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Gingerdead Man
Five-Ingredient Mystery #7
BY Maya Corrigan

September 29, 2020/ ISBN 978-1-4967-2244-7
Mystery/Cozy / Holiday: Christmas

Reviewed by Laura Hinds

Bayport, Maryland is all decked out as Victorian London during the Christmas season. They are having a Dickens of a Holiday festival, and during a private tea party, all of the volunteers are in costume. Val Deniston is hosting a private tea party for the volunteers where almost everyone has a themed costume. One guest arrives dressed as the Ghost of Christmas Presents and leaves bags of mystery presents for those seated at the same table as Santa. This Santa is rude and no one likes him.

The creepy costumed visitor did not speak and no one knew who it could be. Santa opened his bag first, and dove into the gingerdead man cookie he found inside. A gingerdead man with a skeleton head and bones made of icing. It was like the cookies they’d had at Halloween, and soon enough Santa keels over.

Val’s grandad fancies himself a private investigator and he and Val set out to get to the truth of the cookie killer before he or she strikes again.

This is a good holiday-themed mystery with interesting characters, an intriguing plot, and a charming setting. The sleuthing duo of Val and Grandad are fun and I was tracking clues along with them. “Gingerdead Man” would make a great Christmas or holiday gift for your cozy mystery-loving friends, but don’t forget to be good to yourself and get your own copy!

There are also some recipes for yummy desserts, cider, and a chicken casserole at the back of the book. The cover is perfect and the gingerdead man cookies made me chuckle.

Enjoy! I sure did!

Reviewed 2021
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