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