Have Yourself a Deadly Little Christmas


Have Yourself a Deadly Little Christmas
(Year-Round Christmas Mystery)
by Vicki Delany

About Have Yourself a Deadly Little Christmas


Have Yourself a Deadly Little Christmas (Year-Round Christmas Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Setting – Rudolph New York
Crooked Lane Books (September 19, 2023)
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 288 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1639104631
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1639104635
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BQLJWBN4


It’s beginning to look a lot like murder in the sixth installment of this charming cozy mystery series, perfect for fans of Donna Andrews and Jacqueline Frost.

It’s the beginning of December in Rudolph, New York, America’s Christmas Town, and business is brisk at Mrs. Claus’s Treasures, a gift and d├ęcor shop owned by Merry Wilkinson. The local amateur dramatic society is intensely preparing a special musical production of A Christmas Carol. But it’s not a happy set, as rivalries between cast and crew threaten the production.

Tensions come to a head when a member of the group is found dead shortly after a shopping excursion to Mrs. Claus’s Treasures. Was someone looking to cut out the competition? Everyone in the cast and crew is a potential suspect, including Aline, Merry’s mother, and Merry’s shop assistant Jackie O’Reilly, who was desperate for a starring role.

It could be curtains for Christmas—and for Merry—unless the killer can be ferreted out of the wings.


About Vicki Delany 

Vicki Delany is one of Canada’s most prolific and varied crime writers and a national bestseller in the U.S.  Author of more than fifty books, she is currently writing the Tea by the Sea mysteries, the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series, the Year-Round Christmas mysteries, and the Lighthouse Library series (as Eva Gates). Vicki is the recipient of the 2019 Derrick Murdoch Award for contributions to Canadian crime writing. She lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario.

Q&A With the Author

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

I love the whole Christmas thing. I love trying to create a place that’s all Christmas all the time, without being too sickly sweet. It’s a fine balance, but I think I’ve achieved it in this series. 

The plot of Have Yourself a Deadly Little Christmas is about an amateur theatrical production of the musical version of A Christmas Carol. I’m very familiar with the book but have never seen that adaption, so I watched several versions of it on YouTube and enjoyed most of them.

Do you have any other books you are working on that you can tell us about?

Oh, yes, I do. As well as the Year-Round Christmas series I have three other cozy series currently running: the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop books and the Tea by the Sea mysteries, as well as the Lighthouse Library series I write under the pen name of Eva Gates. All of those series will have new books out next year. 

Can you tell us about what you have planned for the future?

I hope to just keep on what I’m doing in terms of writing. All the series I mentioned above are still under contract. In October I’m going to the UK for location research for both the Tea by the Sea series and the next Sherlock book as I plan to set books from those series in Halifax and London, respectively. 

How long have you been writing? 

Twenty three years. Have Yourself a Deadly Little Christmas is my 52nd published book. 

Anything more you would like to say to your readers and fans?

First, thank you so much for having me here today. If anyone wants to know more about me, I’m a member of Mystery Lovers Kitchen (www.mysteryloverskitchen.com) where we post about books and recipes every day, and the Facebook group Cozy Mystery Crew (Cozy Mystery Crew | Facebook). a fun, interactive group of cozy writers and our readers. I hope you’ll check both of those groups out. 

I’m on Facebook at Vicki Delany & Eva Gates (www.facebook.com/evagatesauthor) and Instagram at Vicki.Delany. 

My web page is Vicki Delany – Canadian Author of Mystery Novels and Suspense Novels. You can sign up for my newsletter, if you’re so inclined, at Vicki Delany – Canadian Author of Mystery Novels and Suspense Novels » Contact


Author Links

Website –  www.vickidelany.com

Facebook – www.facebook.com/evagatesauthor;

Twitter:  @vickidelany and@evagatesauthor


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