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Book Review-Cowabunga Christmas Corsario Cove Cozy Mystery #1-Anna Celeste Burke

Monday, November 12, 2018

I actually read this book a long time ago but never reviewed it? I came across it again in the Christmas Heartwarmers & Holiday Smiles: 10 Tales of Heart, Hope & Humor - Portion of Proceeds to Benefit St. Jude Research Hospital and re-read it! Although I am not used to surfer lingo I thoroughly enjoyed the mystery and the two main characters. It was definitely different.

It seems that Kim and Brian got married. Jessica of the Black American Credit Card fame decided to pay for a honeymoon to an exotic resort in Hawaii for the two of them--she also bought them a spa worthy couple of outfits. Jessica loves using her Black American Credit Card-read A Dead Husband (Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery Book 1) to see what I'm talking about. Jessica is also a magnet for dead bodies--well it seems that Kim is as well.

Try to imagine being on your honeymoon --taking an illegal dip in the hotel pool late at night--then running because you hear someone coming--only to find out that ONE of the Santa Claus' was murdered and tossed off a balcony into the pool. Kim and Brian were both used to helping Jessica solve murder mysteries and decided to look into this---In-between surfing and Brian eating of course.

There were a lot of Santa Claus' at the resort-but who was this guy? With the help of the other surfers on the beach would they be able to solve this? Would Kim learn to surf? Were the culprits found? Lots of twists and turns in this one and a couple of laughs as well.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

"Are you telling me we have a dead Santa on our hands?"

It’s a Cowabunga Christmas in Corsario Cove for newlyweds, Kim and Brien. Surf’s up at the exclusive resort they’ve chosen as their honeymoon destination. The Sanctuary Resort and Spa at Corsario Cove has everything: a spectacular location with scenic views of the Pacific Ocean, luxurious accommodations, 5-star cuisine, spa services, and a staff that aims to anticipate and meet your every need.
A romantic midnight swim in the Club Level terrace pool changes everything when an unexpected guest drops in wearing a Santa Suit with a couple bullet holes in it! Who killed Santa? Kim and Brien are soon swept up in murder and mayhem trying to unravel the mystery.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Anna Celeste Burke is an award-winning, USA Today Bestselling Author!

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Life is an extravaganza! figuring out how to hang tough and make the most of the wild ride is the challenge.

On my way to Oahu to join the rock musician and high school drop-out I had met in San Diego and married in Tijuana, I was nabbed by the police as a runaway. When the police let me go and the rock band broke up, my husband and I had to find another way to survive. Our next stop: Disney World where we trained to be chefs, courtesy of the Walt Disney World University. A GED for my husband and many more years of education landed us in academia at The Ohio State University. Retired now from my role as a professor in social work and behavioral science, I have picked up a long-time interest in writing fiction. I'm still married to the same sweet guy and live with him in the Palm Springs area. In addition to reading and writing fiction, I enjoy painting, hiking, hanging out with my handsome husband and tending to my Siamese kitties.

An award-winning and bestselling author I enjoy snooping into life's mysteries with fun, fiction, & food—California style! My books include the Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery series set in the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs, the Corsario Cove Cozy Mystery series set on California’s Central Coast, and The Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery series set in Orange County, California--the OC. Coming soon: The Misadventures of Betsy Stark also set here in the Coachella Valley. Find out more at

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