Pies & Peril (Culinary Competition Mysteries book #1)

Pies & Peril (Culinary Competition Mysteries book #1)

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Pies & Peril
Culinary Competition Mysteries book #1
by Janel Gradowski

From debut author Janel Gradowski, comes a mystery that will leave you hungry for more...

When Amy Ridley decided to compete in the Kellerton Summer Festival Pie Contest, the last thing she expected was to find the reigning pie queen, Mandy Jo, dead-a raspberry pie smashed on her face! Mandy Jo made fantastic pies, but she accumulated more enemies than baking trophies.  But when Amy receives a note threatening her own life, she decides to do some investigating herself.

It seems that half the town has a reason to kill the mean pie queen, and Amy finds herself sifting through a list of suspects that's longer than her list of recipes.  Not to mention playing cupid for her love-shy best friend, fending off a baker intent on finding out her prize-winning culinary secrets, and ducking the deadly attentions of Mandy Jo's killer.  If Amy doesn't find out who wanted the pie queen dead soon, her own goose may be cooked!  

**Recipes Included**

Culinary Competition Mysteries:
Pies & Peril - book #1
Chicken Soup & Homicide - book #2
Doughnuts & Deadly Schemes - book #3
Christmas Canapés & Sabotage - holiday short story
Fudge Brownies & Murder - book #4
Banana Muffins & Mayhem - book #5

"Janel Gradowski creates a deliciously enticing environment in FUDGE BROWNIES & MURDER...has definitely whetted my appetite, both for brownies and more of this fun series!"
~ Fresh Fiction

"PIES & PERIL is the perfect cozy to curl up with in your favorite chair or at the beach while enjoying some sun. It's teeming with a lot of charm and great characters along with many tidbits of delectable goodies perfect for any foodie...sure to please any reader who loves their cozy mysteries!"
~ Peeking Between the Pages

"Gradowski is a well-oiled machine when it comes to merging attention-grabbing mystery and good old-fashioned storytelling."
~ Long Island Book Reviews

RachelAnn22 RachelAnn22 Jan 04
Loving this so far. There's something about baking and finding a murderer that's just intriguing. Reminds me of the Hannah Swenson books that I love. I'm sure this one will be right up there along with those. Can't wait to keep reading!