A Peach of a Murder (A Fresh-Baked Mystery)
Title: A Peach of a Murder (A Fresh-Baked Mystery)
Author: Livia J. Washburn
Normally sweet as pie, retired teacher Phyllis Newson turns up the heat during the Annual Peach Festival, whose blue ribbon has slipped through her fingers more than once. When the corpse of a no-good local turns up under a car at the local garage, Phyllis engages in some amateur sleuthing, but her eye is still on winning the upcoming Peach Festival contest.
Fresh out of the oven: the first in a new series of baking mysteries.
All year round, retired schoolteacher Phyllis Newsom is as sweet as peach pie-except during the Peach Festival, whose blue ribbon has slipped through Phyllis’s fingers more than once…
Everyone’s a little shook up when the corpse of a no-good local turns up underneath a car in a local garage. But even as Phyllis engages in some amateur sleuthing, she won’t let it distract her from out-baking her rivals and winning the upcoming Peach Festival contest.
She and all the other contestants guard their secret, original recipes with their lives-and talk a whole lot of trash. With her unusual Spicy Peach Cobbler, Phyllis hopes to knock ‘em dead. But that’s just an expression-never in her wildest dreams did she think her cobbler would actually kill a judge. Now, she’s suspected of murder-and she’s got to bake this case wide open.