedding reception for her brother in St. Paul’s historic Union Depot, she never anticipates the evening might end in her own mysterious death. She collapses just beforemidnight. A fresh needle mark suggests narcotics. St. Paul police detectives Pete Culnane and Martin Tierney are called away from their holiday celebrations to investigate, launching a trip through a labyrinth of intrigue and deception.
About the author:
S.L. Smith is a native of Minnesota and has spent most of her life there. So, it comes as no surprise that her Pete Culnane Mystery series takes place in the Twin Cities. Thirty-two years working with the Department of Public Safety gave her the experience and the contacts to bring her stories to life. Mistletoe and Murder, the fourth book in the series, launched July 26, 2017 and will make its debut August 24 at the Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul.
I received a free book to review.