Title: Fruit Cake
Author: Rubino, Jane
Publisher: Write Way Publishing, Aurora
Publication Date: 1997
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: F
D-j Condition: NF-
Comments: Light shelf wear to back of d-j.
Synopsis: As Christmas approaches, writer Cat Austen, recuperating from her last “adventure” (Death of a DJ), is sent to Atlantic City to do a fluff piece on the party of the year at the new Phoenix Hotel and Casino. She is shown the door when she asks about the owner’s marital and financial problems.
Leaving the hotel, via the parking garage, Cat narrowly escapes a speeding car and stumbles over a recently deposited, but not so recently departed corpse dressed as Santa Claus. Teaming again with police lieutenant Victor Cardenas of the Major Crimes unit, they find a bizarre conspiracy that has gone crazily and dangerously awry.