The Oncoming Storm Series #1
By Jay Mims
Genre- Mystery, Detective, Cozy
Dan Landis is a private investigator who makes his living peeping in windows and taking compromising photos to make a quick buck. But, even adultery has an off-season, and to make some quick cash, Dan’s been hired by a department store to work as a loss prevention agent.
Then he finds Santa stuffed behind a dumpster. One Santa leads to another, and before he knows it, Dan’s up to his sugar plums in murder, intrigue and holiday cheer. It’s up to Dan to save Christmas, find the Kringle Killer and choose the perfect gift for the quirky blonde in his life.
The Five Santas is the first novel in The Oncoming Storm Series by Jay Mims. The story is about Dan Landis, a P.I. who is in desperate need of a real, gritty case. So rather than stalking the husband who may or may not be cheating, he starts working at a department store--and finds a dead Santa in the alley. Case of a lifetime, right?
I have to say I was a bit skeptical about this book. I love mysteries, but it seemed like it was going to be all laughs, and that's really not my cup of tea murder novel. While there is plenty of humor going on here, I have to say this book surprised me! It was just dark enough to keep my attention, while still witty and funny and all around enjoyable. I am really glad I got the chance to review this novel and I'm going to jump right into book 2 and continue my adventures with Dan Landis!
Jay Mims, better known as Mimsey, lives two miles past nowhere with The Mimsus. He also accidentally adopted his neighbor’s cat, Eartha Kitty, has a lizard named Bob hiding in his house, and has a passive-aggressive Dalek roommate named Steve. When not writing cozy mysteries, Jay teaches and is learning knitting. Jay is currently working on knitting a cape. Capes are cool.