In our episode:
Linzi recaps the final third of Jack Iams' Do Not Murder Before Christmas, where Mrs. Derwent throws some serious shade, The Hammer gets suspended, and Mrs. P comes to the rescue.
Featuring Courtney from The Cult of Domesticity!
From the back cover:
The bells pealed murder! A crusading city editor and a beautiful social worker solve the Christmas killing of an old toymaker...
Some relevant characters:
Stanley "Rocky" Rockwell - City editor of the Record, knows his way around, and is ready for almost anything except love and murder.
Jane Hewes - Director of the Shady Hollow Community Center. Extremely blonde.
Uncle Poot - Local Santa. Dutch toymaker. Record-keeper.
Martin Malloy III - Pretty boy, but definitely a dick. Malloy mob family heir. Has history with Jane.
Martin Malloy, Jr. - The third's father. Decidedly not cute. Malloy mob family patriarch.
Loppy O-Shea - 4-year-old in a 6'5" 205 pound man's body. [auhor’s description]
Eileen O'Shea - Loppy's elder sister. Dancer at the Caravan.
Wetherby Derwent - The last in line of what is left of the Derwent family: the founders of the city. Spends a lot of time on Gay Street.
Mrs. Derwent - Wetherby's mother. Still keeping it classy, even if she's now poor.
Mrs. Pickett - Columnist at the Record under the pseudonym “Debbie Mayfair.”
"The Hammer" - Homicide detective. Should have been a porn star.
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