C.C. Benison is nominated for the 2014 Libris Award
Praise for C.C. Benison's Eleven Pipers Piping:
"Benison successfully applies a classic Agatha Christie framework to a
contemporary setting in his impressive second whodunit featuring Rev.
Tom Christmas (after 2011's Twelve Drummers Drumming) ... The interplay
among the residents of Thornford Regis creates a rich psychological
background and gives this entry even more depth than its predecessor."
—Publisher's Weekly, starred review
"Benison returns with a smashingly clever sophomore entry ... Readers will
be crazy about this vicar with the funny name, his young daughter
Miranda, and Madrun, his earnest housekeeper/cook ... a leisurely and
—Library Journal Review
"[A] must-read for
lovers of classic English mysteries, chock full of suspects, red
herrings and details of village life."
Praise for C.C. Benison's Twelve Drummers Drumming
"[S]plendid first in
a new whodunit series . . . An intelligent and empathic protagonist and
skillful prose make this a winner."
—Publisher's Weekly (starred review)
"[C. C.] Benison does an admirable job balancing humor with suspense. .
. . Father Christmas's first case leaves you eager for his next."
—The Wall Street Journal
"This marvelous series debut by Ellis Award-winner Benison (Death at
Buckingham Palace) is a satisfying, character-driven read. The author
presents a full plate of options, leaving the reader puzzling through
the possible motives of an intriguing ensemble cast. The likable vicar
and his Nancy Drew–loving daughter should become reader favorites.
"Who knew that a successor to Agatha Christie was living and writing in
Winnipeg? Twelve Drummers Drumming will please the most discriminating
lover of the traditional British mystery. It has a village, a vicar,
atmosphere to burn and a perfectly constructed puzzle plot. . . This
smart, well-written book promises a fine series."
—The Globe & Mail