Cooking up Murder
Shawna Taylor Cozy Mystery Book 1
by Deb Ries
December 9, 2021
Available in: e-Book
Shawna Taylor goes from cook and cat owner to amateur sleuth one fateful day that changes her life forever.
Café owner, Shawna Taylor, has a flair for cooking up tasty food and treats for the residents of Sunset Peak, Arizona. She also learns she has a flair for solving mysteries when her best friend becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation.
Her small town hadn’t suffered a homicide in over fifty years, until the day Sarge Gleason is stabbed in his antique shop with his own vintage dagger. Could he have been murdered by a relative who stands to inherit millions? Or by a shady business partner trying to get away with Sarge’s property? Or is it her own employee who has a closely held motive? Is Shawna working with a murderer?
With the help of her friends, an adventurous fashion diva and a zany yoga instructor, Shawna will derail the handsome local detective’s investigation and stir up the town’s secrets.
Deb Ries is an award-winning, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author who grew up on a ranch in southeastern Arizona and recently launched a new cozy mystery series under her new name. She delights in creating stories of friendship, murder, and culinary adventure with characters and worlds her readers can get lost in. Deb and her husband live with their two dogs in Arizona where she enjoys crazy quilting, reading, and, of course, writing.