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Title: Twelve Drummers Drumming: A Father Christmas Mystery

Author: C. C. Benison

Leader: Marsha Boblitz

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Father Tom Christmas moves to the picturesque English hamlet of Thornford Regis to become its new vicar and to seek a peaceful haven. But inside the empty village hall, the huge Japanese o-daiko drum that’s featured in the May Fayre festivities has been viciously sliced open—and curled up inside is the bludgeoned body of Sybella Parry, the daughter of the choir director. Realizing this village is not the refuge he’d hoped for, Father Tom comes to a disturbing conclusion: Sybella’s killer must be one of his parishioners. No one is above suspicion—not Sebastian John, the deeply reserved verger, nor Mitsuko Drewe, a local artist, nor Colonel Northmore, survivor of a World War II prison camp. And over all hangs the long-unsolved mystery of a sudden disappearance, one that brought Father Tom to this picture-perfect place to live—or die.

About the Author

C. C. Benison has worked as a writer and editor for newspapers and magazines, as a book editor, and as a contributor to nonfiction books. A graduate of the University of Manitoba and Carleton University, he is the author of four previous novels, including "Death at Buckingham Palace." He lives in Winnipeg. "From the Hardcover edition."

Event date: 
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
7419 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
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ISBN: 9780440246466
Availability: Special Order
Published: Bantam - October 30th, 2012

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