Sisters Bernie and Libby Simmons are reunited with a distant relative who wants them to cater a New Year’s Eve event—and help find a guilty party . . . It’s been years since Bernie and Libby’s parents became estranged from Ada Sinclair’s side of the family—though the reasons for the rift are lost to history. The sisters, however, are intrigued when Ada makes contact. She tells them about the long-ago deaths of her father and his business partner, which happened within hours of each other—and were both ruled accidental.
Ada thinks otherwise—and has a plan. On New Year’s Eve, she’ll gather a group of guests and read from a diary she’s found in her mother’s attic that she thinks will expose the culprit. The Simmons sisters agree to provide refreshments for the bash, and when the night arrives, Ada’s ready to count down to a confession. But as midnight approaches, a guest drops dead. It looks like the menu tonight includes champagne and cyanide . . .
In the tumult, the diary disappears. When Ada is arrested for murder, she’ll have to hope that Bernie and Libby can provide a resolution before the clock runs out.
Includes Original Recipes for You to Try!
About the Author
ISIS CRAWFORD was born in Egypt to parents who were in the diplomatic corps. When she was five, her family returned to the States, where her mother opened a restaurant in Upper Westchester County and her father became a university professor. Since then Isis has combined her parents’ love of food and travel by running a catering service as well as penning numerous travel-related articles about places ranging from Omsk to Paraguay. Married, with twin boys, she presently resides in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, where she is working on the next Bernie and Libby culinary mystery.
DELICIOUS PRAISE FOR ISIS CRAWFORD AND HER MOUTH-WATERING MYSTERIES! A CATERED CAT WEDDING “Cozy fans will enjoy the lively characters, irresistible food descriptions, and witty dialogue.” —Publishers Weekly A CATERED COSTUME PARTY “A fun murder mystery with two endearing heroines and plenty of twists, this will get readers in the Halloween spirit.” —Parkersburg News and Sentinel
“A classic cozy.” —Suspense Magazine A CATERED FOURTH OF JULY “Framed with scenes of food preparation and sales, and supported by the richly portrayed relationship between the sisters and their widowed father, this satisfying cozy will appeal to fans of Joanne Fluke’s Hannah Swensen mysteries.” —Booklist
A CATERED CHRISTMAS “Comical minor arguments, bitchy asides, cookie dependencies, and useful recipes keep this moving.” —Library Journal
A CATERED MURDER “Fans who love culinary mysteries are going to gain pounds after reading this delicious who-done-it.” —I Love a Mystery