The next book in the "In Death" series sees Eve Dallas back too work much too soon after her last brush with death. She is called onto the scene of a sexual homicide to find a pin of a partridge in a pear tree. Her and Peabody soon learn that the killer dresses up as Santa to get into the door then brutalizes his victims. The common connection is an up scale dating service. Eve tries to set out to find the 12 days of Christmas killer before he kills again.
I was happy that for once, they figured out who the killer was before he had Eve in a corner and she learned it on her own. I noticed in error in the book though. For the third victim, they said there were 3 calling birds. Except it's 4 calling birds, 3 french hens. You'd think an editor would have caught that. I'm hoping that in the upcoming books McNab and Peabody get together, I like their chemistry.
First Line: "She dreamed of death."