Jessica Fletcher unwraps a deadly puzzle when she sets
to discover who killed â€śSanta Clausâ€ť â€“ a.k.a. her
Rory Brent, who played St. Nick at the townâ€™s yearly
Christmas Eve celebration.
Cabot Cove, Maineâ€™s most famous mystery writer had been
planning on spending a cozy Christmas at home, but murder
never takes a holiday. Brent was found shot to death on
his farm, and there will be no peaces on earth until his
killer is found. Everyone assumes the culprit is Brentâ€™s
longtime enemy, Jake Walther, the meanest man in town.
Jake is crazy as a coot, sour as green apples, and as bad
tempered as a cat with its tail caught in a screen door.
But Jessica soon uncovers evidence that makes her believe
the sheriff has arrested the wrong person. Snooping into
the small townâ€™s past for a motive, Jessica is determined
to deliver the real killer before Christmas. The trouble
is, the next sound she hears this silent night may be a
scream â€“ her own.