'Tis the season at The Mansion on Mystic Isle, and the holiday spirit is evident everywhere in the Louisiana bayou. The festive mood runs deeper than just the tinsel, mistletoe, and twinkling lights. The milk of human kindness is flowing with all the munificence of the season—gift giving, good cheer, and donations.

 But when Papa Noël turns up as dead as the ghost of Christmas past and all the bounty from a recent charity drive is stolen, Melanie Hamilton and Jack Stockton take it on themselves to find the killer and get it all back.

 Who wanted Papa Noël dead and why? Not only does Melanie find herself in a fight to prove one of her co-workers innocent, but she's also in a race against a ticking clock to save the life of a sick child. Before long, she's closing in on the killer—or is the killer closing in on Mel?

Melanie Hamilton is not your average artist. She brings home the bacon by inking tattoos at New Orleans's Mansion at Mystic Isle, a resort in the middle of the bayou that caters to fans of the peculiar and paranormal. Melanie's close friend is arrested for the murder of a guest, and it's Mel to the rescue.

Mel joins forces with the resort's delish manager, Jack Stockton, to prove her friend's innocence. Soon they find themselves dealing with séances, secret passages, the ghost of the millionaire himself, gators, swamp rats, and a sinister killer who proves that not everything is what it seems in the Louisiana bayou.

Come on along, and get your creep on.


Mystic Isle


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