Real Elves: A Christmas Story (Emily Castles Mysteries Book 5)

| December 10, 2014


Real Elves: A Christmas Story (Emily Castles Mysteries Book 5)

~ REAL ELVES is a short Christmas story ~

In a department store in London, a little girl called Sophie visits Santa’s magical forest with her grandfather. As they emerge from the forest, Sophie’s grandfather reports her missing… but the little girl’s right there. Is she a ghost, a twin, an alien abductee—or is there some simpler explanation? Twenty-six-year-old amateur sleuth Emily Castles has fifteen minutes to figure out the puzzle before the police are called and Christmas is ruined.

This short mystery is a standalone story set in London. The Emily Castles mysteries can be read in any order.


Helen Smith has created a great little cozy series with the charming Emily Castles. Criminal Element

Emily Castles is one character you cannot help but fall in love with! Julie’s Book Reviews

Very funny indeed… There seems to be a winning line on every page. The Bookbag

Helen Smith is a British crime writer who lives in London. Her books have appeared in “best of the year” lists by For Books’ Sake, The Cult Den, The Independent, and the Guardian.

This story was first published in the anthology Naughty or Nice in aid of Kids Need to Read.

Readers of M. C. Beaton or Alexander McCall Smith will enjoy discovering a new mystery author.

~ Free to borrow from Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime ~


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