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Candy Cane Murder Candy Cane Murder / The Dangers of Candy Canes / Candy Canes of Christmas Past
Author: Leslie Meier, Laura Levine, Joanne Fluke
'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 — Bakery owner Hannah Swensen feels a little stuffed in ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780758221988
ISBN-10: 0758221983
Publication Date: 10/1/2007
Pages: 288
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3.8 stars, based on 60 ratings
Publisher: Kensington
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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This is a collection of three Christmas murder mysteries, written by three popular female mystery writers. I think my favorite would have to be Candy Cane Murder. When Santa turns up dead, everyone is shocked and horrified. I finished the book in a couple of hours and enjoyed all three stories very much.
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candy cane murder is a very enjoyable book
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Very good. I love every book I've read write by Joanne Fluke and Leslie Meier.
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Great additon to all the series and great recipes.
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Enjoyed this book by the three authors. I think I liked "Candy Canes of Christmas Past" by Leslie Meier the most. I've read almost all of the Lucy Stone series, this one takes the reader back to the early days when Lucy and Bill had just moved to Tinker's Cove. Toby is a two year old and Lucy is pregnant with Elizabeth. How and under what circumstances did they meet all the regulars like Miss Tilley, Sue French, Rachel Goodman, etc. are explained. Great background info.
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I love all of Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swensen books. This one was no different, although a short story it was just as funny and inventive as her others. I had never read works by the other two authors and am currently in the middle of Laura Levine's story and can already say that I will be looking for other books by her. With the weather being how is has been lately (cold, gloomy, sometimes snowy and rainy)a good mystery is a great thing to curl up with.
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I really liked the Hannah Swenson story but could not get into the others at all.
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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


Bakery owner Hannah Swensen feels a little stuffed in her elf costume--but it's too late to count calories. Lake Eden's annual Christmas gala is upon her and eager children are waiting. Wayne Bergstrom, owner of Bergstrom's Department Store, happily ho-ho-hos his way through the festivities in his Santa suit. But when a trail of candy canes leads to his corpse in a snow bank, Hannah must find Kris Kringle's killer.


"The Dangers of Candy Canes" by Laura Levine


When a wealthy suburbanite takes a lethal tumble off his roof while installing a giant candy cane, the roofing contractor being held responsible for murder asks freelance writer Jaine Austen to investigate. But solving this untimely holiday death means delving into the cutthroat Christmas decorating wars among scheming neighbors with dirty secrets in their stocking. It takes a fruitcake hiding a weapon and a stunning confrontation to expose the mastermind of this holiday murder.


"Candy Canes of Christmas Past" by Leslie Meier


Twenty-some years ago, Lucy Stone arrived in Tinker Cove, Maine, and discovered her knack for solving mysteries when she met Miss Tilly, the town librarian, whose mother took a fatal fall down the basement stairs one Christmas Eve. The "accident" left a cloud of suspicion on Miss Tilly's father and a slew of other suspects. The only clue was a glass candy cane found smashed to bits by the victim's body. Now Lucy must learn the mystery of the glass candy cane as she unlocks the doors of Christmas past, exposing secrets, scandal, and 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 15 scrumptious holiday recipes!


Santa gets bludgeoned, neighbors knock neighbors off their light-festooned roofs and householders nearly blow themselves into next year cooking Yule dinner in this triple-decker helping of holiday cheer.


Fluke gives her regular sleuth the starring role in the saga of Santa's sad demise. Hannah Swenson finds skinflint department-store magnate Wayne Bergstrom with his neck broken after playing St. Nick at the Lake Eden Inn's gala. Even her boyfriend, Detective Mike Kingston, knows Hannah's going to investigate, although he tells her for the record to leave it to the professionals. Levine's Jaine Austen, a freelance writer who can resist anything but temptation, is in a holiday tizzy trying to clear Seymour Fiedler, proud proprietor of "Fiedler on the Roof Roofers," of the charge that he doctored the roofing tiles that led to irascible Garth Janken's untimely demise. And Meier takes Lucy Stone back in time, as Christmas with her grandson Patrick reminds her of her first Christmas in Tinker's Cove. Their house on Red Top Road was a mess, she was pregnant with her second child and her husband Bill tried to fix the pilot light on their cantankerous stove, causing an explosion that burned his arms. When librarian Julia Tilley comes to her rescue, Lucy in return tackles the mysterious death of Miss Tilley's mother.

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