In this batch of sweet, short murder mysteries, three
cooks don’t spoil the broth. New York Times bestselling author
Joanne Fluke pens the title story, and popular coauthors Laura Levine and
Leslie Meier offer “The Dangers
of Gingerbread Cookies” and “Gingerbread Cookies and Gunshots,” respectively. Together, these
three cozies will entertain listeners while compelling them to think twice
about a cherished holiday treat.
In “Gingerbread Cookie Murder,” Hannah Swensen finds her
neighbor Ernie Kusak sprawled on the floor of his condo next to an upended box
of Hannah’s Gingerbread Cookies with his head bashed in—and discovers a flurry
of murder suspects that is as long as her holiday shopping list.
Jaine Austen, the heroine of Laura Levine’s “The Dangers
of Gingerbread Cookies,” finds herself enlisted to help with her parents’
retirement community’s play The Gingerbread
Cookie That Saved Christmas. Playboy Dr. Preston McCay is playing the role
of the gingerbread cookie when he “accidentally” falls to his death during the
final act. Now Jaine must figure out if one of the doctor’s jealous lovers was
capable of murder.
In “Gingerbread Cookies and Gunshots” by Leslie Meier, when Lucy Stone
discovers the body of Rick Juergens, whose five-year-old son Nemo disappeared,
she senses foul play. Crumbs from a gingerbread cookie Lucy gave to Nemo are
found in the back seat of Rick’s car. With the hours quickly ticking till
Christmas, Lucy races against the clock to find a killer before he strikes
again. Download and start listening now!