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#187 The Case of You Want to See the Trailer Before You Read the Book!

I understand. Get a feeling for A KILLER NECKLACE from this video. Read an excerpt here: getBook.at/B0161QKW2C. And if you want to buy the e-book, it happens to be on sale. Just in time for the holidays. Yes, A KILLER NECKLACE (in which I appear) is $1.99 (USD) on Amazon.

Merry Christmas!

Becki

#186 The Case of an Actor Reads "Dear Reader"

I am thrilled to introduce Dr. Joe Piazza, BPE, DC, of SYNERGY Chiropractic Naturopathic, and his dramatic interpretation of mystery short story "Dear Reader" by Cynthia St-Pierre (author of the novels and short stories in which I appear). "Dear Reader" was first published in Flash Bang Mysteries.

Here's Joe's entertaining post and chilling audio podcast: "Dear Reader"!

♥ Becki

#185 The Case of Gingerbread House

Gingerbread It's a pity but this gingerbread is not for eating. It looks enticing, smells seasonal, and is strong and light for cave-in-proof house construction. 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 3 teaspoons ginger 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 3+ cups flour 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 cup+ water Preheat oven to 350ºF. Cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the corn syrup, ginger, cinnamon and salt. Add the flour, vanilla and water gradually, alternating between them. Knead the dough, adding more flour or water as needed. The dough should be stiff enough to roll out. Roll to 1/8" thick on a floured surface. I lay the top of my pieces (less floury) into the bottom of my gingerbread house moulds, press them in with my fingers, then lay my moulds on a baking sheet. If you don't have a gingerbread house mould, you can lay your shapes directly on a parchment-lined or lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 10 min. or until there are no soft spots. Cool thoroughly before re…