A Reporter Roland Bean Cozy Mystery Book 2

Who shot Santa Claus?

During a trip to see Santa Claus, journalist Roland “Beanie” Bean and his young sons Ethan and Evan are shocked when Old St. Nick is shot!

Beanie is anxious to cover the story of Santa’s shooting, but his editor at the Palmchat Gazette has other plans for him. Beanie has to investigate the grisly murder of a victim found dead in a car that had been set on fire.

After he learns the man died of a gunshot wound and that the car was torched to cover up the crime, Beanie searches for more information, but his efforts are hampered by the detective on the case, a man who tried to ruin Beanie’s life.

Putting aside his animosity for the homicide cop, Beanie continues to investigate and uncovers a bizarre connection between the gunshot victim and the attack on Santa.

Racing to discover the truth, Beanie is derailed when he’s taken hostage, but the kidnapper’s gruesome demise reveals a new mystery, one that will pit Beanie against a ruthless killer determined to make sure the truth stays hidden.


A simple visit to Santa does not end well. There are more twists to this story than you could imagine. It truly keeps you guessing.

Vicki W

The story captures your attention and holds it, flows smoothly through the pages and is hard to put down once you start.


This is a great story and kept me guessing the whole time. Love those kind of stories.


It was a real page turner. It had so many twists that I could not put it down until I finished it.


This is a title that will keep you reading well into the wee hours. Great character development and many twists and turns. Fantastic page turner.


I gave this book 5* because it was a good mystery that was unmissable due to an exciting cast of characters.



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