The Midnight Before Christmas
The Midnight before Christmas A seven-year-old boy from a family of divorce is kidnapped by his estranged father. With family members aiding the police force and a snowstorm on the horizon, a race to the rescue ensues. The entire action takes place in 24 hours on Christmas Eve. A Mystery Guild selection. Full description
Thirtysomething lawyer Megan McGee is facing a quiet Christmas with her bulldog when Bonnie Cantrell, a battered wife, comes looking for legal protection from her violent ex-cop husband, Carl. In a recent bout of rage, Carl vowed to kill their seven-year-old son, Tommy, rather than be separated from the boy. It's no idle threat, either--as Bonnie assures Megan: "He's tried before.