Title: As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles
Series: A Food Lovers Village Mystery #5
Author: Leslie Budewitz
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Publication Date: June 8, 2018
Genres: Mystery, Cozy, Culinary
Erin is one smart cookie, but can she keep the holiday
spirit―and herself―alive till Christmas?
In Jewel Bay, all is merry and bright. At Murphy’s Mercantile, AKA the
Merc, manager Erin Murphy is ringing in the holiday season with food,
drink, and a new friend: Merrily Thornton. A local girl gone wrong,
Merrily has turned her life around. But her parents have publicly
shunned her, and they nurse a bitterness that chills Erin.
When Merrily goes missing and her boss discovers he’s been robbed,
fingers point to Merrily―until she’s found dead, a string of lights around
her neck. The clues and danger snowball from there. Can Erin nab the
killer―and keep herself in one piece―in time for a special Christmas Eve?
Includes delicious recipes!
About the Author
Leslie Budewitz blends her passion for food, great mysteries, and the Northwest in the Seattle Spice Shop Mysteries and the Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries, set in Jewel Bay, Montana. Death al Dente won the 2013 Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Books, Crooks & Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law and Courtroom Procedure, won the 2011 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction, making her the first author to win Agatha Awards for both fiction and nonfiction. The 2015-16 president of Sisters in Crime, she lives in NW Montana.
New York Times bestseller Laura Childs says “Small town charm and big time chills.”