I'm currently reading Murder at the Christmas Cookie Bake-Off by Darci Hannah. This book is the second in the Beacon Bakeshop Mystery series and will be released October 5, 2021.
Lindsey Bakewell wants a perfect Christmas, decorating her bakery and lighthouse and preparing to host her parents and best friend for the holiday. To up the holiday stakes, Felicity Stewart, self appointed Christmas Queen, declares that there will be a Christmas cookie contest with all shop owners creating a signature cookie, culminating in televised bake-off. Lindsey wonders how she'll ever get everything done, especially without an assistant baker. A Christmas miracle arrives in the form of Mrs. Nichols, but competition brings out the grinches, as well as a smarmy celebrity food critic. The culmination of the bake-off isn't the naming of the winner, however, but a murder! Now, in order to make the holiday better Lindsey and her friends will search for a Christmas killer.