In Three Widows and a Corpse by Debra Sennefelder, food blogger Hope Early finds one item not on her scavenger hunt list—a dead husband. Between developing her food blog, Hope at Home, and choosing low-cal recipes for a feature in Cooking Now! magazine, Hope has a full plate. Still, she’s never too busy to compete in a Jefferson, Connecticut, tradition—the town’s annual scavenger hunt. But as she races with her team to check off the next item, Hope discovers a grisly surprise—the body of shady real estate developer Lionel Whitcomb, shot in a parking lot. His wife Elaine, who’s also in the hunt, gasps and nearly faints. But two other women on the scene cry out that their husband is dead. Now Hope is on a new kind of hunt—for a cold-hearted killer and triple widow-maker.
Grab blanket and a comfy seat in your favorite reading spot to enjoy Three Widows and a Corpse with a cup of your favorite black tea and a few of Hope’s Chocolate Walnut Cookies! Get the delicious recipe below!
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 stick butter, softened
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup walnuts, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Melt ½ cup of chocolate chips in a double broiler, stirring until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
- Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
- Beat together butter and sugars until creamy, then stir in egg and chocolate mixture, mixing until combined.
- Gradually stir in flour mixture, remaining chocolate chips, and walnuts. Cover and chill for at least one hour.
- Roll dough into balls, about 1 ¼-inch. Arrange them on cookie sheet, at least two inches apart. Bake until set but still soft, about 10 to 12 minutes.
- Let rest on cookie sheet two minutes before transferring to cooling rack to completely cool.
About The Author
Debra Sennefelder and is an avid reader who reads across a range of genres, but mystery fiction is her obsession. Her interest in people and relationships is channeled into her novels against a backdrop of crime and mystery. When she’s not reading, she enjoys cooking and baking and as a former food blogger, she is constantly taking photographs of her food. Yeah, she’s that person.
Born and raised in New York City, she now lives and writes in Connecticut with her family. She’s worked in pre-hospital care, retail and publishing. Her writing companions are her adorable and slightly spoiled Shih-Tzus, Susie and Billy. Find out more about Debra at www.DebraSennefelder.com.