Meier, Leslie & others. Eggnog Murder. Kensington. Oct. 2016. 320p.
ISBN 9781496704474. $25;
ebk. ISBN 9781496704481. Mys
These three tales of deadly eggnog will make you pause before indulging in the holiday treat. In Meier’s “Eggnog Murder,” reporter Lucy Stone tries to find out who sent the mysterious bottle of eggnog that killed busybody Dorcas Philpott. “Death by Eggnog” from Lee Hollis has food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell investigating grumpy librarian Agatha Farnsworth’s fatal allergic reaction to the beverage. Finally, in Barbara Ross’s “Nogged Off,” Julia Snowden gets more than she bargained for when she invites her tenant to join her family in Maine for the holidays. VERDICT This collection of short cozy mysteries set in Maine and featuring delicious recipes serves as a great introduction to these authors’ series for new readers or as a bite-sized delicacy to tide established fans over until the next book.
Library Journal, October 15, 2016