A Catered New Year's Eve

A Catered New Year's Eve

by Isis Crawford

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Overview

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 and tells them about the long-ago deaths of her father and his business partner-both of which were 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, but when the night arrives, a guest drops dead. 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!

"Fast paced and lively, this mystery will appeal to fans of Joanne Fluke and Laura Childs."
-Booklist

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

09/30/2019

Crawford’s convoluted 15th mystery with recipes (after 2018’s A Catered Cat Wedding) opens with Ada Sinclair, a distant relative of Bernie and Libby Simmons, owners of their late mother’s café in Longely, N.Y., inviting the sisters to cater a New Year’s Eve party. Bernie hopes that Ada’s outreach signals an end to a long-standing family feud, even after the sisters’ father, retired cop Sean Simmons, warns them that the Sinclairs are the very definition of dysfunction. Ada has discovered a notebook that she believes proves her father’s death 10 years earlier was murder, and she intends to present her evidence at midnight and reveal the killer. But the party ends abruptly when a guest collapses and dies after being pricked by a needle embedded in her Christmas popper. Fearing she’ll be framed for murder, Ada flees. Bernie and Libby determine to uncover the truth, and thus ensues a quagmire of activity involving secret meetings, car chases, breaking and entering, and endless banter between the two sisters. Established fans will best appreciate this one. Agent: Evan Marshall, Evan Marshall Agency. (Nov.)

From the Publisher

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496715005
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 10/27/2020
Series: A Mystery With Recipes
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 88,579
Product dimensions: 4.70(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)

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