In this novella, Hannah shares a mystery that happened last Christmas with her new husband Ross. As they sample chocolate flan at the Lake Eden Inn, Hannah recounts how Phyllis Bates, Herb Beeseman's old high school flame, wound up dead in a ditch outside the Corner Tavern. Although Phyllis was having an affair with Mayor Bascomb, he has an airtight alibi -- much to Hannah's dismay. As she solves the mystery, visits from her long-dead father (shades of A Christmas Carol) and counseling sessions with her partner Lisa, complicate the tale. Enough cookies recipes are included that would make a nice holiday present for your friends and neighbors.

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