Summer vacation is a good time to sit back and relax with a good mystery story. The library has all types of mysteries, but this week we received several that will tempt your taste buds as well as keep you guessing the identity of the culprit.
Check out these culinary mysteries.
Butter off Dead: A Food Lover’s Village Mystery by Leslie Budewitz. Erin Murphy, the manager of a specialty local foods market, is organizing the First Annual Food Lovers’ Film Festival. But when her planning partner is found dead only days before the festival, she suspects someone is attempting to stop the films from rolling. To make things worse, Erin’s brother is the top suspect. Convinced that he is innocent and determined that the show must go on, Erin must find the real killer. But the closer she gets the more likely it becomes that she will be the next victim.
Dead Men Don’t Eat Cookies: A Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery by Virginia Lowell. Olivia Greyson and the rest of the crew at The Gingerbread House can’t resist investigating when buried bones are found in the old house that Olivia’s mother is renovating. But they soon discover that digging up the secrets of the past can be deadly.
Death of an English Muffin: A Merry Muffin Mystery by Victoria Hamilton. Merry Wynter is trying to sell the family castle. But until a buyer can be found, she decides to take in renters. Several older women jump at the chance to live in a real castle. The Legion of Horrible Ladies, as Merry calls them, is led by the terribly nasty and wealthy Cleta Sanson. When Cleta is found murdered in an embarrassing fashion, behind a locked door, Merry knows that she must find the killer before another of her guests meets the same fate.
In addition to great stories, these books contain delicious recipes for treats featured in the mystery.