Not sure if this book really was a bit long. Or if it was just the circumstances of my personal life that made the book a bit long. In any case it was a little hard to follow in the beginning. Than I got the jest of it. Sugarplum Dead was enjoyable to read.
I especially liked the way certain books that Annie was dealing with in her bookstore related to the mystery surrounding her life, or just a Christmas game that she played with her customers in her store.
My favorite characters were Annie and Max. Even though they were husband and wife they worked good together. They really understood what each other needed.
The ending was a bit confusing. The killer was revealed so fast and as a matter of fact way. It took me close to the last few pages when Annie was explaining what happened to her sister Rachael that I understood what happened.
Other than that I give Sugarplum Dead
Amazon says: Customers who bought this item also bought the other Death on Demand mysteries by Carolyn Hart
This book is in my permanent collection