It's time for the State Fair of Texas--and cooking contests galore Fryers are heating up, and stomachs are growling. But Phyllis Newsom had better watch out. Someone's brought an appetite for murder.... Phyllis and her friends Carolyn and Sam are ready to whip up their best dishes and win some ribbons in Dallas. And they're excited to learn that one of their favorite celebrity chefs--Joye Jameson of The Joye of Cooking--is broadcasting her TV show from the fair. When Phyllis's funnel cake is picked as one of the best of that category, Joye invites her and the other finalists to prepare their delicious recipes live on the air. But Phyllis's moment in the spotlight is spoiled after Joye suffers a deadly allergic reaction from one bite of her funnel cake. Now she's gone from top entry to top suspect. So in order to clear her name, Phyllis will have to turn up the heat on this investigation before the real killer slips through her fingers....
About the Author
Livia J. Washburn has been a professional writer for more than twenty years. She received the Private Eye Writers of America Award and the American Mystery Award for her first mystery, Wild Night, written under the name L. J. Washburn, and she was nominated for a Spur Award by the Western Writers of America for a novel written with her husband, James Reasoner. She is the author of the Fresh-Baked Mysteries, including Murder by the Slice and Wedding Cake Killer.
Praise for the Fresh-Baked Mysteries
“The whodunit is fun and the recipes [are] mouthwatering.”—The Best Reviews
“Washburn has a refreshing way with words and knows how to tell an exciting story.”—Midwest Book Review
“Delightful, [with a] realistic small town vibe [and a] vibrant narrative…A Peach of a Murder runs the full range of emotions, so be prepared to laugh and cry with this one!”—The Romance Readers Connection