Organizational whiz Ellie Avery is prepared for everything, including a
visit with her quirky in-laws. But a promising week sipping Alabama
sweet tea sours when she learns her husband’s Grandpa Franklin has
passed away—and the police suspect very unnatural causes. Looking for
motives among the mourners, Ellie gathers that quite a few relatives
stood to profit from Franklin’s passing. When a little more sleuthing
reveals Franklin’s mysterious ties to a legendary local author, another
murder thickens the plot like a plateful of mud pie. While the grits
cook slowly, Ellie needs to act fast if she wants to keep her untimely
demise off what could be her last to-do list ever.
“A winning mystery.” —Publishers Weekly
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“Charm, Southern sass, and suspense abound…delightful.” —Fresh Fiction
“What fun is a funeral without a corpse? Ellie Avery steps into snooping mode, and not a moment too soon.” —Kirkus Reviews
“An engaging young heroine.” —Carolyn Hart