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`Tis the season for trimming the tree, caroling, baking cookies, and curling up by the Yuletide waiting for Santa to drop down the chimney. But in this festive collection of holiday whodunits, murder is also paying a visit.Candy Cane Murder byMore`Tis the season for trimming the tree, caroling, baking cookies, and curling up by the Yuletide waiting for Santa to drop down the chimney. But in this festive collection of holiday whodunits, murder is also paying a visit.Candy Cane Murder by JOANNE FLUKEBakery owner Hannah Swensen feels a little stuffed in her elf costume-but its too late to count calories. Lake Edens annual Christmas gala is upon her and eager children are waiting. Wayne Bergstrom, owner of Bergstroms Department Store, happily ho-ho-hos his way through the festivities in his Santa suit. But when a trail of candy canes leads to his corpse in a snow bank, Hannah must find Kris Kringles killer.The Dangers of Candy Canes by LAURA LEVINEWhen a wealthy suburbanite takes a lethal tumble off his roof while installing a giant candy cane, the roofing contractor being held responsible for murder asks freelance writer Jaine Austen to investigate. But solving this untimely holiday death means delving into the cutthroat Christmas decorating wars among scheming neighbors with dirty secrets in their stocking. It takes a fruitcake hiding a weapon and a stunning confrontation to expose the mastermind of this holiday murder.Candy Canes of Christmas Past by LESLIE MEIERTwenty-some years ago, Lucy Stone arrived in Tinker Cove, Maine, and discovered her knack for solving mysteries when she met Miss Tilly, the town librarian, whose mother took a fatal fall down the basement stairs one Christmas Eve. The accident left a cloud of suspicion on Miss Tillys father and a slew of other suspects. The only clue was a glass candy cane found smashed to bits by the victims body. Now Lucy must learn the mystery of theglass candy cane as she unlocks the doors of Christmas past, exposing secrets, scandal, and a killer who got away with murder.Whether a gift for yourself or that special someone on your list, theres no better way to spend the holidays than with these tantalizing mysteries of murder.Includes over 15 scrumptious holiday recipes!