I read THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE KILLER from this series a few years ago and didn't care for it much. Last year I read THE PUMPKIN MUFFIN MURDER and liked it much better. This one was back to the Christmas Cookie one. I just don't like Phyllis. She's far too literal minded and straight laced. I realize I'm really not that much younger than the character is, but I hope I never have a stick that far up my butt! And the recipes in this one didn't appeal to me either. I think I'll leave this series alone from now on.