Book 57 of 50 Book Challenge, Book 2 of The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge
Daughter of a wealthy country gent writes a stage adaptation of Dracula and a company of actors is asked to spend the holidays to put it on. There is a storm and a stranded stranger arrives at the door. There is a murder.
The story is more than half over before the murder and I must say that listening to a bunch of actors figure out how to put on this show was not all that interesting. So finally, in the middle of the night our heroine finds the body – staked with a broomstick or something – and rouses the house. By the time she leads them all to the body, it has disappeared.
So. Do y’all remember Clue? The movie. It has a stranded motorist that secretly knows one of the other guests and winds up dead. Oh, and it also has a dead body that disappears. (Incidentally, it is also the movie that originally introduced me to Tim Curry.) I couldn’t quite get over those thoughts so as to enjoy the reveal on Christmas morning.
It was fine, but I preferred the Anne Perry that I read last year – A Christmas Secret.