Now that Thanksgiving's behind her, vintage cookware enthusiast Jaymie Leighton Müller is excitedly making plans for the upcoming Dickens Days festival-the town's month-long celebration leading up to Christmas. With a hot cider booth on the village green to warm the hearts and bodies of the townsfolk and a diorama featuring a scene from A Christmas Carol, things are shaping up for a festive season-until the town's local Scrooge is found murdered, a vintage pudding mould covering his cracked skull. Nearly everyone had a reason to dislike Evan Nezer-either for his bullying ways or his obnoxious arrogance-but with his body being found in Jaymie's diorama, she'll have to figure out who hated him enough to see him dead. With many suspects and even more secrets coming to the surface as she investigates, Jaymie feels buried by a blizzard of clues. But with Dickens Days on hold until the police can nab the killer, she's determined to catch the culprit so the ghost of Evan Nezer doesn't cast a pall over the whole Christmas season
"The holidays are Jenna Hart's favorite time of year, but just as she's decorating the Cookbook Nook for all the festive events, her imperious older sister makes a surprise visit, anxious that her husband's been more naughty than nice. To make matters worse, her father's good friend Jake shows up on her doorstep with a frantic report that his friend has been murdered--trussed with Christmas lights and impaled with a tree star." -- Back cover.
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