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A Catered Costume Party
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A Catered Costume Party
Mystery with Recipes Series, Book 13
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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 . . .

"Charming . . . Recurring characters, especially the sisters' widowed father add depth and humor."
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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 . . .

"Charming . . . Recurring characters, especially the sisters' widowed father add depth and humor."
Publishers Weekly

Includes Original Recipes for You to Try!
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  • 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.
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  • Publisher's Weekly

    June 5, 2017
    In Crawford’s charming 13th culinary mystery featuring the Simmons sisters (after 2016’s Catered Tea Party), Bernie (fearless on stilettos and creaky balconies) strong-arms Libby (secret zodiac believer and weight-worrier) into catering Darius Witherspoon’s Halloween gala at the posh Berkshire Arms in their hometown of Longley, N.Y., despite nightmare memories of a gig there when it was the Peabody School and an alum’s head rolled down the steps. Darius’s wife, Penelope, disappears ominously, but she loves Halloween, so he says the party’s on—and then makes his entrance crashing through a window, hanged. The sisters’ nemesis, police chief Lucy Broadbent, calls it an accident, but Bernie and Libby smell murder. When Penelope is also discovered freshly hanged, the sisters risk their own necks to discover who killed whom when. Recurring characters, especially the sisters’ widowed father, retired police chief Sean, add depth and humor. Agent: Evan Marshall, Evan Marshall Agency.

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