The Killer Wore Cranberry: Room for Thirds - J. Alan Hartman, Lisa Wagner, Toni Goodyear, Lesley A. Diehl, Elizabeth Hosang, Barb Goffman, Herschel Cozine, Barbara Metzger, Big Jim Williams, Randall DeWitt, Sarafina Gravagno, Laird Long, Rhett Shepard, Warren Bull, Lee Hammerschmidt, Sharon Daynard, Mary Mackey, Mar

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A third helping of TKWC could make one appear gluttonous, but this huge heaping helping won’t make you put on an ounce. I swear!  In fact, laughing at some of the humorous stories in this anthology will actually help you lose weight. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.


Stuffed by Toni Goodyear ~ I’d rather have a divorce, please.

A Saucy Kind of Holiday by Lesley A. Diehl ~ Yay! Aunt Nozzie stories are a kick!

The Corner Suite by Elizabeth Hosang ~ You just can’t trust anyone these days.

Operation Knock Her Down a Peg by Barb Goffman ~ Revenge can get you in trouble.

A Pig in a Poke by Herschel Cozine ~ Amusing.

Mama Made Kugel by Barbara Metzger ~ I love Ms. Metzger’s historical romances and wasn’t sure about a contemporary by her, but I love this story.

The Mashed Potato/Cranberry Thanksgiving Murder Case by Big Jim Williams ~ Ok, this is way out there on the far side of farcical.

The Bells of Saint Marie by Randall DeWitt ~ Woah…

You Say Potato by Sarafina Gravagno ~ Ha! A favorite.

Vegetables Aren’t Good for You! by Laird Long ~ Way out there. I’m beginning to sense a theme with Mr. Long.

Blame It on the Chef by Rhett Shepard ~ I thought my family was weird.

It’s All in the Timing by Warren Bull ~ My least favorite.

Diminishing Returns by Lee Hammerschmidt ~ Well, ok…revenge can be sweet.

Cheese It, The Cops by Sharon Daynard ~ It’s okay, not a favorite.

Fowl Play by Mary Mackey ~ Ok, I was stumped on this one, but the end is just weird.

Next Year, the Lotus Garden by Mary Patterson ~ Plenty of suspects. I like that.


Recipes by Lisa Wagner ~ These sound so yummy! I’m going to have to give them a whirl.