The perfect next course in the New York Times–bestselling series—plus dozens of recipes from Abbotsville’s best cooks. Don't miss Miss Julia Raises the Roof, coming April 2018 from Viking.
Autumn’s crisp bite is in the air, but Miss Julia soon discovers that, alas, leaves aren’t the only things falling. James, Hazel Marie’s housekeeper, has taken a nasty tumble down some stairs. How can Hazel Marie feed and take care of him—not to mention a husband, son, and twin baby girls—when she barely knows how to boil water? Miss Julia promptly organizes the ladies of Abbotsville to give Hazel Marie cooking lessons. But before she can relax, Hazel Marie’s shady preacher-uncle turns up—just as Miss Julia learns that James has roped young Lloyd into an Internet scam!
Filled with mayhem, delicious recipes, and plenty of steel-magnolia-style action, Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble is a feast from cover to cover.
Largely invented troubles that could be solved with any two characters having honest conversations serve as the skimpy framework for the plot of Ross's 14th Miss Julia novel (after 2012's Miss Julia to the Rescue). Miss Julia Murdoch, the Gladys Kravitz of Abbotsville, N.C., spends her October collecting recipes and arranging unsolicited cooking lessons for extended family member and recent mother of twins Hazel Marie, after the latter's housekeeper, James, is injured in a fall. James's mysterious mail, Hazel Marie's PI husband's potential philandering, and the intrusive presence of Hazel Marie's uncle all provide fodder for Miss Julia's meddling. A collection of four dozen recipes and household hints with diverting commentary brightens the otherwise contrived story. Readers seeking a mystery with quirky Southern characters would be better served by the works of Donna Andrews or Carolyn Haines. 8-city author tour.
Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble
Another excellent read from Ann Ross. I look forward to April knowing a new adventure with Miss Julia and the gang is coming soon. This story was tops! Everyone had a part and Miss Julia's still at it! Love everyone of the stories. My book cub is a big fan!