From USA Today bestselling author A. Gardner comes another Poppy Peters adventure...
Reluctant sleuth Poppy Peters is back in Georgia, and her last semester of pastry school is no icing on the cake when a body is discovered at the local farmer's market, and the murder weapon has Poppy's name on it. Not to mention, the victim belonged to a deadly southern crime family. Now, Poppy is being tailed by the mafia, and it doesn't help that the school's new pastry instructor has her working with her worst rival. But after a heart-stopping car chase, a frightening discovery at an old jam factory, and a spontaneous trip to New Orleans, Poppy discovers a secret that makes her past feats look like a piece of peach pie. Poppy's chances of making it to graduation day are about to go up in flames just like her Bananas Foster.
Poppy Peters Mysteries:
Southern Peach Pie & A Dead Guy (book #1)
Chocolate Macaroons and a Dead Groom (book #2)
Ice Cream Bombes and Stolen Thongs (short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection)
Bananas Foster and a Dead Mobster (book #3)
Strawberry Tartlets and a Dead Starlet (book #4)
Wedding Soufflé and a Dead Valet (book #5)
What critics are saying:
"A sweet and satisfying mystery that will leave you hungry for more! A. Gardner's Poppy Peters Mysteries have earned a place on my keeper shelf!"
—Gemma Halliday, New York Times & USA Today bestselling mystery author
"A charming cozy mystery featuring likable characters. A. Gardner does a marvelous job at keeping the storyline fresh and entertaining. I look forward to seeing what surprises A. Gardner has in store for us next!"
"I defy anyone to read this and not want a piece of pie. This is a book that can probably be finished in one sitting which is a good thing, because it will give you time to try your hand at something to satisfy those cravings. I do know that I plan to bring fresh baked cookies and a glass of milk with me when I read the next book in this series."
"One of the best perks of summer is eating a warm slice of Georgia peach pie. Throw in a murder and you’ve got the makings of a juicy cozy mystery. Southern Peach Pie and a Dead Guy: A Poppy Peters Mystery by debut author A. Gardner is a delicious e-book."
—MomTrends, Ebook Pick for Summer
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It was a pleasure to read and loved how it kept me wanting one more page until the very end. Not disappointed and loved the story.
A yummy good mystery
I really enjoyed reading this book. Poppy is a real sleuth but why does she always find the bodies? The story unfolds around my favorite things...food. When it comes to Poppy with food comes mayhem and murder and this book doesn't let you down. There are surprises and twists all throughout this book and legitimate concern for the characters. Plus...read to the end for the biggest and best surprise yet....RECIPES!!!! Always a crowd favorite. Make a recipe and enjoy while perusing the pages of the mystery