A catered costume party [electronic resource]. Isis Crawford.
- ISBN: 9781617733383 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
When sisters Bernie and Libby Simmons agree to cater an extravagant Halloween party in their little upstate New York town of Longely, they figured a ghost or two and a blood curdling scream might be part of the menu, but they never expected to be haunted by the deadly specter of murder . . . Halloween is coming, and Darius Witherspoon isn't giving up on his plan for a catered costume party—despite the recent disappearance of his wife, Penelope. He may be heartbroken, but perhaps throwing a big shindig in her honor will boost his spirits. Darius hires Bernie and Libby to provide the treats. They'd prefer to avoid the festivities altogether, but as always, there are bills to be paid. And in the midst of the celebration, Darius is discovered hanging from a noose outside one of the ballroom's French doors . . . Based on the note Darius left, which includes a sum of money and a request for them to "do something" if anything should happen to him, Bernie and Libby rule out suicide. Once the serving trays have been cleared and the decorations taken down, it's up to the sisters to unmask a killer .
Electronic reproduction. LaVergne : Kensington Books, 2017. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1848 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 August #1
Sisters Libby and Bernie Simmons, owners of the catering business A Little Taste of Heaven, reluctantly agree to cater failed treasure hunter Darius Witherspoon's Halloween party at the spooky Berkshire Arms, formerly the tragedy-ridden Peabody School. They are puzzled when Darius leaves an envelope with them the day of the party, to be opened if he does not return for it. During the party, everyone is stunned to see Darius with a rope around his neck, hanging from his apartment window. When the sisters open the envelope, they find $5,000 and a letter asking them to investigate his death, which is officially ruled a suicide or a party stunt gone wrong. Keeping one step ahead of chief of police Lucas Broadbent, who sees the sisters as a perennial thorn in his side, Libby and Bernie unravel the truth by interviewing Darius' angry investors, his business partner, and the owner of the Berkshire Arms. The close relationship between the two very different sisters is reminiscent of that between the similar siblings in Chris Cavender's Pizza Lover's mysteries. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.
ISIS CRAWFORD was born in Egypt to parents who were in the diplomatic corps. When she was five, her family returned to the States, where her mother opened a restaurant in Upper Westchester County and her father became a university professor. Since then Isis has combined her parents’ love of food and travel by running a catering service as well as penning numerous travel-related articles about places ranging from Omsk to Paraguay. Married, with twin boys, she presently resides in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, where she is working on the next Bernie and Libby culinary mystery. Readers can visit her website at www.isiscrawford.com.
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