PECAN PIES AND HOMICIDES * A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery* by Ellery Adams

Pecan Pies and Homicides (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery, #3)

Her Charmed Pie Shoppe is open for business, but baker Ella Mae LeFaye is about to discover solving a murder is not as easy as pie… 

Owning the Charmed Pie Shoppe and serving enchanted treats in the magical town of Havenwood, Georgia, seemed like a little slice of heaven for Ella Mae LeFaye. But now her hopes for both a lasting romance with Hugh Dylan and business success are starting to seem like pie in the sky, and Ella’s left wondering: Where has the magic gone?

When an enchanted grove is set ablaze, Ella realizes she has more grave problems. With her magic waning, she’s going to have to sleuth from scratch to stop an arsonist who has no respect for sacred ground—or human life…

This was one of the books in the Meet Cozy Author Ellery Adams post I did. I started with this one because…well I’m from Georgia and I love pecans! And magic!

The town is charming. The characters are so real. This is a town I want to live in! And eat in!

Since her mother gave her all for the grove and her people, Ella and the entire town seem to have a case of the doldrums. And with the winter festival coming, they need to snap out of it. While Ella cooks up dozens of pies with an extra dollop of magic, someone in town is cooking up trouble. Murder trouble.

The food descriptions alone are drool worthy! And yes, there are recipes in the back. Meat pies? Uh, yes, I’m there! Red Hot Apple Pie? That’s mine too. I can’t wait to catch up on the ones in this series that I’ve missed. This is definitely a big Yes for me!

Favorite quote:

“When a friend or a family member is solicitous, it feels good. But when a person you don’t know from Adam cares about your welfare, there’s something special about that. It strengthens your faith in your fellow man, makes you believe there is goodness everywhere, just waiting to show itself”.

Well Done!  (Berkley Crime)

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