(A Sugar & Spice Mystery)
by Mary Lee Ashford
Red herrings, yes there were a few. I made the mistake of thinking I had the culprit pinned down early only to be shown the error of my ways. Twists and turns led to a shocking reveal.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
Risky Biscuits by Mary Lee Ashford is a marvelous mystery, filled with small-town life, lots of humor and plenty of baked goods.
~Baroness’ Book Trove
It was so good and so funny, full of humor and with many tasty recipes, a must try . . . The plot is interesting, well developed, with many twists.
Reading RISKY BISCUITS is the best thing I have done for myself in weeks. The minute I opened the book, I was off to St. Ignatius and a day of truly enjoyable cozy reading.
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Lots of small-town hijinx history, high school remembered romances, and a bad boy returned home, without this leopard changing his spots, it seems, as well as colorful idioms and phrases inspired by Sugar’s Aunt Cricket, make this a fun read as well as a well-shrouded mystery.
I have no idea how I had missed this author and series, but I am glad to be catching up and I hope there will be a lot more to come with this wonderful couple of female sleuths.
~A Wytch’s Book Review Blog
Risky Biscuits has the right amount of mystery, suspense, likable characters and their stories, a little bit of romance and jealousy (when ex-flames meet…) and some yummy baked goodies, making it a perfectly cozy read.
~The Book Decoder
I had so much fun with this book! . . . I totally loved it . . .
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
In addition to the impeccable writing and interesting characters, our heroine in this mystery added so much humor to this story! . . . There were so many “laugh-out-loud” moments that I had to catch myself from disrupting those around me.
~My Devotional Thoughts
About the Book
Risky Biscuits (A Sugar & Spice Mystery)
2nd in Series
Setting – Iowa
Lyrical Underground (July 9, 2019)
Paperback: 190 pages
Digital ASIN: B07JDXFM7G
Former magazine editor “Sugar” Calloway’s life has taken a delicious twist since she launched a community cookbook publishing business with blue-ribbon baker Dixie Spicer. Now these amateur sleuths must solve a small-town murder—without getting burned . .
Sugar and Spice Cookbooks’ newest project is a fundraiser organized by the St. Ignatius Crack of Dawn Breakfast Club, famous for their all-you-can-eat biscuits and gravy events. But when a group member is found dead, Sugar and Spice’s priorities change from raising dough to figuring out who put murder on the menu.
The return of former badboy Nick Marchant has stirred the town’s gossips too. Add a few grudges and some old-fashioned greed over a land deal into the mix, and it’s a recipe for mayhem. And when someone serves up a second helping of murder, Sugar and Spice need to sift the guilty from the blameless, or their next breakfast may be their last . . .
* Includes delicious recipes! *
About Mary Lee Ashford
Mary Lee Ashford is a lifelong bibliophile, and avid reader, and supporter of public libraries. In addition to writing the Sugar & Spice mystery series for Kensington Books, she also writes as half of the writing team of Sparkle Abbey, author of the national bestselling Pampered Pets mystery series from Bell Bridge Books.
Prior to publishing Mary Lee won first place in the Daphne du Maurier contest, sponsored by the Kiss of Death chapter of RWA, and was a finalist in Murder in the Grove’s mystery contest, as well as Killer Nashville’s Claymore Dagger contest.
She is the founding president of Sisters in Crime – Iowa and a current board member of the Mystery Writers of America Midwest chapter, as well as a member of Novelists, Inc., Romance Writers of America, Kiss of Death the RWA Mystery Suspense chapter, Sisters in Crime, and the SinC internet group Guppies.
Mary Lee has a passionate interest in creativity and teaches a university level course in Creative Management to MPA candidates, as well as presenting workshops and blogging about creativity. She loves encouraging other writers and is a frequent presenter on a variety of topics at workshops, conferences, and writers’ groups.
In her day job, Mary Lee is a Deputy Chief Information Officer. She currently resides in the Midwest with her husband, Tim, and Sparkle, the rescue cat namesake of the Sparkle Abbey pseudonym. Her delights are reading and enjoying her family and especially her six grandchildren.
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