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Candy Cane Murder [With Holiday Recipe Card] Joanne Fluke

Candy Cane Murder [With Holiday Recipe Card]

Joanne Fluke

Published
ISBN : 9780758221995
Mass Market Paperback
432 pages
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`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 byMore`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 FlukeBakery owner Hannah Swensen feels a little stuffed in her elf costume--but its too late to count calories. Lake Edens annual Christmas gala is upon her and eager children are waiting. Wayne Bergstrom, owner of Bergstroms 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 Kringles killer.The Dangers of Candy Canes by Laura LevineWhen 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 MeierTwenty-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 Tillys father and a slew of other suspects. The only clue was a glass candy cane found smashed to bits by the victims body. Now Lucy must learn the mystery of the glass 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, theres no better way to spend the holidays than with these tantalizing mysteries of murder...Includes over 15 scrumptious holiday recipes!Santa gets bludgeoned, neighbors knock neighbors off their light-festooned roofs and householders nearly blow themselves into next year cooking Yule dinner in this triple-decker helping of holiday cheer.Fluke gives her regular sleuth the starring role in the saga of Santas sad demise. Hannah Swenson finds skinflint department-store magnate Wayne Bergstrom with his neck broken after playing St. Nick at the Lake Eden Inns gala. Even her boyfriend, Detective Mike Kingston, knows Hannahs going to investigate, although he tells her for the record to leave it to the professionals. Levines Jaine Austen, a freelance writer who can resist anything but temptation, is in a holiday tizzy trying to clear Seymour Fiedler, proud proprietor of Fiedler on the Roof Roofers, of the charge that he doctored the roofing tiles that led to irascible Garth Jankens untimely demise. And Meier takes Lucy Stone back in time, as Christmas with her grandson Patrick reminds her of her first Christmas in Tinkers Cove. Their house on Red Top Road was a mess, she was pregnant with her second child and her husband Bill tried to fix the pilot light on their cantankerous stove, causing an explosion that burned his arms. When librarian Julia Tilley comes to her rescue, Lucy in return tackles the mysterious death of Miss Tilleys mother.Like a box of holiday chocolates, this recipe-studded assortment gives all readers a crack at their favorites. -- KIRKUS REVIEWS