The Snow White Christmas Cookie by David Handler
A Berger and Mitry Mystery (Berger and Mitry Mysteries)

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The newest adventure featuring the mismatched romantic crime-fighting duo of New York City film critic Mitch Berger and Connecticut State Resident Trooper Desiree Mitry presents Des with her first taste of Christmas in the historic New England village of Dorset.

And what a taste it is. Three blizzards have blanketed the village in forty inches of snow. Bryce Peck, Mitch's blue-blooded neighbor out on Big Sister Island, has just been found dead of a drug overdose. Young Kylie Champlain has slammed her car head-on into an office building after she's caught trying to shoplift a pair of Ugg boots. And a grinch has taken to stealing the mail from Hank Merrill's postal route, which happens to be the main route through the historic district.

Stealing the U.S. mail is a serious federal crime, but Des soon discovers that she's onto something much bigger: a black-market prescription drug gang with ties to organized crime. And now a fourth blizzard is on its way. And so is another murder. And, somehow, the man in her life has managed to land himself smack dab in the middle of the whole mess. Not to mention that he's in way over his head with Josie Cantro, the beautiful and treacherous life-coach who just may be responsible for it all. If Des doesn't act fast, this will truly be a Christmas to remember---but for all of the wrong reasons.

David Handler's ninth book in this original series is brimming with plenty of murder, mayhem, and holiday spirit.


About David Handler

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David Handler has written eight novels featuring the mismatched crime-fighting duo of Mitch Berger and Des Mitry. His first, The Cold Blue Blood, was a Dilys Award finalist and BookSense Top Ten pick. He is also the author of eight novels about the witty and dapper celebrity ghostwriter Stewart Hoag and his faithful, neurotic basset hound, Lulu, including the Edgar- and American Mystery Award--winning The Man Who Would Be F. Scott Fitzgerald. David lives in a two-hundred-year-old carriage house in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
Published October 16, 2012 by Minotaur Books. 273 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Problems escalate when Josie the life coach’s husband, Bryce, perennial black sheep of the Peck family, OD’s and leaves a suicide note, and part-time mail carrier Hank, who is married to Paulette the postmistress and serves as a grudging mentor to her ne’er-do-well son, Casey, dies after affixing...

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A series of blizzards and a crime wave disturb the blue-blooded residents of Dorset, Conn., in Handler’s winning ninth mystery featuring odd couple state trooper Desiree Mitry and film critic Mitch Berger (after 2011’s The Blood Red Indian Summer).

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Reviewing the Evidence

Not only are Mitry and Berger multidimensional, with new angles to their personalities brought out with each book, but Handler has taken the time to develop a town full of well defined characters making Dorset seem like a real place with real people and real problems.

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City Book Review

But still, when it’s just days before Christmas and someone (the Grinch?) is helping him/herself to goodies from the mailboxes, it’s not usual to have a pair of suicides, along with other aspects of what could easily be a crime wave in the small, rural community of Dorset, along the rocky Connect...

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Nights and Weekends

And there's definitely plenty of both in The Snow White Christmas Cookie. In
some situations, a holiday blizzard might feel cozy, but Handler makes the
constant ...

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Mysterious Reviews

Although the grounds are beautiful, Desiree Mitry — Dorset’s resident State Trooper — and Mitch Berger — a New York City film critic and her romantic and helpful crime fighter — are experiencing less than festive activities in The Snow White Christmas Cookie, the ninth mystery in this series by D...

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