Monday, March 19, 2012


As is my usual practice, I finished a serious book and quickly jumped into some fiction. Specifically, a British cozy called Twelve Drummers Drumming by C.C. Benison.  I found this little gem from Mary's Library.

I've not read anything by Benison before (aka Doug Whiteway from Canada) and this book introduces us to Father Tom Christmas, the first in the Father Christmas mystery series.  A very likeable chap (as is usually the case in British cozies) who is recently widowed and is raising his nine year old daughter in the small English village of Thornford Regis.

There is a serious undertone to the story which I liked and the characters were not over blown.  And I figured out who the killer was early on (which made me feel super smart).  A worthwhile read.


  1. Thanks for this review--I'm adding the book to my wish list!

  2. Thanks, Jenclair. I will definitely read the next book in the series.