Monday, November 9, 2015

Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen {+ Giveaway}

*This post contains affiliate links.

Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen by Vicki Delany - Thoughts in ProgressIt’s the time of year to begin reading Christmas-themed stories and author Vicki Delany’s REST YE MURDERED GENTLEMEN is a perfect one to start with.

The first installment in her Year-Round Christmas Mystery series, this delightful tale takes place in Rudolph, N.Y., also known as Christmas Town. Opening with the semi-annual Santa Claus parade, the author quickly draws readers into this charming, quaint town that showcases Christmas year-round. The setting is picturesque and will have visions of Christmas dancing in your head.

Merry Wilkinson, owner of Mrs. Claus’ Treasures, believes her float has the best chance of winning in the semi-annual Christmas parade. However, a malfunction causes her float to be disqualified. From there things seems to go downhill fast.

When a visiting journalist is found murdered, tourists begin cancelling reservations and things look grim for the town. As more mishaps occur, Merry is determined to find out who is playing Scrooge and wants Christmas Town to close its doors.

The holiday spirit can be felt throughout this delightful story as the author brings readers realistic and fun characters to get to know. The setting will have you wishing for a winter wonderland to visit.

REST YE MURDERED GENTLEMEN is a heartwarming beginning to what promises to be a fun new series to enjoy no matter the time of the year. This enchanting story delivers entertaining characters, a scenic setting and a murder mystery to solve. A perfect stocking stuffer for the readers on your list.

Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen by Vicki Delany, A Year-Round Christmas Mystery (Book #1), Berkley, @2015, ISBN: 978-0425280805, Mass Market Paperback, 304 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.


Thanks to Danielle and the great folks at Berkley, I have a print copy of REST YE MURDERED GENTLEMEN to giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

To enter, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and following the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient. A winner will be selected by the Rafflecopter widget and I’ll send an email with the subject line “Thoughts in Progress Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen Giveaway.” The winner will have 72 hours to reply to the email or another winner will be selected. PLEASE be sure to check your spam folder from time to time after the giveaway ends. If you win and you’ve already won the book somewhere else or you just decide for whatever reason you don’t want to win, once again PLEASE let me know.

Thanks for stopping by today. Are you already reading Christmas-themed stories? Do you have a favorite Christmas story you read year after year?

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Looks like a fantastic holiday themed cozie; thanks for the chance :)

  2. Sounds like a fun holiday read!

  3. You realize every time I hear that song at Christmas, I'm going to think of that book title and insert the wrong word! Clever author.
    Dogs thirteen, cats nine.

  4. I wouldn't like having Christmas year-round but I would like reading about it!

    1. Exactly. It would get pretty tiring, wouldn't it?

  5. Thanks for sharing, Mason. I really like Vicki Delany's other work; she's got real talent.

  6. I would love to read this book—thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  7. Sounds like a great read for this time of year.

  8. Wouldn't it be wonderful to live in a town that was Christmas year round?

  9. Love the cover. I'm ready to start reading Christmas stories.

  10. This cozy sounds delightful. I have enjoyed Vicki's novels which are memorable. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  11. It's happy dance time. I love the holiday books (in all genres)!

  12. I love Christmas-themed cozies!

  13. Christmas themed, you can't go wrong, this sounds great. No, I'm not reading any Christmas themed stories at the moment, I just finished up a Halloween one. I tend to read my cozies in order and right now I'm trying to catch up on a couple of series. There is a romance I have that I tried to read around the holidays, it always put me in the mood for Christmas, I haven't read it in awhile, maybe it's time to dig it out.

  14. I have 'visions' of this Christmas cozy mystery dancing in MY head, lol. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  15. I haven't read any yet, and don't like reading them all year. One or two during the holiday season is usually enough for me. meredithfl at gmail dot com

  16. I love reading holiday themed mysteries this time of year! Looks like a wonderful new series and a great setting! Thanks!

  17. I would love to start reading this series at the beginning


I'd love to hear your thoughts on today's post. Thanks for dropping by.