A catered tea party [electronic resource]. Isis Crawford.
- ISBN: 9781617733345 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
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!
Electronic reproduction. LaVergne : Kensington Books, 2016. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 861 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 April #1
The twelfth title in the Mystery with Recipes series, featuring catering sisters Bernie and Libby, is framed by a production of Alice in Wonderland. The residents of a quiet New York town are excited that wealthy Ludvoc Zalinsky has built a theater and organized the production to feature a teapot he purchased for millions of dollars. But nobody likes working with the volatile micromanager, including Bernie and Libby, who are catering the theater's fund-raiser. After Zalinsky is found electrocuted during a scene change, it's also discovered that the valuable teapot is missing. It soon becomes clear that while Zalinsky had promised jobs, money, and more to everyone involved with the play, he was broke. Then another twist: a backpack filled with cash and diamonds is discovered in a tunnel in Zalinsky's house. Everyone involved has motive and opportunity, and the sisters keep asking questions until they find themselves in hot water. The many suspects and angry encounters lend a frenetic air to the tale, but details about food and tea, along with upheaval in the sisters' family life, will keep readers interested and satisfied. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.
ISIS CRAWFORD was born in Egypt to parents who were in the diplomatic corps. When she was five, her family returned to the States, where her mother opened a restaurant in Upper Westchester County and her father became a university professor. Since then Isis has combined her parents’ love of food and travel by running a catering service as well as penning numerous travel-related articles about places ranging from Omsk to Paraguay. Married, with twin boys, she presently resides in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, where she is working on the next Bernie and Libby culinary mystery. Readers can visit her website at www.isiscrawford.com.
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