The Twelve Deaths of Christmas (The Noel Kringle Chronicles #4) by Rebecca M. Senese
In the weeks leading up to Christmas, private detective Noel Kringle provides security for the prestigious Bengali Foundation’s yearly Toy Stash. While his name’s close association to Santa Claus creates excitement for the toy drive, its truth causes other problems. As the days count down, his hair and beard change color and shape, leaving Noel scrambling as he tries to stop looking like Santa Claus. But when Troy Bengali, head of the Bengali Foundation, turns up dead, buried under the mound of toys, Noel’s hair color becomes the least of his problems. Now Noel must fight to clear his accused associate’s name as he searches for the real killer. A killer with a list to kill, and checking it twice, drawing no difference between naughty or nice. Leaving only death behind.
Mystery with a dash of fantasy, Noel Kringle mixes Christmas, and sleuthing, in a tale of magic and suspense.