Pros & Cons of Christmas by A. E. Wasp
Christmas time and the gang is celebrating leaving the threats and dangers behind them with a week long house party in the country. It’s the perfect opportunity for a murder.
My name is Charlie Binghman. Well, it was back when I was a conman. Now I’m done. Finished. Out of the business. A vigilante grifter no more. Charlie Bingham is dead for real this time.
All I want to do is spend the rest of my life in peace and quiet with the man I love. (Stop laughing, Shook. No one asked for your opinion.) So, why not celebrate our survival and happiness with a big holiday party? Let’s have a house party over Christmas week, I said. We can invite friends and family. It will be fun.
Of course, it’s chaos from the moment our first guests arrive. Things go downhill quickly from there. And that’s before a stranger shows up full of questions and Breck finds a dead body on the grounds.
Now I have a house full of wanted criminals, a dogged journalist who won’t take ‘no comment’ for an answer, and a corpse in the old root cellar.
If I want to keep all of us out of jail, I’ve got to keep the journalist occupied, keep the guest amused, and keep my grandmother in the dark until I figure out who the dead guy was, who would want him dead, and who murdered him right under our noses. No problem. Good thing I have my team with me. We should be able to figure this out in no time.