Beware of strangers bearing gifts

Gingerdead Man (A Five-Ingredient Mystery Book 7)

By: Maya Corrigan

Rating: 5 of 5

This is the second book in this series that I have read. The first one was book six and I have so enjoyed both books, I have purchased several of the earlier stories in the series.

Val Deniston and her Grandad share a Victorian home. They have shared a bit of part time sleuthing as well. While Val is the manager of the Cool Down Cafe at the local fitness center, she is also branching out into catering.

Their town, Bayport, Maryland is hosting a Christmas fete that is based on Charles Dickens. People are encouraged to dress as one of the characters in his various stories.

The setting is set for all kinds of mischief as individual identity if hidden. Val and her friend are catering a tea for the city residents who have been part of putting the fete on. A stranger appears (really strange, stranger) to drop of a sweet gift for each of the individuals at the tea.

Remember, you should never, ever eat something that is given to you by a stranger, especially one whose face is completely hidden.

Therein lies the tale. Val and her Grandad are on the case. Val’s catering business depends on finding out who was responsible for the death as her business is suffering as customers start cancelling their orders.

I was provided a digital advance reader copy of this book by the publisher via Netgalley.

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