That’s what Kat Archer, food columnist for the Hatter’s Cove Gazette wants to know when Peter “The Pieman” Massey, a food critic for a competing paper, is found dead in his garage. The police believes the old man committed suicide, Kat believes differently and sets out on a quest to find out who wanted her rival dead.
A cozy mystery novella: approximately 36,000 words or 100 pages in length.
I just published my new book on Amazon! It should be available for purchase sometime tomorrow. I’ll send a message out through my newsletter as soon as it goes live.
Until then here is a short synopsis:
Anna Hart, one of the new owners of the Pink Flamingo Hotel, is in trouble. Everyone in Hatter’s Cove is talking about her. They’re convinced she knocked off her sweet and kindly old uncle for her inheritance and if that weren’t bad enough, one person seems determined to make her pay for her supposed crime.
Sylvia Sutton, her business partner and the other co-owner of the hotel, will stop at nothing to prove Anna’s guilt. Despite Anna’s love and affection for her Uncle Max, Sylvia’s convinced that Anna is a cold blooded murderer and has made it quite clear to anyone that will listen that she will put Anna behind bars if it’s the last thing she does.
So, when Anna stumbles upon Sylvia’s dead body in the middle of the night and accidentally puts her fingerprints all over the murder weapon, there seems to be only one logical thing to do . . . bury the body and pretend she didn’t see anything.
At least, that’s what her ex-boyfriend thinks. The same ex she’s loved since grade school. The same ex who left without saying good bye nine years ago. The same ex who suddenly reappeared that day. And the same ex who seems awfully anxious to get rid of the body.
I’m pleased to announce a new mystery series featuring Kat Archer, a reluctant food columnist with the Hatter’s Cove Gazette. I plan on making the town part of a series of cozy mystery novellas and novels featuring several different characters in town. First up is The St. Valentine’s Day Cookie Massacre.