As the guide for a haunted walking tour, Ripley Van Raden has seen a lot of ghosts, but never a ghost from Christmas past.
Someone or something wants to stop Rip from having a haunted Christmas tour around the town of Devil’s Moon. She won’t let this bah, humbug put a damper on her holiday spirits though. Rip has to stop this scary scrooge before things take a deadly detour.
Titles in the Haunted Tour Guide Mystery series include – These Haunts are Made for Walking – A Walk on the Haunted Side – Haunt the Haunt, Walk the Walk – Walk this Way, Haunt this Way – Take a Haunted Walk With Me -Hauntin’ After Midnight – Keep on Haunting – You’ll Never Haunt Alone – The Walk That Haunts Me – Haunted Girl Walking – Walk in my Haunted Shoes – I Want to Haunt You Home (novella) – Haunting in a Winter Wonderland (novella) –
(Note: the previous titles in this series were reviewed on a blog of mine that no longer exists so I’ll be linking any reviews from now onward only)
Title: Haunting in a Winter Wonderland
Series: Haunted Tour Guide Mystery holiday novella
Author: Rose Pressey
Published: November 29, 2019
My Rating: 4 stars
I’ve enjoyed the quirky Paranormal Cozy Mystery series, Haunted Tour Guide Mystery from its beginning. And HAUNTING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND is a fun, short dive back into that series. Light-hearted, a bit of haunting, a few tense moments, and a personality turnaround for one character. I will admit, however, that I did a bit more assuming on the plot in several places than I’m really comfortable with on some points. I could make them tie together by thinking about it, but I really would have liked a bit more obvious connection to be certain I was going in the right direction. I assume that I know who pushed Ripley on the stairs, but I’m not 100% certain that my assumption is correct – that sort of loose end. It didn’t take away from the story for me, but it did interrupt the flow while I put the pieces together. And one could also say that this is a mystery and I’m supposed to have questions and ponder a bit. (shrug)
In all, I had fun back in this world for a quick visit. And if you’ve enjoyed this world in the past then a short holiday-themed story is a perfect way to celebrate with old friends.
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