The Gingerbread Bump-Off: A Fresh-Baked Mystery (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Oct 26, 2011 - Fiction - 304 pages
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A Christmas killer has been icing Phylis Newsom's friends in the sixth Fresh-Baked mystery.

Not only will Phyllis Newsom's house be featured in the annual Christmas Jingle Bell Tour of Homes, she also has a Christmas Eve bridal shower and a New Year's Eve wedding to bake goodies for. But like her tasty treats, she rises to the occasion.

Before the tour gets under way, Phyllis makes a gruesome discovery on her porch: someone has tried to kill her friend. As Santa's naughty list gets longer, Phyllis tries to catch a half-baked killer.


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User Review  - Jiraiya - LibraryThing

The Gingerbread Bump-Off is so titled because a garden figurine is the murder weapon. I've had quite some expectation from this series. It was a pleasure to read and watch the plot unfold. It was ... Read full review

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User Review  - DrLed - LibraryThing

Synopsis: It's Christmas and Phyllis is asked to decorate for the Christmas Jingle Bell Tour of Homes. All goes well until the night of the tour when the organizer is murdered on Phyllis's doorstep ... Read full review


German Chocolate Cookies
Dark Delicious Chocolate Cashew Cookies
Gingerbread Boys
Chocolate Mint Coffee Spoons
Winter Cranberry Cider
Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwiches
OldFashioned Sausage Gravy
SlowBake Gingerbread Ornaments

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About the author (2011)

Livia J. Washburn has been a professional writer for more than twenty years. She received the Private Eye Writers of America Award and the American Mystery Award for her first mystery, Wild Night, written under the name L. J. Washburn, and was nominated for a Spur Award by the Western Writers of America for a novel written with her husband, James Reasoner. She lives with her husband in a small Texas town, where she is constantly experimenting with new recipes. Her two grown daughters are both teachers in her hometown, and she is very proud of them. 

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