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It is winter 2010, and the UK is experiencing it's worst winter for years. This is catastrophic for DI Harry Falconer as he has rashly promised to spend Christmas with DS Davey Carmichael and family only to find that the weather closes in and he has to become a reluctant house guest, as they find that they are snowed-in. Without power or telephones and cut off from the out It is winter 2010, and the UK is experiencing it's worst winter for years. This is catastrophic for DI Harry Falconer as he has rashly promised to spend Christmas with DS Davey Carmichael and family only to find that the weather closes in and he has to become a reluctant house guest, as they find that they are snowed-in. Without power or telephones and cut off from the outside world until further notice, Christmas Day greets them with a murder in St Cuthberts, where the locum vicar has discovered, to his horror, one of Castle Farthing's residents nailed to a gigantic cross. Falconer and Carmichael are left to dig their way out of Carmichael's cottage to investigate with none of the technology and support normally available to them. As if this is not enough to cope with, Carmichael has agreed to look after a huge Great Dane over the festivities, Kerry Carmichael is just about to give birth, and even death has not finished with them, still stalking the snowed-in community, intent on claiming at least one more victim!


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It is winter 2010, and the UK is experiencing it's worst winter for years. This is catastrophic for DI Harry Falconer as he has rashly promised to spend Christmas with DS Davey Carmichael and family only to find that the weather closes in and he has to become a reluctant house guest, as they find that they are snowed-in. Without power or telephones and cut off from the out It is winter 2010, and the UK is experiencing it's worst winter for years. This is catastrophic for DI Harry Falconer as he has rashly promised to spend Christmas with DS Davey Carmichael and family only to find that the weather closes in and he has to become a reluctant house guest, as they find that they are snowed-in. Without power or telephones and cut off from the outside world until further notice, Christmas Day greets them with a murder in St Cuthberts, where the locum vicar has discovered, to his horror, one of Castle Farthing's residents nailed to a gigantic cross. Falconer and Carmichael are left to dig their way out of Carmichael's cottage to investigate with none of the technology and support normally available to them. As if this is not enough to cope with, Carmichael has agreed to look after a huge Great Dane over the festivities, Kerry Carmichael is just about to give birth, and even death has not finished with them, still stalking the snowed-in community, intent on claiming at least one more victim!

57 review for Christmas Mourning

  1. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    It's Christmas and DI Falconer has agreed to spend it with Carmichael's family. Tensions rise in the nearby church when there turn out to be two Santa Clauses. Then the snows block everyone in. A horrifying murder happens at the church and Carmichael and Falconer dig themselves out to go and investigate. Can they figure out what's going on without access to an autopsy, forensics and even electricity? Again--amusing and a mystery to be solved. Well-written. It's Christmas and DI Falconer has agreed to spend it with Carmichael's family. Tensions rise in the nearby church when there turn out to be two Santa Clauses. Then the snows block everyone in. A horrifying murder happens at the church and Carmichael and Falconer dig themselves out to go and investigate. Can they figure out what's going on without access to an autopsy, forensics and even electricity? Again--amusing and a mystery to be solved. Well-written.

  2. 5 out of 5

    David Hesson

    Well it leaned toward cozy - which is not usually my bag but taking that into account there was enough bite to it - a nice holiday whodunit

  3. 4 out of 5

    Damaskcat

    Winter 2010 and DI Harry Falconer has agreed, after much persuasion, to spend Christmas with the Carmichael family. He has severe doubts about the wisdom of the decision not least because one of their dogs is about to give birth, Kerry - DS Davey Carmichael's wife - is also about to give birth and snow is forecast. Add into the mix a Great Dane that Carmichael has agreed to look after and a forecast of snow and you have a recipe for disaster. It can't possibly get any worse - or that's what ever Winter 2010 and DI Harry Falconer has agreed, after much persuasion, to spend Christmas with the Carmichael family. He has severe doubts about the wisdom of the decision not least because one of their dogs is about to give birth, Kerry - DS Davey Carmichael's wife - is also about to give birth and snow is forecast. Add into the mix a Great Dane that Carmichael has agreed to look after and a forecast of snow and you have a recipe for disaster. It can't possibly get any worse - or that's what everyone thinks. But then a corpse is discovered in the church on Christmas morning and Falconer and Carmichael must investigate while completely cut off from the outside world with no electricity, computers, telephones or any modern aids to detection. There are some marvellously funny moment in this well written mystery as well as some poignant ones along with a thoroughly dislikeable corpse that just about everyone in the village of Castle Farthing is glad to see the back of. Could the whole village possibly have conspired to commit murder? I think this is one of the best books in this series that I've read so far. It made me laugh and I brought tears to my eyes and I didn't work out who the murderer was until a few pages before all was revealed. It was good to make a return visit to the villagers of Castle Farthing who featured in the first book in this series - Death of an Old Git. If you like interesting characters, a rural setting and little on the page violence then try this series. They can be read as standalone novels as well as a series though they are probably better read in the order in which they were published as then the reader can follow the development of the relationship between Falconer and Carmichael.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    It is Christmas 2010 and a severe storm cuts off the village of Castle Farthing where DI Harry Falconer has agreed to spend the holiday with DS Davey Carmicheal and his family. When a body is found in the church of St Cuthberts. I think this book was meant to be amusing/funny but I didn't find so. It is Christmas 2010 and a severe storm cuts off the village of Castle Farthing where DI Harry Falconer has agreed to spend the holiday with DS Davey Carmicheal and his family. When a body is found in the church of St Cuthberts. I think this book was meant to be amusing/funny but I didn't find so.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

    Although I am not a fan of Ms. Frazer using her characters to address her, the author, in some of the books, (this one included), I am reminded in my re-reading of this series how absolutely hilarious some of her phrases and the situations Falconer and Carmichael get themselves into are! The mystery in this book is especially good!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

    This was an easy read for sure. The setting of the story was very interesting. I have not read any of the previous books, which I don't think took away from the book. I do wish there was a little more detective work on the officers parts. It seemed that the ending was a little abrupt. Overall, great win from another Goodreads Giveaway! This was an easy read for sure. The setting of the story was very interesting. I have not read any of the previous books, which I don't think took away from the book. I do wish there was a little more detective work on the officers parts. It seemed that the ending was a little abrupt. Overall, great win from another Goodreads Giveaway!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Nora

    I thought the mystery was a little far fetched. Nevertheless I enjoy this series and its characters. I just wish the author wouldnt treat her readers like they are stupid by overexplaining the obvious.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Gillian

    Review As with all of the pervious books in this series, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes cosy mysteries that has little to no violence, is funny and just a great read.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Anne Hill

    Much better Much better than the last three books. There were not soon many characters that you couldn't keep track of who was who and there were some old familiar faces as well. On to the next installment. Maybe a love interest for Falconer? Much better Much better than the last three books. There were not soon many characters that you couldn't keep track of who was who and there were some old familiar faces as well. On to the next installment. Maybe a love interest for Falconer?

  10. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    There were places where I laughed until tears came to my eyes. What a duo. Falconer and Carmichael for ever!!

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    Ellen

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    Don Davidson

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