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  • The Christmas Appeal
  • The Christmas Appeal
  • The Christmas Appeal

The Christmas Appeal

Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 26/10/2023
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The Christmas Appeal
A Christmas Treat with a Killer Twist!!!
The perfect gift this Christmas and another winning entry from the wonderful mind of Janice Hallett that encompasses everything you could possibly want thi... READ MORE
Steven at Bluewater
The Christmas Appeal
Merry Christmas from the Fairway Players!
It's Christmas time and the Fairway Players are back! This time they are ready to take on panto with their version of Jack and the Beanstalk. But when a de... READ MORE
Alfie at Ashford

Synopsis

The cast of Sunday Times bestselling The Appeal return for a festive murder mystery. One dead Santa. A town full of suspects. Will you discover the truth? Christmas in Lower Lockwood, and the Fairway Players are busy rehearsing their festive pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, to raise money for the church roof appeal. But despite the season, goodwill is distinctly lacking amongst the amateur dramatics enthusiasts. Sarah-Jane is fending off threats to her new position as Chair, the fibreglass beanstalk might be full of asbestos, and a someone is intent on ruining the panto even before the curtain goes up. Of course there's also the matter of the dead body. Who could possibly have had the victim on their naughty list? Join lawyers Femi and Charlotte as they read the round robins, examine the emails and pore over the police transcripts. Will the show go on?

  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781800817357
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 282g
  • Dimensions: 132 x 201 x 20 mm

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The Christmas Appeal
He's Behind You!
If you loved The Appeal and want a daft, funny and festive dopamine hit this is for you. The Fairway Players are putting on a pantomime and there are all k... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley
The Christmas Appeal
Wonderfully entertaining
This Christmas novella revisiting the cast of Janice Hallett's wonderful novel The Appeal is no doubt going to end up in a number of Christmas stockings th... READ MORE
kendrafortune
The Christmas Appeal
Fun return to The Appeal world
Janice Hallett mentioned the Christmas Appeal on her Alperton Angels book tour, but I'd forgotten about it! I was very excited to get to read it early! ... READ MORE
Andrea M S
The Christmas Appeal
Is this an enjoyable read? Oh yes it is...
This is one author who will always shoot straight to the top of my TBR pile and The Christmas Appeal did exactly that. At just over 200 pages, this perfect... READ MORE
T Edwards
The Christmas Appeal
A fabulous festive romp
What a fabulous festive read, a pantomime farce for adults, with a murder to solve thrown in for good measure. The story is told through mixed media: W... READ MORE
Sarah C
The Christmas Appeal
Just not for me
The Fairway Players are about to put on their annual pantomime but there is dissent and rivalry within the ranks. When a dead body emerges from Jack's Bea... READ MORE
Jo-anne Atkinson
The Christmas Appeal
Funny, festive, fast and fabulous
The Christmas Appeal takes us back to Lower Lockwood, the location of Janice Hallett's debut, The Appeal. This time, amateur dramatics group, The Fairway P... READ MORE
Nicola
The Christmas Appeal
Fantastic festive fun
If you're a fan of The Appeal, this book will not disappoint! Janice Hallett has done it again with another brilliant slice of murder in middle England. ... READ MORE
Gemsiek
The Christmas Appeal
The perfect book for a cosy Christmas read
Return to Lower Lockwood to find out if Femi and Charlotte can uncover the truth about the latest mystery involving the Fairway Players. This is the per... READ MORE
Katherine
The Christmas Appeal
A short Christmas murder mystery
Janice Hallett brings back “The Fairway Players” for another murder mystery. I loved “The Appeal” and was very happy to see the characters again, along wit... READ MORE
Anika Ved
The Christmas Appeal
The Christmas Appeal
If you haven't already read The Appeal, I would recommend you do so before reading this book. Like its predecessor, it concerns itself with lawyers Charlot... READ MORE
Ashrae
The Christmas Appeal
Terrific!
4.5 rounded up Mr Roderick Tanner, KC (retired) piques the interest of Femi Hassan and Charlotte Holroyd (The Appeal) in a sequence of documents relati... READ MORE
Celia Short
The Christmas Appeal
Christmas murder mystery in Janice’s brilliant writing style
Just brilliant! This needs to be on everyone’s Christmas list! I love Janice’s books they are so uniquely written in emails, texts, WhatsApp chats, inte... READ MORE
Janet D
The Christmas Appeal
Full of Christmas fun (and a murder)
Just in time for Christmas we return to the Fairway players as they prepare for their charity pantomime of Jack and the Beanstalk. Written in the form of r... READ MORE
Jane Dolman
The Christmas Appeal
Another Glimpse into Am-Dram Drama
I'm so happy that I got another glimpse into the middle-class community drama that is the world of The Appeal! and another Janice Hallett book is always ca... READ MORE
Kerry Young
The Christmas Appeal
The Christmas Appeal
What better book to break the C-word seal before we are even past Halloween?! I absolutely loved The Appeal by this author, and everything they have don... READ MORE
Karen Royle-Cross
The Christmas Appeal
Essential Christmas reading
Written in the same format as the original Appeal, this festive version is just as well written and tightly plotted. It is also absolutely hilarious! A d... READ MORE
Avid reader
The Christmas Appeal
Another Triumph from the Fairway Players!
I've just finished The Christmas Appeal
Jen  Sims
The Christmas Appeal
Keeping up with the Fairway Players!
How wonderful to be back in Lower Lockwood for Christmas, keeping up with the antics of the Fairway Players! The Fairway Players are rehearsing for thei... READ MORE
Sjoera Snijder
The Christmas Appeal
Another cracker
Another cracker from Janice Hallett, this time a Christmas cracker. A sequel to the Appeal, there’s more murder and mayhem for the Fairway Players of Lockw... READ MORE
Rachel Dixon
The Christmas Appeal
A clever and enjoyable mystery
The Christmas Appeal by Janice Hallett is another incredibly clever and enjoyable mystery by this extremely talented author. In this case, we welcome the... READ MORE
Ciaran McLarnon
The Christmas Appeal
Janice Hallett revisits the characters of ‘The Appeal’ in this festive treat
“I have another fascinating case to run past you. Why you? Well, it seems The Fairway Players are once again at the centre of a mystery. I’ve read the encl... READ MORE
Vivienne O'Regan
The Christmas Appeal
An excellent read!
The Fairway Players return and the story that unfolds doesn’t disappoint. It’s the Christmas pantomime , Jack and the Beanstalk and things don’t go to pla... READ MORE
Zoe Hitchen
The Christmas Appeal
Entertaining and fun novella
The Christmas Appeal by Janice Hallett I give this book 4.25 stars Told through a selection of messages,emails,police transcripts we join our sleuths Fe... READ MORE
@bookbloggerjanine
The Christmas Appeal
The perfect festive accompaniment!
After reading “The Appeal” a few years ago it instantly became one of my favourite books so needless to say I have been counting down the days till the rel... READ MORE
Shona Holmes-Berry
The Christmas Appeal
Excellent follow up
The mix of email/WhatsApp/newspaper stories won’t be for everyone but I found it a really easy read and devoured it in two sittings. Just like its prede... READ MORE
Catherine Tempany
The Christmas Appeal
A fantastic murder mystery with lots of fun am-dram moments
A robin round should bring good cheer Though in some minds it carries fear Celia Halliday, Queen of this prose sends it out to keep all on their toes. ... READ MORE
Mary Picken
The Christmas Appeal
Ho, ho, ho!
After reading my first Janice Hallett novel last year, I was super pleased to be able to read The Christmas Appeal, as it gave me an excuse to start with h... READ MORE
Dabarai
The Christmas Appeal
Thoroughly enjoyable
I loved the Appeal so much that I was desperate to read this Christmas follow up. Whilst the twists and plot aren't quite as clever as the first book, and ... READ MORE
Lou Stephenson
The Christmas Appeal
The Christmas Appeal by Janice Hallett
I loved everything about The Appeal so you can imagine my joy when the author published a festive follow up! The Christmas Appeal takes us back to Lower Lo... READ MORE
@damppebbles
The Christmas Appeal
A great festive read
If you're a fan of The Appeal, this book will not disappoint! Janice Hallett has done it again with another brilliant slice of murder in middle England. ... READ MORE
Gemsiek
The Christmas Appeal
An excellent read
I absolutely loved this book, Janice Hallett’s writing is so clever. I love how she structures her books through evidence, which adds to the escapism of se... READ MORE
AH
The Christmas Appeal
Janice Hallett is a genius!
Janice Hallett is a genius. The way she's opened up the crime fiction genre, through format and style, is incredibly exciting. I loved ‘The Appeal’ so I wa... READ MORE
Sarah Faichney
The Christmas Appeal
Great format, enjoyable mystery!
Loved the format, amazing pacing and an enjoyable mystery and characters. I hadn’t read the previous book The Appeal but will go back and do so.
Anni Mackay
The Christmas Appeal
Should have read The Appeal first
I am going to use the Goodreads synopsis for this book; “The Christmas season has arrived in Lower Lockwood, and the Fairway Players are busy rehearsing... READ MORE
Hannah Marie Brankley
The Christmas Appeal
The Perfect Christmas Read
Neat, sweet and perfectly petite. This seasonal detective short novel follows the characters in The Fairway Players, a couple of years on from The Appeal. ... READ MORE
Rhona Arthur