Cookies for Santa was released byMelange Books LLC in November of 2012. The publisher plans to re-release thebook as Covert Exposure, A Nick Spinelli Mystery (Book 1 in theNick Spinelli Mystery series) in August of 2013.
Cookies for Santa Blurb:
Detective Spinelli's life is tossed sideways when he is reassigned from theHomicide division to assist in the Child Services division of the SocialServices Department for the holiday season. From the beginning, Spinelli andCaseworker Shannon O'Hara generate their own kind of fireworks, causing morethan the normal workplace stress. They both have their own philosophies fordealing with the clientele. However, the forces of nature have their own planfor Spinelli and Shannon. Shannon moonlights as Santa Claus' little helper atthe mall, and when Santa and an elf turn up dead Shannon appears to be next onthe killer's list. Spinelli is placed back on homicide and goes undercover asSanta to help capture the killer. He catches a great deal of grief along theway but will he capture the heart of his little Santa's helper as well?