Jane discovers holiday cheer is fleeting. One of the Yuletide revelers dies in a tragic accident, which Jane immediately views with suspicion. If the accident was in fact murder, the killer is one of Jane’s fellow snow-bound guests. With clues scattered amidst cleverly crafted charades, dark secrets coming to light during parlor games, and old friendships returning to haunt the Christmas parties, whom can Jane trust to help her discover the truth and stop the killer from striking again?
While being set at Christmas, it isn’t the most important part of the story. As a longtime reader and then not reader of the Jane Austen series, this book brings back a character similar to Lord Harold Trowbridge. If you were missing this type of character in the stories, as I have been, this book does not disappoint. It is worth returning to this series, if you stopped a few books ago.