Thursday, October 8, 2020

Dakota Cassidy, Jingle all the Slay (Marshmallow Hollow Mysteries Book 1)


Title:  Jingle all the Slay (Marshmallow Hollow Mysteries Book 1)
Author:  Dakota Cassidy

Rating:  Five Siren Stones 

Genre:  Cozy Mystery

Keywords:  Witch, Hummingbird, Reindeer, Dog, Cat, Detective

ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Services, LLC

Price:  $3.99

Publisher:  Self-Published

Pages: 175


 Reviewer:  Stacey Krug  



Welcome to Marshmallow Hollow, Maine, a holiday mystery, where it's all Christmas all the time and murder is hung by the chimney with care...

I'm Halliday Valentine (yep; funny name is funny), a psychic witch who's recently moved from New York City back to my very human hometown of Marshmallow Hollow, where I run the family factory that caters to all things Christmas. I inherited the factory from Mom, who inherited from Nana Karen, but now it's just me (kinda...long story), my curmudgeonly British familiar hummingbird, Atticus; one ungrateful rescue cat; my talking reindeer, Karen; and my BFF Stiles (the only human aware of my witchy side).

Oh, and Digby Dainty (known as Hobbs), the tall drink of water who rents my guest cottage. And who I wouldn't mind getting to know better. We have a lot in common, including a love of true crime. So as macabre as it sounds, when a shady real estate tycoon shows up dead in the middle of the annual ice festival, I'm thrilled to spend time with Hobbs, flexing our amateur sleuthing skills.

Well...not thrilled. I mean, a guy's dead after all. But he did try to con some businesses right out from under the hard-working locals. In fact, the only thing more surprising than a murder in our charming Christmas town is how many of my friendly, beloved neighbors seemed to want the man dead...


If you love a good Hallmark movie then you are going to love Jingle all the Slay. It’s like a Christmas Hallmark movie and a cozy mystery all in one except Halliday Valentine is a witch so you get real magic and the holiday spirit. You can smell the fires burning and see the twinkly lights lighting up the small town. Dakota Cassidy brings it all to life in the first installment of the Marshmallow Hollow Mysteries series. Make sure you have your hot chocolate with marshmallows ready when you dive into this story!

If you are a fan of Dakota Cassidy, then you already know she loves her quirky characters and she doesn’t disappoint in Jingle all the Slay. There are plenty of fun characters for readers to enjoy and escape with. This book was a wonderful beginning to a new series and the mystery is wrapped up by the end of the book. I look forward to seeing what adventures await Halliday, Hobbs, and Stiles.

I received an ARC for an honest review.

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