“Time to dance, sugarplum.”
A painter at the Meyer’s Toys factory, Clarice Stahl, knows something is strange about the way so many men come and go through Mr. Meyer’s office, especially one in particular.
Then murder strikes a little too close to home and uncorks a barrel of secrets.
When mob king, Mario Topo’s, enforcer goes missing the race is on to prove he’s behind the murder. Police and mobsters alike are after Milo Natale, and he who finds Milo first might determine the enforcer’s fate.
A race through the city, a new friend… or more… a new life in the offing. Milo and Clarice must find who killed Topo’s man and why before the police arrest him for murder or Topo’s men bump him and Clarice off, too.
This next book in the Ever After Mysteries combines “The Nutcracker Suite” with a murder mystery set in the heart of 1920s Rockland.
My thoughts: This has been a fun read for this time of year, since we used to go see the Nutcracker when I was a kid. I loved listening to this mystery based on the fairy tale. The actress does a wonderful job of bringing the story to life! I have listened to several of her audiobooks and enjoyed the character she adds to the stories. It was fun for the setting to be in the 1920's, which came alive through this re-telling! I loved the characters and the many twists and turns that happened along the way. The author did a fantastic job of taking this well known story and making it her own. I think this might be my favorite out of the series!
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest review.
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About the Author
Using story to connect readers with the Master Storyteller.
Chautona Havig lives in an oxymoron, escapes into imaginary worlds that look startlingly similar to ours, and writes the stories that emerge. An irrepressible optimist, Chautona sees everything through a kaleidoscope of It’s a Wonderful Life sprinkled with fairy tales. Find her at chautona.com and say howdy—if you can remember how to spell her name.
About the Narrator
Queen of the one-eyebrow quirk, Christa DelSorbo auditioned for the role of Tarzan’s mom and has the photos to prove she ended up as the only cast member in a literal cast. These days, they keep her stuck in a box with a ball on a stick and only feed her when she reads another chapter of another fabulous book. She loves every minute. Or so they tell her. *eyebrow slowly raises *
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To celebrate her tour, Christa is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a code for the audiobook!
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