Date Published: November 2015
Jeremiah Arkwright rules his family by strict religious principles. But, they are growing up and no longer prepared to obey him without question. His own private life is found to have its secrets. The revelation of his hypocrisy leads to his death. Once again, Edith Horton finds herself at the heart of the mystery. Her own life is troubled; her friendships are strained and the death of Jeremiah Arkwright causes her to reflect on them.
Sometimes I get to a point where I feel bogged down with all of the dark and depressing out there and I need a solid novel that is not all dark and gloomy. I am so glad I came by this novel, it was just what I needed.
There is a great balance between the Crime/Mystery part of it. I found myself guessing the whole way through.
The plot was fast paced and flowed smoothly and the characters were those who I really liked reading about. They were interesting and compelling.
Noreen lives in the English countryside with her dairy farmer husband, She has had short stories published and also has had some success as a freelance journalist. She works part-time at her local university as a mental health mentor. She uses her background as a mental health nurse in her writing. Crime at Christmas is the third in the Edith Horton mystery series.