Fans of Val Penny’s Edinburgh Crime Series are in for a holiday treat with the release of her latest — Hunter’s Christmas and Other Stories.
This book contains a dozen short stories including the eye-catching title Hunter’s Christmas.
As I’ve written before, DI Hunter Wilson is one of my favorite characters that Val Penny has created. He’s such a believably likable person. Unfortunately, that gets him into trouble when he offers money to people on the street he suspects might need it, and in turn, they rob him and cause him to have serious enough injuries that he is hospitalized. Alas, he must forgo a holiday in India with his girlfriend Dr. Meera Sharma.
Oh, did I mention, as he did, that his attacker was Santa Claus? Well, Hunter did and people thought he had a head injury. (The whole exchange does inject some fun humor into the plot.)
Well, if being attacked by Santa — actually three men were dressed like him — isn’t enough, a man posing as an elf is found dead in a car park and a car is stolen by Mrs. Claus.
Of course, Hunter’s team of investigators get cracking on this one. Even Hunter can’t stay hospitalized long as he should to help solve these crimes.
As Hunter says of the crimes, “There’s too much Christmas in them for my liking.”
Hunter’s Christmas and Other Stories includes bonus tales about DS Jane Renwick, another character in Val’s books, along with those about new and different characters.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Val Penny is an American author living in SW Scotland who writes writing, short stories, nonfiction books, and novels. Her novels are published by SpellBound Books Ltd.
VAL PENNY ON SOCIAL MEDIA
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Hunter’s Secret – https://tinyurl.com/ezer746e
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