A Catered Christmas

A Catered Christmas
Publisher Kensington Books
Release Date
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780758269140
Rating 2.5/5 from 3 reviews
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As picturesque Longley, New York, gets ready to ring in the holiday season, caterers Bernadette and Libby Simmons are coping with their busiest time of year. If that's not enough to make them run around like crazed elves, they're recruited for a cooking show contest that pits celebrity chefs against each other--and gives rise to murder. . . Visions of sugar plums are most decidedly not dancing in Libby's head--especially since she and her sister are set to appear on the Hortense Calabash Cooking Show. The premise is to give six professional caterers random ingredients and have them whip up a holiday meal. The icing on the fruitcake is that Hortense Calabash is a grinch of year-round proportions. And the other contestants are some of the most demanding--and difficult--chefs in the business. Bernie and Libby are thrown into the mix as arguments and accusations simmer on the set. Holiday spirit has left the building--and leaves a body--when Hortense, all dressed up as Santa Claus for the opening sequence, is killed by an exploding oven. With the holiday rush in full swing and a killer still on the loose, Bernie and Libby have no choice but to wrap up the mystery before their geese are well and fully cooked. . . Includes Scrumptious Holiday Recipes for You to Try!

A Catered Christmas
  • Author : Isis Crawford
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release Date : 2006-10-01

As picturesque Longley, New York, gets ready to ring in the holiday season, caterers Bernadette and Libby Simmons are coping with their busiest time of year. If that's not enough to make them run around like crazed elves, they're recruited for a cooking show contest that pits celebrity chefs against

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A Catered Christmas
  • Author : Tim Hemlin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-12-15

Forget a white Christmas in Houston. Poet, chef and amateur sleuth Neil Marshall sees a blue, blue Yuletide heading straight at him. And as if his holiday funk and the hectic seasonal demands aren't enough, Neil's grandfather, who bears an uncanny resemblance to old St. Nick, decides to make an

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A Catered Christmas Cookie Exchange
  • Author : Isis Crawford
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release Date : 2013-11-14

“Fans of culinary cozies by Joanne Fluke and Diane Mott Davidson will enjoy discovering Crawford.”—Library Journal Bernie and Libby Simmons, caterers extraordinaire, are hosting a televised cookie contest just in time for Christmas, but unfriendly rivalries cook up a cutthroat competition… The feisty members of the Christmas Cookie Club

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A Catered New Year s Eve
  • Author : Isis Crawford
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release Date : 2019-10-29

Sisters Bernie and Libby Simmons are reunited with a distant relative who wants them to cater a New Year’s Eve event—and help find a guilty party . . . It’s been years since Bernie and Libby’s parents became estranged from Ada Sinclair’s side of the family—though the

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A Catered Book Club Murder
  • Author : Isis Crawford
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release Date : 2020-12-29

Sisters Bernie and Libby Simmons are used to catering lip-smacking treats to an artsy group of book lovers—until fiction spills into reality . . . If anything can be said about endearingly predictable Margo Hemsley, it’s that she always serves elaborate desserts at her mystery book club meetings. That’s why

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A Catered Costume Party
  • Author : Isis Crawford
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release Date : 2017-09-01

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

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A Catered Thanksgiving
  • Author : Isis Crawford
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01

Whipping up Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful for anyone, but that goes double for the Field family. Everything has to be perfect, or they risk getting cut out of dominating patriarch Monty's lucrative will. That's where sisters Bernie and Libby's catering company, A Little Taste of Heaven, comes in. Surely

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A Catered Halloween
  • Author : Isis Crawford
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release Date : 2008

In the fifth adventure in Crawford's much-loved culinary mystery series, sisters Libby and Bernie Simmons attend a haunted house fundraiser--with some truly spooky surprises.

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A Catered St  Patrick s Day
  • Author : Isis Crawford
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01

To most of the people of Longely, New York, St. Paddy's Day means good food, great music, and plenty of Guinness. But when the lifeless body of Mike Sweeney floats to the top of a vat of green beer, it looks like the luck o' the Irish has just run

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A Catered Valentine s Day
  • Author : Isis Crawford
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release Date : 2007-12-25

When Libby and her sister Bernie cater a vampire-themed high school reunion in honor of best-selling author Laird Wrenn, they find themselves knee-deep in murder when Wrenn drops dead after dinner and Libby is accused of the crime. Reprint.

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A Catered Murder
  • Author : Isis Crawford
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release Date : 2003

When Libby and her sister Bernie cater a vampire-themed high school reunion in honor of best-selling author Laird Wrenn, they find themselves knee-deep in murder when Wrenn drops dead after dinner and Libby stands accused of the crime, forcing the dynamic duo to whip up the truth. 10,000 first printing.

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A Catered Tea Party
  • Author : Isis Crawford
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01

Catering sisters Bernie and Libby Simmons are helping put on an elaborate tea party for an opening night gala fundraiser. It’s quite a to-do for the quaint town of Longely, New York, especially when the billionaire behind the event drops dead . . . Everyone in Longely is talking about Blue House,

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Christmas Sweets
  • Author : Joanne Fluke,Laura Levine,Leslie Meier
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release Date : 2019-10-29

Gathered in one delightful volume time, here are three yuletide tales of mystery, murder, and romance, featuring your favorite sleuths . . . THE TWELVE DESSERTS OF CHRISTMAS by JOANNE FLUKE It’s the perfect mix of naughty and nice when two lovestruck boarding school teachers watch six kids over Christmas break. But

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A Catered Wedding
  • Author : Isis Crawford
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Release Date : 2013-09-30

Bernadette and Libby Simmons have been working twelve-hour days at their store, A Taste of Heaven. And in between whipping up sweet treats and catering high school graduation parties, the sisters have to fit one more event into their busy schedule: catering a high-society wedding that takes a very low

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It Happened One Christmas
  • Author : Susan Wiggs,Nancy Warren,Jule McBride
  • Publisher : Harlequin Books
  • Release Date : 2003

Set against the backdrop of New York City, a trio of hilarious romances follows three very different women--Manhattan society girl Eve St. James, up-and-coming caterer Marina Shields, and cranky marketing executive Kim Winkler--as they find unexpected love amidst the magic of Christmas. Original.

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