Everyone knows everyone in small town Airlie Falls, so where could the killer be hiding?
For one brief hour on a sunny Texas morning, amateur baker Rosie Hart glimpses the life she’s always dreamed about—thanks to a surprise inheritance from the late Miss Alice. But her benefactor is barely cold in the ground when Rosie is accused of her murder.
As the only stranger in the tight-knit Airlie Falls community, and the only person with an obvious motive, all eyes turn to Rosie. Especially when more bodies begin to pile up and mysterious letters from the grave start circulating faster than Rosie can pull a tray of cherry nut clusters out of the oven.
When Rosie begins to suspect the murders have links to a sixty-year-old suspicious death on the very property she’s just inherited, town locals become uneasy. But how can Rosie prove the two are related—and prove her innocence—before the killer strikes again?
Murder and Baked Goods
Bittersweet Murder, the first book in the Hart of Texas Mysteries by Kaz Delaney, introduces Rosie Hart who becomes embittered in a “Who Done It” very soon after arriving in Airlie Falls, Texas. Before she knows it she accused of the murder herself…with the help of the towns residents…who’ve welcomed her into their fold without reservation…cowboy Jonah, his parents, the quirky elderly ladies, dubbed The Fab Four, and a myriad of other helpful locals Rosie not only solves murder, at the chagrin of the local Sheriff, but also one from 60 years ago. All in all in excellent introduction to an entertaining new series.
This ARC book was complimentary, provided by the Publisher. I am voluntarily providing my honest review.