**ABOUT THE BOOK:**

**Caterer and cook Lilah Drake is up to her elbows in deadly trouble in the latest mystery from the author of**

The Christmas holidays are one of Lilah’s favorite times of the year, filled with friends, family, and, of course, tons of food orders for her covered dish clients. But Lilah’s Yuletide cheer ends when she sees a most Grinch-like crime: the murder of a Santa in a school parking lot.

It turns out the deceased Kris Kringle was a complicated tangle of naughty and nice, with a long list of people who might have wanted him dead. And whoever did the deed wants to make sure that Lilah keeps quiet. Now, Lilah will have to team up with her former fling, Detective Jay Parker, to unwrap the mysteries of a deadly Christmas killer and stay alive long enough to ring in the New Year…

*The Big Chili…*The Christmas holidays are one of Lilah’s favorite times of the year, filled with friends, family, and, of course, tons of food orders for her covered dish clients. But Lilah’s Yuletide cheer ends when she sees a most Grinch-like crime: the murder of a Santa in a school parking lot.

It turns out the deceased Kris Kringle was a complicated tangle of naughty and nice, with a long list of people who might have wanted him dead. And whoever did the deed wants to make sure that Lilah keeps quiet. Now, Lilah will have to team up with her former fling, Detective Jay Parker, to unwrap the mysteries of a deadly Christmas killer and stay alive long enough to ring in the New Year…

**ABOUT THE AUTHOR:**

**Julia Buckley is the author of the Undercover Dish Mysteries, the Teddy Thurber Mysteries, and the Madeline Mann Mysteries. She’s a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Romance Writers of America, as well as the Chicago Writers Association. Julia has taught high school English for twenty-six years; she lives near Chicago with her husband, two sons, four cats, and one beagle. You can visit the author at juliabuckley.com, www.juliabuckley.blogspot.com, twitter.com/juliabucks, and facebook.com/JuliaBuckleyMysteryNovels.**

**PRAISE FOR UNDERCOVER DISH MYSTERIES:**

*“Julia Buckley launches her new series with a delectable concoction of appealing characters and smart sleuthing—and tasty food!”*—Sheila Connolly, New York Times bestselling author of the County Cork Mysteries*—Sue Ann Jaffarian, national bestselling author of the Ghost of Granny Apples Mysteries and the Odelia Grey Mysteries*

“Sweet and highly entertaining, with a cast of fun, quirky characters…Readers are sure to devour this yummy mystery.”“Sweet and highly entertaining, with a cast of fun, quirky characters…Readers are sure to devour this yummy mystery.”

*—Open Book Society*

“Julia Buckley has not just written a fun, entertaining and fabulous cozy, but she has introduced a truly stellar main character in Lilah.”“Julia Buckley has not just written a fun, entertaining and fabulous cozy, but she has introduced a truly stellar main character in Lilah.”

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I love to read books with a Christmas theme during the season.

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The fact that Santa was murdered caught my interest! Poor guy!

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I loved the first one and this would be a great way to kick off a story with a holiday theme! Thanks!

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Julia has a great list of favorite mysteries at her blog, I will need to check some out! Many are classics.

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Christmas will be here before we know it and I love to have some good holiday books! Looks like a good one!

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