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Mystery Woman Sleuth
As picturesque Longley, New York, gets ready to ring in
the holiday season, caterers Bernadette and Libby Simmons
are coping with their busiest time of year. If that’s not
enough to make them run around like crazed elves, they’re
recruited for a cooking show contest that pits celebrity
chefs against each other—and gives rise to murder...
Visions of sugar plums are most decidedly not dancing in
Libby’s head—especially since she and her sister are set
to appear on the Hortense Calabash Cooking Show. The
premise is to give six professional caterers random
ingredients and have them whip up a holiday meal. The
icing on the fruitcake is that Hortense Calabash is a
grinch of year-round proportions. And the other
contestants are some of the most demanding—and difficult—
chefs in the business.
Bernie and Libby are thrown into the mix as arguments and
accusations simmer on the set. Holiday spirit has left the
building—and leaves a body—when Hortense, all dressed up
as Santa Claus for the opening sequence, is killed by an
With the holiday rush in full swing and a killer still on
the loose, Bernie and Libby have no choice but to wrap up
the mystery before their geese are well and fully cooked…
Includes Scrumptious Holiday Recipes for You to Try!
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