High Kicks, Hot Chocolate, and Homicides

High Kicks Hot Chocolate and Homicides Hilarity and camaraderie RT Book ReviewsMurder takes center stage It s a Christmas miracle for the Happy Hoofers Tina Janice Pat Mary Louise and Gini They ve scored a gig at New York City s Radio

  • Title: High Kicks, Hot Chocolate, and Homicides
  • Author: Mary McHugh
  • ISBN: 9781496703774
  • Page: 199
  • Format: ebook
  • Hilarity and camaraderie RT Book ReviewsMurder takes center stage It s a Christmas miracle for the Happy Hoofers Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini They ve scored a gig at New York City s Radio City Music Hall with the legendary Rockettes, complete with sexy Santa suits and microphones on their shoes But when a dazzling diva of a dancer is found dead un Hilarity and camaraderie RT Book ReviewsMurder takes center stage It s a Christmas miracle for the Happy Hoofers Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini They ve scored a gig at New York City s Radio City Music Hall with the legendary Rockettes, complete with sexy Santa suits and microphones on their shoes But when a dazzling diva of a dancer is found dead under the stage, there s quite a lineup of suspects In between rehearsals and seasonal sightseeing and the discovery of a multi talented, multi colored cat the toe tapping troupe has to sort out the intrigue before another victim kicks the bucket INCLUDES COOKING TIPS AND TASTY RECIPES Praise for the Happy Hoofers Mysteries McHugh delivers murder and mayhem Jerilyn Dufresne Hilarity and hijinks Nancy Coco Cozy adventure for mystery buffs Library Journal

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    1. I really enjoy this series and each book being narrated by a different hoofer makes it more interesting.In High Kicks, Hot Chocolate, and Homicides, Mary Louise, affectionately known as "Weezie," is telling the story. The hoofers are excited to be dancing in New York City with the very talented Rockettes! It is an honor for them to be participating in the very popular Christmas show and even though they know it will be hard work, they are determined to join the holiday fun.Mary Louise knows her [...]

    2. I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.These ladies are a fun loving group doing what they love to do - dance. They have been asked to do a Christmas skit with the famous Rockettes but things are not going as planned when there's a murderer in their midst. A cute holiday mystery with a lovely cast that is entertaining and lighthearted. Who knows what they'll be up to next? We'll just have to wait and see.

    3. * I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review *High Kicks, Hot Chocolate, and Homicides is the fifth book in Mary McHugh’s A Happy Hoofers Mystery series. I haven't read any of the other books in this series, but I don't think you need to really. They do mention a lot of things that happened in previous books, but each book is a separate story. I guess the rotate narrators and this one is narrated by Mary Louise who is a housewife and of course part of the Happy Hoofer [...]

    4. High Kicks, Hot Chocolate, and Homicides is the fifth book in Mary McHugh’s A Happy Hoofers Mystery series. This is the second book I’ve read written by this author and I enjoyed her writing style. The storyline is well plotted, the characters well developed, and there is a nice blend of humor, drama, and mystery. The author provided sufficient character background that this book can be read as a standalone. The characters are quirky and colorful. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a [...]

    5. The Happy Hoofers is a group of 5 friends in their fifties who dance wherever they can find jobs around the world. Apparently they run into a few murders in between dances. In New York, the Happy Hoofers have been hired to dance with the Rockettes for Christmas. On the first day of practice, the head Rockette is found dead under the stage. In between rehearsals, Happy Hoofer Mary Louise learns information about the murder and that confidence leads to another murder and further troubles for Mary [...]

    6. **I voluntarily reviewed this ARC**This is a great winter book. I can just imagine being snuggled into a blanket next to a fire, sipping a nice hot cup of coffee while snow is gently falling outside (or, since I'm a northerner, watching blizzard conditions). It's light, it's cozy, it's predictable. Pretty much, it's just that perfect mix for a cold winter's day. I do feel that it leaned a little more towards “light romantic mystery” than a straight cozy mystery, but the main characters felt [...]

    7. Not very impressed with this story. It's told through main character Mary Louise aka Wheezie (an idiot of a woman!). First off the description is a bit off but that is par the course these days. The happy Hoofers, a group of 5 ladies in their middle 50's or so (who must be rich to live the lives they do) are asked to preform a dance number with the Rockettes of New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. The "sexy Santa suit" are not sexy at all and have a 40 pound ball for a belly and full beards [...]

    8. Love, loved it. Engaging characters , great plot with plenty of twists. The story flowed easy and quickly with that conversational style I love. Didn't waste space on descriptives but just enough to give us a glimpse of the surroundings. It was a fun and cozy read. Highly recommend.

    9. Title: High Kicks, Hot Chocolate, and Homicides - Happy Hoofers Mystery 5Author: Mary McHughPublished: 9-27-2016 Publisher: Kensington BooksPages: 352Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & SuspenseSub Genre: Women's Fiction; Cozy Mystery; Women SleuthsISBN: 13: 9781496703767ASIN: B01A4ANW4GReviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalleyRating: 4.25 StarsI received a copy High Kicks, Hot Chocolate, and Homicides" from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review.Publisher's Description:Murde [...]

    10. Mary Louise, the happy housewife in a troupe of five tap-dancers, tells the story here, complete with notable places to visit in New York, many recipes, and her travails with two men, one of whom is her long-time husband. The Happy Hoofers have been asked to dance at Radio City Music Hall, doing a small novelty act with the Rockettes, when their fellow dancers start to succumb to accidental deaths. Of course, neither Mary Louise nor her friends believe that for a minute. I wish I could like this [...]

    11. High Kicks, Hot Chocolate and Homicides by Mary McHugh is the fifth book in The Happy Hoofer Mystery series. The Happy Hoofers have been invited to do a special routine with the Rockettes for their Christmas show. It will mean a lot of hard work for the Happy Hoofers. The Happy Hoofers consists of Mary Louise, Gini, Janice, Tina, and Pat. They are in their 50s and have danced in various places around the world (Russia, France and Spain for example). Mary Louise is glad for the diversion. Mary Lo [...]

    12. Narrated by one of the “Hoofers”, this is a story told by Mary Louise (Weezie), as the ladies Tina, Janice, Pat, Gini, and Weezie have the chance to dance with THE Rockettes in New York City. So much fun here as these are a local group and live for dance, even if their other friends, husbands and family don’t understand it. Such is Weezie’s situation: her husband is one of those who doesn’t “get it”, but he’s going along with (not thrilled) with her next dancing gig. What’s got [...]

    13. In this 5th book in the Happy Hoofers Mystery series, the girls are joining the Rockettes in New York City for their annual Christmas performance. Set to dance to Santa Claus is Coming to Town in 40 lb big-bellied Santa outfits, the troupe is ready to start daily rehearsals with the famous Rockettes. As usual, a murder puts a bit of a damper on their holiday spirits. Head Rockette Glenna Parsons is found dead under the stage, mangled by machinery. The show must go on, but the Happy Hoofers know [...]

    14. Princess Fuzzypants here:There are a lot things I like about the Happy Hoofers and this book in particular. The ladies do have a string of corpses following. In their dance step. They do not go out of their way to court danger so the reader isn't rolling her eyes thinking how dumb. I like that. When a heroine is too careless and stupid, it ruins the story.This time the ladies have been hired to join the Rockettes Christmas show as comic relief. As good as they are, they are still middle aged wom [...]

    15. This is a great book; this is the fifth book in the Happy Hoofers Mystery series written by Mary McHugh. This book can be read as a standalone, but once you read this one you will want to go back and read the other books. It’s a Christmas miracle for the Happy Hoofers, Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini. They’ve scored a gig at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall with the legendary Rockettes, complete with sexy Santa suits and microphones on their shoes. But when a dazzling diva of [...]

    16. The dancers, or the Happy Hoofers, are middle aged women who dance as a group. They get a chance to go to NYC to dance with the Rockettes for Christmas. But the Rockette dancers start being murdered. The main character, Mary Louise, gets involved and there are like 3 or 4 attempts on her life. I lost count. All the attempts were ridiculously unrealistic and downright silly.I can't even say how much I didn't like the main character of this book. She's been married for years to George, a lawyer. T [...]

    17. This is the 5th book in the Happy Hoofers cozy mysteries series and the first one I've read. From what I can gather each other focuses on a specific member of the team, this one focuses on Mary Louise, her husband George and Mike, a gentleman she met previously, who she's become very, very close to.That's the backstory of this as the mystery part starts when the Happy Hoofers are asked to dance with The Rockettes over the Christmas period, their first day there is marred with tragedy however as [...]

    18. It’s Christmas and the Happy Hoofers, Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini, have scored a gig at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall with the legendary Rockettes. When a dancer is found dead under the stage, the lineup of suspects is longer than a row of chorus girls. In between rehearsals and seasonal sightseeing, the toe-tapping troupe has to sort out the conspiracy before another victim has fallen. I absolutely loved this mystery and have found a new author to read. The main sleuth [...]

    19. High Kicks, Hot Chocolate, and Homicides involve a group of dancers in their early 50s called the Happy Hoofers. This group of dancers gets invited to Radio City Music Hall to perform with the Rockettes as a part of the Christmas program. Once they arrive, Glenna, the lead Rockette is found dead underneath the stage. The Happy Hoofers find themselves trying to solve another murder mystery.I had difficulty getting through this book and I normally love cozy murder mysteries. This, in my opinion, w [...]

    20. Another great addition to the Happy Hoofers series. (#5). With a Christmas theme and a New York setting it's perfectly logical that the girls are going to dance with the Rockettes in their Christmas shows. Of course when they show up for their first meeting, the director dies in an accident with scenery falling. When one of the dancers wants to tell Mary Louise about the death she ends up dead also. This story brings many updates from the previous books including May Louise and George, the baby [...]

    21. A fun fast moving cozy with a tinge of mystery to it. The Happy Hoofers are in New York City to dance with the Rockettes for the Christmas season. At the first meeting the leading dancer, they learned that it will not be easy. That afternoon this dancer is dead and the police are investigating her death. Before long two more dancers are dead and Mary Louise is in danger from other of the Rockettes as the police closed in on the killer. I recommend this book for a light Christmas read.Disclosure: [...]

    22. Thanks to netgalley for the ARC.What an interesting story. I do wish she would have made a decision about Mike earlier in story, I didn't like that she was meeting up with him secretly around the city, but happy he was there to rescue her. After all the years of marriage things got stale ad he was fresh and listened to her so I can understand why she did it but still didn't like it. I loved the friendship between the ladies no matter what happen to them they are friends always. They have a great [...]

    23. What a super series! Imagine 5 best friends, ages 50 and above. These friends have the opportunity to travel the world and get paid for it. Pretty good gig, right? Too bad I don't have that talent that they all do. The ladies are in a group called the Happy Hoofers, they have tap danced world wide and into many hearts.FTC Full Disclosure - A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

    24. This story isn't as richly woven as the others in this series, but it still leaves you hoping that you will be able to join the Hoofers on their next adventure (in England!). Follow Mary Louise's tale of terror and torture at the hands of the Rockettes; and remember special points in NYC that you might have forgotten.

    25. This was the first I had read in this series, and it works pretty well as a stand alone. I was not fussed about the recipes but I just flicked past them. It was quite funny in places and I enjoyed the descriptions of the places visited.

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