#Spotlight Hollyberry Homicide (A Berry Basket Mystery 5) by Sharon Farrow

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Hollyberry Homicide (A Berry Basket Mystery)
by Sharon Farrow

About Hollyberry Homicide

Hollyberry Homicide (A Berry Basket Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Publisher: Kensington (September 29, 2020)
Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-10: 1496722620
ISBN-13: 978-1496722621
Digital ASIN: B082WQTC18

A cold wind is blowing off Lake Michigan, and murder is scaring the dickens out of everyone . . .

Considering her name, Marlee Jacob is an obvious choice for the role of Jacob Marley in Oriole Point’s production of A Christmas Carol. It’s just sad that the role has opened up because of the death of the elderly actor who’d originally been cast.

But Marlee, the proprietor of The Berry Basket, will do her best to keep spirits high—that is, until clues start mounting that there’s danger behind the scenes. There are accidents on set, the tree in the village square topples over, and worst of all, a body is found with a sprig of holly draped over it. If Marlee can’t wrap up the case, she may not have a berry merry Christmas . . .

Includes Berry Recipes!

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The pastry case at Marlee’s Berry Basket shop is always filled with berry pastries whipped up by her gifted baker Theo. In Hollyberry Homicide, the desserts are appropriately holiday themed. And delicious, of course. These white chocolate cranberry cookies were just one of the many berry treats sold at The Berry Basket during the eventful week leading up to Christmas.


½ cup unsalted butter, softened
½ cup packed light brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½  teaspoons baking soda
1 cup dried cranberries, chopped
¾ cup white chocolate chips
¾ cup macadamia nuts, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper, OR cover with cooking spray.
  1. Cream butter and both sugars together with electric mixer until smooth. Add vanilla and egg. Mix well.
  1. Sift together the flour and baking soda.
  1. Gradually spoon flour mixture into the creamed sugar mixture.
  1. Stir in the cranberries, white chocolate chips, and macadamia nuts.
  1. Drop tablespoonfuls of batter onto prepared baking sheets, approx. 2 inches apart.
  1. Bake one sheet at a time until the cookies are lightly golden on top and the edges appear set. Approx. 8-10 minutes, but all ovens are slightly different, so keep checking.
  1. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Then transfer cookies to wire cooling rack. Makes approx.. 2 dozen cookies.
  1. Can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Yummy! How amazing do these cookies sound!? Can’t wait to give them a try for the family (or a least try and veganise the recipe so I can have one)

About Sharon Farrow

Sharon Farrow is the latest pen name of award-winning author Sharon Pisacreta. A freelance writer since her twenties, she has been published in mystery, fantasy, and romance. Sharon currently writes The Berry Basket cozy mystery series for Kensington. The series debuted in 2016 and is set along the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline where she now lives. She is also one half of the writing team D.E. Ireland, who co-author the Agatha nominated Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins mysteries.

Author Links –

WEB PAGE http://sharonfarrowauthor.com/
FACEBOOK @SharonFarrowAuthor
TWITTER @SharonFarrowBB
BOOKBUB @SharonFarrow


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4 thoughts on “#Spotlight Hollyberry Homicide (A Berry Basket Mystery 5) by Sharon Farrow

  • October 7, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    Sharon Farrow is new to me, but this sounds like a fun holiday read. Thanks for sharing.

    • October 11, 2020 at 1:40 am

      Hope you’ll give it a try. If you love cozies and Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, you should enjoy this.

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