As Christmas 1946 draws near, thirty-something marine officer-turned-homicide detective Lane Walker has his hands full. Three men with seemingly no relationship to each other have been murdered, including the powerful District Attorney. The only connection between the crimes? The weapons: twenty-year-old unopened fruitcake tins manufactured by a company that is no longer in business.
While some foods may be to die for, fruitcake isn’t one of them!
This heaping helping of murder will be no easy task for Walker, and he certainly doesn’t need the determined and feisty Betsy Clayton, the political reporter for The Chicago Herald, getting in the way.