Sam Shovel Mysteries

Sam Shovel Mysteries

Death of a Christmas Tree Salesman

Sam Shovel only comes to life for twelve days a year at Christmastime, and this year, he’s in time to solve a murder mystery at the North Pole. O. Tannenbaum—the world’s largest supplier of Christmas trees—has been murdered, and although Nick and Nora Claus are too busy to solve the mystery, Sam has enough time on his branchy hands to take a stab at it. 

The North Pole is full of suspects, from the owners of the neighboring candy cane farm to Santa himself! But which Santa? Is it Nick Claus, Père Noël, Sinterklaas, Ded Moroz, der Weihnachtsmann, Sheng dan Lao ren, Baba Noël, or someone else entirely?

Woven with enough Christmas references to choke a reindeer, find out if Sam succeeds in catching the killer in Death of a Christmas Tree Salesman.

A fantastical Christmas cozy mystery perfect for enjoying with a cup of hot cocoa and a cookie any time of year!

“Patricia Meredith’s recipe for a perfect Christmas mystery? Magic with a dash of murder.”—Jess Brady, @jess.literarylife, Bookstagram Reviewer 

“I see Sam Shovel right up there with Frosty and Rudolph—he’ll go down in history!” — Kathy Buckmaster

“Cookies, candy, presents…and murder! A holiday mystery that will leave you questioning…and craving sweets!” —Niko Sollazzo, @nikosbookreviews, BookTuber

“A brilliant, thought-provoking look into the world of the North Pole, with a take on Santa Clause that you’ve never seen! This little mystery will keep you on the edge of your seat! I can’t wait for more mysteries with Sam Shovel and his friends!” —Noelle Austin

“You will love this cozy, Christmas mystery! Ideally read by Christmas tree lights with a plate of your favorite Christmas cookies by your side, this story is full of charming, quirky characters and numerous Christmas traditions from around the world.” —Lydia Pierce

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—One handmade Christmas bookmark with snowflake dangle

—One Christmas cookie cutter

—One package of hot cocoa mix with “unassembled snowman” marshmallows

—Two laminated recipe cards for recipes included in Death of a Christmas Tree Salesman (including the two I shared live on my YouTube channel!)

—One Christmas tea candle

—One candy cane

—Christmas stickers

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