Engagement and Espionage

A Sexy, Small Town Cozy Mystery

    • 4.5 • 122 Ratings
    • $5.99
    • $5.99

Publisher Description

2021 Publisher's Weekly FINALIST: Adult Fiction Shortlisted, Selfies Awards

2021 Swoon Awards WINNER: Best Romantic Suspense  

Jennifer Sylvester made her deal with the devil . . . and now they’re engaged!

But all is not well in Green Valley. A chicken choker is on the loose, 61 dead birds most “fowl” need plucking, and no time remains for Jennifer and her devilish fiancé. Desperate to find a spare moment together, Jenn and Cletus’s attempts to reconnect are thwarted by one seemingly coincidental disaster after another. It’s not long before Cletus and Jenn see a pattern emerge and the truth becomes clear.


Will an undercover mission unmask the culprit? Or are these love-birds totally plucked?

‘Engagement and Espionage’ is the second book in the Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries series, is a full-length cozy mystery, and is a spin-off of Penny Reid’s Winston Brothers series. This novel is best read after ‘Beard Science,’ Winston Brothers #3.

Mysteries & Thrillers
July 14
Cipher-Naught LLC

Customer Reviews

Mel208 ,

Smart, witty mystery

Laugh out loud funny amongst a mystery. The lovers from Beard Science are trying to find time to be together while trying to figure out who beheaded chickens, set fire to bee boxes and tried to kill the heroine’s mom. Although a stand alone book it would be best to read Beard Science or the entire Winston Brothers series before starting this book.

Yuyi Gongora L ,

First time reading Penny Reid? You won’t regret it

If you are trading reviews for this book, means that you’ve never read a book from Penny, don’t worry, You won’t regret it.
As always she delivers.... I love all her books, all the characters, I fell in love always with her heroes. And with this book, she give us a twist in the history.... mystery, which is very refreshing in a romance book..
Don’t know why I love when the characters are in a little bit of danger.
On the downside, when reading a new book, I end up with a bittersweet taste... I want to finish it, but once I do I’m sad because I won’t be reading it anymore... till next book in this series... can’t wait!!!

Bibliophile Chloe ,

Another 5 star read!

Oh my me!! A new spin-off series from Penny Reid!! Be still my racing heart!

I absolutely love the relationship between Cletus and Jenn.  They are truly two souls meant for each other.

This story takes the readers on a bit of a mystery, with some laughs and crazy escapades, true Ms. Reid gold! Even when the scene is tense and riveting, Ms. Reid is able to take the reader by the hand and lead them through it safely.

Who is behind the chick-tastrophe? Who is out to put a bee in Jenn's bonnet? Will the love between Cletus and Jenn survive?  All of these questions will be answered and more! You get a heaping spoonful of Winston family goodness in this lovely tale.

Ms. Reid has magic to her words and the town she has created in Green Valley.  I so want to visit. Her words are so descriptive, but not overly so.  It gives the readers enough to be able to picture the town and all of its quirky residents.

Cletus and Jenn's love for each other makes me swoon, makes me melt, and makes me believe there is a soul mate out there for everybody.

Well done Ms. Reid, I cannot wait to see what mystery and mayhem await for Jenn and Cletus next!

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