Christmas comes to Weatherford, Texas, in this delicious new entry in the national bestselling series.
Yuletide is here?and retired teacher cum amateur sleuth Phyllis Newsom looks forward to finishing up this unlucky year. But she won?t be hanging up her apron just yet?because this year?s Christmas bake-off is going to be cutthroat.
Phyllis would like to think she?s entering the Christmas cookie contest for the fun of it?but that?s not exactly true. She can?t imagine anyone beating her snowflake-shaped lime sugar cookies. Then, during her annual Christmas cookie exchange, Phyllis heads over to the elderly Mrs. Simmons?s home and finds her dead, in a pile of lime sugar cookies. But with a number of names on Santa?s naughty list, this case may be a hard cookie to crumble.
About the Author
Livia J. Washburn is the national bestselling author of the Fresh-Baked Mysteries and has been a professional writer for more than 20 years. She received the Private Eye Writers of America Award and the American Mystery Award for her first mystery, Wild Night, written under the name L. J. Washburn, and she was nominated for a Spur Award by the Western Writers of America for a novel written with her husband, James Reasoner. She lives with her husband in a small Texas town, where she is constantly experimenting with new recipes.
Praise for the Fresh-Baked Mysteries
“Engaging...a cozy distinguished by its appealing characters and mouthwatering recipes.”—Publishers Weekly
“This is a great cozy to get you into the holiday spirit—because even though there’s a murderer on the loose, there’s lots of holiday cheer (and some yummy-sounding recipes at the end of this book).”—AnnArbor.com
“[A] fun and captivating read...full of holiday cheer, mystery, murder, delicious treats, endearing characters, and evil villains...a cute and grippingly good read.”—Examiner.com
“This mystery is nicely crafted, with a believable ending. The camaraderie of the Fresh-Baked Mystery series’ cast of retired schoolteachers who share a home is endearing. Phyllis is an intelligent and keen sleuth who can bake a mean funnel cake. Delicious recipes are included!”—RT Book Reviews
“The whodunit is fun, and the recipes [are] mouthwatering.”—The Best Reviews
“Washburn has a refreshing way with words and knows how to tell an exciting story.”—Midwest Book Review