Christmas Caramel Murder by Joanne Fluke
iChristmas 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 . . .i 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 iA 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 . . . bIncludes a Dozen Holiday Recipes from The Cookie Jar!/bb/bb Tasty . . . Hannah is irresistible as a cookie fresh from the oven. /b b iPublishers Weekly /b"