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Christmas normally descends on Lake Eden, Minnesota, as gently as reindeer alighting on a rooftop—but this yuletide season the only thing coming down Hannah Swensen’s chimney is a case of murder . . . The holidays have arrived, and Hannah and her good pal Lisa have agreed to provide all the goodies for the town’s annual production of A Christmas Carol. But before anyone can say “Bah, humbug!” a Santa-sized sackful of trouble ensues. Like the fact that Lisa’s husband will be playing Mr. Claus to his ex-girlfriend Phyllis Bates’ Mrs. Claus. Or that before the curtains even go up Phyllis is found dead in the snow—wearing a costume that the real Mrs. Claus would put on the naughty list. Soon after, the suspects pile up faster than snowdrifts in a blizzard, while a merry murderer remains on the loose. With clues even harder to find, it might take a visit from ghosts of Christmas past to wrap up this mystery in time for the holidays . . . Includes a Dozen Holiday Recipes from The Cookie Jar! “Tasty . . . Hannah is irresistible as a cookie fresh from the oven.” —Publishers Weekly

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Joanne Fluke
Publisher : Kensington Books
Release Book : 2016-10-01
Download Book : 204 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781617732294


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The holidays are the icing on the cake for bakery owner Hannah Swensen. Surrounded by her loved ones, she has all the ingredients for a perfect Christmas--until murder is added to the mix. . . When it comes to holidays, Minnesotans rise to the occasion--and the little town of Lake Eden is baking up a storm with Hannah leading the way. The annual Christmas Buffet is the final test of the recipes Hannah has collected for the Lake Eden Holiday Buffet Cookbook. '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 When a trail of candy canes leads to a corpse outfitted in a Santa suit on a snowy bank, Hannah Swensen sets out to discover who killed Kris Kringle. . . The yuletide season in Lake Eden, Minnesota, guarantees a white Christmas, delectable holiday goodies from Hannah Swensen's bakery, The Cookie Jar--and murder. As a shadow hangs over her friends' Christmas wedding, Hannah's determined to cook a killer's goose before anyone else gets burned. . . The Cookie Jar's busiest time of the year also happens to be the most wonderful time. . .for Christmas cookies, Hannah's own special plum pudding--and romance! She also gets a kick out of "Lunatic Larry Jaeger's Crazy Elf Christmas Tree Lot," a kitschy carnival taking place smack-dab in the middle of the village green. But then Hannah discovers the man himself dead as a doornail in his own office. . . Nothing's better on Christmas Eve than waiting for the stroke of midnight with a cup of eggnog and a plate of warm gingerbread cookies. But in this merry collection of holiday mysteries, murder is making its own special delivery. . . "Gingerbread Cookie Murder" By Joanne Fluke When Hannah Swensen finds her neighbor Ernie Kusak with his head bashed in and sprawled on the floor of his condo next to an upended box of Hannah's Gingerbread Cookies, she discovers a flurry of murder suspects that's as long as her holiday shopping list.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Joanne Fluke
Publisher : Kensington Books
Release Book : 2011-11-01
Download Book : 352 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780758281302


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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" By Joanne Fluke When a trail of candy canes leads to a corpse outfitted in a Santa suit on a snowy bank, Hannah Swensen sets out to discover who killed Kris Kringle. . . "The Dangers Of Candy Canes" By Laura Levine A wealthy suburbanite takes a lethal tumble off his roof while installing a giant candy cane. Now it's up to Jaine Austen to sift through a long list of scheming neighbors with dirty secrets in their stockings to expose a murderer. . . "Candy Canes Of Christmas Past" By Leslie Meier Lucy Stone must learn the mystery of a glass candy cane that was found smashed to bits by a corpse's body to unlock the doors of Christmas past--and find 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 10 luscious holiday recipes! Scrumptious Praise For Candy Cane Murder! "Like a box of holiday chocolates, this recipe-studded assortment gives all readers a crack at their favorites." --Kirkus Reviews "Entertaining. . .a sweet holiday treat for mystery lovers." --Publishers Weekly "Delicious. . .will have your mouth watering." --Romantic Times

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Laura Levine
Publisher : Kensington Books
Release Book : 2008-10-01
Download Book : 432 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780758236883


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A Cozy Murder Mystery in a Small Vermont Town Atlanta, Georgia transplant Nikki has it all in this quaint little wintery town: a thriving chocolate shop, staffed with the greatest workers in the world; a sharp and slightly overprotective detective for a new beau; and, the kind of son every mother dreams of. Suddenly, Nikki's idyllic new life comes crashing down, when a hunted college coed named Susan appears at her front door, seeking hers and her son Seth's help from an invisible hitman. Determined to protect them both, Nikki and Hawk Daily set foot on the mysterious invader's icy trail, while desperately trying to save the young woman from her grisly fate. As the case heats up, the clues turn cold and Susan ends up dead. Sadly, Seth and his college buddy, Brian, become suspects in the murder. But, just how could these two clean cut, All American boys be possibly capable of murdering someone? Hawk and Nikki will need to find out the truth, or it will be a dark Christmas for everyone in town. This cozy mystery is a clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language. It can be read in one to two hours. It is perfect for those moments when you are waiting at an appointment or want to enjoy a quick read. Read all the Maple Hills cozy mysteries: 1. Raspberry Truffle Murder 2. Peppermint Chocolate Murder 3. Blueberry Truffle Murder 4. Sea Salt Caramel Murder 5. Georgia Peach Truffle Murder 6. Gold Flake Chocolate Murder 7. Coconut Chocolate Murder 8. Turkey Truffle Murder 9. Christmas Chocolate Murder 10. Chocolate Heart Murder 11. Bear Truffle Murder

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Wendy Meadows
Publisher : Maple Hills Cozy Mystery
Release Book : 2017-07-14
Download Book : 112 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1521841055


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As if baking holiday cookies, knitting a sweater for her husband’s gift, and making her daughter’s angel costume for the church pageant weren’t enough things for Lucy Stone’s busy Christmas schedule, she’s also working nights at the famous mail-order company Country Cousins. But when she discovers Sam Miller, its very wealthy founder, dead in his car from an apparent suicide, the sleuth in her knows something just doesn’t smell right. Taking time out from her hectic holiday life to find out what really happened, her investigation leads to a backlog of secrets as long as Santa’s Christmas Eve route. Lucy is convinced that someone murdered Sam Miller. But who and why? With each harrowing twist she uncovers in this bizarre case, another shocking revelation is exposed. Now, as Christmas draws near and Lucy gets dangerously closer to the truth, she’s about to receive a present from Santa she didn’t ask for—a killer who won’t be satisfied until everyone on his shopping list is dead, including Lucy herself . . . “Meier continues to exploit the charm factor in her small-town setting, while keeping the murder plots as realistic as possible in such a cozy world.” —Booklist

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Leslie Meier
Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
Release Book : 2008-10-01
Download Book : 224 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780758290014


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An amateur sleuth, a handsome detective, and a murder. Cozy up for the night with this mystery. Taking a break from the recent murders and intrigues that have plagued Maple Hills, Vermont, Nikki and Detective Hawke take advantage of a generous offer and set sail on the Open Sea Queen. The cruise ship appears ancient and ready to sink, far away from the modern and spacious liner they were promised. Yet with eager hearts the duo, along with their friends, Lidia and her husband, board the aged ship, headed towards Alaskan waters and vistas that will ease their current burdens. Though the old cruise ship may appear decrepit on the outside, inside it proves itself with Titanic like splendor; Lustrous wooden walls, a picturesque lobby, old fashioned lamps and fireplaces in each room - it is everything they could hope for, and more. Unfortunately, trouble seems to follow Nikki like a dark cloud of misfortune. When the Captain is murdered, it is up to the ready sleuths to get to the bottom of the mystery... before the storm barreling down their tail reaches them, and before the murderer can strike again. This cozy mystery is a clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language. It can be read in one to two hours. It is perfect for those moments when you are waiting at an appointment or want to enjoy a quick read. Read all the Maple Hills cozy mysteries: 1. Raspberry Truffle Murder 2. Peppermint Chocolate Murder 3. Blueberry Truffle Murder 4. Sea Salt Caramel Murder 5. Georgia Peach Truffle Murder 6. Gold Flake Chocolate Murder 7. Coconut Chocolate Murder 8. Turkey Truffle Murder 9. Christmas Chocolate Murder 10. Chocolate Heart Murder 11. Bear Truffle Murder

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Author Book : Wendy Meadows
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Book : 2017-02-26
Download Book : 166 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1544144091


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Featuring over a dozen cookie and dessert recipes from The Cookie Jar—Hannah Swensen’s famous bakery, this festive new Christmas mystery from the Queen of Culinary Cozies is just the holiday treat you need this season! “Don't miss this charming mystery, which will also satisfy your sweet tooth.” —Booklist STARRED REVIEW As December turns Lake Eden into the North Pole, the heat is on in Hannah Swensen’s kitchen to honor two Christmas promises: baking irresistible holiday cupcakes and preventing murder! While Hannah speeds through a lengthy holiday checklist, drama in town grows like Santa’s waistline on Christmas Eve. Her sister Andrea wants to stave off the blues by helping out at The Cookie Jar, Michelle’s love life is becoming complicated, Lisa needs Hannah’s advice, and Delores has a Christmas secret she’s not willing to share. But nothing dampens the holiday mood more than the chilling mystery surrounding the man found near death in an abandoned storefront two doors down from Hannah’s bakery . . . The befuddled John Doe can’t recall a thing about himself—except for his unusual knowledge of restoring antique furniture. With a smattering of clues and barely enough time to frost Christmas cookies, Hannah must solve a deadly puzzle that could leave her dashing through the snow for her life!

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Joanne Fluke
Publisher : Kensington Books
Release Book : 2020-09-29
Download Book : 288 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781496729149


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When Holly White’s fiancé cancels their Christmas Eve wedding with less than two weeks to go, Holly heads home with a broken heart. Lucky for her, home in historic Mistletoe, Maine is magical during Christmastime—exactly what the doctor prescribed. Except her plan to drown her troubles in peppermints and snickerdoodles is upended when local grouch and president of the Mistletoe Historical Society Margaret Fenwick is bludgeoned and left in the sleigh display at Reindeer Games, Holly’s family tree farm. When the murder weapon is revealed as one of the wooden stakes used to identify trees on the farm, Sheriff Evan Grey turns to Holly’s father, Bud, and the Reindeer Games staff. And it doesn’t help that Bud and the reindeer keeper were each seen arguing with Margaret just before her death. But Holly knows her father, and is determined to exonerate him.The jingle bells are ringing, the clock is ticking, and if Holly doesn't watch out, she'll end up on Santa's naughty list in Twelve Slays of Christmas, Jacqueline Frost’s jolly series debut.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Jacqueline Frost
Publisher : Crooked Lane Books
Release Book : 2017-10-10
Download Book : 320 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781683313182


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"A romantic seven-day cruise is the perfect start to bakery owner Hannah Swensen s marriage. However, with a murder mystery heating up in Lake Eden, Minnesota, it seems the newlywed s homecoming won t be as sweet as she anticipated . . . " "" After an extravagant honeymoon, Hannah s eager to settle down in Lake Eden and turn domestic daydreams into reality. But when her mother s neighbor is discovered murdered in the condo downstairs, reality becomes a nightmarish investigation. Victoria Bascomb, once a renowned stage actress, was active in the theater community during her brief appearance in town . . . and made throngs of enemies along the way. Did a random intruder murder the woman as police claim, or was a deadlier scheme at play? As Hannah peels through countless suspects and some new troubles of her own, solving this crime and living to tell about it might prove trickier than mixing up the ultimate banana cream pie . . . INDULGE IN JOANNE FLUKE S CRIMINALLY DELICIOUS HANNAH SWENSEN MYSTERIES! WEDDING CAKE MURDER There are plenty of Fluke s trademark recipes on view here, and the New York trip and reality-show frame give the episode a fresh twist. "--Booklist" DOUBLE FUDGE BROWNIE MURDER Lively Add the big surprise ending, and fans will be more than satisfied. "Publishers Weekly" BLACKBERRY PIE MURDER Lake Eden s favorite baker, Hannah Swensen finds herself on the wrong end of a police investigation in Fluke s good-natured 19th [installment]. "Kirkus Reviews" RED VELVET CUPCAKE MURDER Culinary cozies don t get any tastier than this winning series. "Library Journal" If your reading habits alternate between curling up with a good mystery or with a good cookbook, you ought to know about Joanne Fluke. "The" "Charlotte Observer" CINNAMON ROLL MURDER Fans of this wildly popular series will not be disappointed. Fluke has kept this series strong for a long time, and there is still plenty to enjoy for foodie crime fans. "Booklist""

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Joanne Fluke
Publisher :
Release Book : 2017-02-28
Download Book : 304 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1617732206


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Summertime has finally arrived in Lake Eden, Minnesota, and Hannah Swensen, owner of The Cookie Jar bakery, is looking forward to warm, lazy days, eating ice cream, and sharing picnics with friends. But when a family reunion takes a deadly turn, it's up to Hannah to find a killer. . . Between baking up a storm for The Cookie Jar and unraveling the mystery of her cat Moishe's recent strange behavior, Hannah Swensen has a lot on her plate. But she'll always make time for her business partner, Lisa, who's in the midst of preparing for a big family reunion. Everyone is delighted when Lisa's long-lost uncle makes a surprise appearance. No one has heard from Gus in twenty-five years--and his arrival has everyone buzzing with excitement. Uncle Gus is immediately the hit of the reunion, telling tales of his great success and flashing money for all to see. He's almost as popular as Hannah's scrumptious carrot cake, which is also Gus's favorite dessert. But the next morning, as the whole family gathers for the group photo, one person is missing. Hannah offers to track down Uncle Gus, but her search leads to a shocking find. Over by the bar at the pavilion, she spots two slices of her infamous carrot cake, frosting-side down on the floor--and Gus's corpse with an ice pick jutting out of his chest! A little snooping reveals that not everyone was celebrating Gus's return. And when Hannah unearths more secrets from Gus's past, she discovers even more people with an axe to grind. Now Hannah's got to sift through a long list of suspects to find a killer--even if it could mean a recipe for her own demise. . . Includes 12 original dessert recipes for you to try!

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Joanne Fluke
Publisher : Kensington Books
Release Book : 2012-05-01
Download Book : 336 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781617730115