Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Christmas in July

I just finished the book The Christmas Cookie Killer by Livia J. Washburn (pictured below):

This is what the back of the book said (thanks books-a-million for sharing this info):

Christmas comes to Weatherford, Texas, in this delicious new entry in the national bestselling series. Yuletide is here and retired teacher cum amateur sleuth Phyllis Newsom looks forward to finishing up this unlucky year. But she won't be hanging up her apron just yet because this year as Christmas bake-off is going to be cutthroat. Phyllis would like to think she's entering the Christmas cookie contest for the fun of it but that's not exactly true. She can't imagine anyone beating her snowflake-shaped lime sugar cookies. Then, during her annual Christmas cookie exchange, Phyllis heads over to the elderly Mrs. Simmons' home and finds her dead, in a pile of lime sugar cookies. But with a number of names on Santa's naughty list, this case may be a hard cookie to crumble.

I don't usually read mysteries especially murder mysteries, but a local grocery store chain was closing all its stores and this books cover keep on calling to me. I know your not suppose to judge a book by its cover, but this cover was just so cute I couldn't resist. I just love this cover art. When the book went to 50%/60% off I bought it. I thought it would at least be a good deal for the recipes that were included, which I really like the idea of them being there. The food talked about in this book all seemed like it would be very good. This book was an easy read, but somewhat predictable. I thought that I have figured it out right away, but I was one person off which I liked. In the end I would recommend this book and I'm glad I read it in the summer when it is so hot that I like to think about snow, Christmas hams, warm fires, sweaters, and cookies. This book would be worth purchasing at full price, but I'm really glad that I got it at a discount.

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