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I was looking forward to this Christmas themed book which was also supposed to highlight the secondary characters in the Gaslight series. I must admit I enjoyed seeing Sarah's nursemaid Maeve and Gino, a police officer who used to work with Frank get together. I also enjoyed the fresh look at Sarah's parents, Felix and Elizabeth Decker. Sarah and Frank are on their honeymoon when the book opens, and when a distraught woman comes to their house, Maeve feels that she must try to help her clear her daughter's name. She had been arrested for the murder of her husband. Maeve enlists Gino and the Deckers to help her. During the course of the investigation the amateur detectives must first research the history of the victim and his young wife. They uncover quite few unsavoury details that only help to widen the suspect pool. Unfortunately, I had figured out the killer and the reasoning and planning behind the murder very early in the book. That took away a lot of the excitement and with no Frank and Sarah there, the book just didn't grab me like others in this series have done. I look forward to the next book, which will hopefully have Frank and Sarah in it.