Culinary Criminality

Culinary Criminality

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A 21st-century spin on the traditional cozy— Maggy Thorsen, a divorcée whose husband left her for a 24 year old, is eager to open a coffee shop, Uncommon Grounds, in the small Wisconsin town of Brookhills. In a world where Starbuck's and other chains are ubiquitous, Maggy is up for the challenge, which becomes even greater when Maggy discovers the body of one of her partners, Patricia Harper, on the floor of their coffee shop.

Determined to find out who killed Patricia, Maggy delves into the mystery with a sense of humor that would make Miss Marple smile.


From the New York Times bestselling author of A Cat in the Stacks mystery series, a novel about a single mom, wits and grits, double shifts...and murder!

When Wanda Nell Cullpepper's returns home from a long day of waitressing at the Kountry Kitchen diner and a night shift at the Budget Mart, the last person she wants to see is her no-account ex-husband, Bobby Ray, talking big and flashing cash.

Just when she thinks things can't get worse, Wanda Nell wakes up to find Bobby Ray dead—killed with her favorite pink flamingo yard ornament! Now the sheriff is eyeing Wanda Nell as the primary suspect.

Kountry Kitchen Southern cooking recipes included!


Readers will delight in this laugh-out-loud cozy mystery debut - and relish the country cooking recipes included.

This debut mystery introduces Magdalena Yoder, prim, proper, and persnickety proprietor of the PennDutch Inn, where guests enjoy the true "Amish experience."

When one of her more reclusive guests takes a tumble down the PennDutch's picturesquely steep staircase, the timing couldn't be worse.

What at first seems to be a horrible accident turns out to be a more sinister event. Magdalena is certain there is a killer at her inn—and it's up to her to catch the culprit!

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BN ID: 2940163195985
Publisher: NYLA
Publication date: 12/11/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Sandra Balzo is an award-winning author of crime fiction, including fourteen books in two different mystery series from Severn House--the witty Wisconsin-based Maggy Thorsen Mysteries and Main Street Murders, set in the High Country of North Carolina and featuring journalist AnnaLise Griggs.

Jimmie Ruth Evans is a pseudonym of Miranda James, the New York Times bestselling author of the Cat in the Stacks series, among others.

Tamar Myers, who is of Mennonite background, is the author of the Pennsylvania Dutch mysteries and the Den of Antiquity series. Born and raised in the Congo, she lives in North Carolina. She is the author of the PennDutch Mystery series, as well as the Den of Antiquity series, and four titles in the Belgian Congo Mystery series.

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