Cook's Christmas Capers(2013)
(A book in the Angie Amalfi series)
An omnibus of novels by Joanne Pence
A Double Dose of Holiday Mayhem and Murder... COOK'S CURIOUS CHRISTMAS Culinary sleuth Angie Amalfi believes that not even Christmas should get in the way of preparations for her wedding to homicide detective Paavo Smith. But in this season of surprises, Angie gets a potent holiday punch when a powerful earthquake strikes San Francisco and sends her on a magic carpet ride straight into a stockingful of suspense. And just when she thinks her magical mystery tour can't get any stranger, she becomes the target of a serial killer who terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area over forty years earlier. Angie needs to find a way to keep her merry Christmas from becoming a nightmare, not only to prevent it from being lights-out for Christmas, but also herself. THE THIRTEENTH SANTA Mystery sleuth Angie Amalfi's cousin, Richie Amalfi, and Homicide Inspector Paavo Smith's co-worker, Rebecca Mayfield, are the unlikely duo that star in this Christmas novella. When Santa Claus lies dead and flattened (as if he'd fallen from his sleigh) in the middle of a mall on Christmas Eve, Rebecca Mayfield is on the case. As she attempts to track down a van full of Santas creating havoc throughout San Francisco, a stranger pops up to help her solve the crime... and bring her some much needed Christmas cheer.
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Used availability for Joanne Pence's Cook's Christmas Capers
December 2013 : USA Paperback