The Twelve Dice of Christmas

The Twelve Dice of Christmas

by Gail Oust

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Overview

Welcome to Serenity Cove, a peaceful Southern community where the residents like to play dice, play golf and, when foul play moves in, play detective.

With Christmas fast approaching, Kate McCall and her dice-playing friends get into the holiday spirit by agreeing to help the elderly Eula Mae Snow decorate her home, even when it means sorting through a veritable blizzard of the older woman's knickknacks. Intent on doing a good deed and digging up a bright collection of seasonal decorations, Kate is stopped dead in her tracks when instead she discovers the skeleton of a man showing clear signs of foul play.

Many in Serenity Cove thought that Waylon Snow had run off and left town--and Eula Mae--more than two decades earlier. But with the appearance of his skeleton and a whole host of clues pointing to Eula Mae as the murderer, Kate will have to put her sleuthing skills to work to figure out who could have committed the evil deed. Determined to clear Eula Mae's name, Kate knows she'll have to solve the coldest of cold cases to track down the culprit before the holidays really go south . . .

Includes tasty holiday recipes!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161978993
Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
Publication date: 11/13/2018
Series: A Kate McCall Mystery , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 235,469
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Friends often accuse Gail Oust of flunking retirement. While working as a nurse/vascular technologist, Gail penned nine historical romances under the pseudonym Elizabeth Turner for Avon, Pocket, Berkley, and Kensington. It wasn’t until after she and her husband retired to South Carolina that inspiration struck for a mystery. Hearing the words “maybe it’s a dead body” while golfing with friends fired her imagination for this series. Gail is also the author of the Spice Shop Mysteries for Minotaur/St. Martin’s. When she isn’t reading, writing, or sleeping, she can usually be found on the golf course or hanging out with friends.

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The Twelve Dice of Christmas 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
KTempleton More than 1 year ago
It’s Christmas time in Serenity Cove, South Carolina. Kate and the rest of the Bunco Babes are preparing for their Christmas activities when they find a skeleton in the basement of one of their friends. The skeleton turns out to be the missing husband of their friend whom the house belonged to. Can the Bunco Babes solve this 25-year-old mystery? This is the first book I have read by Gail Oust but won’t be my last. Even though I have not read the other books in the series I was able to enjoy this book as a stand-alone. The characters are unique and fun. The mystery is well paced with several twists and turns along the way. A bonus for the food lovers there are recipes included in the book. I voluntarily agreed to read a copy of this book supplied by Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own and in no way have been influenced.
AmyWeidenaar More than 1 year ago
Another series I started at book 4, this one was clearly jumping into an existing series. It pretty much told you that there had been other books by the references regarding Kate's tendency to find dead bodies and the less than fabulous relationship she has with law enforcement. I have to say that I LOVE that the majority of the characters were 40 or above. I learned about a dice game I know people who have played but I have not. I thought that there were fun ways introduced to explain how Kate stumbled over the things that she did, including the dead body she finds at the beginning. I DID guess who did it and why long before it was revealed but I was so caught up in the interactions that I never got bored. All in all, I found it a nice read. I definitely recommend it. Thank you to Gail Oust, Beyond the Page Publishing, and NetGalley for allowing me the chance to read this book and share my honest thoughts and opinions
CozyOnUp More than 1 year ago
Being a Southern gal, I love a good Southern cozy and the Bunco Babes make for a fun read. The mix of ages in the group makes this a good read for all ages, but particularly for mature readers because the main character is a widowed empty nester and living life to the fullest! When the Meemaw of the youngest Bunco Babe offers her house for the annual Christmas house tour, her grand daughter is worried since the Meemaw seems to be losing her faculties and the house is not quite up to par. But the Bunco Babes rally around her and agree to help get the house ready in time for the tours. Only thing is Kate finds a skeleton in the basement while looking for the old family ornaments. This not only puts a crimp in the time schedule to get the house ready, but also could have Meemaw sent up the river for the murder of her husband who has been missing for 25 years. The Bunco Babe ladies were endearing and I enjoyed the writing. Though I had pegged the murderer and reason right out of the gate. Still, it's a series I will read the first three books in and look forward to future entries.
Tangen More than 1 year ago
amateur-sleuth, women-sleuths, murder, cozy-mystery, law-enforcement, situational-humor, verbal-humor, seniors If you like fun Southern whodunits, you'll love this story and the characters that make it so much fun! Misunderstandings, mislaid plans, friends and frenemies, and why was there a skeleton in the root cellar of the elderly widow's 1911 home? Great fun! I requested and received a free ebook copy from Beyond the Page via NetGalley.