Treacherous Toys (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Joyce Lavene, Jim Lavene

Berkley Books, 9780425251584, 293pp.

Publication Date: September 4, 2012



"Hail ye, hail ye, and welcome to the Renaissance Faire Village. Here, associate professor Jessie Morton spends her summers honing her skills and finding the lady, lord, or serf whodunit. But when she comes for Christmas, will murder mean a very unhappy holiday?"


Jessie Morton is getting just what she wished for this holiday season at the Renaissance Faire Village working as an apprentice to the new toy maker. But when Chris Christmas is discovered dead just hours after her arrival, Jessie's holiday plans start to melt away.

Jessie can t imagine who would want to silence the toy maker, but apparently the red-cheeked Chris Christmas liked toying with the ladies. Although it may be her shortest apprenticeship ever, she wants to unwrap the truth before word gets out in the village that it's not safe to be Santa or one of his helpers

About the Author

Joyce and Jim Lavene have written more than forty novels together. They also write short stories, non-fiction articles and teach writing workshops.Their hobbies include gardening they are certified Master Gardeners and attending Renaissance Faires."

Praise For Treacherous Toys

“This jolly series…serves up medieval murder and mayhem.”—Publishers Weekly   “[A] terrific mystery series.”—  
“The Lavene duet can always be counted on for an enjoyable whodunit.”—Midwest Book Review