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The theft of a friend's priceless, family-legacy Christmas ornaments brings amateur detective and culinary expert, Sadie Hoffmiller, back on the case in a new stand-alone cozy mystery. 

In the latest chapter to the Culinary Mystery series, amateur detective Sadie Hoffmiller continues combining her sleuthing with her cooking and baking to connect with people and gain information she might otherwise not have access to. Moreover, now that Sadie is married to Detective Pete Cunningham, she has a street-savvy husband to test out her crime-solving theories. 

With Christmas approaching, Sadie is preparing for a large blended-family gathering including many new grandchildren - in their home in Fort Collins, Colorado. Even with the festive chaos, Sadie drops everything when word gets out that her friend, Mary, is the victim of a holiday robbery. 

At 94 years old, and nearly blind, Mary knows this is may be her last Christmas and the last year to enjoy her family heirloom Christmas tree ornaments. She wants just one more holiday to display her ornaments and following Christmas Eve Mass, she'll pass them on to her great-granddaughter, Joy. Though priceless to the family, the collection has been valued at $40,000, and the Christmas tree in the care facility has never looked so good. But before the ornaments can be retrieved by Mary, 11 of the most expensive ornaments are stolen. 

A holiday Christmas caper might be new to Sadie, but she's ready to mix in her seasoned crime-solving skills with a pinch of new holiday recipes.

©2019 Josi S. Kilpack (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

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Disappointed it was a different narrator

As always this was a great story in the Sadie culinary series, but after listening to all the other books this was was hard to listen to with a different narrator. The story was wonderful, just not the same.

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Perfect Christmas Cozy

I really enjoyed this book. Just what I needed to put me in the Christmas spirit and give me a break from hard boiled crime stories. In this book, life is hard, but sweet and people are kind to each other.

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Really enjoyed this one

I totally loved the book. It is a little different than most cozy mysteries. The cozy comes from the relationships between an older woman in the final weeks of her life and the mystery is not a murder. Spoiler alert - you may need a tissue or two at the end of the book.

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