Narrated by Hollie Jackson, 🎧︎Have Yourself A Merry Little Witness is the 2nd book in the cozy paranormal mystery series, Marshmallow Hollow. It’s one week since Halliday and Hobbs solved the murder of a developer, in Jingle All the Slay, only to face another where Halliday’s uncle got hurt.
Title: Have Yourself a Merry Little Witness
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 received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.
Author(s): Dakota Cassidy
Series: Marshmallow Hollow Book #2
Also in this series: Jingle all the Slay
Narrator(s): Hollie Jackson
Published by Tantor Media on February 9, 2021
Length: 5hrs 12mins
Genre(s): Cozy Mystery, Paranormal
For an adorable little Christmas town, Marshmallow Hollow sure sees a lot of action. Just days off the last murder—solved by moi, Halliday Valentine, and my gorgeous tenant, Hobbs—I’m eagerly awaiting a visit from my dear Uncle Darling and his husband, Monty, when my phone blows up.
Another murder, this time at the convenience store on the edge of town…and Uncle Monty was hurt in the process.
Without hesitation, Hobbs and I jump into action, seeking justice for the deceased and both of my uncles. Between ambulance-chasing lawyers, career-climbing journalists and chain-smoking ex-drug dealers, we have more than enough suspects to go around.
But how do any of them connect to three missing girls from neighboring towns…?
Will Monty, the only living witness, be safe while the killer’s at large …?
Will Atticus, my adorbs hummingbird familiar, magic me to Siberia when I use one too many spells for his liking…?
And most of all, how will Handsome Hobbs react when he learns my frequent “migraines” are a lot less neurological…and a whole lot more paranormal?
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 received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.
I had a blast revisiting the town of Marshmallow Hallow and reacquainting myself with the characters. It was also a pleasure meeting Halliday’s drag queen uncle (Uncle Darling). His overdramatic personality brought humour to the story. However, Atticus Halliday’s familiar retains his spot as my favourite character in the series.
I enjoyed the mystery. Not only do we have a murder, the story also gave us a missing persons case. As Halliday and Hobbs dug, they discovered a connection between the murder and the case of missing persons. I had a difficulties guessing the identity of the murderer and the motive for the murder. The revelation stunned me and the motive doubly shocking and a tad heartbreaking.
Halliday has finally trusted Hobbs with her secret in relation to her psychic and witch abilities. It made me happy to see her trusting him, which helped in the development of their romance. Her fear of his not understanding and thinking her a freak was all for naught. Despite Halliday’s many attempts to hide from the truth, she could not deny the chemistry she shared with Hobbs.
Hollie Jackson did a wonderful job with the narration, which came as no surprise. She has become the voice of the characters. She did a great job of bringing out each of the character’s personality. However, I thought it weird her tone for Halliday remained the same during her illness.
Overall, 🎧︎Have Yourself A Merry Little Witness delivered a fun read which featured quirky characters. A great addition to the series. Looking forward to One Corpse Open Slay, which is the next book in the series.
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I love the titles of the books in this series. Have Yourself a Merry Little Witness sounds like a fun read. Great review.
This sounds like a fun book and series. Wonderful review.
Yes it is. I am so looking forward to the next book.
I love the sound of this series. I will have to keep it in mind. Great review!
Thanks Carole. Its a wonderful series.
Glad you enjoyed it and that you found it a fun read, certainly sounded like it was going to be. Great review.
It was indeed a fun one. Thanks.