|Publisher:||Kensington Pub Corp|
|Publish Date:||Oct 2011|
|Number of Pages:||376|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.0|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||4.23 x 1.04 x 6.91|
Joanne Fluke was born in Swanville, Minnesota in 1943. While pursuing her writing career, she worked as a public school teacher, a psychologist, a musician, a private detective's assistant, a secretary, a short order cook, a florist's assistant, a caterer and party planner, a computer consultant, a production assistant on a TV quiz show, and half of a screenwriting team with her husband. She writes the Hannah Swensen Mystery series which includes original family recipes for baking. Her other works include The Stepchild, Vengeance Is Mine, Video Kill, Dead Giveaway, and Deadly Memories.
Leslie Meier was born in 1948; she is the author of the popular Lucy Stone Series of books. The books take place in Cape Cod and the heroine, Lucy Stone, is a reporter in a fictional town. The books in this series include: Mail Order Murder, Christmas Cookie Murder, Turkey Day Murder, Wicked Witch Murder, and Chocolate Covered Murder.
These three short stories are each written by and feature a popular series detective of three different cozy mystery authors. Fluke's Hannah Swensen, Laura Levine's Jaine Austen, and Leslie Meier's Lucy Stone all face Christmas overload and horrible crimes. Family and old friends jump in to help or hinder as each amateur detective tries to solve her case before Christmas Day. All the stories are competently read by Suzanne Toren, who has narrated several of Fluke's previous titles for Recorded Books. Recommended for fans of these series and for anyone craving an auditory slice of Christmas plum pudding.
- I. Pour-El, Des Moines Area Community Coll., Boone, IA
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Fluke returns with fellow mystery authors Laura Levine and Leslie Meier for another trio of holiday-them ed cozies (after 2007's Candy Cane Murder). In the title story, Fluke's popular caterer Hannah Swenson finds her neighbor murdered right next to a box of Hannah's famous cookies. In Levine's "The Danger of Gingerbread Cookies", freelance writer Jaine Austen is assisting with a local theater production when the star falls to his death during the final act. Meier's homemaker sleuth Lucy Stone discovers a corpse and races against the clock to catch a killer in "Gingerbread Cookies and Gunshots". An extra treat are the recipes. Expect demand from fans of light and cozy series.
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