A Reader's Opinion: A CHRISTMAS IN PERIL by J.A. Hennrikus

Updated: Feb 4, 2020



A CHRISTMAS IN PERIL by J.A. Hennrikus is an entertaining cozy mystery worth reading. I wanted to slip under a blanket and sit by the fire as I got into this book. Edwina “Sully” Sullivan was forced into retirement and went from being a cop to the manger of a small theater. She spent five years away from solving crimes. When her friend is arrested, Sully relies on instincts and not-so-rusty skills to help her out. Of course she had to keep the theater going at the same time . . . probably easier to solve crimes.

I don't normally read cozy mysteries, except this one has me thinking I've missed out on some great books in this genre. This is a well-written story with an interesting and well-developed protagonist. I liked Sully from start to finish and admired her ability to keep moving forward with all the chaos in her life. Filled with murder, mystery, humor, and drama, A CHRISTMAS IN PERIL is the great start to a new series that I hope will continue.


Rating: 4 Stars | Content Rating: 2 Hearts | Reviewed by: Kaylie Morgan


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When Edwina “Sully” Sullivan’s life imploded, she left behind her job on the police force and her unfaithful husband to start a new life as the general manager of her hometown theater, the Cliffside Theater Company. For five years, she focused on budgets instead of crimes and kept the Cliffside running alongside its mercurial artistic director. But when her best friend is arrested for killing his father, the rich and powerful Peter Whitehall, no one is looking for another suspect. So, in between keeping A Christmas Carol on budget and Scrooge sober, Sully dusts off her investigative skills to find a killer. Her two lives collide when her ex-husband gets on the suspect list and she’s forced to confront her past in order to save her present.


Cozy Mystery | September 8, 2017 | 288pp | Publisher: Midnight ink

Series: A Theater Cop Mystery, Book 1

Format Read: E-Book | Source: Provided by the publisher via NetGalley



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