Jingle Bell Bark – This year, all Melanie wants for Christmas is a dull momentâ€“but sheâ€™s not going to get it. Between her eight-year-old son Davey, her teaching job, and showing her soon-to-be champion Standard Poodle puppy, Eve, there just arenâ€™t enough hours in the day.
But when Daveyâ€™s usual bus driver, Henry Pruitt, disappears Melanie is concerned, so she decides to check on himâ€¦only to find that he died two days earlier under suspicious circumstances.
Soon, the indomitable Aunt Peg has Melanie leashed to another murder investigation. And unless she sniffs out this Scrooge of a killer fast, a lump of coal in her stocking might not be the worst thing Melanie gets this Christmasâ€¦