Monday, December 23, 2019

Review: Wreck the Halls (The Worst Detective Ever) by Christy Barritt

About the Book
Deck the halls with boughs of . . . danger.
Joey Darling and her friend Starla McKnight are all set to host a new TV Christmas light special. But, before filming even begins, things go awry. Legs—with a human body attached—are sticking out of the family’s chimney, wrecking the feel-good holiday show.

Things turn even more perilous when they discover their victim is a felon recently released from prison. Joey tries to stay out of the investigation, but she’s as curious as a kid on Christmas morning. As more facts emerge, the mystery of what happened up on the housetop continues to grow.

Joey’s fianc√©, Detective Jackson Sullivan, is on the case. But someone else is determined to wreck Joey’s Christmas special . . . and they just might succeed.

My Thoughts

Wreck the Halls was a fun, fast paced Christmas novella. It's part of the Worst Detective Ever series, but stands alone just fine.

Joey's antics are always fun to read about. You never know what kind of trouble she's gonna find herself in, but you can always bet on it being an amusing ride! This time, Joey and her friend Starla are filming a TV special that showcases the best decorated homes for Christmas. In the middle of the shoot, they discover a dead body sticking out of the chimney top. Alongside her fiance Jackson, Joey goes on the hunt to find out who's wrecking the Christmas cheer.

This quick and clever mystery is the perfect read to get you in the holiday spirit.

Four Stars


  1. The title of this series always makes me smile. :) Hope you have a very Merry Christmas, Ashley!

    1. Me too! It's so much fun. Hope you have very Merry Christmas too, Lark! :)