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Seven Holiday Culinary Cozy Mysteries
Publication Date: October 1, 2021

Seven crime writers of color have teamed up for the second year running to offer you the gift of escape this holiday season. From Thanksgiving to Christmas, Halloween to New Year’s, cozy mystery fans are bound to find a favorite holiday represented in this limited-time collection of exclusive, never-before-published seasonal short stories.

Imogene Little’s No-Bake (and No-Poison!) Peanut Butter Balls

Paige Sleuth
Related Story: “Nefarious New Year” by Paige Sleuth
A suspected poisoning leads Cherry Hills, Washington animal rescue maven Imogene Little to spend New Year’s Eve 1999 tracking down a would-be murderer.
Cherry Hills animal rescue maven Imogene Little likes these sweet treats because they’re easy to make and contain no animal products (she uses vegan sugar). They’re also hard to mess up. Feel free to experiment with the ingredients according to your own tastes and what you have on hand.
Servings 24 bite-sized balls


  • 1/4 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 Tbsp coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar or enough to coat


  • Blend all ingredients except the peanut butter and powdered sugar in a food processor or blender until fine.
  • Stir in the peanut butter in small increments until the mixture holds together. Everything should stick together but not be too sticky.
  • Roll into bite-sized balls using your hands.
  • Coat with powdered sugar.
  • Eat! Or refrigerate and enjoy within five days.

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Dayna Linton
Dayna is the owner of not only Novels Alive but of Day Agency, a full-service self-publishing agency for independent authors. She has been assisting independent authors to achieve their dreams of becoming published authors for over 15 years. From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors to the first-time author to every author in between. Dayna is a self-professed bibliophile. While dancing has always been her first love, reading came as a very, very close second, with gardening coming in as a close third. Dayna is also the divorced mom of four adult children and a very proud grandma. She is also a web designer, social media specialist, book blogger, and reviewer. She's a long-time Disney lover and a Utah Jazz, Utah Utes, and Dallas Cowboys fan. See Dayna's reviews here: Dayna's Reviews



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