Pies & Peril (Culinary Competition Mysteries Book 1)

| April 8, 2016

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Pies & Peril (Culinary Competition Mysteries Book 1)

From debut author Janel Gradowski, comes a mystery that will leave you hungry for more…

When Amy Ridley decided to compete in the Kellerton Summer Festival Pie Contest, the last thing she expected was to find the reigning pie queen, Mandy Jo, dead—a raspberry pie smashed on her face! Mandy Jo made fantastic pies, but she accumulated more enemies than baking trophies. But when Amy receives a note threatening her own life, she decides to do some investigating herself.

It seems that half the town has a reason to kill the mean pie queen, and Amy finds herself sifting through a list of suspects that’s longer than her list of recipes. Not to mention playing cupid for her love-shy best friend, fending off a baker intent on finding out her prize-winning culinary secrets, and ducking the deadly attentions of Mandy Jo’s killer. If Amy doesn’t find out who wanted the pie queen dead soon, her own goose may be cooked!

**Recipes Included**

Culinary Competition Mysteries:

Pies & Peril (book #1)

Chicken Soup & Homicide (book #2)

Christmas Canapés & Sabotage (short story)

Doughnuts & Deadly Schemes (book #3)

Barbecue & Bad Juju (short story in the “Killer Beach Reads” collection)

Fudge Brownies & Murder (book #4)

What critics are saying about the Culinary Competition Mysteries:

“PIES & PERIL is the perfect cozy to curl up with in your favorite chair or at the beach while enjoying some sun. It’s teeming with a lot of charm and great characters along with many tidbits of delectable goodies perfect for any foodie. I was really looking forward to reading (Janel Gradowski’s) first full length novel and it didn’t disappoint! PIES & PERIL is sure to please any reader who loves their cozy mysteries!”

~ Peeking Between the Pages

“PIES & PERIL is a beautiful debut and I know I will be eagerly awaiting the second book in the series. (Amy Ridley) had me laughing and smiling, and the warm cozy feeling of reading a good mystery never left me.”

~ Cozy Reader

“PIES & PERIL is a fun read with, murder, arson, threats and romance in the plot! This is a very enjoyable story with a very satisfactory closure. There is also an added bonus of recipes at the end of the book. Amy’s many trial recipes made me hungry and inspired me to bake some goodies! Enjoy!”

~ Indy Girl

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