Murder Can Be Cold
Dale Robertson and Sophie Arnold live in a quiet New England seaside village where the biggest news of the summer is a dog running loose on the beach. As members of the Dine and Discuss Book Club, Dale and Sophie love to read cookbooks, try new recipes—and gossip. It's a horrible shock when the best friends find the body of Martin Peckman in a Porta-Potty on the public golf course. No one liked Martin, but that’s no reason to flush his life away.
Martin and his wife Ellie own the local ice cream shoppe, and Sophie was hired as a consultant to improve the business. But Martin's demise complicates matters, especially when the death is determined to be murder. Everyone in town believes the store and property will be sold, and they battle for control of the valuable site. Dale and Sophie, eager to support Ellie, find themselves becoming much too involved in her chilly business. And if this isn’t bad enough... The murderer is becoming more desperate and there is an approaching Nor’easter.
from the story Murder Can be Cold
by Gayle Macklem and Beverly Kaplan