The Gingerbread Men Murder
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The Gingerbread Men Murder

The Gingerbread Men Murder

The Gingerbread Men Murder is the lastest short story read for me. It is also book five in a five part series from author Alice Webb. 

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Have you read The Gingerbread Men Murder? Come on in and let me tell you about it! 

About The Gingerbread Men Murder

When Alma hoped for some excitement at a dull Christmas get-together, she did not have a murder in mind. Could the death be linked to someone sabotaging the gingerbread men? And why are there rumors of a thief? Fuelled by shortbread and jam tarts, Alma Easter thinks she knows the answers in this short story. 

Thoughts on The Gingerbread Men Murder

I’m not entirely sure what I was expecting out of this short story, but I had the picture of the gingerbread man from the movie Shrek in my head, when he is about to be tortured to talk. I distinctly remember when he started screaming “not the gumdrop buttons!” I’m still scratching my head on why the title of this short story brought that memory back, but it did. 

Instead we follow Alma and great-nephew Ben to a party where everyone seems to loathe the host. Why they all went is a mystery to me, other than they thought they could use the host for their own personal gain. 

But one guest gets ahead of themselves and murders the host. Who could it be, since everyone seemed to hold a grudge against the host? 

Alma and great-nephew Ben once again put their heads together to solve the mystery. The interesting plot twist in this one is there are two people trying to murder the host, not just one. Or at least embarrass her as much as they can, out of anger and spite. 

The way The Gingerbread Men Murder played out was a fun one to read because there was a lot more emotion out of the murderers. 

Final Thoughts on The Gingerbread Men Murder

Overall, this was a series that I really enjoyed each morning throughout the week. My favorite part was how we get to know Alma a little more with each story. I can see this becoming a full series with a lot more stories, each building on each other. 

I love the fact this had such a ‘Murder, She Wrote’ vibe to it. That was one of my favorite shows when I was younger, so it made perfect sense to me. 

The Alma Easter series from author Alice Webb is one I am very glad I decided to read. 

Discussion 

Have you read The Gingerbread Men Murder from author Alice Webb? Are you a fan of short stories? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! 

About the Author 

Alice Webb can be found writing mysteries, eating cake or doing both at the same time. 

Purchasing The Gingerbread Men Murder

If you are interested in buying the Kindle version of The Gingerbread Men Murder, click here.

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More From Alice Webb 

If you would like to read all five books in the series, feel free to check out my thoughts on them! 

The Candy Cane Killer 

The Dead Elf 

The Crooked Angel  

The Fallen Swann 

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