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A catered Fourth of July / Isis Crawford.

By: Crawford, Isis.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Crawford, Isis. Mystery with recipes: 10.Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2015Copyright date: ©2014Edition: First Kensington mass market edition.Description: 356 pages ; 18 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0758274920; 9780758274922.Subject(s): Simmons, Libby (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Simmons, Bernie (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Caterers and catering -- Fiction | Baking -- Fiction | Cooking -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction.DDC classification: [Fic] | 813/.54 Summary: "High noon on July Fourth in the quiet town of Longley, New York, and sisters Bernie and Libby are setting up their yummy catering out of the sun in the gazebo. But the fireworks have yet to begin ... After the muskets are fired and the fake Revolutionary War battle is over, the blood on notorious town playboy Jack Devlin turns out to be very real. When town councilman and resident loudmouth Rick Evans fingers Libby's beau, Marvin, as the killer, Bernie and Libby know they've got to get cooking on the case. But the sisters have their plates overloaded with suspects, and will need to work very fast to clear Marvin's name. A simmering killer is still out there, armed and taking shots, and unless they quickly get to the bottom of this patriotic pre-meditation ... their goose may be cooked!"--Page [4] cover.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

High noon on July Fourth in the quiet town of Longley, New York, and it's got to be one hundred degrees. Thankfully, sisters Bernie and Libby are setting up their yummy catering out of the sun in the gazebo for a Revolutionary War reenactment.

Soon, the fake battle is over--but the blood on notorious town playboy Jack Devlin is very real. When town councilman and resident loudmouth Rick Evans fingers Bernie's beau as the killer, Bernie and Libby will need to work fast to clear his name. The simmering killer is still out there, armed and taking shots, and unless the sisters quickly get to the bottom of this patriotic pre-meditation...their goose may be cooked!

Includes recipes.

Includes excerpt from A Catered Mother's Day.

"A mystery with recipes."--Cover.

"High noon on July Fourth in the quiet town of Longley, New York, and sisters Bernie and Libby are setting up their yummy catering out of the sun in the gazebo. But the fireworks have yet to begin ... After the muskets are fired and the fake Revolutionary War battle is over, the blood on notorious town playboy Jack Devlin turns out to be very real. When town councilman and resident loudmouth Rick Evans fingers Libby's beau, Marvin, as the killer, Bernie and Libby know they've got to get cooking on the case. But the sisters have their plates overloaded with suspects, and will need to work very fast to clear Marvin's name. A simmering killer is still out there, armed and taking shots, and unless they quickly get to the bottom of this patriotic pre-meditation ... their goose may be cooked!"--Page [4] cover.

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Library Journal Review

When Bernie's boyfriend is the prime suspect in a Revolutionary War reenactment gone bad, she and her catering sister Libby move into investigative mode. This is number ten for the cozy series set in the Westchester region of New York (after A Catered Christmas Cookie Exchange). Includes drool-inducing recipes. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

In Crawford's diverting ninth mystery featuring catering sisters Bernie and Libby Simmons (after 2013's A Catered Christmas Cookie Exchange), the big draw of the Fourth of July extravaganza in Longely, N.Y., is a reenactment of a Revolutionary War battle with authentic uniforms and equipment. The replica muskets are, of course, not functional-with the exception of one prepared especially for use by womanizer Jack Devlin. When the musket explodes on firing and kills Devlin, attention focuses on Libby's beau, Marvin, who was in charge of providing the weapons, despite there being no dearth of more likely suspects. The police won't look elsewhere even after someone shoots at Marvin's car, so Bernie decides she and Libby must find the real killer before Marvin ends up in prison. Scorned women, jealous husbands, Wiccans, and Hilda the pet pig add to the cozy fun. Agent: Evan Marshall, Evan Marshall Agency. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

Sisters and owners of A Little Taste of Heaven, Bernie and Libby are catering the reenactment of the Revolutionary War Battle of Meadow Creek on July Fourth in Longely, New York, when Jack Devlin's musket blows up in his face, killing him. When it looks like Libby's boyfriend, Marvin, who was in charge of the costumes and props, will soon be arrested for murder, the sisters, along with their father, the former Longely police chief, and Bernie's boyfriend, Brandon, set out to clear him. Since Devlin was a philanderer, there are multiple suspects, ranging from angry husbands to scorned women. Framed with scenes of food preparation and sales, and supported by the richly portrayed relationship between the sisters and their widowed father, this satisfying cozy will appeal to fans of Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swensen mysteries and Chris Cavender's Pizza Lovers series. The book concludes with a selection of recipes.--O'Brien, Sue Copyright 2010 Booklist