When The Parlour opens up in town, domestic diva Sophie Winston finally has a place to satisfy her cravings for all things tea and crumpet related. And the shop serves as the perfect place for the ladies of the town to gather and gossip, especially since it’s conveniently located right across the street from the new antique store run by the handsome and charming Robert Johnson.
But speculation around Robert really boils over when he’s found dead—a victim of poisoning after attending a literacy fundraiser at The Parlour the night before. What Sophie learns about the man leaves a bitter taste in her mouth, and she’ll have to strain out a killer from a strange brew of suspects...
Includes delicious recipes and entertaining tips!
Krista Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of the Domestic Diva Mysteries, including The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss, The Diva Wraps It Up, and The Diva Frosts a Cupcake. Several of her books have been nominated for the Agatha Award. She also writes the Paws and Claws Mysteries featuring Holly Miller and her Jack Russell terrier, Trixie, who has a nose for trouble. Krista lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with two cats and a brood of dogs. Her friends and family complain about being guinea pigs for her recipes, but she notices that they keep coming back for more.
“Reader alert: Tasty descriptions may spark intense cupcake cravings.”—The Washington Post
“Davis...again combines food and felonies in this tasty whodunit.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Loaded with atmosphere and charm.”—Library Journal
“A mouthwatering mix of murder, mirth, and mayhem.”—Mary Jane Maffini, author of The Busy Woman's Guide to Murder
“Raucous humor, affectionate characters, and delectable recipes highlight this unpredictable mystery that entertains during any season.”—Kings River Life Magazine