It’s summertime in Crystal Cove, California, and sales are brisk at the outdoor Food Fair. There’s fresh bread, artisan cheese, gourmet cupcakes, plus Hanna’s delicious pies. When despised local food critic Heath Barr is found stabbed to death, no one is sorry to hear the news—except perhaps Hanna, the main suspect. It doesn’t help that Hanna’s high school crush is the police chief. Hanna must track down a killer while up to her elbows in pie dough.
This book picked up real quick when local pie maker Hanna and a bunch of local of folks of different abilities, a cupcake maker, a chicken grower, meat grower and cheese maker to say the least are all ripped apart by Heath Barr a local food critic, there are so many suspects and finding out who did it will take a lot of detective work. Many people were hurt by the local critic’s opinion of their work. Was it the local merchants who were insulted? Or someone who paid off the food critic? Many possibilities. Add to the mix Hanna’s relationship with the local chief of police. Hanna finds herself in hot water everything from a toss into a pool, to breaking and entering, what’s a girl to do? This was a great new mystery series that I definitely will be following. Can’t wait to see what Ms. Culver bakes up next!