Elvis and the Blue Christmas Corpse (Southern Cousins Mysteries)
Title: Elvis and the Blue Christmas Corpse (Southern Cousins Mysteries)
Author: Peggy Webb
Basset hound Elvis, the reincarnated King himself, graces us with his presence in the fifth entry (after Elvis and the Tropical Double Trouble) of this comic Southern mystery series. Elvis’s human mom, Callie, and the whole wacky Valentine clan are embroiled in murder again when someone electrocutes Santa and his reindeer at the mall’s Christmas court. Callie and her cousin Lovie immediately start investigating since Uncle Charlie was the one playing Santa. Callie’s almost ex-husband Jack is also around to complicate things. The murderer doesn’t stand a chance against Elvis and his humans.
Someone’s ringing slay bells and Callie, her bodacious Cousin Lovie, and the basset hound who believes he’s the King reincarnated must go on the hunt for a killer who’s anything but jolly.
It may be Christmas in Tupelo, but there’s precious little peace in the valley for the Valentine gang. Callie Valentine Jones’ not-quite-ex Jack is trussed up like a holiday turkey, recovering from a shattered leg. Cousin Lovie’s on the rebound, looking for love in all the wrong stockings. And Elvis the basset hound is out for revenge on the Lhasa Apso who’s been singing “Merry Christmas, Baby” to his sweet French poodle behind his tail.