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Klarinda Snow is the innkeeper of a beautiful, historic bed and breakfast in Windy Pines, Idaho. Guests come to Mistletoe Manor to escape from their troubles while enjoying the scenic mountain town. When all seven rooms of the inn get booked on a Tuesday night in December, Klarinda is excited about having so much business, but a little confused as well. After all, her inn n Klarinda Snow is the innkeeper of a beautiful, historic bed and breakfast in Windy Pines, Idaho. Guests come to Mistletoe Manor to escape from their troubles while enjoying the scenic mountain town. When all seven rooms of the inn get booked on a Tuesday night in December, Klarinda is excited about having so much business, but a little confused as well. After all, her inn normally isn't exactly a destination hotspot. The guests have barely settled in before strange things begin happening. Is this the most accident prone group of travelers ever, or is someone out for revenge?


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Klarinda Snow is the innkeeper of a beautiful, historic bed and breakfast in Windy Pines, Idaho. Guests come to Mistletoe Manor to escape from their troubles while enjoying the scenic mountain town. When all seven rooms of the inn get booked on a Tuesday night in December, Klarinda is excited about having so much business, but a little confused as well. After all, her inn n Klarinda Snow is the innkeeper of a beautiful, historic bed and breakfast in Windy Pines, Idaho. Guests come to Mistletoe Manor to escape from their troubles while enjoying the scenic mountain town. When all seven rooms of the inn get booked on a Tuesday night in December, Klarinda is excited about having so much business, but a little confused as well. After all, her inn normally isn't exactly a destination hotspot. The guests have barely settled in before strange things begin happening. Is this the most accident prone group of travelers ever, or is someone out for revenge?

30 review for Murder at Mistletoe Manor

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sandra

    Thirty-four-year-old Klarinda Snow runs Mistletoe Manor, a bed and breakfast in Windy Pines, Idaho. When seven rooms are booked on a Tuesday night in December Klarinda finds it odd, the inn doesn't usually have that much business in December. But no sooner do the guests arrive and get settled in before many accidents/deaths start occurring. And now they are snowed in. Who could be behind the deaths? And are all these guests connected somehow? This was an enjoyable mystery. I was wondering who cou Thirty-four-year-old Klarinda Snow runs Mistletoe Manor, a bed and breakfast in Windy Pines, Idaho. When seven rooms are booked on a Tuesday night in December Klarinda finds it odd, the inn doesn't usually have that much business in December. But no sooner do the guests arrive and get settled in before many accidents/deaths start occurring. And now they are snowed in. Who could be behind the deaths? And are all these guests connected somehow? This was an enjoyable mystery. I was wondering who could be behind all the murders. I liked the snowy location of the inn. The story took place around Christmas even though there wasn't that much Christmas in it. A quick, easy read.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Mackey

    I was looking for a quick read for the holidays and this definitely was very quick. I think it must be a novella but I have no idea what constitutes as a novella vs an incredibly short book. I knew "whodunit" the moment the guests arrived, there was a light romance for those who like that in their cozy mysteries and, really, that's exactly what this is - a cozy little mystery. The primary thing I learned from this book was how NOT to be a host at a bed and breakfast. If I treated my guests the w I was looking for a quick read for the holidays and this definitely was very quick. I think it must be a novella but I have no idea what constitutes as a novella vs an incredibly short book. I knew "whodunit" the moment the guests arrived, there was a light romance for those who like that in their cozy mysteries and, really, that's exactly what this is - a cozy little mystery. The primary thing I learned from this book was how NOT to be a host at a bed and breakfast. If I treated my guests the way this gal did I would be out of business in one day. Truly. If you like your mysteries cozy and short and without the use of brain power, then this is a good one to read.

  3. 4 out of 5

    DJ Sakata

    Favorite Quotes: “I’ll call Rod Showers. His rates are reasonable. And he’s a hottie!” “Myrtle, are you serious? He’s got to be seventy years old,” said Klarinda. “Easier to catch him,” said Myrtle, wiggling her eyebrows. With me here and him there, that means a hundred percent of his common sense isn’t even in the same state as his penis. I should have known better than to come here. My Review: This was a quickly paced, wryly humorous, and fun cozy murder mystery featuring a revenge plot in a smal Favorite Quotes: “I’ll call Rod Showers. His rates are reasonable. And he’s a hottie!” “Myrtle, are you serious? He’s got to be seventy years old,” said Klarinda. “Easier to catch him,” said Myrtle, wiggling her eyebrows. With me here and him there, that means a hundred percent of his common sense isn’t even in the same state as his penis. I should have known better than to come here. My Review: This was a quickly paced, wryly humorous, and fun cozy murder mystery featuring a revenge plot in a small-town inn located in the middle of nowhere Idaho. It was a banner day for the struggling innkeeper as all seven rooms had been reserved, yet when her guests arrived, they all mentioned winning an all-expense paid luxury vacation to her inn, which was a stunning surprise to the innkeeper. A large envelope stuffed with cash arrived later, which helped to ease the sting as well as adding an extra layer of puzzlement. The weather was foul although not as vicious as the contemptuous and imperious attitudes of the female guests. It was readily apparent that the evening was likely to be of an increasingly unpleasant nature, more for some than others as most of the guests departed the premises with the coroner. The storylines were original, easy to follow, unpredictable, well-paced, and entertaining. Many of my favorite moments were the humorous inner musings and observations of the innkeeper, although I was quite taken by the quirkiness of the characters as well as the many ancillary details such as the elderly reindeer sweatered gentlemen who caroled on skis ~ smirk.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Peter Monn

    Loved it!!!! My full review will be on my booktube channel at http://YouTube.com/peterlikesbooks Loved it!!!! My full review will be on my booktube channel at http://YouTube.com/peterlikesbooks

  5. 4 out of 5

    Li'l Owl

    I wrote in my profile that if I don't like what I'm reading, I don't read it. I also said that I wouldn't waste your time writing a negative review. However, this is honestly the dumbest book I've ever read! The characters are all selfish snobs, including the innkeeper, and they all act like people dying is no big deal? There have been 5 deaths at the inn and the remaining survivors are more concerned about playing a game of Skip-bo? I only finished it because it was so short. Won't be reading t I wrote in my profile that if I don't like what I'm reading, I don't read it. I also said that I wouldn't waste your time writing a negative review. However, this is honestly the dumbest book I've ever read! The characters are all selfish snobs, including the innkeeper, and they all act like people dying is no big deal? There have been 5 deaths at the inn and the remaining survivors are more concerned about playing a game of Skip-bo? I only finished it because it was so short. Won't be reading this author again.

  6. 5 out of 5

    ✨ Gramy ✨

    . A cozy little mystery with thirty-four-year-old Klarinda Snow, who now owns the almost broke, Mistletoe Manor, a bed and breakfast in Windy Pines, Idaho. Then an onslaught of people check- in, filling all the rooms, which is unheard of in this inn. Every guest has an invitation saying their room is paid for and Klarinda checks them in without collecting one red cent. There are way too many characters to keep track of in this fast-paced story. After all the 'accidents' that result in the deaths . A cozy little mystery with thirty-four-year-old Klarinda Snow, who now owns the almost broke, Mistletoe Manor, a bed and breakfast in Windy Pines, Idaho. Then an onslaught of people check- in, filling all the rooms, which is unheard of in this inn. Every guest has an invitation saying their room is paid for and Klarinda checks them in without collecting one red cent. There are way too many characters to keep track of in this fast-paced story. After all the 'accidents' that result in the deaths of most of the guests, her inn in near ruins, Klarinda simply gathers everyone left around to play Skip-Bo. Murder at Mistletoe Manor was missing character development, compassion, emotion, and reason. Besides all that, the local police department was filled with bumbling idiots. At least this was a clean read. 'The writing flowed easily, but I would not really recommend it.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Misha (Heartsfullofreads)

    A quick, quirky, ridiculously unbelievably read. This whodunit was one of those laughable mysteries where you want to scream at all the characters. It was very clear what was going on.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Tiffy

    Such a fun Christmas time cozy murder mystery! I couldn’t put it down!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jacqueline Seaman

    I thought this would be a cute, quick, Christmasy type cozy whodunnit..... It was not. Good thing is that it was a quick read. The characters were unrealistic, shallow, not well written. The story seemed choppy and unthought out as if a school-age child wrote it for a creative writing class. The police were all dumb and unsure of their jobs. The main character/innkeeper was unbelievable because she didn't even have the basics of running a business. This had such potential but it seems as if the I thought this would be a cute, quick, Christmasy type cozy whodunnit..... It was not. Good thing is that it was a quick read. The characters were unrealistic, shallow, not well written. The story seemed choppy and unthought out as if a school-age child wrote it for a creative writing class. The police were all dumb and unsure of their jobs. The main character/innkeeper was unbelievable because she didn't even have the basics of running a business. This had such potential but it seems as if the author rushed it just to say she finished the book. The characters were one dimensional, flat, not well thought out, the story was haphazard and did not flow. I see a lot of 4 and 5-star ratings, well to each his own! It was not at all worthy of those stars in my opinion. The two best things about this book is it was FREE and it being SHORT. VERY DISAPPOINTED!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Helen

    This book was really really bad and absolutely ridiculous. When her Inn unexpectedly has a full house one winter evening, Klarinda is surprised and not prepared to deal with them all. When they slowly trickle in, they all turn out to be very unlikeable. They all surprisingly won an evening stay at the Manor that was graciously paid for by the owner. Seeing as how Klarinda did no such thing she is very confused as to why all of them are here. It becomes evident that almost all of the guests went This book was really really bad and absolutely ridiculous. When her Inn unexpectedly has a full house one winter evening, Klarinda is surprised and not prepared to deal with them all. When they slowly trickle in, they all turn out to be very unlikeable. They all surprisingly won an evening stay at the Manor that was graciously paid for by the owner. Seeing as how Klarinda did no such thing she is very confused as to why all of them are here. It becomes evident that almost all of the guests went to school together but have not seen one another since. Soon after people start dying in suspicious circumstances. My problem with this book was that besides it being boring, none of the characters were likable and they were all idiots. No-one was concerned with the possibility foul play may be occurring and the police all acted like teenagers. The only reason that I kept reading was that it was such a short book. However, I would not recommend this book to anyone and will not be continuing with the series.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Somia

    Freebie on Amazon 5th January 2020

  12. 4 out of 5

    Joan

    DNF at 36% when the owner (who had gone on and on about how tight money was and how she couldnt afford to get one of the toilets in the rooms sorted) has spent $250 dollars on a duvet. Is it POSSIBLE to spend that much on a duvet?? (Goes off to research) and even if you could WHY would you spend that on an item that will need replacing at least once every year?? There were so many things that simply didnt work for me - the rudeness of staff and guests, the way Klarinda (That is a weird spelling!) DNF at 36% when the owner (who had gone on and on about how tight money was and how she couldnt afford to get one of the toilets in the rooms sorted) has spent $250 dollars on a duvet. Is it POSSIBLE to spend that much on a duvet?? (Goes off to research) and even if you could WHY would you spend that on an item that will need replacing at least once every year?? There were so many things that simply didnt work for me - the rudeness of staff and guests, the way Klarinda (That is a weird spelling!) went on about how she had to be careful with money, the way she and Myrtle lusted after anything in trousers. If that had been a couple of blokes, we'd be calling it harassment. And the scene where Klarinda, Myrtle and Pierre were washing up and swigging from a bottle of brandy?? Euw. The deaths ( I only read about two of them) were almost sidelined, as if they were incidental to the story. And surely the most ignorant of people know not to disturb a body? It could have been a really enjoyable story, but there was not one believable (or likeable) character in the story and I got fed up of rolling my eyes at their stupidity.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Hannah Rodes

    I was intrigued by the concept, though the execution was not my cup of tea. The main character seemed to be obsessed with money and internally desperate for any man that walked in the door. The rest of the cast were snooty and unlikable (though that was the - a bit of the idea of them being victims so...okay, I guess?). Everyone was apathetic to the deaths that occurred. The most we got from any characters seemed to be a scream of discovery and then they went about their day with no affects. Add I was intrigued by the concept, though the execution was not my cup of tea. The main character seemed to be obsessed with money and internally desperate for any man that walked in the door. The rest of the cast were snooty and unlikable (though that was the - a bit of the idea of them being victims so...okay, I guess?). Everyone was apathetic to the deaths that occurred. The most we got from any characters seemed to be a scream of discovery and then they went about their day with no affects. Additionally, there was not any drive or action to solve the mystery. The idea was neat, though.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Angelina Kerner

    Book Title: Murder at Mistletoe Manor Book Authors: Holly Tierney-Bedord Sorce: Kindle Unlimited Rating: 5 stars It’s a Christmas story and a CLUE story. I don't know how many people played the game, CLUE or watched the movie, but it's a tradition for me to view the movie every Halloween and I have the game somewhere in the garage. This story reminded me of the movie and the game. It's about a hotel where 7 guests arrive and the guests start falling like flies. It doesn't help that this is happening Book Title: Murder at Mistletoe Manor Book Authors: Holly Tierney-Bedord Sorce: Kindle Unlimited Rating: 5 stars It’s a Christmas story and a CLUE story. I don't know how many people played the game, CLUE or watched the movie, but it's a tradition for me to view the movie every Halloween and I have the game somewhere in the garage. This story reminded me of the movie and the game. It's about a hotel where 7 guests arrive and the guests start falling like flies. It doesn't help that this is happening during a snow storm and the police have their hands fool. I really liked the main characters. Well done and I wouldn't mind reading more stories about the Mistletoe Manor. I recommend it to sixteen of age and older and especially to those who love a good game of CLUE. Also, I had two guesses about the murderer and I ended up being right! Just saying, but to most it would probably come as a shock, not sure.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Denise

    Book Review: Murder at Mistletoe Manor by author, Holly Tierney-Bedord (Audiobook) A Mystery Novella narrated by the talented Christopher Lane Picture it~ A historic Bed & Breakfast, a sleepy little mountain town in Idaho in the middle of Winter, and a cast of quirky characters~ all set this story in motion. Ms. Tierney-Bedord has spun a tale of mystery, murder, and one that is delightfully peculiar and intriguing. A narrative that reminded me of the old-time radio shows of long ago, especially wh Book Review: Murder at Mistletoe Manor by author, Holly Tierney-Bedord (Audiobook) A Mystery Novella narrated by the talented Christopher Lane Picture it~ A historic Bed & Breakfast, a sleepy little mountain town in Idaho in the middle of Winter, and a cast of quirky characters~ all set this story in motion. Ms. Tierney-Bedord has spun a tale of mystery, murder, and one that is delightfully peculiar and intriguing. A narrative that reminded me of the old-time radio shows of long ago, especially while being entertained by the audio version of this story. Personally engraved invitations to reserve a room at the Mistletoe Manor have been awarded to very specific people for one specific night's stay ~ invitations the proprietor Karinda Snow, nor her assistant Myrtle, had sent. One by one they arrive, as well as a mystery man holding an envelope with cash to pay for those guests, as it's delivered to Karinda herself. With the Manor screaming for repairs, the arrival of these unscheduled guests, strange happenings, rooms filled to capacity, and now murders to add to an already unusual and outrageous situation, clues begin to make themselves known. You'll find this to be a cozy-read, one that keeps you moving forward and one that leaves you guessing... 4 Stars #MurderatMistletoeManor #HollyTierneyBedord #ChristopherLane Wild Sage Book Blog Novels N Latte Book Club

  16. 5 out of 5

    Colin Garrow

    Innkeeper Klarinda Snow gets confused when a bunch of guests turn up bearing mysterious invitations for an all-expenses-paid night at Mistletoe Manor. Following an anonymous delivery of cash to pay for the rooms, the situation doesn’t get any less opaque when Klarinda realises most of the guests seem to know each other. When a series of bizarre accidents starts happening, Ms Snow starts to put two and two together. I got the audiobook of this cosy mystery, which is entertainingly narrated by Chr Innkeeper Klarinda Snow gets confused when a bunch of guests turn up bearing mysterious invitations for an all-expenses-paid night at Mistletoe Manor. Following an anonymous delivery of cash to pay for the rooms, the situation doesn’t get any less opaque when Klarinda realises most of the guests seem to know each other. When a series of bizarre accidents starts happening, Ms Snow starts to put two and two together. I got the audiobook of this cosy mystery, which is entertainingly narrated by Christopher Lane. The author tells a witty and amusing tale with her cast of mostly annoying characters and though the plot is a teeny bit obvious and features a group of moronic police officers who probably couldn’t find their own backsides with both hands, I really enjoyed the story. Also, in true Agatha Christie mode, Ms Tierney-Bedord provides a floor plan of Mistletoe Manor on her website. Which is nice.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Britney

    2.5 stars The overall story wasn't bad. The characters are unrelateable. Most of them were selfish & unfriendly. No one was concerned about the dead person they just didn't want to be bothered. One character said " You mean I have to leave the property to get a massage on top walking to the place". Those kind of sayinga bothered me. I like that the setting takes place in a small relaxing getaway estate. I just couldn't get past the characters. Undecided if I will read this author again. 2.5 stars The overall story wasn't bad. The characters are unrelateable. Most of them were selfish & unfriendly. No one was concerned about the dead person they just didn't want to be bothered. One character said " You mean I have to leave the property to get a massage on top walking to the place". Those kind of sayinga bothered me. I like that the setting takes place in a small relaxing getaway estate. I just couldn't get past the characters. Undecided if I will read this author again.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Becky

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book only had like one likeable character. The main character seemed much younger than she was. Her guest were rude but she didn't treat them much better. The idea of this story sounds great but it's too short for the concept. A LOT happens in less than 24 hrs. Multiple deaths. Definitely not realistic at all and the cops were a joke. This book only had like one likeable character. The main character seemed much younger than she was. Her guest were rude but she didn't treat them much better. The idea of this story sounds great but it's too short for the concept. A LOT happens in less than 24 hrs. Multiple deaths. Definitely not realistic at all and the cops were a joke.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Valerie Brett

    Cute, fast, easy, fun. Too obvious who’s the murderer, though.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Randee

    I have not read anything previously by Holly Tierney-Bedord but I plan to read more after finishing Mistletoe Manor. Needless to say, I really liked it. I hope there are more books forthcoming about Mistletoe Manor as I want to visit again. This is a novella and like all cozies, you either like the characters and setting or you may as well not bother. What I truly feel makes it a 4 star cozy is the author's wicked sense of subtle, dark humor. I think it is so subtle that some readers might 'miss I have not read anything previously by Holly Tierney-Bedord but I plan to read more after finishing Mistletoe Manor. Needless to say, I really liked it. I hope there are more books forthcoming about Mistletoe Manor as I want to visit again. This is a novella and like all cozies, you either like the characters and setting or you may as well not bother. What I truly feel makes it a 4 star cozy is the author's wicked sense of subtle, dark humor. I think it is so subtle that some readers might 'miss' that there is a lot of tongue in cheek response in an overt, but over the top setting. I kept thinking that in style, it reminded me of "The Man Who Came to Dinner." I look forward to reading more by this author.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

    Read mainly for a state challenge that I am doing...this was set in Idaho. A bread and breakfast inn receives reservations for 7 rooms, all for one night, not very usual. A blizzard is coming in, and all the guests get there just in time. Very quickly, they realize that they all attended the same boarding school. Soon, the first one of them is found dead, quickly followed by four more. The cops do keep coming back, but they have other things to take care of because of the blizzard, and all the d Read mainly for a state challenge that I am doing...this was set in Idaho. A bread and breakfast inn receives reservations for 7 rooms, all for one night, not very usual. A blizzard is coming in, and all the guests get there just in time. Very quickly, they realize that they all attended the same boarding school. Soon, the first one of them is found dead, quickly followed by four more. The cops do keep coming back, but they have other things to take care of because of the blizzard, and all the deaths look like accidents. Who can figure out what is really happening? Read on my Kindle at 184 pages.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jane

    Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie It’s the holiday season in the tiny mountain town of Windy Pines. All seven guest rooms at Mistletoe Manor have been booked a week in advance and at the same time by different people. Even stranger is the fact the rooms have been booked by single people—Mistletoe Manor is a romantic escape for couples. Klarinda Snow, the hotel owner, is puzzled by this and wonders if it’s a coincidence. When the guests arrive, Klarinda learns that they all got an invitation say Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie It’s the holiday season in the tiny mountain town of Windy Pines. All seven guest rooms at Mistletoe Manor have been booked a week in advance and at the same time by different people. Even stranger is the fact the rooms have been booked by single people—Mistletoe Manor is a romantic escape for couples. Klarinda Snow, the hotel owner, is puzzled by this and wonders if it’s a coincidence. When the guests arrive, Klarinda learns that they all got an invitation saying their room had already been paid for.  This is a cozy Christmas mystery. Fans of Agatha Christie will enjoy this short read. Would recommend

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly

    Fast paced, murder and mayhem, Christmas style packed into a novella. I liked the story, but it needed more Christmas related situations. For a place called Mistletoe Manor, it had nothing to do with Christmas other than the fact that the customers all complained that there wasn't even a Christmas tree. A little weird to call it Mistletoe Manor. I expected some bells and whistles on a holiday theme. Not here. You could read this anytime of the year. Dont expect this to be a Christmas read. It was Fast paced, murder and mayhem, Christmas style packed into a novella. I liked the story, but it needed more Christmas related situations. For a place called Mistletoe Manor, it had nothing to do with Christmas other than the fact that the customers all complained that there wasn't even a Christmas tree. A little weird to call it Mistletoe Manor. I expected some bells and whistles on a holiday theme. Not here. You could read this anytime of the year. Dont expect this to be a Christmas read. It was never clear why the place wasn't decorated for Christmas. Made no sense.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Tracy

    This was cute, it reminded me of a holiday version of The House on Haunted Hill kind of.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Wade

    DNF at 10%. All of a sudden, a lot of foul language. Not what I was expecting in a cozy mystery!!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    This was such a fun book. I don't know if it was the setting or the characters that I liked more. Klarinda was such a real character and I shared most of her emotions throughout the story (such as the exasperation at the guests and the fear that a murderer was lurking in the inn). The writing was easy and wonderful. The descriptions of the inn were very well done and I can really imagine it in my mind. I do have to say that I thought the plot and solution were pretty obvious, but since I loved t This was such a fun book. I don't know if it was the setting or the characters that I liked more. Klarinda was such a real character and I shared most of her emotions throughout the story (such as the exasperation at the guests and the fear that a murderer was lurking in the inn). The writing was easy and wonderful. The descriptions of the inn were very well done and I can really imagine it in my mind. I do have to say that I thought the plot and solution were pretty obvious, but since I loved the setting so much I didn't mind that. I'm really wishing this was a series because I want to know more about these characters and see more mysteries at the inn.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    Murder at Mistletoe Manor Klarinda Snow gave up her high-profile job and bought Mistletoe Manor, a bed and breakfast in a small town called Windy Pines. On a Tuesday in December, all seven rooms of the inn were booked which was truly a surprise because there were no special events in the town that night. Oftentimes, there would only be a couple of reservations at a time and mostly, they were of couples. Mistletoe Manor badly needs advertisement to up the occupancy rate and pay for the refurbishme Murder at Mistletoe Manor Klarinda Snow gave up her high-profile job and bought Mistletoe Manor, a bed and breakfast in a small town called Windy Pines. On a Tuesday in December, all seven rooms of the inn were booked which was truly a surprise because there were no special events in the town that night. Oftentimes, there would only be a couple of reservations at a time and mostly, they were of couples. Mistletoe Manor badly needs advertisement to up the occupancy rate and pay for the refurbishment it badly needs. Klarinda has 2 employees who she inherited from the previous owner: Myrtle, her Jill-of-all-trades and her chef, Pierre. Mistletoe Manor’s restaurant is the best in the area so she had regular diners who kept the place going. On the 13th of December, Klarinda’s guests started to trickle in. There was a storm brewing and the roads were blanketed with snow. The strange thing was that the guests came in individually and everyone assumed that it was Klarinda who invited them. Al the invites were the same musty old card bearing the MM initials. Even stranger was the envelope full of bills amounting to ten thousand dollars that was couriered to Klarinda without giving a clue who the donor was. Klarinda assumed the guests had a reunion of some sort because they all knew each other from Mount Hemlock Academy. All except for one lady named, Benji. Guests start to turn up dead one after the other in a matter of hours. The cause of deaths appeared to be accidents. Police were in and out of Mistletoe Manor. Never had they been so busy as Windy Pines has always been heralded as a safe, crime-free place. Will Klarinda and her staff be persons of interest? What was the significance of what happened ten years past? Will they be able to solve the mystery why her guests were dropping off like flies? What exactly was the connection her guests shared? Mistletoe Manor got trashed and Klarinda despaired that no one would ever like to stay in a place where people got killed off. Will they ever get to the bottom of this? Who will be the next victim? Is this the end of Klarinda’s dream? Will she die a slow, agonizing, financial death? I truly enjoyed this gripping cosy mystery. The author kept me guessing till the very end. The characters were all well-developed. The author established everyone’s individuality and before some characters’ lives ended, the reader really got to know what sort of people they were. I was a bit incredulous at how the police chalked the deaths off as accidents but the killer seemed to be an absolute genius or just very lucky. Even Klarinda started to second-guess her hypothesis and her amateur detective skills. There were injections of humour, too. I have read another of Holly Tierney-Bedord’s book, Right Under Your Nose which I also liked. The dialogues and the characters’ thoughts are funny. Overall, this was one entertaining novel. Highly recommended reading for lovers of cosy mysteries.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Karen (BaronessBookTrove)

    I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy from the Author. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Murder at Mistletoe Manor by Holly Tierney-Bedord is the perfect mash of Clue, and I Know What You Did Last Summer. Can Klarinda figure out who is killing her guests before the murder comes for her? Klarinda Snow Klarinda is our innkeeper and sleuth. Well, an unknowing sleuth. She is an unknowing sleuth since she didn't mean to start sleuthing around, but it jus I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy from the Author. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Murder at Mistletoe Manor by Holly Tierney-Bedord is the perfect mash of Clue, and I Know What You Did Last Summer. Can Klarinda figure out who is killing her guests before the murder comes for her? Klarinda Snow Klarinda is our innkeeper and sleuth. Well, an unknowing sleuth. She is an unknowing sleuth since she didn't mean to start sleuthing around, but it just happened. Klarinda is a lovely character in the way that she came to own the inn and with how she has been running it. I like this character as she wants the mystery to be solved and for the bodies of her guests to stop dropping like flies. The Mystery Klarinda has a full house with all six of her rooms occupied, and she has no clue how they are all connected. The first five seem to be but not the last one. That seems to be some flook until they start dropping like flies. I thought I knew who it was before the sleuth did, and I was right. The Narrator Christopher Lane is a great narrator. I was able to immerse myself in the story through his unique way of telling it. My only problem is that most of his female voices just seemed too much alike that I had to wait to see what name he would say said what to make any sense of it. Other than that, he did a great job. Four Stars for Murder at Mistletoe Manor by Holly Tierney-Bedord I am giving Murder at Mistletoe Manor by Holly Tierney-Bedord four stars along with recommending it to any cozy mystery lover out there. It's a great little read that will make you feel like a grand detective while reading it. Thank you for dropping by! I hope you enjoyed this audiobook review of Murder at Mistletoe Manor by Holly Tierney-Bedord. You can get this book on #KindleUnlimited too. Until the next time, Happy Readings!  This review was originally posted on Baroness' Book Trove

  29. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    Originally reviewed for Chick Lit Central (www.chicklitcentral.com) "Accident-prone" is putting it lightly. It seems nothing can go right at Mistletoe Manor, not for any of the surprise guests or for Klarinda and her crew. She tries so hard to keep it all together, doing her best to put on a brave face, yet she can’t control the constant turmoil surrounding her idyllic bed and breakfast. It starts with a large stash of cash, and several secret invitations Klarinda has never seen before. Each guest Originally reviewed for Chick Lit Central (www.chicklitcentral.com) "Accident-prone" is putting it lightly. It seems nothing can go right at Mistletoe Manor, not for any of the surprise guests or for Klarinda and her crew. She tries so hard to keep it all together, doing her best to put on a brave face, yet she can’t control the constant turmoil surrounding her idyllic bed and breakfast. It starts with a large stash of cash, and several secret invitations Klarinda has never seen before. Each guest has an invitation in their possession, no clue as to who sent them or why they’ve been invited to some remote B&B in the middle of nowhere. Even Klarinda is kept in the dark, with no proper reservations and no notice given. All she can do is get her guests set up in their rooms and make them as comfortable as possible. From there, all hell breaks loose. And you never really know the next calamity. Just when you think things will settle down for the inhabitants of Mistletoe Manor, is when the next tragedy strikes. Klarinda runs around to tidy up the messes, but things get too out of hand, even for her, to the point where she has to seek outside help from local authorities. And even the authorities are scratching their heads in confusion. What is happening in their small town? I really enjoyed the characters who inhabit Mistletoe Manor. There were some who are proven aggravators, the kind who add just the right amount of drama and chaos to the mix. It really helped to create a “who done it” atmosphere, because there were moments where I was trying to determine the culprit of all the trouble, and just when you want to pin it on one guest, you discover there’s no way it could have been that person. Because, they’re dead. This was the perfect mystery novella, sprinkled with a holiday vibe. A great read for this time of year, and one that will keep you guessing, nearly every step of the way.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Dori

    5 stars Murder at Mistletoe Manor: A Mystery Novella by Holly Tierney-Bedord is a page turner you do not want to put down. Klarinda Snow, is about to be full of guests at Mistletoe Manor for the first time since she took over as the new owner. Klarinda owns the bed and breakfast located in the small town of Windy Pines, Idaho. Klarinda wanted a change from the hustle and bustle of the life she use to have. She is a bit suspicious that all the guests are booked to arrive on a Tuesday, and they are 5 stars Murder at Mistletoe Manor: A Mystery Novella by Holly Tierney-Bedord is a page turner you do not want to put down. Klarinda Snow, is about to be full of guests at Mistletoe Manor for the first time since she took over as the new owner. Klarinda owns the bed and breakfast located in the small town of Windy Pines, Idaho. Klarinda wanted a change from the hustle and bustle of the life she use to have. She is a bit suspicious that all the guests are booked to arrive on a Tuesday, and they are almost all single. She is also very curious when a mystery package is delivered, not knowing who and where it came from. Before all the guests are settled in to Mistletoe Manor strange things start to happen. Slowly, we see that the guests seem to know each other from their school days. The main characters in the story have personalities that make the reader like them and they seem to be even a bit quirky. Klarinda is having a hard time figuring out why these “accidents” keep happening at her inn. Murder at Mistletoe Manor is one fun read that makes you play amatuer detective. It is a novella, so you will not want to put it down and finish it in one sitting. The characters in the novella are funny, a bit crazy and a little annoying, but all in a good way. I am hoping Holly Tierney-Bedord continues on with Klarinda Snow and Mistletoe Manor. It could only get better….

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