A Catered Tea Party by Isis Crawford
(A Mystery With Recipes)

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The family scenes resonate, but the murder thread quickly frays. Crawford’s recipes, usually plot-related, include semolina gnocchi and a coffee-filter clotted cream. Some testers may find that the cream comes together more sweetly than the story.
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Catering sisters Bernie and Libby Simmons are helping put on an elaborate tea party for an opening night gala fundraiser. It’s quite a to-do for the quaint town of Longely, New York, especially when the billionaire behind the event drops dead . . .
 
Everyone in Longely is talking about Blue House, an art complex that will bring the town a theater, an art gallery, and even a restaurant and coffee bar. But they’re less than enthusiastic about Ludvoc “Zeb” Zalinsky, the self-made billionaire who’s funding the complex—and rubbing everyone the wrong way.
 
Just when it seems the Alice in Wonderland themed tea party is going according to plan, Zeb lifts an electric tea kettle, clutches his chest, and falls to the floor. It doesn’t take long for police to decide that this seemingly random accident was actually cold-blooded murder . . .
 
As Bernie and Libby set out to find the culprit, they realize Zeb might have had more enemies than money. With so many possible culprits to sort through, only one thing is clear: Zeb was poured a steaming cup of revenge—and a second serving may be on the menu . . .
 
Includes Original Recipes for You to Try!

 

About Isis Crawford

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Isis Crawford was born in Egypt to parents who were in the diplomatic corps. When she was five, her family returned to the States. Isis has combined her parents' love of food and travel by running a catering service as well as penning numerous travel articles. Married, with twin boys, she lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
 
Published August 30, 2016 by Kensington. 304 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction
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Below average
on Jun 21 2017

The family scenes resonate, but the murder thread quickly frays. Crawford’s recipes, usually plot-related, include semolina gnocchi and a coffee-filter clotted cream. Some testers may find that the cream comes together more sweetly than the story.

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