Death, Lies, and Apple Pies
A Tori Miracle MysteryBook - 1997
Tori Miracle returns to Lickin Creek to rekindle a romance with the town's handsome police chief, and to judge the town's annual apple recipe contest - an honor not to be taken lightly. Yet upon Tori's arrival, the ordinarily quiet town is awash in madness, mayhem - and murder. The government is proposing to build a nuclear waste dump site in Lickin Creek and it's tearing the little community apart. Though most are adamantly opposed to the idea, some stand to make a handsome profit, and lately the feuding has become increasingly hostile and violent. Though Tori is warned to keep her nose out of trouble, when a rash of "accidental" deaths breaks out, she can't help but snoop around. Before long, Tori uncovers a slew of secrets that if exposed could ruin some of the town's most prominent members. As she gets closer to the truth, the killer closes in, and, like it or not, once again Tori Miracle finds herself running for her life in a town so small no one can be trusted.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster, c1997.
Characteristics: 219 p. ; 22 cm.