Paperback has no highlighting, spine creases or tilt. Some age tanning and shelfwear to the covers and edges. 245 pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1992. ISBN: 0440213533. Just one bite of that irresistible Christmas cookie and Christina Kelly, channel 5's leading investigative reporter, was on the air, dead. The odor of bitter almond told Sister Mary Helen the cause of death: cyanide. Somewhere in the studio was the wily killer, a person everyone knew.