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GINGERBREAD COOKIE MURDER
JOANNE FLUKE, LAURA LEVINE, LESLIE MEIER
ISBN: 978-0-7582-3495-7
October 2010
Kensington Publishing Corp
www.kensingtonbooks.com
Trade Paperback
$23.00 US/$28.45 CAN
296 Pages
Mystery
Rating: 5 Cups

Gingerbread Cookie Murder

Hannah Swensen is a baker and is busy with preparations for the holidays, but the overly loud music and lights display of a neighbor is starting to get on her and other neighbors’ nerves.

The last thing she expects happens when she goes to confront him about the issue. She finds him deader than a doornail with a box of her cookies nearby.

The list of suspects is almost as long as a Christmas gift list, but the killer must be found before anyone else can fall prey to him.

Who would have thought great recipes tie in with a murder mystery? Well, you get both in this colorful short story. Awesome treats and an entertaining read.

The Dangers of Gingerbread Cookies

Jaine Austen is spending the holidays with her parents in Florida. Her mother has taken to spoiling her cat, and her father has an enormous task with a rotating gold Christmas tree.

As if that were not enough excitement, the star of a play in the retirement community where her parents live falls to his death in the final act. Was this an accident or did someone have it in for Dr. Preston McCay?

Jaine uses her super sleuth instincts to snoop around to see if she can figure out who the killer is; but before she can the killer catches on to her snooping, he is looking to make her the next victim.

This story has plenty of humor and sarcasm to make you chuckle throughout. I absolutely love Prosac, the cat. She reminds me of my own feline friend, Bob.

Gingerbread Cookies and Gunshots

Lucy Stone is thinking it is not shaping up to be a great Christmas. She will not see her grandson or two of her children and thinks nothing can make the holidays worse. But then a young boy named Nemo goes missing.

Not only has Nemo gone missing, but his father is killed and all signs look like a set up. There is more than meets the eye to this situation.

Lucy manages to find herself in a tricky situation with Nemo’s mother. In order to get Nemo back home safe and sound just in time for the holiday, someone needs to believe in holiday miracles.

What an awesome way to look at the old adage “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. Not to mention a bit of action and mystery tumbled in.

This group of three stories will give a taste of the holiday spirit with some mystery and murder thrown in the mix. I enjoyed each one and am totally stoked with the bonus recipes that come along with this awesome read. My mouth watered just reading through them. YUM! This is definitely a collection for the bookshelf or would make a great gift for that special friend.

Matilda
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More

 

 

 

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