Fatal Fruitcake: A Christmas Short Story by Mary Kay Andrews
Series: Callahan Garrity mysteries, Book 1.
Approx. 4,670 words.
Published on November 8, 2012 and represented
Atlanta cleaning lady/private detective Callahan Garrity, the protagonist of the author's eight critically acclaimed mysteries, returns from a long hiatus in this short story to track down the source of a killer fruitcake--and in the process discovers that some forms of Christmas spirit really can be lethal.