Death, Lies, and Apple Pies

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BANTAM DELL, Dec 1, 1998 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Tori Miracle returns to Lickin Creek to rekindle a romance with the town's handsome police chief, and to judge the town's annual apple recipe contest - an honor not to be taken lightly. Yet upon Tori's arrival, the ordinarily quiet town is awash in madness, mayhem - and murder. The government is proposing to build a nuclear waste dump site in Lickin Creek and it's tearing the little community apart. Though most are adamantly opposed to the idea, some stand to make a handsome profit, and lately the feuding has become increasingly hostile and violent. Though Tori is warned to keep her nose out of trouble, when a rash of "accidental" deaths breaks out, she can't help but snoop around. Before long, Tori uncovers a slew of secrets that if exposed could ruin some of the town's most prominent members. As she gets closer to the truth, the killer closes in, and, like it or not, once again Tori Miracle finds herself running for her life in a town so small no one can be trusted.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Can you imagine? A nuclear waste dump may be the new kid on the block in that apple of God's eye, Lickin Creek, Pennsylvania. Looks like the demonstrators from CANLICK (Citizens Against Nuclear Waste ... Read full review

Death, lies, and apple pies: a Tori Miracle mystery

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Struggling but spunky New York author Tori Miracle returns to Lickin Creek, Pennsylvania (see Death Pays the Rose Rent, LJ 7/94), to visit her long-distance boyfriend, hunky local police chief Garnet ... Read full review


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Valerie S.  Malmont is the author of Death Pays the Rose Rent.  She lives in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

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