Baldwin Boettcher Evening Book Club

Gingerbread Cookie MurderJoin us for a warm and cozy discussion of Gingerbread Cookie Murder, a collection of three mystery novellas by Joanne Fluke, Laura Levine, and Leslie Meier.  We'll meet at Baldwin Boettcher Branch on Monday, January 6, at 6:30 pm to talk about these stories and the recipes included in each.  Copies are available at the library.

Summary:  Nothing's better on Christmas Eve than waiting for the stroke of midnight with a cup of eggnog and a plate of warm gingerbread cookies.  But in this merry collection of holiday mysteries murder is making its own special delivery...  Gingerbread Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke:  When Hannah Swensen finds her neighbor Ernie Kusak with his head bashed in and sprawled on the floor of his condo next to an upended box of Hannah's Gingerbread Cookies, she discovers a flurry of murder suspects that's as long as her holiday shopping list.  The Dangers Of Gingerbread Cookies by Laura Levine:  Jaine Austen has been enlisted to help with her parents' retirement community's play "The Gingerbread Cookie That Saved Christmas."  Playboy Dr. Preston McCay is cast in 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.  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 to find a killer before he strikes again.  This collection includes luscious recipes.