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Mystery Amateur Sleuth
`Tis the season for trimming the tree, caroling, baking
cookies, and curling up by the Yuletide waiting for Santa
to drop down the chimney. But in this festive collection
of holiday whodunits, murder is also paying a visit.
"Candy Cane Murder" by JOANNE FLUKE
Bakery owner Hannah Swensen feels a little stuffed in her
elf costume-but it's too late to count calories. Lake
Eden's annual Christmas gala is upon her and eager
children are waiting. Wayne Bergstrom, owner of
Bergstrom's Department Store, happily ho-ho-hos his way
through the festivities in his Santa suit. But when a
trail of candy canes leads to his corpse in a snow bank,
Hannah must find Kris Kringle's killer.
"The Dangers of Candy Canes" by LAURA LEVINE
When a wealthy suburbanite takes a lethal tumble off his
roof while installing a giant candy cane, the roofing
contractor being held responsible for murder asks
freelance writer Jaine Austen to investigate. But solving
this untimely holiday death means delving into the
cutthroat Christmas decorating wars among scheming
neighbors with dirty secrets in their stocking. It takes a
fruitcake hiding a weapon and a stunning confrontation to
expose the mastermind of this holiday murder.
"Candy Canes of Christmas Past" by LESLIE MEIER
Twenty-some years ago, Lucy Stone arrived in Tinker Cove,
Maine, and discovered her knack for solving mysteries when
she met Miss Tilly, the town librarian, whose mother took
a fatal fall down the basement stairs one Christmas Eve.
The "accident" left a cloud of suspicion on Miss Tilly's
father and a slew of other suspects. The only clue was a
glass candy cane found smashed to bits by the victim's
body. Now Lucy must learn the mystery of theglass candy
cane as she unlocks the doors of Christmas past, exposing
secrets, scandal, and a killer who got away with murder.
Whether a gift for yourself or that special someone on
your list, there's no better way to spend the holidays
than with these tantalizing mysteries of murder.
Includes over 15 scrumptious holiday recipes!
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