GINGERBREAD COOKIE MURDER
This collection features well-plotted mysteries, great authors, fun visits with old friends and fabulous recipes to try. Readers will want to stay wrapped up by the fire with this holiday suspense trio.
Fluke brings back Hannah Swenson in “Gingerbread Cookie Murder” as Hannah finds her neighbor Ernie sprawled on his kitchen floor next to a box of her gingerbread cookies. Levine’s Jaine Austen is enlisted to help her parents’ retirement community with their holiday play and investigates when the play’s star dies onstage in “The Dangers of Gingerbread Cookies.” In Meier’s “Gingerbread Cookies and Gunshots,” journalist Lucy Stone investigates the disappearance of a 5-year-old boy. When his father’s body is discovered, Lucy races to find out what happened before the child becomes the next casualty. (KENSINGTON, Oct., 304 pp., $23.00)