Having been a fan of Christina Freeburn’s scrapbook mystery series for a few years now, I was eagerly anticipating diving into her new Merry & Bright Handcrafted Mystery series–and I wasn’t disappointed!
Crafter Merry Winters is eagerly anticipating one of the largest craft sales events in her area of West Virginia. She has loaded a new-to-her RV with her wares and supplies, excited about the opportunities having a mobile work studio and home on the road will offer her and her business with her friend, Brighton (aka Bright). So Merry certainly isn’t going to let a suspicious stink rain on her parade . . . or is she? While investigating the source of a foul odor in the RV, Merry finds the body of her ex-husband stuffed into the banquet storage seat. Sure, their relationship was acrimonious at the end, but Merry certainly would never kill the man! Trouble is, the police seem to think she did. With a murder investigation putting a serious damper on Merry’s generally cherry holiday spirit, she sees little choice but to track down to really killed her ex. Unless, of course, the killer finds her first.
Not a Creature Was Stirring is cute, clever, and features a crafty heroine, making this book a great holiday read. The plot moves along at a great pace and kept me engaged and thinking about who the killer could possibly be even after setting the story aside when I needed to. I really enjoy Merry and her furry friend, Ebeneezer, and look forward to getting to know both of them in future mysteries.