Never Say Pie by Carol Culver is a Delicious Cozy Mystery!
By Amy Lignor
Hanna Denton is now a baker thanks to her grandmother who owned The Upper Crust Pie Shop in Crystal Cove, California. When Grandma retired to an upscale retirement home, Hanna took over and has kept the shop successful. Now she’s on her way to set up at the first annual Crystal Cove Food Fair to bring her pies to the masses, make new contacts, and improve customer relations. In addition, Hanna is very interested to meet and greet the local merchants, including Bill and Dave, who claim to make the best sausage in town; Jacques, a cheese salesperson; and Nina, an old schoolmate of Hanna’s who’s now creating candy.
Things go well for Hanna until she gets a glimpse at the local paper featuring a column by food critic, Heath Barr. Heath has panned Hanna’s pies along with some of the other wares at the fair, but unfortunately for him, knifing Hanna and her friends in the back is his very last review. The murder weapon was a knife that’d been given out to most of the vendors at the Fair for publicity reasons, which means all the vendors become suspects.
Hanna and her cooking cohorts were outraged by the comments of the reviewer, but certainly never wished him dead…or did they? And to top it all off, the lawman in the small town just happens to be Hanna’s old flame from high school that she still has her eye on. To save themselves, Hanna and her friends do a little investigating, angering the Chief who doesn’t like them intruding on his territory. So, readers have to wonder if Hanna will eventually have to do her baking from a small, frightening jail cell.
This is the second cozy from this author featuring Hanna Denton, and is just as much fun as the first…perhaps even better. Not to mention, the mouthwatering recipes that are offered will soon be served up in homes across the nation. So enjoy!
Until Next Time, Everybody,