Book Review of Scarpetta's Winter Table

Scarpetta's Winter Table
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From book cover...
This engaging novelette provides an intimate look into the personal lives of Kay Scarpetta, Pete Marino, and Lucy Farinelli as they celebrate the week between Christmas and New Year's. Virginia's intrepid chief medical examiner, her detective sidekick, and her niece get together for some holiday food and drink--and the unexpected joy of befriending a lonely boy. In the kitchen, this tenacious trio put together such delightful and wicked concoctions as Marino's "cause-of-death eggnog," Lucy's "felonious cookies," and Scarpetta's famous pizza and stew, guaranteed to clean out any freezer and pantry. This is not a book for serious cooks, but a delicious and heartwarming tale for readers who want to test their wits--and culinary skills--against this indomitable crime team.