This is book number 20 in the A Hannah Swensen Mystery series.
If there’s a body around, Hannah Swensen will find it. Mike, detective and friend, calls Hannah’s talent “slaydar.” The mayor’s former girlfriend Phyllis Bates is dead and the list of suspects includes Hannah’s dear friends. Lisa is jealous because her husband Herb is not coming home nights and Phyllis, his high school sweetheart, works closely with him. Herb, the absent husband, might not have liked the very unprofessional kiss Mrs. Clause gave him on stage. Especially when Mrs. Clause is Phyllis, and Lisa is in the audience. Are the philandering mayor and his very angry wife on the suspect list? With help from her mother and her good friend Norman, Hannah begins to investigate, interrogate, and poke into alibis. Will she be able to nose around and remain safe? Will there be a happy ending and a Merry Christmas? Will the reader have time to bake all the yummy recipes in the book? Read and bake with pleasure.— Guest Reviewer Sandra Hale