Fatal Fruitcake: A Christmas Short Story

Fatal Fruitcake: A Christmas Short Story

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Atlanta cleaning lady/private detective Callahan Garrity, the protagonist of the author's eight critically acclaimed mysteries, returns from a long hiatus in this short story to track down the source of a killer fruitcake--and in the process discovers that some forms of Christmas spirit really can be lethal.

Also included with this short story is Mary Kay Andrews' personal recipe for a not-so-fatal fruitcake.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015832273
Publisher: SKLA
Publication date: 11/09/2012
Series: Callahan Garrity Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 59,330
File size: 104 KB

About the Author

Mary Kay Andrews is the New York Times best-selling author of nineteen novels, including Spring Fever, Summer Rental, The Fixer-Upper, Hissy Fit and Blue Christmas. She also wrote the Callahan Garrity mystery series under her real name, which is Kathy Hogan Trocheck. Mary Kay lives with her husband and two English setters in a restored 1926 Craftsman home in Atlanta, not very far from the Atlanta neighborhood where Callahan Garrity lives with her mother, Edna Mae. Although Mary Kay prefers pound cake to fruitcake, she tries to keep Christmas in her heart year-round.
Catch up to Mary Kay Andrews on Facebook, and watch http://www.MaryKayAndrews.com for news on her forthcoming books and tour schedule.


Atlanta, Georgia

Date of Birth:

July 27, 1954

Place of Birth:

Tampa, Florida


B.A. in newspaper journalism, University of Georgia, 1976

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Fatal Fruitcake: A Christmas Short Story 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Huskerfan More than 1 year ago
Just the right length, a very short, short story, that can be read and quickly during the Christmas season (or any other if you are in a Christmas state of mind) just when we have no time for relaxing or taking a moment in that so very hectic time of year. Enjoy reading everyone, it is a true Mary Kay Andrews gem - and I am looking forward to reading so many, many others. I have her next (short story) awaiting to be enjoyed on my Nook waiting to be be read. You will enjoy this "Fatal Fruitcake"
RonnaL More than 1 year ago
This short novella brings Andrew's Atlanta cleaning lady/ detective, Garrity, into a very short, by very cute, tale of the preverbal holiday fruit cake. One way or another, fruitcake gifts are just too deadly, and Garrity proves it once again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This short story was a tease, alas! Makes me wish that the author would decide to write another Garrity mystery .
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
Great short story. Really nice twist at the end. Not only do you finde out who, what where, when and why but it prooves that the holidays are for giving, forgiving and doing what is kind and right. I had never read one of this author's books before but this short story supplied me with everything I needed to know about the main characters. I certainly plan to read more in this series. About 40 pages long. Well edited.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great holiday short story. Unpredictable mystery & I like the humor, as well. I hope Andrews / Trochek will write more holiday short stories.
BarbRN More than 1 year ago
Reads more like a short story in an amateur writing contest. Would not recommend
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Good thing it was that short substitute cozy for creaky