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Susan Wittig Albert
China Bayles, Texas herb shop owner
A Plain Vanilla Murder by
The 27th entry in the China Bayles sieges
China Wilcox teams up with pregnant police chief Sheila Dawson to investigate the death of a botany professor, a case that is complicated by an extinct orchid and an innocent child.
Maggy Thorsen, coffee shop owner in Wisconsin
Death of a Bean Counter by
Trouble is brewing for coffeehouse owner Maggy Thorsen when her barista's wealthy beau is murdered. The 12th in the series.
Theodosia Browning, owner of Charleston's Indigo Tea Shop
Lavender Blue Murder by
Attending a traditional English bird hunt, tea-maven Theodosia Browning and her sommelier, Drayton Conneley, stumble on the wounded body of their host before suspicious accidents prompt the organization of a seance to expose the culprit.. The 21st in the series.
Bernie and Libby Simmons, Caterers
A Catered New Year's Eve by
Sisters Bernie and Libby are contacted by a long-estranged family member, who asks for their help uncovering the truth about the suspicious long-ago deaths of their father and his business partner. The 15th entry in the series.
Lucie Montgomery, Virginia Vineyard Owner
The Angels' Share by
Attending a Thanksgiving weekend party at a newspaper family’s castle estate, Lucie Montgomery learns of her nonagenarian host’s aspirations about a rare Prohibition-era Madeira before he is found dead in his wine cellar amid rumors of his Freemason connections. The 10th in the series.
Judity McMonigle Flynn, Pacific Northwest B&B operator
A Case of Bier by
In this charming madcap entry in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Bed-and-Breakfast series, innkeeper and amateur sleuth Judith McMonigle Flynn’s plans for a relaxing vacation go awry when she realizes her fellow guests have a different kind of getaway planned. The 31st entry in this long-running series.
Diane Mott Davidson
Goldy Schulz, Colorado caterer
The Whole Enchilada by
After one of her best friends meets an untimely demise after attending a party she catered, Goldy Schulz must serve up a killer especially when she discovers that she is next on the hit list. The 17th in the series.
Hannah Swensen, Minnesota bakery owner and sleuth
Coconut Layer Cake Murder by
Racing home to wintry Minnesota when her sister’s boyfriend, Detective Lonnie Murphy, is implicated in a murder case, Hannah struggles with Lonnie’s foggy memory about driving the victim home..The 25th in the series.
G. A. McKevett
Savannah Reid, food-loving Southern-born PI transplanted to an exclusive California suburb
And the Killer Is ... by
When a nonagenarian movie star is found murdered in her derelict 1920s mansion, private investigator Savannah Reid, Dirk and the Moonlight Magnolia gang search for answers dating back to Hollywood's golden era. The 25th entry in the series.
Magdalena Yoder, owner of the PennDutch Inn in Amish Country
The Death of Pie by
When a scandal-provoking novelist falls dead into a prize-winning apple pie during Hernia's Annual Festival of Pies, Magdalena searches through a bushel of suspects to determine who is responsible for the poison-penned writer's demise. Recent entry from this long-running series.
Katherine Hall Page
Faith Fairchild, caterer and amateur detective
The Body in the Wake by
Supporting her friends through a less-than-relaxing summer at Penobscot Bay, amateur detective and caterer Faith Fairchild helps prepare for an upcoming wedding before stumbling on a body with a mysterious tattoo and connections far from Sanpere Island. The 25th in the series.
Lou Jane Temple
Heaven Lee, Kansas Chef
The Cornbread Killer by
Heaven Lee is tackling the world of soul food and jazz this time out. When a big jazz festival comes to town, the chief organizer is murdered. Of course Heaven Lee was around for the murder and gets fingered as a suspect, along with many other Kansas City residents who also seemed to dislike her. But the festival must go on, so Heaven and the rest of her crew have to cook and get the music started all while avoiding becoming the killer's next target.
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Sadie Hoffmiller, cooking aficionado turned amateur detective
Baked Alaska by
Sadie Hoffmiller has gathered her family together to enjoy an Alaskan cruise and to help plan her daughter's wedding. But when her son's birthmother shows up on the ship, relationships become complicated. And once the dead bodies start appearing, Sadie realizes more than one person on the cruise is keeping secrets.
Hayley Snow, food critic for Key Zest magazine
The Key Lime Crime by
When a fierce rivalry between key lime pie bakers leads to a pastry chef's murder, food critic Hayley Snow is fit to be pied.
Val Deniston, ,manager of the Cool Down Cafe
The Tell-Tale Tarte by
It’s a cold January in the Chesapeake Bay area, but Cool Down Cafe manager Val Deniston has plenty to sweat over—like catering a book club event, testing recipes for her Granddad’s cookbook, and catching the author of a deadly tale of murder.