The latest Meg Lanslow mystery by Donna Andrews. I enjoy these hugely. There it is- I am a huge fan.
In this one, Meg has been drafted/coerced into heading the annual Caerphilly Christmas Parade, and, of course, chaos ensues. With more than the usual wacky crew of animals (including of course, the small evil one Spike and First Llama Ernest), floats paying homage to every line in the darned song are filled with costumed geese, swans, pipers, drummers, and so on.
A fun read, and what more can you ask for? Well, I guess at times, one wants something else, but when you want a fun and comfortable read, well, these are like the favorite fuzzy pants you pull on when it's snowing.