By Aline Steiner Wilkinson from the Year Round Christmas Mysteries by Vicki Delany
I’m beginning to regret inviting my five friends from college for a reunion at my home in Rudolph, New York.
They are not, to put it mildly, getting on very well. But they’re here. The whole miserable bunch. I guess I’d forgotten that they never really got on. Personality clashes, petty jealousies, income disparities. And a lot of resentment that appears to not only have not been forgotten over the years but to grow, ready to be unleased the moment they set eyes on each other.
Tonight we’re having pot luck. Everyone is making their speciality. Hoping my guests won’t bicker too much with strangers in our midst, I invited (more like ordered) my daughter Merry and her friend Vicky Casey to come to dinner.
Sigh. Oh, well, only a weekend to get through. And then they’ll be gone their separate ways and we can start getting ready for the full hectic holiday season in Rudolph New York, America’s Year Round Christmas destination.
First, this blasted pot luck to get through.
Find out if the pot luck dinner is a success in SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT the fourth Year Round Christmas mystery by Vicki Delany, new from Berkley.