A catered Fourth of July [electronic resource]. Isis Crawford.
- ISBN: 9781617739972 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
High noon on July Fourth in the quiet town of Longley, New York, and it's got to be one hundred degrees. Thankfully, sisters Bernie and Libby are setting up their yummy catering out of the sun in the gazebo for the reenactment of The Battle of Meadow Creek--and not baking in those Revolutionary War uniforms with their fellow townspeople ... After a few cheery exchanges of "Moveth" and "Thou speakest treason," the muskets are fired and the fake battle is over. But the blood on notorious town playboy Jack Devlin looks very real. Is it possible that Jack has had his last tryst? When town councilman and resident loudmouth Rick Evans fingers Libby's beau, Marvin, as the killer, Bernie and Libby know they've got to get cooking on the case. But the former Casanova has burned half the town--including the hot-headed politician and his occasionally faithful wife. And what about re-enactor Elise Montague, who is training to be an EMT yet almost fainted at the sight of blood on the deceased? Bernie and Libby have their plates overloaded with suspects, and will need to work very fast to clear Marvin's name. The simmering killer is still out there, armed and taking shots, and unless the sisters quickly get to the bottom of this patriotic pre-meditation...their goose may be cooked! Includes Original Recipes for You to Try!
Electronic reproduction. LaVergne : Kensington Books, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 365 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 2014 May #1
Sisters and owners of A Little Taste of Heaven, Bernie and Libby are catering the reenactment of the Revolutionary War Battle of Meadow Creek on July Fourth in Longely, New York, when Jack Devlin's musket blows up in his face, killing him. When it looks like Libby's boyfriend, Marvin, who was in charge of the costumes and props, will soon be arrested for murder, the sisters, along with their father, the former Longely police chief, and Bernie's boyfriend, Brandon, set out to clear him. Since Devlin was a philanderer, there are multiple suspects, ranging from angry husbands to scorned women. Framed with scenes of food preparation and sales, and supported by the richly portrayed relationship between the sisters and their widowed father, this satisfying cozy will appeal to fans of Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swensen mysteries and Chris Cavender's Pizza Lovers series. The book concludes with a selection of recipes. Copyright 2014 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.
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