The Fruitcake Murders
The first murder occurred in December 1926 - and they convicted and executed the man caught with the murder weapon in his hand.
But then the murders started again in December 1946. They were connected - the victims had been drugged and then clobbered with a heavy, full fruitcake can. But there were differences - they came from different cultural groups: the district attorney, the homeless, a hooker. And it would take a newspaper reporter, a police detective, and a private eye to collect the pieces of the puzzle that would bring all the pieces together into a complete picture that gave meaning to the deaths that spanned two decades.
The book brings together the right amount of mystery, history, romance, and a bit of faith, to make an interesting story that had to be read quickly to maximize its enjoyment. I wanted to pick the book up every free moment I had - I had to finish it.
For the reader looking for an early winter
read, The Fruitcake Murders might just fill the need.
This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.