Leaping Yule logs! Santa Claus has gone missing! And it’s almost Christmas! Where is he? It’s a Christmas-tery!
What happens when Santa goes MIA? Well, Tweedle the elf decides they need to hire an amazing Private Eye to find him. Unfortunately, all they can afford is Nick Flebber.
Flebber’s a private eye riding a dry patch, income-wise, looking to take any case that walks through his door. Sure, the elf’s money looks legit, but how does he know this isn’t the effects of some mind altering drugs? Then he remembers he can’t afford any mind altering drugs. So, before you can say “pa rum pum pum pum,” Nick’s off to the North Pole to track Big Red down. Bringing his old-school methods to Santa’s workshop, Nick is soon grilling Santa’s helpers to see if any of them were trying to help themselves. He’s cross examining Mrs. Claus to make sure he wasn’t dating on the side and soon discovers that the Clauses have an adopted daughter, which gets Nick’s mistletoe all hot and bothered.
But where is the big man? And his sleigh? Not to mention the tiny reindeer? Nick follows the leads back to his old stomping grounds and discovers he’s up against the underbelly of the holiday season. The clock is ticking; Can Nick get Santa home for the holidays?
It’s a genre-bending comedy/fantasy that takes the holiday happenings and turns them on their head. A funny, NoeL-O-L book for kids and the kid inside everyone. Yule love it!
Dan Fiorella lives in New York City. Downtown New York. Very downtown. Okay, he lives in Staten Island. He has written for stage, screen and radio speaker. From Cracked magazine to Prairie Home Companion, his comedy insights and insults have given belly laughs to the masses.
In addition to Cracked, he’s been published in MAD, Reader’s Digest, the New York Daily News, the New York Post, the Staten Island Advance, Weekly World News and, in France, his Sherlock Holmes parody was included in the anthology “Sherlock Holmes Dans Tous Ses États.”
He’s worked on “The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers” and “The Start of Something Big” for TV and written comedy material for the American Comedy Network and All Star Radio. And was the writer for the PC game “The Lost Cases of Sherlock Homes 2.”