|Merchant of Menace, the (1999) [Novel]|
by Jill Churchill
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Series: Jane Jeffry
‘Tis the season to be jolly and suburban mom Jane Jeffry's in a scramble to finish her cookie baking and chores before her teenage kids arrive. Guests are expected – Jane's late husband's mother and Mel VanDyne's as well. The kitchen is a disaster zone and the earsplitting racket coming from the neighbor's music-making Christmas display is driving Jane crazy. She needs to get the icing out of her hair and host a post-caroling dinner party. She's not ready for the appearance of a muckraking TV reporter disguised as Santa. The nasty St. Nick intends to wrap the holiday into a package called ‘scandal.' But before he can, his red-suited body slides off a neighbor's roof to land, silenced forever, on the horns of a plastic reindeer.
Original title: The Merchant of Menace
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ General