A catered book club murder / Isis Crawford.

By: Crawford, Isis
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2021Description: 326 pages ; 22 cmISBN: 9781496715029 :; 1496715020Subject(s): Simmons, Bernie (Fictitious character : Crawford) -- Fiction | Simmons, Libby (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Caterers and catering -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | New York (State) -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction.DDC classification: 813/.6 Summary: When a loyal member of their mystery book club is found murdered after failing to appear at a monthly gathering, sisters Bernie and Libby uncover the victim's shady dealings and knowledge of scandalous community secrets.
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If anything can be said about endearingly predictable Margo Hemsley, it's that she always serves elaborate desserts at her mystery book club meetings. That's why everyone fears the worst after she doesn't pick up her order from Bernie and Libby and skips out on the monthly gathering. The Simmons sisters can't imagine their acquaintance vanishing like a character from one of her favorite novels, at least not willingly.<br> <br> When the search ends with the discovery of a dead body, Bernie and Libby agree to help the nine remaining book club members prove their friend was murdered. But a speed read through Margo's background reveals there was more to the victim than harmless hobbies and frumpy cardigans would suggest. As the sleuthing sisters unearth scandalous secrets about the book club members, they'll have to determine who was connected to Margo's shady dealings--and who sent her to an early grave . . .

When a loyal member of their mystery book club is found murdered after failing to appear at a monthly gathering, sisters Bernie and Libby uncover the victim's shady dealings and knowledge of scandalous community secrets.

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Kirkus Book Review

The sisters who own and operate A Little Taste of Heaven get their 16th dose of murder. Artist and restorer Margo Hemsley practically poops on a schedule. So when she doesn't show up on time with the baked treats from A Little Taste she's promised the other members of the Longely Mystery Book Club, they instantly go looking for her. She doesn't answer her door, and her beat-up Camry is gone from her driveway. Whatever could have happened to her? Since Detective Andredi, of the Longely Police Department, isn't interested in her disappearance, Betsy and Tom Glassberg, on behalf of the club, offer Libby and Bernie Simmons $1,500 to find her, and the sisters promptly turn up her corpse in a local swamp. In the absence of any wounds, a police lieutenant assures everyone her death was accidental, but no one is reassured. Soon the club members, properly respectful of Libby and Bernie's track record, ask them to investigate what everyone but the police assumes is a homicide. Learning that Margo, a terrible driver, owned three much pricier cars she kept in storage at Freelander's Garage, the sisters focus on Tommy Chung, the ex-con who owns Freelanders, and he obligingly does everything he can to act guilty, refusing to talk to them, ordering his employee Jason Sitwell to do the same, and threatening them if they keep asking questions. Luckily for Tommy, Libby and Bernie find enough other evidence to implicate Margo in several possible felonies that seem completely independent of him. Remarkably little detail about the suspects, the book club, the killer, or even the three appended recipes. Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
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