As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles by Leslie Budewitz

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A Food Lover’s Village Mystery

“In Jewel Bay, all is merry and bright. At Murphy’s Mercantile, AKA the Merc, manager Erin Murphy is ringing in the holiday season with food, drink and a new friend: Merrily Thornton. A local girl gone wrong, Merrily’s turned her life around. But her parents have publicly shunned her, and they nurse a bitterness that chills Erin.”

“When Merrily goes missing and her boss discovers he’s been robbed, fingers point to Merrily — until she’s found dead, a string of lights around her neck. The clues and danger snowball from there. Can Erin nab the killer — and keep herself in one piece — in time for a special Christmas Eve? ~goodreads

Hello Peoples! A few weeks ago, Lelia, a blogger, was having a giveaway. I entered the giveaway and won! How about that??? I won this cozy mystery. Thank-you Lelia! If you would like to check out her blog, you can find her at ~

I love the cover art of this Christmasy mystery ~ very festive and wintry.  🙂

This was a good cozy mystery. As many of you know, I watch a LOT of classic movies. Recently, I’ve been watching Charlie Chan movies and it was Charlie Chan who helped me solve this cozy. YAY!  🙂 I did solve it. It was a puzzle. And, I don’t solve many mysteries.

Erin is a good sleuth. She’a a busy lady though. She’s planning her wedding, working, welcoming customers during the busy Christmas season and spending time with family and friends. And! When Merrily is discovered dead, someone doesn’t want Erin snooping. It’s a small town, along with plenty of gossip, there’s also plenty of support. I liked the ending.

This author was new to me and I will be reading her mysteries in the future. 5 ***** stars!

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